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The Shining

Stephen King

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Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Thriller / suspense, Horror & ghost stories

One of the true classics of horror fiction, THE SHINING is regarded as one of Stephen King's masterpieces. Now with an exclusive extract from Stephen King's forthcoming novel DOCTOR SLEEP.

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...

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Praise for The Shining

  • 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

  • Probably the best supernatural novel in a hundred years - Peter Straub

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

  • You had better not read it alone - Mirror

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Stephen King

Stephen King is the bestselling author of more than fifty books. His novels include Carrie, The Shining and Revival. His novel Under the Dome is now a major TV series. His novel 11.22.63 won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Mystery/Thriller as well as the Best Hardcover Book Award from the International Thriller Writers Association.

Many of his books have been turned into celebrated films including Misery, The Shawshank Redemption and The Green Mile. Over the years, King has had various cameo roles in film adaptations of his books as well as playing rhythm guitar in the Rock Bottom Remainders, a rock and roll band made up of some of America's bestselling and best-loved writers

He was the recipient of the 2003 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. He lives with his wife, novelist Tabitha King, in Maine, USA.