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The Shining
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The Shining (Paperback)

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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 ...



Fiction & PoetryHorror Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division Publication Date: 10/11/2011 ISBN-13: 9781444720723  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Stephen King is the author of more than sixty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. His recent work includes Sleeping Beauties (co-written with his son Owen King), the short story collection The Bazaar of Bad Dreams, the Bill Hodges trilogy End of Watch, Finders Keepers, and Mr. Mercedes (an Edgar Award winner for Best Novel, and shortlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger Award). Many of King's books have been turned into celebrated films, television series and streamed events including The Shawshank Redemption, Gerald's Game and It. King is the recipient of the 2014 National Medal of Arts and the 2003 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. He lives in Bangor, Maine, with his wife, novelist Tabitha King.

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The Shining was on my bucket list for books to read due to it being one of Stephen King's most infamous novels. I wasn't disappointed. The viewpoints of many different characters were explored right from the beginning with the possible actions further on in the novel being foreshadowed from the start. In terms of horror, it wasn't intense; the hotel's history was more intriguing than scary and it was interesting to see the history being mixed with real life.

- 28/03/2016
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