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The Shining | Stephen King
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Doppoetry
The Shining | Stephen King
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Thank you for tagging me @TieDyeDude !

I would like to try Stephen King again. I used to have a short story collection of his, but it didn't do it for me, so I would like to read his more mainstream work.

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline, you'd think I'd like this book because it's very nerdy but it mostly felt like an excuse to shove as many nerdy references in a book as the author could and it lacked substance.

#wondrouswednesday

Doppoetry as for books that impacted me as a teen:

The Lottery by Shirley Jackson
Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice
Slaughterhouse 5 by Kurt Vonnegut
Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been? by Joyce Carol Oates
Anne of Green Gables by L. A. Montgomery
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TieDyeDude I think my first exposure to the Lottery was looking it up after seeing a episode of the Simpsons where Homer threw it in a fire when he realized it wasn't a guide for winning the lottery 🤣
I really liked Ready Player One, but that is a fair critique. I didn't think it was possible, but they shoved even more references into the movie!
I like that Stephen King has branched out in his later career. He's done procedural crime, hitman thriller, etc

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Doppoetry @TieDyeDude I read The Lottery in high school for English the buildup was mindblowing 😂 it isn't as impactful when you know the twist, unfortunately. I suppose that's part of why they teach it Freshman year.

I read RP1 for a book club and it was a struggle because everyone really enjoyed it and I seemed to have only seen the flaws 😅 It's a fun book but I was way too into critically analyzing it. Watched the movie w/ friends--
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Doppoetry -- and we all pointed out all the references we got, it was a lot of fun.

I own some of King's more popular novels (a lot of them turned into pretty well-received films) so I am looking forward to reading him proper. It's nice seeing him continue to write for so many years, it's pretty impressive.
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TieDyeDude You should check out #LosersClub

They are going to #buddyread his books chronologically by publication date starting in October. I'm not great at reading along with others, but I might join in on books I haven't read yet.
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Doppoetry @TieDyeDude Thank you for letting me know! I am currently swamped with Reading so perhaps that is something for the future 3w
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AmyG
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1. No. I have never read a book more than twice.
2. Stephen King
3. The Shining. Probably my most favorite King book.

@Eggs #WondrousWednesday

Eggs Thanks for playing 🙏🏻 2mo
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Kshakal
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Eggs 🖤🤍🩶 2mo
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lil1inblue
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bthegood 👍 🙂 2mo
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giulia.mosna
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5*/5 ⭐

Uno dei miei libri preferiti, che ho amato ugualmente (se non di più) ad ogni rilettura.

One of my favorite books, I still loved it equally (if not even more) each time I reread it.

"That truth is that monsters are real, and ghosts are real, too. They live inside us, and sometimes they win. That our better angels sometimes - often! - win instead, in spite of all odds, is another truth of The Shining."

iaietta Questo è piaciuto tantissimo anche a me 😍😍😍 3mo
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deeannloso
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I‘m with Stephen King on this one. The book is way better than the movie. In the book, Jack Torrence‘s journey into madness is eventual. He‘s a recovering alcoholic who is trying to better himself for his wife and son. The Overlook Hotel, where he is the caretaker for the winter months, has a different plan for him…and it‘s not good. #SeriesLove2024 @Andrew65 @TheSpineView

CatLass007 This is my favorite Stephen King book. 3mo
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deeannloso
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Jack Torrance‘s new job at the Overlook Hotel is the perfect chance for a fresh start. As the off-season caretaker at the old hotel, he‘ll have plenty of time to reconnect with his family and work on his writing. But as the harsh winter sets in, the idyllic location feels ever more remote, and more sinister. And the only one to notice the strange and terrible forces gathering around the Overlook is Danny Torrance, a uniquely gifted five-year-old.

