The Shining - Stephen King

The Shining

By Stephen King

  • Release Date: 1990-05-01
  • Genre: Horror
Score: 4.5
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Description

Before Doctor Sleep, there was The Shining, a classic of modern American horror from the undisputed master, Stephen King.

Jack Torrance’s new job at the Overlook Hotel is the perfect chance for a fresh start. As the off-season caretaker at the atmospheric old hotel, he’ll have plenty of time to spend reconnecting with his family and working on his writing. But as the harsh winter weather sets in, the idyllic location feels ever more remote . . . and more sinister. And the only one to notice the strange and terrible forces gathering around the Overlook is Danny Torrance, a uniquely gifted five-year-old.

Reviews

  • Wow.

    5
    By Elrubenator
    This truly is Stephen King in his prime. The story progressed beautifully and gave a great background on all characters and made us understand them all even if we couldn’t relate to their lives personally. With understanding the characters’ lives and background, you begin to attach yourself to them and maybe even root for their well-being; but it all comes crashing down terribly quickly in a deadly flourish of self-pity, hatred, confusion, terror and love. The most surprising message I can take away from this work of art regards the surprisingly awesome drive of the human spirit to fight through adversity and pain, on the greater search for peace, love and happiness. It is a relatively quick read with relatively short chapters but it does not spare any details whatsoever. I will definitely be reading this again and highly recommend it to anyone looking for a great Stephen King novel.
  • Amazing Mr. King.

    5
    By I_B_A_WRESTLER
    I've read "The mist" before this, and nothing got me out of that book. You are super talented and I would recommend ALL the books from Mr. King. You are my favorite author as well! Keep writing! I can't wait to read "The institute"! It looks amazing
  • Too long and too many meaningless details

    2
    By WD Woody
    King writes too many details that do not add to the story. Be prepared to skip entire sections and even chapters without losing the plot.
  • Skip the Movie.

    5
    By Ozcrome
    I had seen the movie more than a dozen times before reading the book. After reading the book, I was dismayed that so many hours spent watching the movie were hours I could never have back. Read the book first. Then, if you are still curious, watch the movie. You won’t regret it.
  • What else is there to say?

    5
    By yscolan
    It’s not a complicated judgement. This book is one of the single greatest pieces of literature there is.
  • Loved it

    5
    By Suggabaee33
    I loved every second of this book it was awesome and way better than the movie. I saw the movie at a very young age and didn’t realize that it was based off of a book. I love Stephen King and this book might actually be my favorite!!
  • Keeps your attention

    4
    By Laladien
    A well written tale that unwinds slowly, The Shining keeps you reading. With plot points that repeat adding additional details to make a complete picture, you are guessing what comes next and are rarely right:
  • The Overlook

    5
    By JoshuaAllenMason
    This is an amazing book. Easily one of my favorite King books. I can now see why the first movie didn’t do it justice. You cannot replace books. Getting to know the characters. Excited to read Doctor Sleep next.
  • Really

    4
    By Smokey602
    Enjoy it
  • Great read

    5
    By Bob monster
    The book was amazingly suspenseful and leaves nothing wanted.