Right after I downloaded my hold from Libby it started snowing here. 🌨🤨❄️
Creepiest of his books so far for me. Not gory, just creepy.
Thank you @wen4blu !
I apologize for the post office fiasco. I was glad it shipped and made it to my place and not shipped back to you.
Myself and my kiddo love the candy!
Super excited to read the books.
I will definitely be doing more of these! It was lots of fun.
@Eggs #WondrousWednesday Thanks for the tag @peanutnine
1. The Shining was the first book #death #ScarathlonDailyPrompts
(Poseidon Adventure first movie because my parents took us to drive in to see it we were living on the coast that summer, I was about 9 - feared a tidal wave would come🤦♀️)
2. Recently read book - The Witches by Roald Dahl
3. Browns and oranges and greens
Make a great day everyone 🎃🧙
Stephen King is the master of horror and the king of dread; this is clearly evident in the masterpiece that is The Shining.
Jack Torrance‘s whirlwind descent into madness is pure terror within the pages, and you just know that shit is going to hit the fan! Realistic horrors such as alcoholism blend seamlessly with supernatural elements, creating a truly terrifying read.
I love The Shining, despite my reservations about Jack Torrance as a character. This book breathes with unexpected life, much like The Overlook within, delighting me again and again with the bright personality and heartbreaking innocence of young Danny Torrance. Providing readers with such a vulnerable and winning protagonist truly amplifies the terror felt as Danny tries to avoid being claimed by the malevolent spirit of The Overlook. 5/5
The first time I read this, I was in middle school, and Jack seemed like a tortured academic who had made some "bad choices".
The second time, I liked him a lot less, but couldn't quite put my finger on why.
This time around, I've cracked it - Jack Torrance is a classic abuser, and demonstrates wildly toxic patterns of behavior (including gaslighting and coercive control!) before he even gets to The Overlook. No wonder he made me feel ooky!
Stephen King was the first author I know that wouldn‘t let his CD‘s be abridged! I bought every book he put out on CD! First King book, was a silver paperback of The Shining. He revolutionized audiobooks. (I could be making that up but that‘s how I remember it) Happy Birthday to one of my favorite autobuy authors! @Reggie 🥳♥️🤗♥️🤗♥️🤗♥️🎉
I really, really hated this book. Maybe it‘s King‘s writing, but it‘s just not for me. It was misogynistic, racist, and gave me the biggest ick. I might read Doctor Sleep, because I wanna know what happens, but I‘m not happy about it.
Read my full review at: https://www.rainyreader.com/single-post/the-shining/
#horror #thriller #disappointed
So I think I went into this book with way too high of expectations. I always heard it was crazy and scary, I've also never seen the movie. And I was really let down. I didn't think this was scary, and there was a part where I was just reading newspaper clipping for so long I almost fell asleep. 2/5 unfortunately.
J'ai beaucoup apprécié la lecture de ce roman, assise à une petite table sur le balcon de ma cours arrière. Ma vue alternait ainsi entre les mots couchés sur la page et les plantes devant moi. L'agréable et subtile odeur de celles-ci envahissait mes narines, agrémentant du même coup mon expérience. Je sentais les pages fines et délicates au toucher, typique des livres de poche, glisser entre mes mains à toute vitesse tellement j'étais bien.
This one looks like a fun one!
1. Hmmmmm...I tend to go to the forest when I want to get away from everyone so I say the forest.
2. Tagged (been meaning to read it for years)
3. The thought that you are all alone and not know if you are ever going to get help or see another friendly face again.
Who doesn't love The Shining? Reread for me and where I left off last time I attempted to #ReadKing
Already got the next book in queue so I'm ready! This one will always be a favourite and I always find the audio absolutely fantastic when it gets to the hard scenes 😱
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“Monsters are real. Ghosts are too. They live inside of us, and sometimes, they win.”
“The tears that heal are also the tears that scald and scourge.”
“We sometimes need to create unreal monsters and bogies to stand in for all the things we fear in our real lives.”
“Small children are great accepters. They don‘t understand shame, or the need to hide things.”
Haunting, terrifying, and a horrible insight into the unravelling of a mind, falling into insanity.
The hotel is creepy, filled with horrors around every corner, I felt so sorry for Danny and everything he had to face and overcome.
Jacks battle with the hotel was raw, hard to read, and as one of his final acts to tell his son how much he loved him - you knew the hotel did not win.
Another enjoyable novel from SK.
The Shining is the perfect winter book to creep you out this holiday! 🖤🎄🖤
I still remember the first time I read The Shining a few years ago. Alone, in my house, during a 6ft dump of snow. I've never been so creeped out by a book in my life. The atmosphere was just so spot on I even had anxiety throughout my read. It was so perfect. So now to me it will always be a holiday book.
I just currently ended reading The shining😂and hell this book played with my head. This book is creepy more than scary. It's a slow pace book but very captivating and the ending just gave me goosebumps when the hotels get blow-up the description as if I could just feel it.
The book showcases the evil inside us.
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I‘m a little ashamed to say I‘ve never read this, nor have I seen the movie. Time to rectify that I guess 🙈
Yep…. Horror is NOT my genre. I know this, but I had to buy it and give it a try, as this copy had such a superb cover.
I put off reading it and it took me a lot longer than is normal for me to get through.
The first 3/4 dragged for me, but it redeemed itself in the end. It had a very dramatic conclusion.
I hated Jack (a lot), even before the s**t hit the fan. What a dick.
My shock & horror at this book was hurt by the fact that I KNEW TOO MUCH. Sucked the air out of it just a tad. The atmosphere is great & the creep factor was majorly high. The character writing was really well done & the plot moved really well. Some language choices were offensive, cringy, & unnecessary, but otherwise I have few complaints. If you're on the fence about this one, I say go for it. The less you know beforehand, the better.