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The Shining
The Shining | Stephen King
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jackilynn
The Shining | Stephen King
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I was surprised with a late birthday gift from my sister and couldn't stop laughing. This just may be the best thing I have ever been given and the perfect addition to my King shelf.

Linsy 😂 love it! 1d
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vonnie862
The Shining | Stephen King
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This one looks like a fun one!

1. Hmmmmm...I tend to go to the forest when I want to get away from everyone so I say the forest.
2. Tagged (been meaning to read it for years)
3. The thought that you are all alone and not know if you are ever going to get help or see another friendly face again.

@ozma.of.oz #sundayfunday

ozma.of.oz Oh being lost in the woods sounds so good right now! Thanks for sharing! 💕 5d
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FantasyChick
The Shining | Stephen King
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Who doesn't love The Shining? Reread for me and where I left off last time I attempted to #ReadKing
Already got the next book in queue so I'm ready! This one will always be a favourite and I always find the audio absolutely fantastic when it gets to the hard scenes 😱

#BookspinBingo #AestheticallyMatched #Roll100 #MarvelousMay @TheAromaofBooks @Clwojick @PuddleJumper @Andrew65

Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 7d
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 7d
Clwojick Do you have a favourite narrator for this one? I was going to listen to it back in October, but couldn‘t get into the version I had… 6d
FantasyChick @Clwojick I listened to the Campbell Scott narration. He was hard to get into at first and the basic storyline he isn't the greatest BUT he does do the horror filled scenes fantastically! It's more or less pushing through to get to the good parts. 5d
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miabaker
The Shining | Stephen King

The Shining is the kind of book where you love that it‘s popular, because it means you can talk to people about it, but you also hate that it‘s popular because it‘s so good you want to brag about the fact that you found it before other people did.

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miabaker
The Shining | Stephen King

“Monsters are real. Ghosts are too. They live inside of us, and sometimes, they win.”

“The tears that heal are also the tears that scald and scourge.”

“We sometimes need to create unreal monsters and bogies to stand in for all the things we fear in our real lives.”

“Small children are great accepters. They don‘t understand shame, or the need to hide things.”

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freeatlast1137
The Shining | Stephen King
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Scary! 😳

Danny Torrance has something called the shining. When his dad gets a job at the hotel during the winter, they learn that the hotel has some secrets of its own.

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AmandaBlaze
The Shining | Stephen King
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1. Horror, specifically ghost stories.
2. The Shining
3. Richard Matheson
#sundayfunday
@ozma.of.oz

ozma.of.oz Ghost stories are great! Thanks for sharing! 2mo
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LiseWorks
The Shining | Stephen King
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March 24 #SavvySettings Remote Inn Well I had too! @Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks This one scared the mess out of me! 😱 2mo
Eggs Never read it or watched the movie too scaredy-cat 😱 2mo
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LiseWorks
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March 12 #SavvySettings Haunted House. I've never read the book, the movie was enough! @Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Scary!! 😱🖤 2mo
Eggs Your worst nightmare💀🖤😳 2mo
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yoavshai
The Shining | Stephen King
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#BookCoverChallenge
Day 204.
Here I will note 365 books (or as many as I will have before I get tired) that have shaped my taste in literature. No explanations, no reviews. Just the cover of the book.
I do not challenge anyone. You are all welcome to take part.

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LostInSpace
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Haunting, terrifying, and a horrible insight into the unravelling of a mind, falling into insanity.

The hotel is creepy, filled with horrors around every corner, I felt so sorry for Danny and everything he had to face and overcome.

Jacks battle with the hotel was raw, hard to read, and as one of his final acts to tell his son how much he loved him - you knew the hotel did not win.

Another enjoyable novel from SK.

bthegood One of my favorites - People often say the book is better than the movie - very true here - the movie almost feels like a separate entity (character of Jack and ending in the movie so different from the book) - but it is an enjoyable movie if you don't go in with the expectation that it will be like the book 🙂 I have found that I am usually disappointed with the movie interpretation of Kings books (even when he has had a hand in making them) - (edited) 3mo
LostInSpace @bthegood I haven‘t seen the movie yet but of course I have seen the scenes of Jack going crazy (bathroom scene, scene on the stairs) in my mind the two just don‘t seem to match up. The Jack in the story seemed nuts yes but much calmer, less unhinged then that. I don‘t know, from what I know of the film I‘m not sure I‘d enjoy it if I thought of it as the books, as you say separate entity 🤣 3mo
LostInSpace @bthegood though I did enjoy the original pet sematary movie - I haven‘t seen the most recent one yet 3mo
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Enchanted_Bibliophile
The Shining | Stephen King
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1. I love them

2. Anna from Anna Dressed in Blood

3. Does a Haunted Hotel count?

Thanks for the tag @Yuki_Onna

#SundayFunday
@ozma.of.oz

ozma.of.oz Excellent choice, haunted hotels definitely count! Thanks for posting! 4mo
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sahana.g2
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A slow burning terror-ific novel that beautifully yet tragically depicts the degradation of human mind.

