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 remoted sinister And the only one to notice the sJack 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 remoted 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 1977 Stephen King P 2005 Random House Audio
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
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 s in the freezer Joey Well, safer Y know, I mean I never start reading The Shining, without making sure we ve got plenty of room in the freezer, y know.Rachel How often do you read it Joey Haven t you ever read the same book over and ov [...]
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 doors for the first time 1st Edition cover Published January 28, 1977 447 ppsIt has been a lifetime since I read The Shining for the first time, over thirty years ago I enjoyed it then for its effectiveness in telling [...]
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 spine, jerking her head up and ramming it back down against the floorboards, again and again, whamming, whacking, smashing, crashing Jitter and jive, baby Shake, rattle, and roll He would make her take her medicine Eve [...]
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 what the silly grownups cannot see or, even if they do see, don t acknowledge because it goes against reason and logic and who fights, however high the odds stacked against him her are Danny Torrance is such a boy.Danny can rea [...]
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 2015I ll probably pick this up again someday, but I m really not in the mood for this right now Reading Harry Potter alongside this kind of ruined it for me Oops.
Ok, Mr Jack Torrence, The man who was going to live by his wits 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 a Triscuit cracker again without thinking of The Shining , let alone eat one You, Sir, took the joy out of crunching those little squares Haha Great characters storytelling thriller by a master Yep I can see why readers get hooked on King Huge thanks t [...]
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 relationships, group dynamics, all the old hidden buried fears King touches base with psychological elements, theological, metaphysical, spiritual, and cryptic aspects of a ghost story to wrap the reader in a blanket of horror I wat [...]
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 about this book I loved the overall menacing presence of The Overlook I loved how the hotel becomes violent and threatening to Danny and his family the longer they stay there It was so gripping and overwhelming as the story unfold [...]
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 faithful adaptation of it as TV mini series in 1997 This inferior version invited comparisons of Stephen Weber from Wings to one of Jack Nicholson s most iconic performances So that worked well Considering Uncle Stevie s longstanding grudge about it, I was than a [...]
QUESTION Is Stephen King the BEST PURE STORYTELLER of the 20th Century ANSWER Who knowsI 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 debate on the subject, you would need to include the Prince of the Prolific Page Turner in the argument That says something to me and it got me thinking that there is a lot to like and even love about much of King s work Calm do [...]
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 dead King here is as he has never been since metaphoric and concise He usually adds fact upon useless fact that converts a 400 page work into something gargantuan therefore, less enthralling King is not a fan of the Kubrick f [...]
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.
Old school Stephen King, man That s where it s at This is a high point in the King canon for me In Salem s Lot before this, he developed fascinating characters inhabited a beautifully described small town He took his time slowly unraveling the story, taking pages and pages to build the setting and deepen our relationship with the large cast of characters In The Shining, there are basically three characters outside of a small cast of supporting actors The setting is really just a giant old hotel [...]
Delee Yes DannyDo 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 than anything else in the whooole wiiiiide woooorld.I know this is supposed to be a review of the novel THE SHINING, and not the moviebut I can t review the book on its own I triedI really did.I first read THE SHINING just before the movie came out on video some time in the 80s because usually if I watch the movie first, it is very rare that I go b [...]
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 far from finished He packs up his wife, Wendy, and his psychic five year old son, Danny, and waits for the snows to come.The hotel has a Grudge, unfortunately And Danny s psychic ability is only feeding the Grudge and ma [...]
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 was so He read Dumas and no version of Musketeers could shake his conviction Wuthering Heights, Pride and Prejudice, and Scarlet Pimpernel all bore this out But the young man discovered that it wasn t just the classics [...]
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 certain movie but at some point curiosity always kills the cat and satisfaction brings it back The only Stephen King I ve read before is Carrie I didn t find it either really frightening or exciting, but it was good And I just [...]
Lectura con el grupo PopSugar Reading Challenge en Espa olYa deje reposar este libro bastante, debo tener una opini n fija de l y m s siendo lo que muchos consideran una joya del terrorbueno, no tanto as , m s bien es un libro bastante promedio Empezar la rese a con esta l nea es ponerme la placa de snob grande, roja y en negritas en mi peque a frente, pero en realidad no va por ese lado, va por mis propios problemas con King Dado que comenc siendo un poco cida voy a tratar de decir en principio [...]
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 to the party in reading this but after reading Joe Hill s NOS4A2, I had to read my first non Dark Tower Stephen King book in years to see how the old man did horror back in the day I m not sure this was such a good idea [...]
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 be my last I certainly didn t expect to be bored, but I was After 338 pages two thirds of the book, I decided life s too short to waste on books I don t enjoy.If you want sinister snow, I suggest The Castle instead Potentia [...]
The Shining 1, Stephen KingThe Shining is a horror novel by American author Stephen King Published in 1977 2013 1391 711 9786001196034 1378 648 1390 9786005915150 .
Really creepy Would love to read again.
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 powerful wave of nostalgia swept over him, and the physical craving for a drink seemed to work itself up from his belly to his throat to his mouth and nose, shriveling and wrinkling the tissues as it went, making them cry out for so [...]
I don t read much horror, but gave this a try because I have loved true crime lately I appreciated how the characters were introduced, but this book probably gained an extra star from me for simply being about Colorado I loved the set up of the empty hotel, where known events could be pictured by characters in the location where they happened This aspect made the reality of seeing ghosts real to my skeptical nature, but it wasn t enough I tried to scare myself with this book but was unaffected [...]
Could ve been about 100 pages shorter The middle section was kind of boring But the last 20%.WOW Totally had me on the edge of my seat I can t wait to watch the film version even if it s totally different I m sure it ll be hair raising 3.5 stars
Full review now up The Shining is my first book by Stephen King and first horror novel as well I could think of no better author than The Master of Horror himself for my introduction into this genre.Of course, I have seen the movie version of The Shining years ago Only vague details remained clogged in my memory from that experience, but not much else So, I went into this with as little knowledge as possible for such a popular book I believe this helped me enjoy the story and let the buildup to [...]
What can I say about The Shining It is listed among Stephen King s best novels and it was turned into one of the most iconic movies of the last 40 years.I don t read a lot of horror, but I was interested in this one after learning that the character of Jack was based on King s own struggles with alcoholism I have an addiction to addiction stories, so I was intrigued.My husband had also wanted to read The Shining, and he found a nice first edition at a used bookstore On the page listing other boo [...]
Hello Readers.Have you heard the tale of the Seven Wives of Bluebeard Once upon a time there was this powerful noble immensely wealthy.Everyone called him Bluebeard because of his large, ugly blue beard.He had married several times but time and again all of his wives died.No one really knew how.And then one day he married again.A lovely, young girl.Whenever Bluebeard had to go away, he would give her all the keys of his home.He told her she could use any key to go inside which ever room she desi [...]
I had to wait a week after reading this to write my review Why I couldn t fit my computer under my bed with me to type it up Fricken terrifying Terrifying The entire time I spent reading this I felt sick to my stomach with dread I was jumpy, paranoid, the whole shamboozle King really gets into your head with this He takes you right into the character s subconscious, and as they are slowly driven bonkers, you are driven bonkers right along with them.Is it sad that even though I knew it couldn t p [...]