Friday, October 3, 2008

Stephen King’s “The Shining” e-book.

The Shining is a horror novel by American author Stephen King. It was King's third published novel, and first hardback bestseller, and the success of the book firmly established King as a preeminent author in the horror genre.

In 1977, The Shining was the first widely read novel to confront alcoholism and child abuse in baby-boomer families--especially the way alcoholism, a will toward failure in one's work, and abusing one's kids are passed down from generation to generation. The heart of the book is not an evil hotel but a pair of father-son relationships: Jack and his father, Jack and his son. This was both daring and insightful for its time, long before "dysfunctional family" was a cliché.

A film based upon the book, The Shining directed by Stanley Kubrick, was released in 1980. The book was later adapted into a television mini-series in 1997.

If you have not yet read this book, you can click on the link below to download a free e-book. However, this is just for review and promotional purposes, if you like the book you owe it to yourself to buy the paperback. It’s that valuable.

Click here to download the e-book.

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