The Shining - Stephen King

The Shining

By Stephen King

  • Release Date: 1990-05-01
  • Genre: Horror
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 1,722 Ratings

Description

Before Doctor Sleep, there was The Shining, a classic of modern American horror from the undisputed master, Stephen King.

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 more remote . . . and more 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.

Reviews

  • What else is there to say?

    5
    By yscolan
    It’s not a complicated judgement. This book is one of the single greatest pieces of literature there is.
  • Loved it

    5
    By Suggabaee33
    I loved every second of this book it was awesome and way better than the movie. I saw the movie at a very young age and didn’t realize that it was based off of a book. I love Stephen King and this book might actually be my favorite!!
  • Keeps your attention

    4
    By Laladien
    A well written tale that unwinds slowly, The Shining keeps you reading. With plot points that repeat adding additional details to make a complete picture, you are guessing what comes next and are rarely right:
  • The Overlook

    5
    By JoshuaAllenMason
    This is an amazing book. Easily one of my favorite King books. I can now see why the first movie didn’t do it justice. You cannot replace books. Getting to know the characters. Excited to read Doctor Sleep next.
  • Really

    4
    By Smokey602
    Enjoy it
  • Great read

    5
    By Bob monster
    The book was amazingly suspenseful and leaves nothing wanted.
  • Amazing

    5
    By Christineeexo
    This book is one of the best books I've ever read. It was always super hard to put it down. You feel everything that the family goes through and you truly feel like you're there experiencing it with them. Absolutely amazing.
  • The Shining

    5
    By Angry Toribirf
    I watched the movie version as a child and it was instantly one of my favorites. Watching it as an adult is not the same as the film leaves a lot to question. I decided to read the book and I'm happy that I did. As always, the book outdoes the movie and goes beyond the surface that the movie only scratches. Definitely a must read!
  • Amazing!

    5
    By Lrivera12554
    I could not put this book down! Read it and saw the movie immediately after and the book is 10x better!
  • Better than the movie!

    5
    By LadyLindy37
    I decided to read this book after having already seen the movie at least twenty times. By the end, I had always felt like there were questions and uncertainties that were still left unanswered. Finally, I realized that those questions were getting in the way of my satisfaction in the end. After finally reading the book, let me tell you that it is way scarier, crazier, and textually richer in ways that the movie could never be. Frankly, there were parts that scared the hell out of me (the twins in the movie have nothing on the horrors in this). It definitely answered my questions and was so gripping I could hardly put it down. If you like the movie but are looking to turn the terror notch up, then read this book. You won't regret it.