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TheBookgeekFrau
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AmyG Ha! LOVE this. 3mo
TheBookgeekFrau @AmyG 😁👯‍♀️💕 3mo
Eggs LOL 😂 👏🏻🧡 3mo
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UwannaPublishme 🤣🤣🤣 3mo
dabbe 😂😱😂 3mo
bthegood 😂 😂 3mo
Reggie Lolol 3mo
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JuliaTheBookNerd
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#InsaneProtag 🤪🔪 #ItTakesAllKinds ☘️🌈🌷🌞

#BookNerd 🤓📚💙

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deeannloso
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Bailedbailed

Oops! I didn‘t notice the audiobook was in German. 😕

dabbe #hailthegermanbail! 🤩🤩🤩 4mo
deeannloso @dabbe 😂😂😂 4mo
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deeannloso
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“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‘ll have plenty of time to spend reconnecting with his family and working on his writing. But as the harsh winter weather sets in, the idyllic location feels ever more remote . . . and more sinister.”

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TheBookgeekFrau
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Ruthiella 😂😂😂 🤖 6mo
TheBookgeekFrau @Ruthiella 🙌🏼🙌🏼😁 6mo
Eggs 👏🏻😂👌🏼 6mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Perfect 🤩 6mo
bthegood 😅 😅 6mo
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MatchlessMarie
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Bookwormjillk 🤣🤣🤣 7mo
NikkiM5 Love it 🤣 7mo
MatchlessMarie @willaful omg the comments are great 🤣 7mo
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LibraryCin
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I read it as a teenager in the ‘80s. This time I listened to the audio. I really liked it, but I do suspect it would have been creepier (and I would have been less likely to lose focus) if I‘d read the print. But, having already read the print, I wanted to try the audio. And there were still creepy parts, but it‘s pretty much impossible to get Jack Nicholson out of my head… or Shelley Duval or the actor who played Danny in the original movie.

CatLass007 I‘ve never seen the movie or the miniseries. But the book scared me nearly to death. It was very frightening. I read it in the winter when it first came out in paperback in the 70s. (edited) 7mo
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forestandcrow
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Definitely spooky at some points. I realized at some points i should have not used at as a bed time book. 🙃 glad i finally read it!

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forestandcrow
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Had plans for a walk today with my littles. The rain had other plans. Books and snuggles with them.

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forestandcrow
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Feeding little bear and reading finally

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LadyCait84
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Doing a spooky movie night double feature…have to admit The Shining hits different now that I‘ve read the book.

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AllDebooks
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#OutstandingOctober #Readathon #Scarathlon #Littenlisten

I forgot to post my roundup of a very relaxing weeks reading, albeit in a scary way 🖤🎃🖤
All of the above were fantastic reads. The Shining was a reread. I devoured Stephen Kings books as a teen. It's good to revisit them.
@Andrew65 @Clwojick @StayCurious @Bookwormjillk @aperfectmjk

Bookwormjillk Looks like a great week! 9mo
Andrew65 Brilliant 👏👏👏 9mo
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peanutnine
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#AutumnPlease Day 19 👁️ #EyesOnCover
This is my bookclub's pick for the month and one of the #TeamBOOkLovers team reads for #scarathlon. I should probably pick it up soon, it's glaring at me...
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs @Bookwormjillk

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 👀📚🙀 9mo
Eggs Brilliant 🧡❤️‍🔥💛 9mo
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Bookwormjillk
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I‘ve read this a few times, but this is the first time I‘ve done the audiobook. I still loved it, and jumped a few times when listening to this on walks. The book is so different from the movie (though I like them both.)

DieAReader 🥳🥳🥳 9mo
Emilymdxn I really need to reread this one! 9mo
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TheAromaofBooks Great progress!!! 9mo
Andrew65 Excellent 👻👻👻 9mo
tpixie I remember being afraid of the topiary garden… 9mo
gossamerchild Yes, the book was fabulous! SK is such a hit or miss for me, but this book is so well-written and compelling. I love the movie equally, though ;-D 9mo
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LadyCait84
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Well, that was intense.

(But fantastic for the #scarathlon word search — so many uses of the words “blood” and “dark.”)

