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The Shining


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 ... Show synopsis

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  • 1. Hardcover, Hodder & Stoughton Ltd, 1989


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    Very Good

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    Description: Very Good in Very Good jacket. Book. 8vo-over 7"-9" tall....

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  • 2. Hardcover, Doubleday Books, 1990


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    Description: Very Good in Very Good DJ. 447 pp. 8vo. Quarter cloth in dj....

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  • 3. Hardcover, Doubleday, 1993


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    Fine/Like New

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    Description: As New in As New jacket. 12mo-over 6"-7" tall. Signed by...

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  • 4. Hardcover, Doubleday, 1977


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    Description: Fine in Very Good Minus dust jacket. 8vo 8"-9" tall; 447 pages;...

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  • 5. Hardcover, Doubleday Books, 1990


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    Description: Very Good in Very Good jacket. Later printing. Quarter cloth....

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  • 6. Hardcover, Doubleday Books, 1990


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    Description: Good in Good jacket. Inscribed By Author Signed Shelf 1108 Spine...

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  • 7. Hardcover, Doubleday, 1977


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    Description: First edition, first printing. Remainder spray to lower edge,...

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  • 8. Hardcover, Doubleday, 1977


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    Description: BOOK NEAR FINE. JACKET VERY GOOD+ 8vo-over 7"-9" tall. Signed...

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  • 9. Hardcover


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    Description: Doubleday: Garden City 1977. 8.5 x 5.75", cloth backed boards,...

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  • 10. Hardcover, Doubleday Books, 1990


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    Description: Very Good + in Near Fine jacket. Inscribed By Author Signed...

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Reviews of The Shining

Overall customer rating: 4.750

Scary and suspenseful

by Gabriel on Jun 20, 2013

Wow!! Where do I even begin? This book is definitely high on Stephen king's top 10 list of his best books. I lost a lot, and I mean A LOT of sleep. One particular scene made me throw the book across the room and hide under the covers. The isolated hotel makes everything so much scarier! The way it snows so much there's practically no escape from the crazed father. The way Wendy and Danny try to escape is very suspenseful. When you get to that part,you won't be able to put the book down. I won't tell you whether they escape or not! You have to find that out for yourself. And the quality this book was in when I bought it was surprising. When I ordered it,the condition was good. I don't normally buy books where the condition says good,but I made an exception because it was a hardcover. When the book quickly came,I was surprised because the book looked between very good and like new!! And it only cost $0.99!! I got an amazing deal. I love alibris! And I'm sure you will too!!


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by nathaniel on Apr 16, 2009

read book, saw movie, great casting for jack nickleson...adding to collection



by Selina on Oct 10, 2007

This book is full of suspense. I went straight to my library to fing a copy of the book after seeing the movie. I was surprised at how different the book is. The isolation of the hotel works better in the book. The reader feels trapped with the reader and can sense the approaching doom. The family is entertaining to read, which is a good thing considering the cast is limited. The small cast helps the isolation affect. The is a super scary book great to read at night or around Halloween.

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Awesome read

I loved this book. Lost of suspense, great scary novel. I must say its one of my favorites.

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