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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Before Doctor Sleep, there was The Shining, a classic of modern American horror from the undisputed master, Stephen King.Jack Torrance’s new job at the Overlook Hotel is the perfect chance for a fresh start. As the off-season caretaker at the atmospheric old hotel, he’

Author Stephen King

Pages 464

Publisher Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

Published Date 2008-06-24

ISBN 0385528868 9780385528863

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jonathan_kent_6341 shared a tip "Classic book, very good book!"

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miserys_return shared a tip "Not as scary as my expectations hoped. Nonetheless a heartbreaking story of an author and his family."

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gothflop shared a tip "classic! one of my all time favourite books and movie 🖤"

linda_sherrin shared a tip "Scary!!"

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multi-stan_persona shared a tip "A really good horror book one of my favorite stephen king books"

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courtney_dekanich shared a tip "The Shining is an incredible read - my personal favorite King novel!"

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w_t shared a tip "Oh man was I scared reading this book alone! What a story!"

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jess_cook_6130 shared a tip "My favorite book as of late is The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah. Historical fiction from WWII. It's about to become a movie"

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mlhawkins shared a tip "Amazing book! The second book “Doctor Sleep” is amazing as well."

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paige_gerard shared a tip "The book is 100% scarier than the film."

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april_garcia_2508 shared a tip "So right now, I'm reading Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett. Loving it so far!"

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zach_gallegos shared a tip "One of the spookiest books I have read and my favorite Stephen King book"

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howard_krugman shared a tip "The best horror novel ever written in my opinion. There were two movies made. I have both of the on dvd"

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grace_beveridge shared a tip "DAMN"

stephanie_2238 shared a tip "I don’t really have a favorite but anything from Stephen King is always good!"

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dy_gonzalez shared a tip "There were points in which I was scare at 11am haha really good book, nothing to do with the movie,"

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bridget_downey_2333 shared a tip "It's Stephen King, need I say more? Don't even bother with the movie. It doesn't hold a candle to this masterpiece."

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connie_beach shared a tip "Ready to read"

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sreads shared a tip "slow burn horror"

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james_9089 shared a tip "Still my all time favorite of King."

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david_garner_4927 shared a tip "Anything by Malcom Gladwell is a pure joy to read. Outliers probably tops the list."

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ann_johnson_5435 shared a tip "One of Stephen King's classics. Looking forward to reading more books by him!"

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obisesan_ayodeji shared a tip "Good read"

abbie_dawson_3885 shared a tip "A classic. Everyone should read this book. I was addicted until I finally finished it."

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jamie_hobbs_1202 shared a tip "Doctor Sleep was great too"

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nicole_jones_855 shared a tip "It had a different ending than the movie and the whole thing was surprisingly different"

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pepper_smiles shared a tip "Good question. I'm tempted to reread The Four Winds. I typically do not like Historical Fiction, but this book was excellent."

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girlytodd shared a tip "Way better than the movie."

christopher_adams_4341 shared a tip "This is the one King novel that has scared me the most."

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chessi_marie shared a tip "Loved it! I have seen the movie also however I prefer the book because it has sooo much more details that the movie missed."

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erin_fredericks_1684 shared a tip "Classic Stephen King!"

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judy_fehr shared a tip "Love it"

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scheherazade shared a tip "Probably my all time favorite story. Stephen King is masterful, and this story is gripping."

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ashlee_trensey shared a tip "I have. I actually sae the movie long before i read the book.. The book was much better"

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troy_pennock shared a tip "scary"

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flaminglory shared a tip "This is a book I couldn't put down. If you don't care for the movie I would suggest reading the book. It js much better."

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tanya_sutton shared a tip "One of the scariest books I've ever read. #horror"

ann_whisenhunt shared a tip "Love, love, love this book! So good!"

jo_asta shared a tip "I love his books!"

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maddalene_romines shared a tip "Yes part of it"

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laura_vest shared a tip "Yes i love him he writes spooky thrillers"

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shara_durkin shared a tip "Yes!"

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sarah_bryant_1451 shared a tip "If you are a fan of King's Dark Tower series, this is a must read."

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dee_anne shared a tip "The ending is different."

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alexandria_doty shared a tip "Book 10000%."

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fatheya_abusalem shared a tip "Finished it in a couple of days! The story grips you and doesnt let you go!"

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hailey_tweter shared a tip "Read this and Doctor Sleep back to back. A beautiful story of family and redemtion surprisingly. Made me ball!"

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amber_carroll shared a tip "suspenseful"

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david_clinton shared a tip "Absolutely amazing book, it's a slow start but man does it going about 300 pages in"

brenna_gaspari shared a tip "The Return is actually super amazing and scary!!"

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DarkHorse75 shared a tip "Be careful, it's more addictive than Street drugs and a restless night or two💜🦄☠ °°08.09a.m.CST°°08.13.2021°°DarkHorse75°°"

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lil-farrah shared a tip "10/10"

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sarah_desthers shared a tip "One of my top 5 favorite books absolutely love!"

