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Just read The Shining for the first time.

Discussion in 'The Shining' started by Flat Matt, May 1, 2014.

  1. Flat Matt

    Flat Matt Well-Known Member

    I've literally just this minute finished reading The Shining for the first time. At the age of almost-41-years-old, I'm now asking myself why the hell I waited so long!

    I've got to be honest and say that I struggled with it a little for the first 60 or 70 pages. The whole alcoholism backstory isn't the most original thing in the world and I started to think this one might not be for me... how wrong I was!

    I should have known better than to doubt the old master - even if it was only a momentary doubt.

    Yet again, Mr. King delivers the goods and my admiration for him keeps on growing. What a fantastic piece of writing this is. No wonder it's widely regarded as one of his best.
  2. kingricefan

    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    Congrats on losing your Shining 'cherry'! The Shining is definately one of King's greatest and one that will stand the test of time and be read a hundred years from now. It is one of the best haunted 'house' stories ever written.
  3. VultureLvr45

    VultureLvr45 Well-Known Member

    Smart to read The Shining first. Now on to Dr. Sleep....but you won't have to wait 35 years for the sequal.
  4. VultureLvr45

    VultureLvr45 Well-Known Member

  5. kingricefan

    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.


    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

  7. FlakeNoir

    FlakeNoir Beta Tester Moderator

    Now they tell me...
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  8. Kurben

    Kurben The Fool on the Hill

    Ok. Now that you enter the gates why not jump on to the next generation of Torrances. Try Dr. Sleep!
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  9. Flat Matt

    Flat Matt Well-Known Member

    Dr. Sleep is definitely on the list.

    I've got The Dead Zone, Lisey's Story and On Writing to look forward to at the moment. Just picked up a copy of Clive Barker's Books of Blood as well.

    These should keep me busy for a while.
  10. mustangclaire

    mustangclaire There's petrol runnin' through my veins.

    I've recently re-read Books of Blood! Really creepy out there stuff, enjoy! And you must read Dr Sleep soon!!
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  11. MBigg

    MBigg Member

    same here I half though this book took break from reading for now.

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