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The Shining by Stephen King
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Feb 14, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: stephen-king, horror, i_saw_the_movie, insane_in_the_membrane

This is one of those rare books that I feel holds it's own against a movie that is a cult classic if not just straight up a classic. It is hard to read the book and not visualize the movie in your head as you read along - but I think that is true for so many of the bigger than life movies. I love the link between literature and film - and I think when it works (the translation of a book into film) it's AMAZING. And when it doesn't the dissapointment is palpable. This is one of the rare gems of Stephen King that translated from book into film with amazing results. They both stand tall and proud.
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February 14, 2009 – Shelved
February 14, 2009 – Shelved as: stephen-king
February 14, 2009 – Shelved as: horror
February 14, 2009 – Shelved as: i_saw_the_movie
February 14, 2009 – Shelved as: insane_in_the_membrane

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