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Book review: Doctor Sleep

Doctor Sleep – Stephen King

36 years is a long gap between an original story and its sequel; but according to the author’s note, Stephen King had already been spent many of those years wondering what happened to Danny Torrance, the young boy from… 593 more words

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The Role of the Father in a Child's Development (Research for The Shining)

(OK, I will also share research material here, as that doesn’t require any time or creative juice. This just in from Mrs. H, deep background for my exegesis-in-process of… 1,133 more words

Sale: The Shining #2 - Doctor Sleep (Stephen King)

Amazon currently has Stephen King’s The Shining #2 – Doctor Sleep for Kindle reduced in price to $3.75. I’m not sure how long the price will last (it normally runs in the $12-13 range), so now may be a good time to get your copy… 11 more words


Critical Genre Analysis - The Shining, Stanley KUBRICK

Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining (1980) often described as a cinematic masterpiece wasn’t always met with this kind of praise. Kubrick having already cemented his status as an acknowledged master filmmaker; a god like auteur, (Oscar nominated for best director for four of his previous films (Dr Strangelove, 2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange and Barry Lyndon)) expresses his true style and creates a rather unusual horror narrative within The Shining, however for this film he received more criticism than praise and this time was not nominated for an Oscar but rather nominated for the ‘Razzie.’ (a joke award for he worst performances and films of the year.) 1,622 more words


Behind the scenes...

I apologise for missing yesterday’s post – I’m pretty snowed under with essays and assignments and, for that, I’d like to thank Bristol’s English department for single handedly ruining my Christmas break and shattering any SPECK of festive cheer I had left in me. 277 more words

13 Little Known Facts About 'The Shining'


The film that inspired The Shining, the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado — not the Timberline Lodge which was used in the movie adaptation — is actually haunted. 905 more words

The Shining (The Book): Stephen King

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. 534 more words