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Hi friend! So, for anyone new here, I’ve recently started an what I’m calling a Reading Adventure where I’m reading through all of Stephen King’s novels. I just finished ‘Salem’s Lot and am now onto The Shining.
Because I have seen just bits and pieces of the movie, I’ve never even been tempted to read this book. Somewhere on the way to 36, I lost all my love of all things scary.
When I was my kids’ age – probably 10-14 range – I read a ton of Stephen King books, honestly, I had no idea how many I had actually read until I put together the list.
I forgot how much fun it is to be scared in a paranoid/jumpy way instead of just fearful of everything happening in the world.
You still will not catch me in a haunted house anytime soon, but here we are.
So, The Shining. I feel like this is the pivotal book. Like, if I can make it through this one, then I can make it through them all no problem. (But, I did read Revival not too long ago, so maybe that isn’t true…because that was horrifying!)
I encourage you to read along with me! We can make it a book club of sorts. Let me know in the comments if you’re reading along, too. ⤵️
As always, thank you for taking the time to read today. Have an incredible day. 🏝
I finished this book, and I have to say that it was one of my favorite books that I’ve ever read.
The level of suspense that was weaved throughout was fantastic. Because you know that something horrible is going to happen, you just aren’t sure exactly when or how.
I absolutely loved it.
I give this one 5 stars.
Also, moving forward, I’m going to be re-branding this as a Stephen King Book Club here on the blog. Follow and read along if you’d like to.
Next Up : Rage. (Written as Richard Bachman.)
I can’t wait to see how this one turns out.
(I found this book as part of The Bachman Book set from a used book store.)