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Jack Torrance found a letter written to Tommy back in , in the Overlook basement. Danny's invisible playmate that made the word "redrum" famous.

He shows Danny things that will happen, both good and bad. He is really an older version of Danny himself. The name Tony is simply a shortening of Danny's middle name Anthony.

Watson told Jack that Ullman would have hired the Boston Strangler, if he'd have worked for the minimum wage. Millionaire inventor, pilot, film producer and entrepreneur who owned the Overlook He was married to Sylvia Derwent from Wife of Horace Derwent from until Owned the Overlook from until PeopIe who were snowbound in the Sierra Nevadas.

They resorted to cannibalism in order to stay alive. In , four unnamed writers two of whom were Pulitzer Prize Winners leased the Overlook and reopened it as a writer's school.

Wendy Torrance imagined that a soap opera hero Sir Galahad would come to sweep her and Danny away. Gienelli, Vittorio Vito the Chopper. Mobster and guest of the Overlook in Shot in the Overlook in June Drunk, who was in charge of the Overlook during the winter of , went mad and killed his 2 daughters 8 and 6 with a hatchet, and his wife with a shotgun before committing suicide with the shotgun.

Headed the purchase of the Overlook from Derwent in , then was later part of High Country Investments that again purchased the Overlook in Fictitious boy whom Hallorann made-up as an excuse to get back to Colorado.

A promising debate student at Stovington Academy. Son of Brian Hatfield. County Coroner bribed to change the cause of death from suicide to accidental death for Mrs.

Massey - the woman found dead in room Friend of Dick Hallorann. State trooper that found Gienelli, Boorman and Macassi's bodies in the Overlook in Visited the Overlook and stayed in the Presidential Suite.

Former USA President. Owner of Fun Time Automatic Machines and a mobster. Guest in the Overlook in The three unnamed men who tried to climb the north face of King's Ram in Colorado.

Jack is very remorseful, and wants to make things right. He manages to get a gig taking care of the Overlook Hotel in Colorado over the winter.

It will offer him a chance to get something right after a string of getting things wrong, offer a chance to save his marriage, and offer an opportunity to work on his unfinished play.

But a gamble worth taking. And his wife, Wendy, agrees, despite having serious misgivings. There are no attractive alternatives.

Of course, we all know that the Overlook is not your typical residence. Odd things happen, sounds are heard, thoughts from somewhere outside find their way into your mind.

Jack is targeted, and boy is he vulnerable. But five-year-old Danny is the real key here. Danny can not only do a bit of mind-reading, he can also see things that other people cannot.

And for a little guy he has a huge talent. He also has an invisible friend named Tony with whom only he can communicate.

It is difficult to think about the book without finding our mental screens flickering with the images of Jack Nicholson in full cartoonish psycho rage, the very effective sound of a Big Wheel followed by a steadicam coursing through the long halls of the hotel, and the best casting decision ever in choosing Scatman Crothers to play Dick Halloran.

The differences do require a bit of attention here. First, and foremost, the book of The Shining is about the disintegration of a family due to alcoholism and anger issues.

How a child survives in a troubled family is key. The film is pretty much pure spook house, well-done spook house, but solely spook house, nonetheless, IMHO.

There is considerable back-story to Jack and Wendy that gets no screen time. You have to read the book to get that. Jack is a victim, as much as Wendy and Danny.

You would never get that from the slobbering Jack of the film. The maze in the book was pretty cool, right? I liked it too, but it does not exist in the book.

I believe it was put in to replace the talented topiary, which is the definition of a bad trade. There are a few lesser elements.

Jack wielded a roque mallet, not an axe. Danny is not interrupted in his travels through the corridors by Arbus-like twin sisters.

And the sisters in question are not even twins. There are plenty more, but you get the idea. An interesting film, for sure, but not really the most faithful interpretation of the book.

King saw that a film that more closely reflected what he had written reached TV screens in , with a six-hour mini-series version.

I have had the pleasure 7 times in one visit and recommend the drive wholeheartedly. It is a pretty narrow road though, so you will have to drive carefully.

It was below freezing when I reached the top of the road, in August. I visited but did not stay there back in Sadly I do not have any decent personal photos from the place.

I can report, though, on a bit This shot was found on Wikimedia of kitsch. And yes, I did. Sadly, or luckily, the shot did not come out well, so you will be spared.

He is afflicted with seeing more than anyone his age should have to see, but on the other hand, he has a tool he can use to try to save them all.