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nadine_milne shared a tip "I am not a huge fan of Stephen King but there are a couple of his that I do love...this is one of them!"

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flavie_vzina shared a tip "I loved it. It is the first Stephen King's novel I've ever read, and it is the one that made me want to read more of it."

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ellen_garrity shared a tip "Looks interesting. I'll have to pick it up at some point:)"

rhiannon_fordeczka shared a tip "The book is so much scarier than the movie!"

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emily_wolf_8508 shared a tip "Yes, but the book was way better."

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kelly_ann_7097 shared a tip "Yes, but with almost all movies I enjoyed the book so much more"

kayl_fancett shared a tip "OBSESSED!!!! Way better than the film"

anne_burton shared a tip "A classic horror"

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kelsey_payne shared a tip "The book was WAY better. Book to movie was probably the worst I've ever seen... it made me so mad.."

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brianna_1461 shared a tip "@jeff_lenz I don’t really have one but I love a classic “IT”"

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hannah_johnson_442 shared a tip "I read this at work and when ever someone called for me I’d jump it was so good"

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rene_deleon shared a tip "An incredible read! I loved it and can't wait to start Doctor Sleep!"

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emmiebee shared a tip "#haunting"

toni_caballeros shared a tip "I love him! I have all of his books."

april_diane_jones shared a tip "It's creepy"

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obvixen shared a tip "I loved every second of it. Literally could not put it down! Highly recommend <3"

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chris_brouzes shared a tip "Loved it!!"

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melissa_dela_pena shared a tip "Such a classic- never gets old!"

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still__curly shared a tip "I just began reading it recently so I can't say much about it yep, but I'd definitely recommend Pet Cemetery."

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liz_rhodes_3038 shared a tip "So much better than the garbage movie Kubrick did."

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roo_morris shared a tip "Absolutely brilliant!!"

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brandy_bannow shared a tip "Right now, I'm loving everything by Lisa Jewell. Different from Stephen King but, full of twists."

loretta_mattos shared a tip "Another great, classic King. I gotta admit though, I think I liked the movie better."

francesca_embers shared a tip "It's a good one! I don't, I could never choose just one."

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danielle_hasty shared a tip "Loved it! I really wish the movie was more like the book, but that's usually how it goes."

jessica_artero shared a tip "So you want to talk about race"

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april_gast shared a tip "I read this book at least four times. Other favorites are The Stand, Salems Lot, Geralds Game, Misery."

sharon_9346 shared a tip "Preston & Child’s the obsidian chamber- leaning towards mystery right now"

sharon_9346 shared a tip "Preston & Childs the obsidian chamber. Leaning towards mystery these days"

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lori_azoia shared a tip "Amazing book read it in 2 days!"

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madzchill shared a tip "i’ve been reading a lot of murder mysteries!"

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sherry_mecklem shared a tip "Me to a great read"

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Jhon-a-thon shared a tip "No, I think the entire book was great."

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christian_and_jesse shared a tip "Good atmosphere, weird world building"

susan_janes_6830 shared a tip "I loved the whole book so hard to pick a favourite part. Loved the suspense!"

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steve_adams_1472 shared a tip "Co-favorite along with The Stand"

chris_79 shared a tip "The next is Dr. Sleep. So good."

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kaye_leblanc shared a tip "Listening to Max Brooks' World War Z. So good! Really liking his writing style."

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danyel_garcia shared a tip "Absolutely."

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colleen_flynn_7349 shared a tip "I’ve always loved Stephen King books! Right now, I’m getting into true crime books."

anna_gorski shared a tip "It’s a good classic! I always love to re-read it."

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melissa_morgan_1535 shared a tip "I just finished the German Midwife which I enjoyed."

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amatha_moxley shared a tip "#Horrorbooksarethebest"

luis_curvelo shared a tip "Definitely worth the read!"

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andrea_edgin_wynn shared a tip "I think it is. I'm a lifelong Stephen King fan, and the shining (the book) is on my top 12 list"

amber_hernandez_5096 shared a tip "I swear every time I read it, it’s like I’ve read it for the first time 😍"

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rowan_hatcher shared a tip "Not that I can think of, my reading is a revolving door of horror. Right now I'm enamored with Sun Down Motel though :)"

ajdkan shared a tip "It’s hella good if you’re interested in the horror psychological side"

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zachary_hardy_8138 shared a tip "Well, not Stephen King, but I am reading "Catch-22" and "One Man's Bible"."

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lily_womack_4144 shared a tip "The story truly draws you into the depths and mystery of the overlook."

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emma_donestevez shared a tip "Creep factor of 10"

renee_osmeyer shared a tip "This book is one of the rare ones that have scared me. And I was NOT expecting that because I never cared for the movie!"

deirdre_pippins shared a tip "This is the scariest book I ever read."

ana_trejo_1804 shared a tip "Yes it's worth it 👍😀👍"

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retha_russo shared a tip "I loved this book.. had me on the edge of my seat.. I definitely recommend this book... Nothing like the movie"

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