New Redrum! The Shining by Stephen King

king-shiningIn prepration for Doctor Sleep by Stephen King, The Shining is re-issued today with a new cover on it!

I’m always amazed by The Shining. So many people know about the book but have never read it. Stanley Kubrick, thank you for directing a scary damn movie that entered our collective culture and wouldn’t let us sleep at night. For making a movie that millions have watched and re-watched over the years.

For making a movie that keeps some people from even reading the book.

Well, that needs to change. Especially now. It turns out that Stephen King was not done with the story of Danny Torrance, the five-year old character in The Shining that possesses the book title’s power. Doctor Sleep is a sequel, where a middle-aged Dan Torrance is pulled back into the battle between good and evil.

But first, people should read The Shining. Here’s a bit more about it for the two of you in the world who don’t know:

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.

And the only one to notice the strange and terrible forces gathering around the Overlook is Danny Torrance, a uniquely gifted five-year-old.

The Shining is a classic. It’s the reason Kubrick’s movie exists at all. And with Doctor Sleep looming on the publishing horizon, now is a good time to read this new edition of The Shining!

So get to reading.

Turn on your shining…

2 Responses to “New Redrum! The Shining by Stephen King”

  1. Rick Mohl says:

    A book with a new cover is the same as the book with the old cover. But be that as it may, a book with the old cover is either pretty hard to find or pretty hard on the wallet. Now, for those fans of Stephen King who do not own a copy of The Shining, this will make for a nice edition to add to their collection. For those fans of Stephen King who do own a copy, here’s a chance to replace that old beat up one you bought way back in 1977. I first read King in 1982, eight years after his first published novel. But I wasted no time in reading his previous works and everything since. I’m sure Mr. King would love to see me at a book signing(50+ books–and counting). Since I do not own an original copy of The Shining(mine is a BCE), I might just have to pick up this re-issue. And I am eagerly anticipating the release of Doctor Sleep. This may not be true of all people, but it is my opinion that with Stephen King, you just can’t go wrong.–Rick Mohl(A Constant Reader)

  2. Alexandria says:

    love this book !!

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