Click to preview All Work and No Play Makes Jack a Dull Boy (Wendy Torrance Cover) pocket and trade book

Jack Torrance's first novel, finally published after his untimely death at the Overlook Hotel. Dramatized in the Stephen King book, "The Shining," as well as the film by Stanley Kubrick. See the clip at

"All Work and No Play Makes Jack a Dull Boy is nothing short of a complete rethinking of what a novel can and should be. It's true that, taken on its own, All Work is plotless. But like the best of Beckett, the lack of forward momentum is precisely the point. If it's nearly impossible to read, let us take a moment to consider how difficult it must have been to write. One is forced to consider the author, heroically pitting himself against the Sisyphusean sentence. It's that metatextual struggle of Man vs. Typewriter that gives this book its spellbinding power. Some will dismiss it as simplistic; that's like dismissing a Pollock canvas as mere splatters of paint."

Matthew Belinkie

80 unique pages, the first lifted directly from the movie and then getting progressively crazier...

(alternative plain text cover also available)


About the Author

Phil Buehler
pwbuehler New York
Artist living in New York City. His work focuses on modern ruins - abandoned, lonely places.

Publish Date  December 22, 2008

Dimensions  Pocket  80 pgs Black and White printing (on cream uncoated paper)

Category  Humor

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Comments (1)


bdangler says

Well~I never quite expected this!!!!!!!

posted at 12:19pm Nov 22 PST


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