The Shining – Stephen King


The Written Review

“Sometimes human places, create inhuman monsters.”

The Overlook Hotel – gorgeous and isolated – is in need of a winter caretaker.

Jack and his family are in need of an income and a place to stay.

Months alone, trapped by snow, with only the family by their sides.

What could go wrong?

“Wendy? Darling? Light, of my life. I’m not gonna hurt ya. I’m just going to bash your brains in.”

So this one was pretty dang good but gosh-dang did I get lost at times.

I think it was cause I watched the movie first.

So while I was reading this book, I was constantly trying to piece together half-remembered fragments with what happened in the book.

That being said, this book felt well-crafted. It was compelling, fascinating and spooky.

Watching the darkness spread and death coming ever closer really cinched the book for me.

One thought on “The Shining – Stephen King

  1. That’s the hard part of reading a book after seeing the movie, especially if the movie is as iconic as The Shining!


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