The Shining by Stephen King

the shining coverPerhaps you’ve heard of this one? It’s a classic from back in the days when Stephen King’s publisher seemed to insist on at least a small amount of editing. Nowadays I suspect he just emails a Word document, they slap a cover on it, and everybody starts cashing checks.

I read this a million years ago, and loved it. In fact, I loved all the earlyish King books, with the exception of Cujo. Ironically, I thought that one was a dog.

Needless to say, this is the basis for the 1980 movie of the same name, directed by Stanley Kubrick and starring Jack Nicholson. You know, the one that EVERYBODY loves, except for Stephen King himself? Good stuff.

The Shining is available in the Kindle Store for $1.99¬†today. You simply can’t go wrong.

2 thoughts on “The Shining by Stephen King

  1. Creepy movie, but the book was even creepier. It has some standard King moves, like inanimate objects that take on life and move (in this case animal-shaped shrubs) but still one of his best.

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