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Shine On

Advantages: Stephen King's claim to fame ; Superb atmosphere ; Sublime plot ; A vivid imagination that stretches all supernatural boundaries ; Probably responsible for some of the best horror films of the 70's and 80's
Disadvantages: Some unessesary background in the first half ; Kubrik mucked up the story too much ; Could have been much more

...Being thoroughly refreshed and cheerful following my Misery conquest, an adrenaline rush urged me to stick my nose into yet another King classic, The Shining. Of course, generally when you've seen a certain Jack Nicholson film more times than you care ...

darkangelwing 08.03.2007 · Read full review
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Shiny unhappy people

Advantages: Strong characters, good setting
Disadvantages: A great deal of dull dialogue in the beginning

The Shining is certainly among the most famous works of horror fiction in the 20th century. Written in 1977 when King was still a comparitively inexperienced writer (this was his third book, after Carrie and 'Salem's Lot), The Shining was propelled to fam ...

tom1clare 24.07.2003 · Read full review
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Deeply engaging and eerie story

Advantages: Eerie. Vivid Imagery. Holds the reader in suspense. Couldn't put it down.
Disadvantages: Spelling mistakes in my edition were distracting at times.

...'Jack Torrance looked back over his shoulder once into the impenetrable,musty-smelling darkness and thought that if there was ever a place that should have ghosts, this was it.' Plot After he takes the job of winter caretaker, Jack Torrance and hi ...

RebeccaLovesBooks 06.11.2013 · Read full review
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Not a book to be Overlooked!

Advantages: Detail, excellent background to events, genuinely scary
Disadvantages: Some people may not like the emphasis on the supernatural

...I didn't really know what to expect when I picked up my copy of The Shining and began reading it. I've only recently started reading horror/Stephen King, so this is all unfamiliar territory to me - my previous experience of horror writing has been several ...

DoubleFantasy11 27.09.2005 · Read full review
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Is it Shiny?

Advantages: plot, price
Disadvantages: Not for me.

...speaking, I like to be different. I like my opinions to differ from others, and I know where I stand on a lot of things in life. However, when considering literature, I do like to enjoy the 'greats'. If I were to say I didn't like this or that c ...

Amy69 10.11.2011 · Read full review
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