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My Video Shining Review

Discussion in 'The Shining' started by Questthroughking, Mar 16, 2017.

  1. Hello all, I am somewhat new to these forums, but I wanted to share my Shining Review with you here!

    It's part of a new series I am working on called "The Quest Through King" in which I am reading through all of King's works! If you are at all interested in the series or considering reading along with me, there is a thread dedicated to it in the self-promotion section.

    I hope you guys like the review! Spoiler alert: I thought the book was incredible!
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  2. Kingunlucky

    Kingunlucky Well-Known Member

    Good choice to start with.

    The Shining is in my top five of his of all time! :D Interested to see you keep going with it and shall subscribe!
  3. Thank you for the reply! It was such a great book!
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  4. carrie's younger brother

    carrie's younger brother Well-Known Member

    Nice job! As someone who has read SK since about 1975 and many of the early works as they were published (in paperback), it's interesting to get your take. May I ask what is dictating the order you are reading them in? Thanks.
    Keep up the good work!
  5. Thank you so much CYB! I did some research regarding the Dark Tower series, and realized that a lot of books tie in. I found a reading order that included short stories and books that tie into the Dark Tower books. However, it only included about 22 books total. I modified the list to include every work. Many of the more standalone books are being placed in between DT novels to spread out the journey. I also took note of books that have sequels (i.e. Shining & DS, the Talisman and black house, and the bill Hodges's trilogy). Lastly I put some emphasis on separating the epics & classics. I didn't want to read the Shining, misery, Carrie, it, the Stand, salems lot, 11/22/63, pet Sematary, and the green mile in my first six months and have less to be anticipated about for the remaining years of the Quest.

    What are some of his novels that you feel are underrated that I should be looking forward to?
  6. Tery

    Tery Dreaming in Middletown Moderator

    Needful Things
  7. Kingunlucky

    Kingunlucky Well-Known Member


    Different Seasons and The Talisman. A lot of people love The Long Walk to. It even it into the final five or final six (I forget) in the SK book popularity contest I did.
  8. Mr. Cranky

    Mr. Cranky The Roosters are Number 1.

    The Batman comic Lol.
  9. I actually found a nice hardcover of Needful Things in excellent condition at a used book store a couple weeks ago! Can't wait to read it!
  10. All of the novellas in a Different Seasons sound great! The long walk is one of my most anticipated!
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  11. He wrote a Batman Comic!?!? As a comic fan, I wish I had heard about that earlier!
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  12. Kingunlucky

    Kingunlucky Well-Known Member

    Awesome can't wait to hear your thoughts! You manage to find a copy of Rage I figure as well? I don't like Rage, ehhhhh, but probably worth checking out for the historical sense and all.
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  13. carrie's younger brother

    carrie's younger brother Well-Known Member

    Great answer. Thanks for taking the time.
    For a quick read, I highly recommend Joyland which as a Constant Reader and lifelong fan of SK is the best thing he's written this century. :encouragement:
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  14. Neesy

    Neesy #1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side

    Have you read 11/22/63 yet? I would recommend reading that first before watching the mini-series :star:
  15. carrie's younger brother

    carrie's younger brother Well-Known Member

    I would recommend reading any of them before watching any of the movies.
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  16. Neesy

    Neesy #1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side

    Okay - guess that was an obvious statement!
  17. carrie's younger brother

    carrie's younger brother Well-Known Member

    True, but there are a number of them that are so bad that one has to read the source material first to truly appreciate SK's ideas. Then there are those like The a Green Mile where if one were to see the movie first reading the book serialization second would only be spoiled by knowing the ending and not by having watched a horrible bastardized version of the book.
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  18. I'll probably need to eBay the Bachman books when the time comes.
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  19. Can't wait! I saw they had put out an illustrated version of that one. I hope I can find it!
  20. I have not read 11/22/63, but it sounds really cool! I'm planning to watch or rewatch each adaptation once I finish the book! I am currently finishing up my 4th SK novel (Dolores Claiborne), and have finished Mr. Mercedes and Gunslinger as well. Those books and a few short stories are all I've read so far.
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