- Paperback: 512 pages
- Publisher: Hodder And Stoughton (10 November 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1444720724
- ISBN-13: 978-1444720723
- Product Dimensions: 14.3 x 3.3 x 19.7 cm
- Average Customer Review: 82 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #633 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Shining Paperback – 10 Nov 2011
|Paperback, 10 Nov 2011||
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There have been so many books that left me disappointed despite being hyped and loved. And only very few that did live upto my expectations. Clearly, THE SHINING falls in the latter category. I've never read a horror-thriller book. I was always curious about how a book had the capability of evoking creepy disturbing thoughts in your head and leave you scared. THE SHINING made me experience all that. And that's why I loved it so much.
The ghost story, horror and other genres with similar intent have of late turned into a bland, convoluted, misconstrued mess, tripping over their feet, with pacing awry and the plot almost as dense as a children's show.
Revisiting this monolith reminded me of why I adored this genre and Stephen King. With a plot depicted with such prowess and loving, intricate detail and the character dynamics especially that of Jack and his son and his memories of his own father. His gradual descent into decadence and lunacy, Wendy and her primal motherhood, Dick and his selflessness and moreover The Overlook and its transient menace which exacerbates as the story progresses. It makes you feel at home with the characters, each one of them as you peruse through the book, a rarity in modern fiction. Do yourself a favour, just buy the book, it's worth it. Every dime.
If it weren't for those dam SPOILERS, this would have been a more enjoyable read for me perhaps. As always great characters, details and storytelling from 'The King'.
THIS IS A MUST BUY NOVEL
An epic thriller with great detailings, i thought i was a guest at the hotel too.!!
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