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Happy Birthday The Shining!!!

Discussion in 'The Shining' started by blunthead, Jan 28, 2016.

  1. blunthead

    blunthead Well-Known Member

    Published January 28, 1977, thirty-nine years ago today!

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  2. kingricefan

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

  3. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Dirty Pirate Hooker Moderator

    I'd come play with you, but I have this thing....
     
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  4. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    :lol:....the carpet makes me nauseous....
     
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  5. Tery

    Tery I want to look at life In the available light Moderator

    Happy Birthday!
     
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  6. Doc Creed

    Doc Creed Well-Known Member

    I know King never liked this cover, but of the Doubleday HCs it is my favorite along with Pet Sematary.
     
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  7. kingricefan

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

    I never knew Steve didn't like the cover. Hmmm. I myself love it, I think it totally captures the novel. Especially Danny's eyes.......
     
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  8. Doc Creed

    Doc Creed Well-Known Member

    He said he didn't think the faces looked much like the characters he describes, or something like that. I agree with you. It's a beautiful cover...and I'm a bit biased because I was born ten days before it was released. Lol.
     
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  9. kingricefan

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

    Figured he would have not liked the cover for The Stand. Those two fighting figures really don't have anything to do with what's happening in the book. Well, other than representing good vs. evil. And the cover of Carrie makes you think it's going to be about some shy type of woman looking for love....
     
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  10. Doc Creed

    Doc Creed Well-Known Member

    Yeah, that's just an OK cover, but an iconic cover thanks to the republication in 1990. That's one that I feel ambivalent about, I guess. Is there a hardcover thread? I've got a lot of opinions on this subject, ha ha. "I can't wait to hear them!" said no one ever on the SKMB. ;-D
     
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  11. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    [​IMG] ...."where's that sumbitch that wished us a "Happy" Birthday????".....
     
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  12. blunthead

    blunthead Well-Known Member

    I love the cover because of the memory of my introduction to Stephen King. The Shining was my first story.
     
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  13. skimom2

    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    I don't blame him. It looks like the cover of a Howard Fast novel--lol.
     
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  14. Doc Creed

    Doc Creed Well-Known Member

    That may have been an author King used in the disparaging analogy, can't remember. I don't like portaits or caricatures on hardbacks in general but I love this hardcover art. Silhouettes would have improved it, probably, but the art still pushes all the right buttons for me: the colors, the title font, the collage of images. Again, I'm sentimental about it, lol.
     
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  15. mal

    mal Well-Known Member

    I felt something like this would happen.
     
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  16. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

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  17. skimom2

    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    I'm guessing Howard Fast or Harold Robbins, because this cover looks like the covers of their 'businessmen being bad' books from the late 70s :)
    I love the book, but the cover...not so much. I originally read it in PB, which had a different cover.
     
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  18. blunthead

    blunthead Well-Known Member

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  19. carrie's younger brother

    carrie's younger brother Well-Known Member

    The hardcover Carrie is THE WORST cover ever for a SK book, in my opinion.

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  20. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...yep, it is a prime example of how the cover has no relevance to the words inside....
     

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