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dabbe
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Eggs Fabulous choice 👏🏻👏🏻 9mo
dabbe @Eggs 💙🖤💙 9mo
CatLass007 🙌 9mo
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dabbe @CatLass007 💙🖤💙 9mo
CatLass007 Scary, scary book. 9mo
dabbe @CatLass007 And the movie ... oy! 😱 9mo
CatLass007 I‘ve never seen the movie. The book was quite scary enough. 🤯 9mo
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mom_of_4
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MatchlessMarie Not the Gwar recommendation hahaha 9mo
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AllDebooks
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#Scarathlon #TEAMBooklovers

Stephen King backlist - 66 titles
Same setting (Colorado) - 6 titles
Shining in title - 8 titles
King in title - 18 titles

Total - 98 titles × 10 points = 980 points

@Bookwormjillk @Clwojick @StayCurious

Clwojick Awesome job! 9mo
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gossamerchild
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Wow. That was... compelling. I really enjoyed that. SK is such a hit or miss for me. Good buddy read choice for #scarathlon #TeamBOOklovers!

@Bookwormjillk

Bookwormjillk 🪓🏔️👯‍♀️👻🎃👻🎃 9mo
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Jadams89
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For Day 1 of the #scarathlonphotochallenge, I‘m posting the black cover of The Shining- one of #TeamBOOkLovers team books. #scarathlon23

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BookwormAHN
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Here are some of the movies and series that I plan to watch for #Scarathlon Most I've seen and are some of my favorites 🖤
#BlackCatCrew
@Clwojick @StayCurious

catsuit_mango Have you seen High Tension ? From your list you might like it 😉 10mo
BookwormAHN @catsuit_mango I did years ago but it might be time for a rewatch 😸 10mo
catsuit_mango @BookwormAHN I only saw it once but while I am used to scary movies I was already jumpy 15 minutes in... Plus I really like the main actress Cecile de France 10mo
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gossamerchild
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Here's my #tbr for this year's #Scarathlon. So excited for the spooky season. Let's go, #TeamBOOklovers!

@Bookwormjillk

Bookwormjillk Great list! Can‘t wait for October! 👻🎃👻🎃👻🎃 10mo
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gossamerchild
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Excited to get started on this one for the #scarathlon buddy read. I have it prepped and ready to go on my nook! I love this time of year :-D

@Bookwormjillk #BOOklovers

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CuriousG
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In terms of movies I love for October, here are the ones I've watched multiple times, despite the fact they sometimes cause me to lose sleep 😬
I've included candies I love, but the reality is I love pretty much any candy, I'm not super fussy; the only exceptions are candy corn and black licorice.
#hauntedhollowswap #HHS #HHS23 @wanderinglynn

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego We watched The Descent last night. And almost 20 years later, it still holds up. 10mo
wanderinglynn Your scare level is much higher than mine! 👻 10mo
CuriousG @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Hands down one of the scariest movies I've ever seen, especially as I'm slightly claustrophobic and the idea of just being in a cave is terrifying to me. I have no ide why I've tortured myself by watching this movie so many times. Lol 10mo
CuriousG @wanderinglynn Somrtimes I regret my choices after the fact, but I continue to do the same thing so I must like being 😱 10mo
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DebbieGrillo
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1. The Shining

2. The Amityville Horror

3. Psycho

@dabbe #TLT in the wee hours on Saturday

Thanks for the tag, @TheLudicReader and @ShelleyBooksie

TheLudicReader Excellent choices. 11mo
dabbe #1: one of mine, too! #greatminds
#2: Oh, yeah, I forgot about this one! Yikes!
#3: I can't believe I didn't pick PSYCHO; the 1963 film's beginning was filmed in my city! (Phoenix) 🧡🖤🧡
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Tkimsal
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30 Book Recommendations in 30 Days — Day 26 “The Shining,” by Stephen King.

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jackilynn
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Yet again my sister knocks it out of the park with birthday gifts (even if it is almost a month late). The door perfectly complements the head she gave me last year. And this was only part 1 of 2 of her gifts. I can't wait to see what part 2 is!

