First published in 1977, The Shining quickly became a benchmark in the literary career of Stephen King. This tale of a troubled man hired to care for a remote mountain resort over the winter, his loyal wife, and their uniquely gifted son slowly but steadily unfolds as secrets from the Overlook... show more
First published in 1977, The Shining quickly became a benchmark in the literary career of Stephen King. This tale of a troubled man hired to care for a remote mountain resort over the winter, his loyal wife, and their uniquely gifted son slowly but steadily unfolds as secrets from the Overlook Hotel's past are revealed, and the hotel itself attempts to claim the very souls of the Torrance family. Adapted into a cinematic masterpiece of horror by legendary director Stanley Kubrick -- featuring an unforgettable performance by a demonic Jack Nicholson -- The Shining stands as a cultural icon of modern horror, a searing study of a family torn apart, and a nightmarish glimpse into the dark recesses of human weakness and dementia.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: 2012-06-26
Pages no: 672
Edition language: English
Series: The Shining (#1)
I think I had more sympathy for Jack this time around, first read this in my teens. Still delivered on the creepy factor with the Room 217 scene and the hedge animals. Still too bottom heavy with action for me (I get build-up but still didn't work for me), Wendy needed more umph to her character i...
Like most people, I have seen the Stanley Kubrick-directed movie adaptation of The Shining. It's been so many years since I have seen the film, that I don't recall it in great detail, but of course I remember the iconic lines and images most people remember: Danny croaking "REDRUM"; Jack Nicholson's...
Well that was not as scary as I imagined it was when I read it way back in the 70's. This book was my #1 nightmare I never dared re-read it till now. Sure I was a pre-teen and hadn't been jaded by life and media, but it seemed so scary in my twisted memory. It was different from the movie. The first...
I reread this on audio, narrated by Campbell Scott. I was a kid when I read it the first time and it helped solidify my lifelong love of the horror genre. I hoped it would be as scary as I remembered. Knowing what I now know about Jack after reading Doctor Sleep (if you haven’t read it, you should) ...
The Shining #1“The Shining” is the story of Jack Torrance, who is employed as the caretaker of the gargantuan Overlook Hotel in Colorado one winter. With his wife and son they hoped to spend the winter season in peace and stitch up their fractured family.The book was first released in 1977 then made...