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The Shining - Stephen King


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Danny is only five years old, but in the words of old Mr Hallorann he is a 'shiner', aglow with psychic voltage. When his father becomes caretaker of the Overlook Hotel, Danny's visions grow out of control.

As winter closes in and blizzards cut them off, the hotel seems to develop a life of its own. It is meant to be empty. So who is the lady in Room 217 and who are the masked guests going up and down in the elevator? And why do the hedges shaped like animals seem so alive?

Somewhere, somehow, there is an evil force in the hotel - and that, too, is beginning to shine...

About the Author

Stephen King has written some forty books and novellas, including Carrie, The Stand And Rita Hayworth And Shawshank Redemption (from the collection Different Seasons), Bag Of Bones, On Writing and most recently Cell, Lisey's Story And Duma Key. He wrote several novels under the pseudonym of Richard Bachman, including BLAZE (June 2007). He won America's prestigious National Book Award and was voted Grand Master in the 2007 Edgar Allen Poe awards. He lives with his wife, novelist Tabitha King, in Maine, USA.


Couldn't put the book down! Will read this one again someday


Absolutely loved this book. The characters haunt me as do their surroundings.





the single handedly most scary book i have ever read



The Shining

5.0 2


Obviously a masterpiece, probably the best supernatural novel in a hundred years - Peter Straub

As a storyteller, he is up there in the Dickens class - The Times

Obviously a masterpiece, probably the best supernatural novel in a hundred years - Peter Straub

Stephen King

Stephen King was born in Portland, Maine in 1947, the second son of Donald and Nellie Ruth Pillsbury King. He made his first professional short story sale in 1967 to Startling Mystery Stories. In the fall of 1973, he began teaching high school English classes 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. In the spring of 1973, Doubleday & Co., accepted the novel Carrie for publication, providing him the means to leave teaching and write full-time. He has since published over 50 books and has become one of the world's most successful writers.

Stephen lives in Maine and Florida with his wife, novelist Tabitha King. They are regular contributors to a number of charities including many libraries and have been honored locally for their philanthropic activities.

Visit Stephen King's Booktopia Author Page

ISBN: 9781444720723
ISBN-10: 1444720724
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 512
Published: 13th December 2011
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 13.1  x 3.3
Weight (kg): 0.35
Edition Number: 1