The Shining

The Shining

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 s Jack Torrance's new job at the Overlook Hotel is the perfect chance for a fresh start. As the off-season caretaker at the...

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Title:The Shining
Author:Stephen King
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Genres:Horror
ISBN:The Shining
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:447 pages pages

The Shining Reviews

  • Kemper
    Sep 22, 2007
    Even though the film version of this one from Stanley Kubrick is generally considered a horror classic, Stephen King has never been shy about making his dislike of it known. He hates it so much that he was heavily involved in making a more faithful adaptation of it as TV mini-series in...
  • Elyse
    Feb 24, 2018
    Ok, Mr. Jack Torrence,..... ..... The man who was going to live by his wits....be a best selling author, acclaimed playwright and winner of the New York critics award, man of letters, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, .....you killed my appetite ..... I?ll never be able to look at...
  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    Aug 30, 2015
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  • Earline
    Dec 21, 2007
    This scene from Friends pretty much sums up my feelings about this book: "Rachel: Hmm. (she opens the freezer) Umm, why do you have a copy of The Shining in your freezer? Joey: Oh, I was reading it last night, and I got scared, so. Rachel: But ah, you?re safe from it if it...
  • Dan Schwent
    Apr 15, 2013
    Recovering alcoholic Jack Torrance takes a job as caretaker of the Overlook Hotel, bringing his family with him. But can even his son Danny's special gift, The Shining, stop him from going mad and butchering his family like other caretakers before him? Yes, I'm several decades late ...
  • Brad
    Mar 25, 2008
    Once upon a time, there was a young man who believed that books were always better than movies. Everyone whose opinion he respected told him it was so, and he believed it must be. And for a time he saw nothing to shake this belief. He read Dickens and saw filmed versions and knew it wa...
  • Fabian
    Dec 27, 2008
    His best book is 'The Green Mile,' but since it doesn't quite fall under the Horror category, it is either 'Shining' or 'Carrie' which take top prize. There is not one single detriment to this well-known tale of the disintegration of the American family within the realm of the un-de...
  • Cecily
    Apr 12, 2015
    King describes my relationship with this book very well: "His relationship with his father had been like the unfurling of some flower of beautiful potential, which, when wholly opened, turned out to be blighted inside." My first Stephen King, and my first proper horror novel will ...
  • Matt
    Nov 22, 2016
    He sat down on one of the stools and propped his elbows on the bar?s leather-cushioned edge. At his left hand was a bowl for peanuts ? now empty, of course. The first bar he?d been in for nineteen months and the damned thing was dry ? just his luck. All the same, a bitterly pow...
  • Stephen
    Aug 17, 2008
    QUESTION: Is Stephen King the BEST PURE STORYTELLER of the 20th Century ? ANSWER: Who knows...I haven?t got the slightest wisp of the faintest fragment of a lingering shadow of a clue how to answer that manwich-sized question. However, I do think that in order to have a credible d...
  • Will Byrnes
    Jan 28, 2011
    If you have not read The Shining already do not overlook the opportunity presented by the publication of Doctor Sleep, the sequel, to revisit one of the best ghost stories of our time. The appearance of the follow up offers a perfect justification for stepping through those bat-wing do...
  • Anne
    Mar 05, 2018
    Is this horror? I'm genuinely asking here because I'm not a horror aficionado, so I don't know what all constitutes that genre. To a layman like myself, IT was horror because it scared the piss out of me and I couldn't sleep without the lights on for a while. The Shining is more ...
  • Justin
    Oct 01, 2009
    Update 8/28/18: I completely agree with everything I said two years ago. Third time reading this one, and I think I enjoyed it the most this time around. Now it?s time to watch the movie and read Doctor Sleep. Kicking off a couple months of reading scary, autumny, Halloweeny books. ...
  • Jeffrey Keeten
    Aug 16, 2012
    ?The thought rose from nowhere, naked and unadorned. The urge to tumble her out of bed, naked, bewildered, just beginning to wake up; to pounce on her, seize her neck like the green limb of a young aspen and to throttle her, thumbs on windpipe, fingers pressing against the top of her...