"Thoughts are our thread to sanity but they are also the evil demons that severe the same thread to rot in an insane drudgery."

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guidosophia
The Shining | Stephen King
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a surprisingly quick read. more suspenseful than scary but still very good. definitely better than pet semetary imo.

braddsibbersen I read this long after falling in love with the movie and it has never measured up. Opposite issue with Pet Sematary. 4mo
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Yuki_Onna
The Shining | Stephen King
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Late to this one, but now's the time... 😊

❄Tagged.

❄ One very personal goal regarding my loves

❄This nice sunny day and four people in my life

#WondrousWednesday @Eggs

Tagging everybody who hasn't played this one yet and wants to! 😊

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Eggs Lovely! Thanks for joining in ❤️📚🙏🏻 4mo
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Bookishgal71
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I‘m not a fast reader, but the #losersclub has inspired me to read King in order. I seem to recall that there is more to Danny and Hallorann than just this story, right? Next up, The Night Shift.

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BookBoggart
The Shining | Stephen King
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The Shining is the perfect winter book to creep you out this holiday! 🖤🎄🖤
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I still remember the first time I read The Shining a few years ago. Alone, in my house, during a 6ft dump of snow. I've never been so creeped out by a book in my life. The atmosphere was just so spot on I even had anxiety throughout my read. It was so perfect. So now to me it will always be a holiday book.

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DavidDiamond
The Shining | Stephen King
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For some reason my family finds this bookend that was on my holiday wishlist….disturbing. 🤷‍♂️😂

LeahBergen 🤣🤣 5mo
BarbaraBB Super fun! 5mo
TrishB Great stuff 👍🏻 5mo
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Noveldrama
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I just currently ended reading The shining😂and hell this book played with my head. This book is creepy more than scary. It's a slow pace book but very captivating and the ending just gave me goosebumps when the hotels get blow-up the description as if I could just feel it.
The book showcases the evil inside us.

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Sara_Planz
The Shining | Stephen King
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It‘s kind of cool when you get room 217 at a lodge that you are staying at.

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Billie84
The Shining | Stephen King

“Monsters are real. Ghosts are too. They live inside of us, and sometimes, they win.”

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BarkingMadRun
Shining | Stephen King
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Clwojick You did great this month! Thank you for joining us 🖤 7mo
StayCurious Amazing job! 7mo
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joja1la
The Shining | Stephen King
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Jag har nu läst klart the shining.
Mina tankar kring boken finns här:

https://bookreviewbyjohanna.wordpress.com/2021/10/30/halloweenmys-med-stephen-ki...

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Clwojick
The Shining | Stephen King
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I‘m a little ashamed to say I‘ve never read this, nor have I seen the movie. Time to rectify that I guess 🙈

#TeamSlaughter

RaeLovesToRead Book = awesome... film = not awesome... (although although latter is an unpopular opinion!) 😅😁 7mo
5feet.of.fury @RaeLovesToRead I loved Kubrick‘s movie version but Stephen King didnt like it because it overlooks some major themes in the book. I haven‘t read it, but I probably should… 7mo
RaeLovesToRead @5feet.of.fury I definitely recommend it! 😊 7mo
SomedayAlmost Seriously scary! Kept me up nights. Great book. 7mo
lydiadeetz31 I've read the book several times. Seen the Kubrick version and the tv remake King did in the 90's....I'm a fan of this story! It's awesome. Just spent my Halloween wedding anniversary at the hotel that inspired the book. It was incredible! 6mo
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joja1la
The Shining | Stephen King

I am currently reading the shining but having trouble getting in to it...

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Messiejessie
The Shining | Stephen King
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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.

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ErraticElle
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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.

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Bookwormjillk
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Still one of my favorites. #Scarathlon #TeamSlaughter

AkashaVampie I've never seen it. 7mo
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Cazxxx
The Shining | Stephen King
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Reading this old favourite again 🖤

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dapperreads
The Shining | Stephen King
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Wow, considering I hadn‘t even seen the movie until last month I‘m sorry I waited to read the book! That last half was action packed and really enjoyable!

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Sleepswithbooks
The Shining | Stephen King
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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

sharread 🤣❤👻😳 7mo
NikkiM5 😂 7mo
suvata Now, that‘s funny 😆 7mo
Clwojick I STILL haven‘t seen this! I need to make up for that soon! 7mo
Sleepswithbooks @Clwojick WHAT????? Pause October until you see classic 🔪 7mo
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aperfectmjk
The Shining | Stephen King
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More movies watched from AMC's Stephen King marathon. Silver Bullet, Christine, and The Shining.

