The ShiningBook - 1977
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JCLMattC Jul 23, 2018
It's a little bit not what I was expecting. Several aspects of it got in the way of its scariness for me, but I'm glad I read it. It was hard to separate this from the film I love so much. There was one part that really freaked me out but I won't say what it is. You'll have to read it.
An oldie but goodie. A staple in literature. JCLDianaS.
Stephen King is the undisputed master of the genre and most certainly the most well-known practitioner of horror. If you're a beginner, this is a good place to start - here, a caretaker of a hotel filled with secrets turns against his family as he is slowly swallowed up by his own ghosts - and th... Read More »
The Shining, Stephen King’s third book, is also one of his best. The plot centers around Jack Torrance and his family. Jack is an alcoholic mentally troubled father and after being fired from his teaching job he takes a job as a winter caretaker at the Overlook Hotel in Colorado. During the long,... Read More »
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A man, his son and wife become the winter caretakers of an isolated hotel where Danny, the son, sees disturbing visions of the hotel's past using a telepathic gift known as "The Shining". The father, Jack Torrance, is underway in a writing project when he slowly slips into insanity as a result of cabin fever and former guests of the hotel's ghosts. After being convinced by a waiter's ghost to "correct" the family, Jack goes completely insane. The only thing that can save Danny and his mother is "The Shining".
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