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The Shining Paperback – August 27, 2013

4.7 out of 5 stars 5,998 ratings
Book 1 of 2 in the Shining Series

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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)

About the Author

Stephen King is the author of more than fifty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. Among his most recent are 11/22/63; Full Dark, No Stars; Under the Dome; Just After Sunset; Duma Key; Lisey’s Story; Cell; and the concluding novels in the Dark Tower saga: Wolves of the Calla, Song of Susannah, and The Dark Tower. His acclaimed nonfiction book, On Writing, is also a bestseller. He was the recipient of the 2003 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, and in 2007, he received the Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America. He lives in Maine with his wife, novelist Tabitha King.
 
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  • Paperback: 688 pages
  • Publisher: Anchor; Reprint edition (August 27, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0345806786
  • ISBN-13: 978-0345806789
  • Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 1.1 x 7.9 inches
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5.0 out of 5 stars Yes its creepy. Yes it scared me. Yes I loved it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Shining:Book one. (As always no spoilers)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Better than the movie
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2.0 out of 5 stars Stick with the movie, the book is pretty lame
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5.0 out of 5 stars They call it Shining and it is a true classic
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best book I've ever read
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5.0 out of 5 stars Mind bending and very alluring in a dark, twisted way.
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