Whether he can or not is a core tension element here. King is fond of placing his stories in literary context. He peppers the text with references to various relevant books and authors.

I expect these are meant to let us know his influences. A family saga rich with death and destruction, Cashelmara is mentioned as are some more contemporary items, like The Walton Family , the idealized antithesis to the Torrance Family, Where the Wild Things Are and novelist Frank Norris.

And toss in nods to Treasure Island and Bluebeard for good measure. King often includes writers in his work, avatars for himself.

I write about writers because I know the territory. Also, you know it's a great job for a protagonist in a book. Without having to hold down a steady job, writers can have all sorts of adventures.

Also, if they disappear, it's a long time before they are missed. In fact, there is a fair bit or mirroring going on here. His father was an abusive alcoholic.

While Jack is not yet the monster his father was, he is also an alcoholic with abusive tendencies. I never had a father in the house.

My mother raised my brother and I alone. One reason I wanted to use booze in the book is that booze has a tendency to fray that leash you have on your temper…For a lot of kids, Dad is the scary guy.

I was kind of feeling my own way in that because I was a father of small children. And one of the things that shocked me about fatherhood was it was possible to get angry at your kids.

I have had the pleasure and I know. Not everything shines here. There are times when five-year-old Danny seems much older than his tender years, even given his extraordinary circumstances.

It struck me as surprising that there is no mention of anyone suggesting that maybe Jack might attend an AA meeting.

But these are like single dead pixels on a large screen. But if you appreciate horror that offers underlying emotional content, and I know you do, my special gift tells me that The Shining is a brilliant example of how a master illuminates the darkness.

Mercedes Just After Sunset Debbie Yep! Stephen King is a true master of scary! Oct 29, AM. Shelves: library. Heck, it's my favorite novel of his to date, although I have a good number of his books to catch up on.

I've found myself overly critical of his work in the past, possibly due to the fact that he's so well known, but I feel it's more been a fault on my end.

Previously I've picked up one of his doorstops at a time I wasn't prepared to fully invest in the time and energy it takes to immerse oneself into his world building and lengthy details.

This time, I was ready. Also, this was only like pages which felt like a novella compared to IT. I'm finally able to understand why so many people hold the standard of traditional horror in comparison to this novel.

Sure, it has all the creepy crawlies and spooky wookies to get your heart racing, but it's so grounded in reality that I had a hard time rationalizing with myself that "it's just a story.

I may be the last person on the planet to have read this book, but just in case I'm not, I wanted to share some of the things that really hit home with me.

Just like IT is, at heart, a disturbing coming-of-age story, The Shining was an impeccable tale of extreme cabin fever with a hefty dose of "the destructive nature of alcoholism".

When you break it down like that, the supernatural elements actually seem to take a backseat to the very real horror of what it's like living with someone struggling through addiction.

I've heard all the stories of how this book helped SK realize his own struggle with alcohol, and I'm inclined to believe it's true as the writing here was heavy laden with emotion and depth.

I apologize for ever calling Mr. King over-hyped. I'm grateful my previous experiences with his wordier novels didn't deter me from finally choosing to read this, as it's a gem of a book and a classic in it's genre.

I still despise Sleeping Beauties though and refuse to change my opinion on the matter. Now- to watch the movie or not?

View all 80 comments. Me again, with another book you should consider picking up, if you haven't yet read this gift to the world.

Easily, one of my top three favorite books of all time. The Shining is a true classic of horror literature. This is one of the most atmospheric books I have ever read , with The Overlook Hotel , ultimately becoming a character in its own right.

There are so many chilling moments from crazed topiary animals, to haunted ele Hi. There are so many chilling moments from crazed topiary animals, to haunted elevators, and evil playground equipment.

Sounds intriguing, doesn't it? Read it! Read it now! Meg's Advice: Best read on a cold, windy night when you are home alone and there is the slight possibility that you may lose power.

Candles burning are a must for this one! View all 40 comments. Jamie My favorite book by King. Such a classic! Would love to visit the Overlook hotel some day!

Have you read Dr. It's the sequel. Not really the sa My favorite book by King. Not really the same eerie dynamic though. Not Jamie wrote: "My favorite book by King.

Mar 05, Anne rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Drunk fathers who want to feel good about themselves.

Recommended to Anne by: Jeff. Shelves: classics , horror , jeff-is-an-ass , thriller-suspense , buddy-read , kindle , ghost-story , read-in , paranormal.

Is this horror? I'm genuinely asking here because I'm not a horror aficionado, so I don't know what all constitutes that genre. To a layman like myself, IT was horror because it scared the piss out of me and I couldn't sleep without the lights on for a while.