  • Raeleen Lemay
    Nov 24, 2015
    October 2016 *2.5/5* Soooo I wasn't a huge fan of this. There were a few things about it that I enjoyed, but overall I found it to be boring and overly drawn out. Also not scary AT ALL which was my biggest disappointment. October 2015 I'll probably pick this up again someda...
  • Bradley
    Mar 25, 2013
    Back in the day when I read this, years ago, I thought it was pretty good but not fantastic. I went ahead and went through all of SK's movies, too, and remembered watching Jack Nicholson in his iconic crazy and thought to myself, "Hey! This guy is freaking crazy! I love it!" And now...
  • Lyn
    Jul 31, 2011
    About as perfect a haunted house story as can be, King was at his best here. It's as though he built a haunted house and then filled every nook and cranny with detail. King is also at his best in regard to characterization, all well rounded and complete, we know family relationship...
  • Henry Avila
    Jun 10, 2018
    This is basically just another haunted house story...but my, such a great one, Stephen King brings all his considerable talents into view. Though his tendency to overwrite shows too, a little editing would have made it even better by cutting out superfluous pages, nothing wrong in bein...
  • Delee
    Mar 23, 2012
    Delee? Yes Danny... Do you feel bad? No Danny, I just really hated your performance in the movie version of THE SHINING. Really Delee? Yes Danny, I hated it more than anything else in the whooole wiiiiide woooorld. I know this is supposed to be a review of...
  • Nandakishore Varma
    Sep 13, 2011
    Quite simply put, The Shining is the best horror story I have ever read. It scared the hell out of me. Over a period of time, I have noticed certain standard "motifs" in horror stories. One of these I call "The Lost Child". Such stories will typically involve a child, who can see wh...
  • Ginger
    Oct 18, 2017
    All the stars! Loved, loved this book! I'm not sure what to say in this review that hasn't been said by others. I was blown away by how great this book was. It was so much better then the movie! The slow progression of insanity with Jack Torrance was one of the best things abo...
  • Scarlet Cameo
    Jan 21, 2017
    Lectura con el grupo PopSugar Reading Challenge en Español Ya deje reposar este libro bastante, debo tener una opinión fija de él y más siendo lo que muchos consideran una joya del terror...bueno, no tanto así, más bien es un libro bastante promedio. Empezar la reseña con est...
  • Dana Ilie
    Aug 22, 2018
    The Shining is a ghost story told the way it should be. The characters are strong and endaring, all in their own right. I actually really like Jack Torrance. He has personality, plenty of flaws, and he?s just like every John Doe next door. Stephen King does an excellent job describin...
  • Carmen
    Mar 27, 2015
    This inhuman place makes human monsters. When Jack, an alcoholic 14-months sober, gets offered a job as a caretaker for an old hotel in remote Colorado, he has no choice but to take it. He doesn't have many options - he's been fired from teaching and his play he's been working on is...
  • Erin
    Aug 20, 2018
    The first time I read The Shining was in High School, it was the second Stephen King novel I read. I loved it, I loved the creepy horror aspects of the book and I liked the book much more than I liked the movie. As I continued my Stephen King binge I decided to go back and reread this ...
  • Kai
    Apr 03, 2015
    "The world's a hard place. It don't care. It don't hate you and me but it don't love us, either." My relationship with horror stories is a weird one. I hate them, but my fascination for them always overpowers that feeling. It may take me ages to pick up a certain book or watch a cer...
  • Hannah Greendale
    Oct 30, 2017
    Click here to watch a video review of this book on my channel, From Beginning to Bookend. Mix a heaping helping of exposition, a generous spoonful of backstory, a man struggling with alcoholism and a pinch of scares. Shake and pour over ice. Voila! La cocktail de Shining. ...
  • Evgnossia O'Hara
    May 30, 2018
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  • Nayra.Hassan
    Jul 05, 2015
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  • Chelsea Humphrey
    May 07, 2018
    This was most excellent; I can 100% see why this is many readers' favorite Stephen King novel. Heck, it's my favorite novel of his to date, although I have a good number of his books to catch up on. I've found myself overly critical of his work in the past, possibly due to the fact tha...