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The Shining

The Shining

(Book #1 in The Shining series)

$18.00

Book Overview: The Shining

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - 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.

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"A master storyteller." -- Los Angeles Times

"Scary! . . . Serves up horrors at a brisk, unflagging pace." -- The New York Times

"This chilling novel will haunt you, and make your blood run cold and your heart race with fear." -- Nashville Banner

"Guaranteed to frighten you into fits. . . . with a climax that is literally explosive." -- Cosmopolitan

"The most wonderfully gruesome man on the planet." -- USA Today

"An undisputed master of suspense and terror." -- The Washington Post

"[King] probably knows more about scary goings-on in confined, isolated places than anybody since Edgar Allan Poe." -- Entertainment Weekly

"He's the author who can always make the improbable so scary you'll feel compelled to check the locks on the front door." -- The Boston Globe

"Peerless imagination." -- The Observer (London)

Stephen King
Stephen King is an acclaimed American author, known for his extensive works in the horror and supernatural fiction genres. Born on September 21, 1947, King has published over 60 novels and around 200 short stories, many of which have been adapted into movies, miniseries, and television series. Some of his most famous novels include "The Shining," "It," "The Dark Tower" series, and "Carrie," his debut novel which catapulted him into the global spotlight. Recognized for his prolific writing and significant contribution to literature, King has received awards such as the Bram Stoker Award, World Fantasy Award, and the National Medal of Arts. Despite his focus on terror-inducing scenarios, his works often delve into the complexity of human nature, showcasing his keen understanding of character development.

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1 review for The Shining

  1. Matt Grandbois

    Stephen King's 'The Shining' is a tour de force in the horror literature genre. With masterful storytelling, King meticulously unravels the tale, making the dread more gripping and the tension almost unbearable with each turning page. Enriched with intricate character development and phenomenal world-building, its chilling narrative is bound to leave you on the edge of your seat. King's ability to highlight the psychological horror mixed with supernatural elements in extreme details is uncannily startling. 'The Shining' successfully takes its readers on a gripping journey to the eerie Overlook Hotel, offering an unforgettable and thrilling reading experience. Even if you're not a horror enthusiast, King's stupendously layered storytelling is sure to leave a lasting impression.

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