View Full Version : Wave 1C: It vs. The Shining

06-09-2010, 06:48 AM

This is the third and final round of our 2010 Constant Reader Awards. Please vote for the book you would rather re-read. The winner receives 0.1 points added to its score previously acquired in the first two rounds.

If you haven't yet read either book or both of them, please vote Never read one or both titles. Feel free to discuss your votes in this thread.

06-09-2010, 07:48 AM
Definitely The Shining.

06-09-2010, 07:59 AM
Definitely The Shining.Are you kidding? :nope: It, definitely!

06-09-2010, 09:32 AM
Definitely The Shining.Are you kidding? :nope: It, definitely!
without any doubt

06-09-2010, 04:59 PM
It, of course!

Jack Torrance
06-09-2010, 05:27 PM
The shining was better. What is more scary than a normal average guy being possessed and then taking a roque mallet and trying to kill everyone. The fact that he loves his family and the transition is slow makes it so much better.

Don't get me wrong Pennywise the dancing clown scared the hell out of me when I was younger, but Jack was far worse.

06-09-2010, 05:35 PM
The Shining.

It was okay and parts of it were great. But cover to cover The Shining grabs you by the balls and doesn't let go.

And The Shining doesn't have kiddie sex saving the day against a giant spider.

06-09-2010, 05:48 PM
Dive, might want to spoilerize some of your comment.

06-09-2010, 06:01 PM
Ok, sorry about that.

06-09-2010, 06:04 PM
no problemo

06-09-2010, 09:47 PM
See, I have major love for The Shining because it was the first King book I ever read and it scared the living crap out of me (okay, I was thirteen and in Catholic school, so I led a sheltered life, LOL).

Not so big a fan of IT. At all.

06-10-2010, 07:01 AM
An author's work doesn't always improve with time; certainly some of King's earlier books outshine some of his later ones, but in this case I definitely see his evolution as a writer between the styles of these stories. It is like The Shining plus.

06-11-2010, 08:37 PM
Damn it, these two are my top two SK books. Hard to choose. I pick It.

06-14-2010, 06:50 PM
It hands down. It's just soo much more...epic, for want of a better word.

06-16-2010, 07:47 AM
The poll has closed. The winner with 71.88% of the vote was It. It receives 0.1 points in addition to its current FAS (Final Average Score), making it 7.741979950.

It is 3 for 3 (0.3, 100%).
The Shining is 2 for 3 (0.2, 66.67%).

The Dark Man
06-20-2010, 03:07 PM
It :onfire: