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by Stephen King
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Yodamom Finds her Force
Yodamom Finds her Force rated it 2 weeks ago
Well that was not as scary as I imagined it was when I read it way back in the 70's. This book was my #1 nightmare I never dared re-read it till now. Sure I was a pre-teen and hadn't been jaded by life and media, but it seemed so scary in my twisted memory. It was different from the movie. The first...
Bark at the Ghouls
Bark at the Ghouls rated it 4 months ago
I reread this on audio, narrated by Campbell Scott. I was a kid when I read it the first time and it helped solidify my lifelong love of the horror genre. I hoped it would be as scary as I remembered. Knowing what I now know about Jack after reading Doctor Sleep (if you haven’t read it, you should) ...
Toni
Toni rated it 1 year ago
The Shining #1“The Shining” is the story of Jack Torrance, who is employed as the caretaker of the gargantuan Overlook Hotel in Colorado one winter. With his wife and son they hoped to spend the winter season in peace and stitch up their fractured family.The book was first released in 1977 then made...
under the sea
under the sea rated it 1 year ago
rating: 3.5/5 date finished reading: may 5, 2017 so, i enjoyed this book. i really did. but that's it. i wanted to love it but in the end i only liked it. i've never watched the movie, so i can't attribute this sense of disappointment to the film's influence at all. it's just that the book didn't...
The Book Gourmet
The Book Gourmet rated it 1 year ago
The Torrance family moves to the Overlook Hotel in order for the recovering alcoholic patriarch, Jack, to start his new job as caretaker. But bringing his family with him proves to be a huge mistake for Jack, since his psychic son seems to bring out the worst in the old hotel. Nicely plotted and wel...
Obsidian Black Plague
Obsidian Black Plague rated it 2 years ago
I really am not going to spend much time on this review. I think everyone and their mother has read this book at this point. I have this one in my permanent Stephen King book collection on my bookshelves and it was great to re-read this one after not reading it for I think about 3 years since I last...
MadgeWhitlin
MadgeWhitlin rated it 2 years ago
Meeeeeh :/I want to love Stephen King's books, but I'm not sure I'm ever going to get there. This was my second of his fiction (I loved [b:On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft|10569|On Writing A Memoir of the Craft|Stephen King|https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1436735207s/10569.jpg|150292]) and I'm ...
MadgeWhitlin
MadgeWhitlin rated it 2 years ago
Meeeeeh :/I want to love Stephen King's books, but I'm not sure I'm ever going to get there. This was my second of his fiction (I loved [b:On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft|10569|On Writing A Memoir of the Craft|Stephen King|https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1436735207s/10569.jpg|150292]) and I'm ...
Cheri's Book Blog
Cheri's Book Blog rated it 2 years ago
I thought I read this book in my teens but the farther I got into it, the more certain I became that I hadn't. I would have remembered how well done Jack's descent into madness was. For me, that was the best part of the book. I did enjoy Danny's parts of the book, and Wendy's to a lesser extent, but...
So many books, so little times
So many books, so little times rated it 3 years ago
It been a long times, that I have read the shining by Stephen King. The last times, I read this book was my junior years in high school. I don't remember if I was in love with it or not.I can see why the shining is well liken even today. I believe is because people fear of becoming Jack Torrance. Th...
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