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TheBookgeekFrau
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Eggs 🖤🩶🖤 1y
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BeckyWithTheGoodBooks
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Everyone knows about this haunted hotel, and likely has images of the movie seared into their brain. But, King‘s novel is superior. The tension and isolation when reading this is palpable. One feels Jack‘s sanity teetering with each weird event. Was Jack a bad man destined to destroy his family, or did the hotel prey upon a man with a weakness as it would upon any of us? Perhaps the scariest thing is knowing The Overlook could get into us too. 5⭐️

Bklover Love your review! 1y
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MatchlessMarie
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I read and watched The Shining for the first time (if you can believe it lol) last week. I have been trying to get back on the #losersclub train since Doctor Sleep is next. I can see why King criticizes the film especially having read the book first but the film is iconic in its own right. It‘s probably a coincidence that I‘ve been craving rum raisin ice cream since I finished it 😉 #BirthdayPixieReadathon #MarchMadness

DieAReader 🥳🥳🥳 1y
Aimeesue Haha! Rum raisin redrum! 1y
Lizpixie 🙌🎉 1y
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BeckyWithTheGoodBooks
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I made great progress during this month‘s #20in4 #readathon! I started and finished “The Shining” and got further with “The Great Mortality.” I think I read about 1000 pages and very much enjoyed my weekend of morbid reading. 😀🖤

Megabooks Hey markup book club friend! Is Golden Child on the way to me? It‘s okay if it‘s not, but I‘m just wanting to keep an eye out. 👀 hope you‘re doing well! 😁 1y
BeckyWithTheGoodBooks @Megabooks Hi!! Not yet, but it will be by the end of the weekend! 😀 1y
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Staci
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Better than the movie.

5feet.of.fury SK hated Kubrick‘s version. 1y
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reading.rainb0w
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I've never been much of a re-reader. It's usually a one-and-done for me. Since I'm challenging myself to read all Stephen King books chronologically, I'm going to reread quite a few. This book holds up!! I couldn't put it down the first time and the second time...exactly the same. It's just the kind of creepy to get you yelling at the characters decisions, but not so scary you want to hurl the book across the room in fright. A favorite. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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TheNeverendingTBR
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1️⃣ The clear skies at night, when there are millions of stars visible.

2️⃣ Definitely has to be The Shining by Stephen King, which I'm due a re-read of.

Thanks for the tag @PageShifter

I tag @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego

@TheSpineView #Two4Tuesday

TieDyeDude Yes, star gazing is great in the winter! 1y
TheNeverendingTBR @TieDyeDude That's about it. I'm not much of a fan of winter, I prefer warmer weather 🥶 1y
TheSpineView Thanks for playing 1y
PageShifter I can nothing else than totally love your answers 🥰 1y
reading.rainb0w I just started a reread of The Shining. Definitely agree it's a good winter read! 1y
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InkedBookworm13
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#Two4tuesday
1. Christmas 🎄 I love Christmas lights and gift giving. I love making Christmas cookies and spending time with family. Other than that, I hate winter.
2. The Shining. I love Stephen King books and this is one of my all time favorites. I would love to visit the Overlook hotel someday.

@TheSpineView

TheSpineView Thanks for playing!❤️🎄📖 1y
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jackilynn
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A friend made me the awesome new cup & my Stephen King loving heart couldn't be happier. I think Jack Torrence approves as well!! 😬😜

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LeaKell
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I feel as if I have been checked into the Overlook Hotel the past week. And much like the Torrence family, I could not escape this terrifying book. So scary and so well done.

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LeftyDv
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I‘ve locked doors and slept with lights on this past week as I made it through this terrifying tale. Like Danny in the story, I could not make my mind shut off as I pondered the family‘s fate through the work week. There will be more King on my horizon… but I need to read something a bit more mellow next.

noseinabookagain I always balance out King with more lighthearted reads in between as well! I‘d recommend Misery or Pet Semetary next, both terrifying 2y
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johncadams
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Loved the way the novel charts the psychological decline of the main character.

#horror #StephenKing

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reschmid
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Cazxxx
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#manicmonday #letters @CBee

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