The Shining

The Shining

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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 his visions grow frighteningly out of more

Product details

  • Hardback | 659 pages
  • 99.06 x 175.26 x 33.02mm | 340.19g
  • Turtleback Books
  • United States
  • English
  • Prebound edition
  • Bound for Schools & Libraries ed.
  • 0606257616
  • 9780606257619
  • 28,459

Review quote

"A master storyteller." --"Los Angeles Times""Scary! . . . Serves up horrors at a brisk, unflagging pace." --"The New York Times""This chilling novel will haunt you, and make your blood run cold and your heart race with fear." --"Nashville Banner" "Guaranteed to frighten you into fits. . . . with a climax that is literally explosive." --"Cosmopolitan""The most wonderfully gruesome man on the planet." --"USA Today"" ""An undisputed master of suspense and terror." --"The Washington Post"" ""[King] probably knows more about scary goings-on in confined, isolated places than anybody since Edgar Allan Poe." --"Entertainment Weekly"" ""He's the author who can always make the improbable so scary you'll feel compelled to check the locks on the front door." --"The Boston Globe"" ""Peerless imagination." --"The Observer" (London)show more

About Stephen King

Stephen King is the author of more than fifty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. Among his most recent are "11/22/63"; "Full Dark, No Stars";" Under the Dome"; "Just After Sunset;""Duma Key";" Lisey's Story"; "Cell"; and the concluding novels in""the Dark Tower saga: "Wolves of the Calla," " Song of Susannah," ""and "The Dark Tower." His acclaimed nonfiction book, "On Writing," is also a bestseller. He was the recipient of the 2003 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, and in 2007, he received the Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America. He lives in Maine with his wife, novelist Tabitha King. www.stephenking.comshow more

Rating details

801,639 ratings
4.16 out of 5 stars
5 46% (365,741)
4 34% (268,562)
3 15% (120,804)
2 4% (28,371)
1 2% (18,161)
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