The Shining is more like a Spooky Family Drama. Yeah, yeah, there at the end things got a little hairy, but it was still mostly a human trotting around getting all stabby.

Now, I say mostly because good old Jack is getting some help from a c Is this horror? Now, I say mostly because good old Jack is getting some help from a couple of freaky paranormal spectres and In an effort to be transparent, I feel like I should mention that I've never actually watched the movie that was based on this bestselling novel.

My husband who has long since stopped being surprised by me gasped out loud when I told him that a few days ago.

So, I'm guessing from his reaction that I'm probably in the minority. Now, normally, whether or not you've seen the movie doesn't matter at all, but this is a pretty iconic movie we're talking about, so even without having seen it, I kind of knew the plot a bit and of course knew who acted the starring roles.

I know, I know. None of that matters at all when you're talking about a book. But I just thought it might be relevant because the movie is so incredibly well known that even peasants like myself who haven't seen it, immediately recognize certain images from the film.

King's Jack was a handsome young guy who was married to a beautiful woman. Now, Shelly Duval is a fine actor and so is Nicholson. I was just surprised to find out that the characters in the book were hotties.

I've heard the book and movie are very different in a lot of ways, but that both are good if taken separately.

I'm planning to rent the movie soon and find out. The gist is that there's this guy Jack who made a few mistakes because he was a bit boozy, and is now trying to go straight and get it together for his family.

He's a bit of a pompous ass, truth be told. One of those people who feel as though everyone around them just doesn't understand their tortured genius, you know?

But he's not just that guy. Which is where King's brilliance as a writer comes in. He doesn't make Jack the bad guy , he makes Jack a guy.

He's trying. He's trying so hard to stay on the wagon, he's trying so hard to be a better husband, and he's trying so hard to be the father Danny deserves.

And if he hadn't landed a job at a fucking Haunted Hotel, I truly believe he would have made it work. Or maybe not. Regardless, Jack is only one of the important characters in this Hallmark Family Movie Channel story.

You also have Jack's sweet and beautiful if a bit too mousy and faithful to the old fucker wife, Wendy. And, of course, their little son, Danny.

Danny has The Shine. Do you know how many years this has been subconsciously niggling at my brain? Well, neither do I.

But when fellow psychic, mind reader, and hotel employee, Dick Hallorann, tells Danny what rooms to avoid over the winter because he can feel Danny's super-bright Shine?

It was like a puzzle I didn't even know I was trying to solve clicked into place! It was one of those moments you have where you suddenly realize that there's one less thing you don't know.

For one brief second, I felt like the universe had given me a high-five I hadn't asked for and then didn't even pull away at the last second.

So, what happens when you toss a recovering alcoholic with a penchant towards abusive behavior, an overly-optimistic woman who tends to flutter instead of walk, and a 5 year old who can tell what they are both thinking, inside of a hotel that basically wants to eat them?

Well, I don't want to spoil anything for the 3 people who don't know how all this turns out, but Good stuff.

I'm glad my pals forced me once again outside my comfort zone. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.

The urge to tumble her out of bed, naked, bewildered, just beginning to wake up; to pounce on her, seize her neck like the green limb of a young aspen and to throttle her, thumbs on windpipe, fingers pressing against the top of her spine, jerking her head up and ramming it back down against the floorboards, again and again, whamming, whacking, smashing, crashing.

Jitter and jive, baby. Shake, rattle, and roll. He would make her take her medicine. Every drop. Every last bitter drop.

Jack Torrance makes the case that because he is an educated man he is better suited for the job. He gets bored. Nothing to do but bitch at his wife and nag at the kids and drink.

So he drinks himself to sleep and wakes up with a hangover. He gets edgy. He has a double helix of trouble an alcohol problem intertwined with a really nasty temper.

He has lost jobs. He has beaten a young man senseless. Jack is always sorry. Jack playing Jack When not drinking he wipes his lips so often he makes them bleed.

I remember distinctly peering at the syllabus and seeing Steinbeck, Faulkner, Hemingway and Fitzgerald among others. It was the canon of American Literature about to be explored by some of us in depth and by some of us only by way of Cliff Notes or Sparks Notes.

Some in the class I could almost pick them out by their shiny perfect teeth, which I found abhorrently boring like trees planted in perfect rows, belonged to the Greek Houses and would be showing up to class only to turn in their papers carefully culled from the vast files of papers written by past Sorority Sisters or Fraternity Brothers who had received As in this class for their efforts.

Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway. He developed cross genre appeal bringing horror forward from being a subspecies of science-fiction and away from residing in a spinner rack of books at the back of the bookstore for those social abnormals dressed all in black.

The teacher also looked mildly disappointed. I could tell she was hoping to see blood in the water and I failed to be the shark she thought me to be.

He has legions of fans. He makes millions every time he puts out a new book which feels like four times a year.

The problem is he is a genius. He is a genius storyteller. Someone on GR made the really good point that Stephen King does not need him to buy and read his books.

He has writer friends, below the radar, that need his support more. They would come into the bookstore and hound us for the release date of the next Stephen King.

I would sweep my hand grandly through the air and point out several other authors that may fill the time between King novels.

They simply were not interested. The thing of it is I used to love being one of those scruffy minded individuals that are always trying to find the next great writer before anyone else.

It was a well educated lot to say the least. I thought my days of selling King were over Customers with wire rimmed glasses and elbow patches on their tweed jackets would bring up these academic books so obscure that I had no idea we even had them in the store, and invariably in the pile somewhere would be a Stephen King novel.

The Red Death held sway over all! If people are thinking about something intently, Danny can read their thoughts. He also has an invisible friend named Tony who can take him places, a bit more elaborate than my invisible friend Beauregard.

What a dud he turned out to be. Danny loves his father, actually more than his mother Wendy, which is such a painful realization for her.

She has stood in the breach. As the malevolent force at the hotel begins to exert more and more influence on Jack and Danny she is relatively unaffected by hallucinatory thoughts.

The interesting subtext of this novel is that Jack thinks the hotel is after him. It wants me the most, but it will take all of us. Another interesting aspect of the book is the fact that most people will not be affected by the ghostly influences of the hotel unless they have an imaginative brain to start with.

They must have a mind open enough to hear the voices and realize the possibility that they may be real. I know this story. While reading this book I was on the edge of my seat.

My pulse rate elevated. My mind buzzing with lizard brain flight or fight responses. This guy King knows how to tell a story.

I was right there with the characters feeling the thud of the roque mallet and the grind of my broken ribs. Stephen King is a cultural geek of the first order.

He enjoys reading and promoting writers. He is a self-made man. A man blessed and haunted by a vivid imagination. He gets big points from me for mentioning Welcome to Hard Times and also McTeague two books that are members of my favorite obscure literature list.

I like it when a writer tells us what his characters are reading. I also have The Saint queued up starring Roger Moore.

I have fond memories of watching that show as a child late at night in the summer time. There has been a hue and cry from his fan base for Stephen King's work to be looked on as literary classics.

They feel he is not given the respect he deserves for being a great writer. He is accessible to the average reader, and yet; somehow, puts the right hooks in his writing to please the elevated reader.

We do him a disservice, I feel, to try to make him into something he is not. That said, probably the best of King will be read years from now.

He is the consummate storyteller still enamored with the unknown and the unknowable. He has a childlike wonder for the world and I for one will make a bigger effort to see the world more often through his eyes.

Jul 31, Lyn rated it it was amazing. About as perfect a haunted house story as can be, King was at his best here.

It's as though he built a haunted house and then filled every nook and cranny with detail. King is also at his best in regard to characterization, all well rounded and complete, we know family relationships, group dynamics, all the old hidden buried fears.

King touches base with psychological elements, theological, metaphysical, spiritual, and cryptic aspects of a ghost story to wrap the reader in a blanket of horror.

Kubrik's film grasps the psychological elements of the book and delivers an extra large thin crust The Works pizza of haunted house horror.

Jack Nicholson's portrayal of Jack Torrance is still the defining image of this tortured man. While some critics have derided the slow pace of the film atypical for jump-out-and-yell-BOO!

King himself has attributed mixed emotions to the film as an adaptation, but has consistently agreed that the imagery of an internal struggle with the dark side of Jack's psyche is a contribution to the horror film genre.

King also disagreed with the casting of Nicholson who too closely identified with insanity due largely to his exceptional work in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.

Interestingly, King himself was battling alcoholism while writing the classic and viewing his work and Kubrik's vision from this perspective adds greater depth to an understanding and appreciation of both.

View all 41 comments. Quite simply put, The Shining is the best horror story I have ever read. It scared the hell out of me.

Over a period of time, I have noticed certain standard "motifs" in horror stories. One of these I call "The Lost Child".

Danny Torrance is such a boy. D Quite simply put, The Shining is the best horror story I have ever read.

