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The Shining by Stephen King
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Dec 12, 14

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When such a classic book gets translated into such an iconic film, it is hard for me not to compare the too. I love them both, however three things I prefer about the book:

1] The explanation by the caretaker of the "Shinining" ability with details from his youth and the smell triggers is just great

2] The temperamental boilers that "creep" add effectively to the suspense


3] the overall more arduous, difficult journey of the caretaker back to The Overlook really helps build the suspense.

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