The Shining

by Stephen King | Horror |
ISBN: 0743437497 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingGoryDetailswing of Nashua, New Hampshire USA on 11/19/2017
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Journal Entry 1 by wingGoryDetailswing from Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Sunday, November 19, 2017
I got this fair-condition softcover from the charity-sale shelves at Hannaford's, for another release copy.

It's been a while since I read this one, but it holds up - in fact, I noticed more darkness than I had the first time I read it, just bits here and there but frightening. I think this is King's best balance of psychological horror with supernatural; there's no doubt for the reader that something's very wrong with the hotel, but there's also something wrong inside Jack...

Best (as in "turn on all the lights") bits include the ever-popular room 217 - I can still creep myself out about a tub with closed shower curtains around it if I try; the snow field - interestingly, I found the scrabbling in the tunnel scarier than the business with the topiary; the hornets (that one was *nasty*; too easy to imagine it happening for real); and Wendy's realization that Jack was really gone. Great blizzard effects, too; this makes a good read for sweltering summer days when you'd almost welcome a stout blizzard {grin}.

[FWIW, I preferred the mini-series adaptation of the novel to the more famous 1980 film. There's a TV Tropes page on the book and films.]

Journal Entry 2 by wingGoryDetailswing at Radisson Hotel in Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Sunday, November 19, 2017

Released 2 yrs ago (11/19/2017 UTC) at Radisson Hotel in Nashua, New Hampshire USA


I left this book, bagged against the elements, on a wall in front of the hotel on this blustery November day; hope the finder enjoys it! (I don't think this particular hotel is haunted, but who knows?)

[See other recent releases in NH here.]

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