The Shining

The Shining

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror , Horror & Ghost Stories
Paperback Published on: 31/05/2007
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The Shining
King's Masterpiece.
This is Stephen King's finest work and one of the best horror novels ever written. Jack Torrance becomes the winter caretaker at the Overlook Hotel and, ta... READ MORE
Lucy OConnor Walton on Thames


Please note - cover design may vary One of the true classics of horror fiction, The Shining is regarded as one of Stephen King's masterpieces. Danny is only five years old, but in the words of old Mr Hallorann he is a 'shiner', aglow with psychic voltage. When his father becomes caretaker of the Overlook Hotel, Danny's visions grow out of control. As winter closes in and blizzards cut them off, the hotel seems to develop a life of its own. It is meant to be empty. So who is the lady in Room 217 and who are the masked guests going up and down in the elevator? And why do the hedges shaped like animals seem so alive? Somewhere, somehow, there is an evil force in the hotel - and that, too, is beginning to shine...

  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
  • ISBN: 9781444720723
  • Number of pages: 512
  • Weight: 360g
  • Dimensions: 192 x 126 x 42 mm

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The Shining
Horror at It's best!
Fantastic book! A Stephen King masterpiece, superbly written, a real page Turner, loved this book!
Janet Anne Mitchell
The Shining
Great Book, awful film.
Just finished off the book and i really enjoyed, great development and strong storyline and also a lovely background to the characters past all done in the... READ MORE
Alex Hicks
The Shining
Very different
Mention of the novel and the Kubrick film usually go hand in hand but they are very, very different. The novel is obviously much better and doesn't have Sh... READ MORE
The Shining
Following the story of a family, the novel focuses on the child who sees horrifying scenes, which others may not be able to approach. I think this novel wa... READ MORE
Magdalena Lech
The Shining
Brilliantly paced, relatable characters and truly tense.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book, Stephen King really has a knack for pacing this particular volume that develops an appropriate amount of tension and charac... READ MORE
Jak Petch
The Shining
I suppose most people already know the story, having seen the film, but although the plots are substantially the same, there are enough differences to keep... READ MORE
The Shining
This book is so well detailed I had trouble sleeping! Such a fantastic book and would definitely recommend
Keira Owens
The Shining
Brilliant !
If you want a horror you can really sink your teeth into I would recommend. Couldn’t put the book down !
Solenne Moore
The Shining
Another great Stephen King book
Another great book, love this book. Love the story, another horror classic.
Megan Wintrip
The Shining
Classic King
Intrinsic development of characters, including the hotel itself makes this a book you just can't put down. If you've never read King make this your first b... READ MORE
Thomas Alderson
The Shining
Cold shivers down my spine
I watched the film a couple of years ago and without a doubt the book is well detailed that you won’t sleep at night!
Freya Bradley
The Shining
My favorite King book
I read this book a while back - a week or two ago - and to say that I really enjoyed it is a huge understatement. This book is absolutely incredible. S... READ MORE
Rami Achimu
The Shining
Couldn’t put it down
A fantastic read, I couldn’t put it down. Delving into the book I found myself less and less willing to put it down and abandoned all priorities to finish ... READ MORE
Jade Amphlett
The Shining
A classic
One of the best horror books i have read. The tension in this book is amazing, it will have you scrambling to read the next page this book makes you feel f... READ MORE
Jack Bravender
The Shining
A horror classic!
I mean, what is there really to say about a Stephen King book that hasn’t already been said?! I’m sure this isn’t necessary but…The Shining follows the To... READ MORE
Eloise Spencer
The Shining
so addictive
i enjoyed the movie so well and randomly decided to purchase the book, to my surprise it was actually more horrifying than the film. i am a huge fan of ste... READ MORE
Delilah Richards
The Shining
Excellent as usual
This was a re-read for me and I don't think I have ever cried for Jack Torrance before. I always felt like he was weak for being consumed by the hotel. How... READ MORE
Laura McToal
The Shining
Could not put it down!!
Such an amazing book! Genuinely hated every time I had to put this book down. Would 100% recommend reading!
The Shining
Genuinely had me scared
So easy to read and genuinely had my heart beating fast and my eyes flickering away from the page. A true horror book with so much depth and detail. Never ... READ MORE
Ayelet Alexander