Before the Play (The Shining # 0.5)
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This is a lengthy introductory 5 scene section which was cut from "The Shining". It tells the history of the Overlook Hotel in wicked detail.

Scene 1 deals with the construction of the overlook and the death of the owners son.

Scene 2 describes the nightmares experienced by Lottie Pillsbury during her honeymoon at the Overlook.

Scene 3 describes the Grand Masquerade Ball and...more
Limited Edition, abridged
Published 1997 by TV Guide
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Amy
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I recently finished the book The Shinning by Stephen King. King was born in Portland, Maine. Now he is married to Tabitha King and there three kids Naomi King, Joe King, and Owen King. King is interested in horror, fantasy, science fiction, and drama.

There are multiple main characters in the book, Jack, Wendy, Dick, and Danny. Jack marries Wendy then have a son named Danny. Jack gets a job at The Overlook Hotel as a winter caretaker. Soon after Danny begins to see and feel the pres...more
Hazi
a chilling prequel to The Shining
Simmery
WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY better than the movie there was so much imagery i felt like i was niside the hotel. :)
Ashley Macphee
I didn't know about this until recently, I hunted it down online and read it. They should really include in as a prologue to the Shining. It ties everything in nicely
Lorraine
One of my favorite thrillers and is my VERY favorite Stephen King novel, simply a classic!
Todd
I'm glad I was able to read this before re-reading The Shining. Added even more depth.
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Stephen Edwin King was born the second son of Donald and Nellie Ruth Pillsbury King. After his father left them when Stephen was two, he and his older brother, David, were raised by his mother. Parts of his childhood were spent in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where his father's family was at the time, and in Stratford, Connecticut. When Stephen was eleven, his mother brought her children back to Durham, M...more
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