Monday, June 5, 2023

Week #23 – The Shining by Stephen King

Welcome to 2023!  On Mondays this year, let’s discuss and have fun with books. No I’m not writing book reviews. But this website is for writers, and writers like books right? So let’s have FUN with books!

Week #23 – The Shining by Stephen King, 1977

Jack Torrance, a struggling writer and recovering alcoholic, accepts a position as the winter caretaker of the Overlook Hotel in the Colorado Rockies. His wife Wendy and 5yo son Danny accompany him. Danny possesses "the shining", psychic abilities that allow him to see the hotel's horrific true nature. A winter storm leaves the family snowbound, and the supernatural forces affect Jack's sanity.

The Shining is considered by many to be Stephen King’s best book

It is widely considered to be the second-scariest of King’s works, after Pet Sematary

He has written other novels under the name Richard Bachman. The Shining is his third novel under the name Stephen King

The Shining was made into a movie in 1980

The Overlook Hotel was based on the Stanley Hotel from Estes Park Colorado.

Stephen King books are WAY too scary for me! Have you read any? Tell us in the comments!

1 comment:

J Lenni Dorner said...

I love this book. And the sequel. Plus, it's an excellent film (though it does diverge from the book).