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Happy Birthday The Shining!!!

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

  1. mal

    mal Well-Known Member

    Hi GNTLGNT, I recently saw a picture of a King Con gathering and you were very easy to pick out. A giant of a man indeed (which includes the giant heart as well from what I've seen so far). All the best, mal.
     
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  2. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...thank you for such kind words my friend!...yep, there's no hiding for me....I am the proverbial sore thumb....
     
  3. skimom2

    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    N
    nope. Mine was
    shining-paperback.jpg
     
  4. Doc Creed

    Doc Creed Well-Known Member

    Yep, this was my first, too. It was January 18th, 1993...Alabama and it was snowing hard (wait, why do I sound like Sofia from the Golden Girls?) and I was 16. My father took me to the grocery store to get a Stephen King book. I found a book carousel of random paperbacks and gleefully grabbed the first SK I saw. It was this copy of The Shining. I got home and read for days, the snow falling outside my window.
     
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  5. skimom2

    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    I think it must have been around 1980 for me. My family was overseas, and I picked it up at a paperback book exchange. I remember being absolutely terrified--I had to read the chapter 'Inside 217'
    in the living room while sitting right between my parents --lol.
     
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  6. Doc Creed

    Doc Creed Well-Known Member

    Ha! That's hilarious.
     
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  7. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    DSCN3469.JPG ....I told him to stop, but he just wouldn't listen...so I put my hip into it....
     
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  8. kingricefan

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

    My vote for the worst goes to Insomnia.
     
  9. kingricefan

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

    Too funny!!! :lol:
     
  10. Doc Creed

    Doc Creed Well-Known Member

    I was going to vote for The Dark Half. One of my top ten favorite SK novels but not a fan of the cover. Insomnia's problem is it doesn't make you want to pick it up and read it...even though King's name is on it.
     
  11. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...all kidding aside, I DID respond to this motor vehicle accident on our way to the prison for the tour...it happened right in front of us, and thankfully neither driver was seriously injured-just shaken up....
     
  12. carrie's younger brother

    carrie's younger brother Well-Known Member

    That's the one I have. Shiny silver tone cover. Love it.
    Edit: hmmmm mine doesn't say "from the author of It" though since I bought it upon original publication, which was a number of years before Itwas published.
     
  13. carrie's younger brother

    carrie's younger brother Well-Known Member

    This is the one I have. Though that is not mine. Mine is in better condition.
    :D

    image.jpeg
     
  14. not_nadine

    not_nadine Comfortably Roont

    That was my first too. Loved just looking at the cover.
    This and along with my first 'Salem's Lot

    [​IMG]
    I was happy.
     
  15. skimom2

    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    Same. I didn't notice that on the cover - this is a pic from Google :) I've lost my original copy years ago. I don't have any King PBs anymore, aside from a copy of the original The Stand, for sentimental reasons. I killed at least six copies of that PB before I finally got a HB :)
     
  16. Doc Creed

    Doc Creed Well-Known Member

    I wanted to throw holy water on this book. Gives me the heeby jeebies. Lol.
     
  17. not_nadine

    not_nadine Comfortably Roont

    I had the best intro to Mr. Stephen King with these two covers. My eldest sister gave them to me.

    Read this!

    It has curse words and stuff, you can handle it now
     
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  18. carrie's younger brother

    carrie's younger brother Well-Known Member

    I actually threw mine in the garbage while reading it because my mother got sick! I was a very impressionable catholic school kid at the time. Once she got better though, I rebought the book a week or so later and still have it. I LOVE that cover!
     
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  19. carrie's younger brother

    carrie's younger brother Well-Known Member

    I will forever have a soft spot in my heart for this.

    [​IMG]
     
  20. Doc Creed

    Doc Creed Well-Known Member

    I bought a rare paperback Carrie and accidentally donated to the free bin at our bookstore. It was worth about a hundered bucks. Went back to find it but someone had grabbed it, evidently.
     

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