Shining, The

Stephen King
Jack Torrance’s new job at the Overlook Hotel is the perfect chance for a fresh start. As the off-season caretaker at the atmospheric old hotel, he’ll have plenty of time to spend reconnecting with his family and working on his writing. But as the harsh winter weather sets in, the idyllic location feels ever more remote . . . and more sinister. And the only one to notice the strange and terrible forces gathering around the Overlook is Danny Torrance, a uniquely gifted five-year-old.


Reviewed: 2019-10-15

I'm a huge SK fan, but not for fear factor. I genuinely enjoy his writing, style, even his stories, but I don't find them scary. I think certain (most) emotions come through in writing better than in movies, so I usually prefer the book to the movie. But in the case of fear, I prefer, and get the most out of, the movie. Not SKs fault, just the way it hits me. The only thing (negative) I found with the writing is something I have found with a number of his books. It could have been pared down. Too many passages of intricate description where I would have preferred an overview and moved on. Aside from that, excellent read, as always. The reason I didn't give it five stars was because although good, it wasn't scary. I was hoping for something that would scare the bejesus out of me.

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