The Shining/Book Piracy thread

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The Shining/Book Piracy thread

Post by Enigma » Sat May 28, 2022 8:38 am

So I recently got into book piracy, and as a first book to pirate just to test the waters I broke out one of my favorites 'The Shining' by Stephan King. The book has so much more build up and backstory than the movie it's incredible. I forgot how great of a book it really is, and King really sets a good pace.

As for how I got it on the Kindle: I downloaded the epub format from b-ok.cc, and used a program called Calibre to convert it to mobi and push it to the device. Calibre supports a wide range of devices and I highly recommend it if you're into book piracy.
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Re: The Shining/Book Piracy thread

Post by Das Troll » Sat May 28, 2022 12:07 pm

When I worked at my old job I worked alone the whole day. No one bothered me so I got a pair of those dog collar head phones and listened to audio books all day. You can find a bunch for free on youtube.

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Re: The Shining/Book Piracy thread

Post by Enigma » Sat May 28, 2022 5:47 pm

I wish I had a job where I could just listen to things all day again. I don't really care for audiobooks I guess, I find it too hard to stay engaged in the story.
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Re: The Shining/Book Piracy thread

Post by Das Troll » Sun May 29, 2022 2:05 am

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Sat May 28, 2022 5:47 pm
I wish I had a job where I could just listen to things all day again. I don't really care for audiobooks I guess, I find it too hard to stay engaged in the story.
I was basically a janitor so I could just go on auto pilot. I chewed through so many books/podcasts/ect.

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Re: The Shining/Book Piracy thread

Post by Enigma » Sun May 29, 2022 7:33 am

Idk how it is in your area, but around here janitors make bank, they just don't get shit for hours, but if you can line up 2 or 3 cleaning jobs in a night you could walk away making a good chunk of change.

Just as an example one grocery store paid like $45/hr to have it clean within 2 hours 3 nights a week, and their sister store that was a little smaller paid $40/hr under the same conditions, so if you lined them both up for the same night and picked up a smaller gig for the off nights you could really be doing okay.
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Re: The Shining/Book Piracy thread

Post by Enigma » Tue May 31, 2022 3:51 pm

So I'm most of the way through the book, and there's quite a bit I didn't remember from the last time I read it. I forgot Danny was only 5, I forgot that 3/4 of the book is build up to the iconic events of Jack going crazy, and I forgot what an abrupt change it really was for Jack. I remember the slow transition from the movie, but the actual book keeps you guessing the whole way through. I'm about to finish it tonight and hopefully start 'The Stand' next.
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Re: The Shining/Book Piracy thread

Post by Das Troll » Wed Jun 01, 2022 2:13 am

The Stand just drags on. I feel like it's longer than it should be, kinda like The Dark Tower series.

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Re: The Shining/Book Piracy thread

Post by Enigma » Wed Jun 01, 2022 5:34 am

I guess that's where we disagree, because I loved The Dark Tower series. Did you know he made another one?

Also, I found out that Dr Sleep is a Shining sequel, but it's a sequel for Danny I guess, not the Overlook which is disappointing.
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Re: The Shining/Book Piracy thread

Post by Das Troll » Thu Jun 02, 2022 12:29 am

Enigma wrote:
Wed Jun 01, 2022 5:34 am
I guess that's where we disagree, because I loved The Dark Tower series. Did you know he made another one?

Also, I found out that Dr Sleep is a Shining sequel, but it's a sequel for Danny I guess, not the Overlook which is disappointing.
Yeah I read that one a long time ago, I can't remember the name to it though.

Dr. Sleep has the Overlook in it for a bit. I actually liked the movie a lot.

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Re: The Shining/Book Piracy thread

Post by Enigma » Thu Jun 02, 2022 11:14 am

It's like "Wind through the Keyhole" or something.

I'm actually starting Dr Sleep after work today and plan on making a thread about it. I read the teaser chapters at the end of The Shining and it actually doesn't sound as stupid as I originally thought.
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Re: The Shining/Book Piracy thread

Post by Das Troll » Thu Jun 02, 2022 12:39 pm

Enigma wrote:
Thu Jun 02, 2022 11:14 am
It's like "Wind through the Keyhole" or something.

I'm actually starting Dr Sleep after work today and plan on making a thread about it. I read the teaser chapters at the end of The Shining and it actually doesn't sound as stupid as I originally thought.
That's right, wind through the keyhole. I always thought King fucked up by not rewriting the entire DT series where Roland picked up the horn of Eld.

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Re: The Shining/Book Piracy thread

Post by Enigma » Thu Jun 02, 2022 7:53 pm

Yeah, that was kind of a mind-fuck of an ending to the journey. I always wished he'd done more back story books like 'Wizard and Glass'
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