It‘s kind of cool when you get room 217 at a lodge that you are staying at.
“Monsters are real. Ghosts are too. They live inside of us, and sometimes, they win.”
Jag har nu läst klart the shining.
Mina tankar kring boken finns här:
I‘m a little ashamed to say I‘ve never read this, nor have I seen the movie. Time to rectify that I guess 🙈
Yep…. Horror is NOT my genre. I know this, but I had to buy it and give it a try, as this copy had such a superb cover.
I put off reading it and it took me a lot longer than is normal for me to get through.
The first 3/4 dragged for me, but it redeemed itself in the end. It had a very dramatic conclusion.
I hated Jack (a lot), even before the s**t hit the fan. What a dick.
My shock & horror at this book was hurt by the fact that I KNEW TOO MUCH. Sucked the air out of it just a tad. The atmosphere is great & the creep factor was majorly high. The character writing was really well done & the plot moved really well. Some language choices were offensive, cringy, & unnecessary, but otherwise I have few complaints. If you're on the fence about this one, I say go for it. The less you know beforehand, the better.
Because every time I turned on the television this weekend, “The Shining” was on 😂
My mood this week is Jack heckling Wendy as she swings a bat at him and it‘s only Monday.
#Scarathlon #TeamSlaughter #TheShining #HeyDoc #WhyIDontHaveKids #ImnotgoingtohurtyouWendy #Imjustgoingtobashyoureffingbrainsin #Sweettalk #HeresJohnny #TheOverlookHotel
I grew up watching this movie and loving it but like the very legitimate cliche, the book was better. There was so much more going on that the movie didn‘t touch on and while maybe some parts were a little slow, I almost didn‘t want the book to be finished. I finished listening to The Shining last week on my library app and I only wish I had read this sooner.
Much more of a horror story than The Stand, but I didn't enjoy it quite as much. Still a great book to listen to as an audiobook! I'm a fan of Stephen King and all of his brilliance. I give it 4 stars.
Just eh. I wish I wouldve read it first before seeing the movie. I know King's books are typically long but man this couldve used some editing. I didnt feel the suspense or fear that I thought I wouldve. I wanted to bail so many times.
Chugging along....I hate this small print!
Yes. I saw this. And I thought I absolutely need this for my Stephen King shrine. Which is in my front entryway.
Kinda sets the tone for any guests visiting, don‘t you think.
Books are mandatory when your riding in the backseat
Happy July 4th from the Overlook 🎆🍾
Did the Stanley Hotel tour today. Maybe I‘ll read The Shining now.
Much better than the movie but I didn‘t find it scary. I like that the hotel was its own character and the danger felt much more real in the book than in the movie. I would have liked to have seen more of the ghosts throughout the novel but I think King did a great job showing Jack‘s descent into madness.
I read 4 and a half books in May.
Stone Cold Touch and Every Last Breath by Jennifer L. Armentrout.
The Friend Zone by Abby Jimenez
The Shining By Stephen King
And I got a little over half way finished with Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano.
Didn‘t read as much as I have been but that‘s okay.
What did you read in May? #mayreads #maywrapup
As I was telling AmyG the other day, I gave away, several years ago, a first edition NEL paperback edition of The Shining, originally bought during a family holiday to Spain in 1979. What was I thinking?!! 😩😱🤯Reading it in ‘79, I was so terrified that I dreaded walking down the hotel corridors. Later, I loved the film too, although King, I understand, didn‘t. Today‘s King question: which of his books absolutely straight-out scared you the most?
It's been a wild ride this last year, and I'm sure we've all relied on books more than ever.
For me, I leaned in with The Shining, and that was great. But I've also found comfort in bookish stories like The Lost for Words Bookshop and The Midnight Library. How about you?
Share your #lockdownfaves
#litsyspringbreak Prompt: Haunted house. This book can still freak me out. It was originally published in 1977 and established King as a force to be reckoned with. It was also his first hardcover bestseller. Redrum, redrum.
My second #newyearwhodis pick from @megawhoppingcosmicbookwyrm
Wooof... Jack Torrance is a force of a character! 😳 😳 😳
This was my first Stephen King (won't be the last) and first horror genre book. I went in with a very open mind and not really knowing anything about the story other than pop-culture references to the movie. It exceeded all vaguely-formed expectations. Definitely a pick!
Book 3 on my #stephenkinglonghaul
It has been years since I read this and I had forgotten just how very different the book is from the movie (especially the end). So many of the iconic moments in the movie are not in the book. But I love them both! Really enjoyed my re-read - this is a perfect winter read given the setting of the snowed-in Overlook Hotel. 5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Ermmm... So I'm sitting here reading The Shining (which I'm loving) and decided to take a little break to play Wordscapes and THIS is the first puzzle to come up!
Should I be concerned?!? 😂😱😂😱
Tomorrow, water damage remediation final stage begins! Contractors will be pulling up and replacing the floor in the dining room and living room, and some kitchen cabinets. I haven‘t been posting because among other things, I have been packing books! So. Many. Books. Upside, I took the next 2 days off because it‘s too much to try to work at home during this, so I can catalogue the book hoard in my bedroom and read ❤️🤪
It's commonplace that twitter is often a dumpster fire, but magic does happen there. As it did yesterday when writer & editor Gabino Iglesias first pitched this great anthology idea. Enough big names quickly expressed interest that he announced this morning that King's agent is being contacted. If done right this would be brilliant.