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The Shining Jack Torrance s new job at the Overlook Hotel is the perfect chance for a fresh start As the off season caretaker at the atmospheric old hotel, he ll have plenty of time to spend reconnecting with his family and working on his writing But as the harsh winter weather sets in, the idyllic location feels ever remoteand sinister And the only one to notice the strange and terrible forces gathering around the Overlook is Danny Torrance, a uniquely gifted five year old


About the Author: Stephen King

Stephen Edwin King was born the second son of Donald and Nellie Ruth Pillsbury King After his father left them when Stephen was two, he and his older brother, David, were raised by his mother Parts of his childhood were spent in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where his father s family was at the time, and in Stratford, Connecticut When Stephen was eleven, his mother brought her children back to Durham, Maine, for good Her parents, Guy and Nellie Pillsbury, had become incapacitated with old age, and Ruth King was persuaded by her sisters to take over the physical care of them Other family members provided a small house in Durham and financial support After Stephen s grandparents passed away, Mrs King found work in the kitchens of Pineland, a nearby residential facility for the mentally challenged.Stephen attended the grammar school in Durham and Lisbon Falls High School, graduating in 1966 From his sopho year at the University of Maine at Orono, he wrote a weekly column for the school newspaper, THE MAINE CAMPUS He was also active in student politics, serving as a member of the Student Senate He came to support the anti war movement on the Orono campus, arriving at his stance from a conservative view that the war in Vietnam was unconstitutional He graduated in 1970, with a B.A in English and qualified to teach on the high school level A draft board examination immediately post graduation found him 4 F on grounds of high blood pressure, limited vision, flat feet, and punctured eardrums.He met Tabitha Spruce in the stacks of the Fogler Library at the University, where they both worked as students they married in January of 1971 As Stephen was unable to find placement as a teacher immediately, the Kings lived on his earnings as a laborer at an industrial laundry, and her student loan and savings, with an occasional boost from a short story sale to men s magazines.Stephen made his first professional short story sale The Glass Floor to Startling Mystery Stories in 1967 Throughout the early years of his marriage, he continued to sell stories to men s magazines Many were gathered into the Night Shift collection or appeared in other anthologies.In the fall of 1971, Stephen began teaching English at Hampden Academy, the public high school in Hampden, Maine Writing in the evenings and on the weekends, he continued to produce short stories and to work on novels.



10 thoughts on “The Shining

  1. Earline Earline says:

    This scene from Friends pretty much sums up my feelings about this bookRachel Hmm she opens the freezer Umm, why do you have a copy of The Shining in your freezer Joey Oh, I was reading it last night, and I got scared, so.Rachel But ah, you re safe from it if it s in the freezer Joey Well, safer Y know, I mean I never start reading The Shining, without making sure we ve got plenty of room in the freezer, y know.Rachel How o


  2. Chelsea Humphrey Chelsea Humphrey says:

    This was most excellent I can 100% see why this is many readers favorite Stephen King novel Heck, it s my favorite novel of his to date, although I have a good number of his books to catch up on I ve found myself overly critical of his work in the past, possibly due to the fact that he s so well known, but I feel it sbeen a fault on my end Previously I ve picked up one of his doorstops at a time I wasn t prepared to fully invest i


  3. Will Byrnes Will Byrnes says:

    If you have not read The Shining already do not overlook the opportunity presented by the publication of Doctor Sleep, the sequel, to revisit one of the best ghost stories of our time The appearance of the follow up offers a perfect justification for stepping through those bat wing doors for the first time 1st Edition cover Published January 28, 1977 447 pps It has been a lifetime since I read The Shining for the first time, over thirty


  4. Kat Kat says:

    i i don t even know what to say that hasn t already been said about this but lemme give it a shot.god DAMN this is king at his best i know, i know, kat that is so cliche couldn t you have picked a less popular king book to stan i guess not, but hear me out.1 first of all, i love a good old fashioned haunted house story and that s exactly what this is the slow progression of madness that overtook jack and the introduction of new ghosts or halluc


  5. megs_bookrack megs_bookrack says:

    Hi Hello Me again, with another book you should consider picking up if you haven t yet read this gift to the world Easily, one of my top three favorite books of all time The Shining is a true classic of horror literature I have read it a few times and it gets me EVERY DAMN TIME This is one of the most atmospheric books I have ever read, with The Overlook Hotel, ultimately becoming a character in its own right There are so many chilling moments from cr


  6. Anne Anne says:

    Is this horror I m genuinely asking here because I m not a horror aficionado, so I don t know what all constitutes that genre To a layman like myself, IT was horror because it scared the piss out of me and I couldn t sleep without the lights on for a while The Shining islike a Spooky Family Drama Yeah, yeah, there at the end things got a little hairy, but it was still mostly a human trotting around getting all stabby.Now, I say mostly because good old Jack i


  7. Jeffrey Keeten Jeffrey Keeten says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here The thought rose from nowhere, naked and unadorned The urge to tumble her out of bed, naked, bewildered, just beginning to wake up to pounce on her, seize her neck like the green limb of a young aspen and to throttle her, thumbs on windpipe, fingers pressing against the top of her spine, jerking her head up and ramming it back down against the floorboards, again and again, whamming, wha


  8. Lyn Lyn says:

    About as perfect a haunted house story as can be, King was at his best here It s as though he built a haunted house and then filled every nook and cranny with detail King is also at his best in regard to characterization, all well rounded and complete, we know family relationships, group dynamics, all the old hidden buried fears King touches base with psychological elements, theological, metaphysical, spiritual, and cryptic aspects of a ghost story to wrap the reader in a


  9. Nandakishore Varma Nandakishore Varma says:

    Quite simply put, The Shining is the best horror story I have ever read It scared the hell out of me.Over a period of time, I have noticed certain standard motifs in horror stories One of these I call The Lost Child Such stories will typically involve a child, who can see what the silly grownups cannot see or, even if they do see, don t acknowledge because it goes against reason and logic and who fights, however high the odds stacked against him her are Danny Torrance is such a


  10. Raeleen Lemay Raeleen Lemay says:

    October 2016 2.5 5 Soooo I wasn t a huge fan of this There were a few things about it that I enjoyed, but overall I found it to be boring and overly drawn out Also not scary AT ALL which was my biggest disappointment October 2015I ll probably pick this up again someday, but I m really not in the mood for this right now Reading Harry Potter alongside this kind of ruined it for me Oops October 2016 2.5 5 Soooo I wasn t a huge fan of this There were a few things about it that I enjoyed,


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