Comments: 9
Archer's Asylum 8 years ago
I guess it's one of those things that has just shocked me.
Liz Loves Books.Com. 8 years ago
I have read it. I loved it! My review is somewhere near the top of my blog still if anyone is interested. I had very real concerns about this as a huge SK fan...but I promise. It works. If anything it makes The Shining more compelling. Now I know how Danny will grow up with all that behind him...To go a bit Hitchhikers for a moment... DON'T PANIC! :)
Archer's Asylum 8 years ago
Well it was $7 for the kindle so I downloaded it and will read it when after I re read the shining
Liz Loves Books.Com. 8 years ago
Yep thats how I did it and it worked really well. Plus of course, re-reading The Shining was a wonderful experience :) Will look forward to hearing what you think when you are done. Obviously just because I loved it, no guarantee you will! But I think you will... :)
I haven't read the Shining, but I'vs seen the movie, and heard about the squeal. I can kind of see it as a stand alone, since it's set so far in the future. It's not a direct sequel, which I would agree - that wouldn't work.

I'm thinking about trying the Shining, after hearing so much about Doctor Sleep, but I'm not the hugest fan of King's writing. I do like a lot of his ideas, thus me watching the movies/mini-series that are made of his books. Like Liz, I'm looking forward to seeing what you think.
Archer's Asylum 8 years ago
King can be genius... He can also be an idiot child. It's almost a direct sequel in that it revolves around the son. I've not read the shining since I was 15 though so it's due a re read first I think.
Ah, I meant, more as in it didn't take place directly after, timewise. Doesn't like twenty years go by?

Yeah, I loved Christine because I'm totally into the equal parts romance and horror stories, but I haven't been able to bring myself to re-read it for fear that I won't like it as much as the first time. Like I said, I give the guy props. He did a lot for horror in general. I really like his ideas. I'm just lukewarm on his writing, and that's just me.

Let me know if you re-read The Shining, too. If you like it just as much, I may give it a try.