#Scarathlon2021 #TeamSlaughter

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cinda.marie
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October #bookspin @TheAromaofBooks 🎃🎃🐈‍⬛🐈‍⬛

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 8mo
SolaRaynor David Baldacci “The Fix“ was good! 5mo
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SomedayAlmost
The Shining | Stephen King
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As long as she‘s not typing, “All work and no play makes Shirley a dull girl…” #typewriter #rescuekitten #Shirleykitten

wanderinglynn What a cutie! 🖤🐱 8mo
TiredLibrarian A lithe & lovely kitty! 🐾😻 8mo
SomedayAlmost Thanks! She is running amok… 8mo
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lucifare
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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.

lydiadeetz31 Look for the shining mini series that came out in the 90's....it follows the book more and it was filmed at the hotel that inspired the book. Really good! 8mo
lucifare @lydiadeetz31 Oh thank you for suggesting that! I will check it out and see if I can watch it, that sounds awesome! 8mo
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ItsAnotherJen
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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.

KathyWheeler I also like the sequel, Doctor Sleep. 10mo
ItsAnotherJen @KathyWheeler That will be my next King book. 10mo
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rather_be_reading
The Shining | Stephen King
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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.

Onceuponatime I feel the same about this one! 10mo
ItsAnotherJen Shoot. I was planning on reading this one next! 10mo
candc320 I felt that way about Lisey‘s Story! 10mo
rather_be_reading @ItsAnotherJen then ignore me lol! 10mo
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rather_be_reading
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Chugging along....I hate this small print!

Bianca Books like this I have to hold very close to my face because I'm so near-sighted. 🙃 10mo
DivineDiana I know the feeling!🤨 10mo
BookishMarginalia I think I‘ve gotten too old for mass paperbacks… 10mo
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mom2bugnbee @BookishMarginalia I find myself reaching for my Kindle more & more for this reason. Increasing the font size is just a click away. 10mo
rubyslippersreads @Bianca That‘s the only way I can see tiny type. 10mo
Kappadeemom @BookishMarginalia me too. They are such a turn-off. I‘d have to be somewhere remote with no cell service to read one. (I prefer reading my Kindle app on my phone over them). 10mo
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Sara_Planz
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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.

Bookwormjillk That is amazing 10mo
Amiable I love everything about this! 10mo
AmyG 🙌🏻 10mo
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marleed Perfection! 10mo
Sherlockmarie Love this. I need one. Where‘d you get it? 10mo
Sara_Planz @Sherlockmarie you can get them on Etsy and Amazon. 10mo
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rather_be_reading
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Books are mandatory when your riding in the backseat

peanutnine I wish! Reading in the car makes me carsick 😞 It's so disappointing 10mo
LeslieO @peanutnine Me, too. I used to be able to read in the car but I lost the ability. It‘s very distressing. 10mo
RamsFan1963 @peanutnine Me too, I would have KILLED for audiobooks when I was a kid. 10mo
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Oryx So jealous! That would make me so sick 10mo
Oldschool_millenial The roads be windy where I live/grew up so that was NOT an option 10mo
My.heart.is.lit One of my favs 👍🏼 10mo
paisleyjess Jealous! Can't read in the car (and some planes). 10mo
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rather_be_reading
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Book 116

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danx
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Finally read The Shining. Did not disappoint, and I‘ve just ordered Doctor Sleep. Having not (yet) seen the 1997 mini series I was glad for a story that differed to the movie. And so powerful having the thoughts, feelings and history of the characters.

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vivastory
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Happy July 4th from the Overlook 🎆🍾

persephone1408 I just saw this picture on ice nine kills & spencer charnas' Instagram story. 11mo
TheLibrarian @persephone1408 I love Ice Nine Kills!! 🖤 11mo
persephone1408 I'm reading all of the books from every trick in the book. I just finished alice. Idk which one I'm gonna read next. What do you think?? 11mo
LeahBergen 😆👏🏻👏🏻 11mo
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Christy2318
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Did the Stanley Hotel tour today. Maybe I‘ll read The Shining now.

DivineDiana How was it? 11mo
Karisa You are braver than me! That sounds Creepy! 😱 11mo
Christy2318 We enjoyed it but my kids thought it would be creepy and it wasn‘t really. We did the day tour because the nighttime tour was sold out. Maybe the nighttime one is creepier. The kids are planning a return visit & want to stay at the hotel. 11mo
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ilanakeukake
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Potential unpopular opinion: I found the middle part near the end of It🎈 & of The Shining🪓 boring. I actually skipped a few chapters. I loved the rest of the books though. There‘s no denying it, King is a phenomenal storyteller. #losersclub

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Parrot.Owned
The Shining | Stephen King
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Finished the shining gave it a four star on good reads. Good story kept me turning pages the whole time.

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Parrot.Owned
The Shining | Stephen King
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Finished The midnight Library Tonight and loved it. Now Lets see if I can finish The shining tonight as well.

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Parrot.Owned
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Loving this book hope to be finished this week

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magicalshelves
The Shining | Stephen King
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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.