Danny can read minds. Danny does not know that he has a gift; he takes it as a matter of course, until Dick Halloran of the Overlook Hotel tells him that he "shines on".

Jack Torrance, Danny's Dad, reformed alcoholic and struggling writer, is trying to put his life back together after a tragedy. He gets what he sees as the ideal chance when he lands the job of caretaker of the Overlook Hotel for the winter.

In the snowed-in hotel with only his son and wife Wendy, Jack assumes that he will get enough quality time to be with his family, patch up old quarrels, and write that breakout novel.

But the Overlook has other plans. The hotel, which feeds on and grows in strength from the evils committed on its premises, wants Danny-permanently-to join its crew of ghostly inhabitants.

And to do that, it needs to get to Jack The novel slowly grows in horror, starting with mild unease, moving up through sweaty palms and dry mouth, to pure, gut-wrenching terror.

Jack's slow slide into madness is paralleled by the growth in power of the hotel's dark miasma, and Danny's extraordinary capabilities.

We are on a roller-coaster ride into darkness. The world of grownups is often frighteningly incomprehensible to young children: these fears seldom die as we grow up, but remain dormant in our psyche.

There are very few of us who does not have a ghost in our childhood somewhere. It is when the writer invokes this ghost that story gets to us.

There are a lot of passages which literally creeped me out in this novel the topiary animals, the fire hose in the corridor, the woman in the bathroom to name a few.

As King has said elsewhere, the monster behind the door is more frightening than the monster slavering at you: this book is full of such monsters.

More importantly, you will keep on remembering your own boogeymen while you are reading; and long after you finish, you will feel the urge to look behind you.

Horror stories are a form of catharsis. As King says, the writer takes you to the body covered under the sheet: you feel it, and are frightened.

At the same time, you are relieved that the body is not you. A true masterpiece. View all 65 comments. I loved the movie so much it makes no sense, but back in the day, not many things make sense to me.

I will have to go back and watch the movie again to see all of the different little changes. Now I know why some things happened.

You know those things, the little things that are only in the head, written in the book, but doesn't show up in the movie part.

I know the book messed with my head but I didn't realize it would make me write that way! I hope anyone reading this can understand what I meant.

I really did enjoy the book, although I did feel a bit crazier than I am at times with all of the voices in everyone's head!

I didn't want to read that part and lo and behold, it didn't happen! The ending in the book was a lot better than the movie. Once again, I really did enjoy this book and look forward to reading and re-reading more of the golden oldies!

View all 32 comments. Check it out to figure out which ones rock and which is the dud! With special guest - Tucker Almengor! 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 c 3. What could go wrong? Light, of my life. I'm not gonna hurt ya.

I'm just going to bash your brains in. 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.

View all 5 comments. Aug 30, Ahmad Sharabiani rated it really liked it Shelves: horror , fiction , mystery , paranormal , 20th-century , adult.

Published in The Shining mainly takes place in the fictional Overlook Hotel, an isolated, haunted resort hotel located in the Colorado Rockies.

Jack Torrance, his wife Wendy, and their five-year-old son Danny move into the hotel after Jack accepts the position as winter caretaker.

Jack is an aspiring writer and recovering alcoholic with anger issues which, prior to the story, had caused him to accidentally break Danny's arm and lose his position as a teacher after assaulting a student.

Jack hopes that the hotel's seclusion will help him reconnect with his family and give him the motivation needed to work on a play. Danny, unknown to his parents, possesses psychic abilities referred to as "the shining" that enable him to read minds and experience premonitions as well as clairvoyance.

The Torrances arrive at the hotel on closing day and are given a tour by the manager. They meet Dick Hallorann, the chef, who also possesses similar abilities to Danny's and helps to explain them to him, giving Hallorann and Danny a special connection.

The remaining staff and guests depart the hotel, leaving the Torrances alone in the hotel for the winter.

View all 6 comments. Ghosts are too. They live inside of us, and sometimes, they win. On this reread, however, my socks were well and truly blown off and I had an entirely different experience.

On my first read, I was impatient. This time around I was emotionally involved. They needed the money, they really had nothing else to go back to.

One scene in particular left me feeling claustrophobic and breathless, and I regretted reading it one night before bed when I was home alone.

He is a complex character and it is difficult to know whether we are to sympathise with him or not.

I shed a little tear towards the end, because I think in spite of all he has done, he does love his son - he was just the perfect prey for the Overlook to get its claws into.

View all 18 comments. This is basically just another haunted house story Though his tendency to overwrite shows too, a little editing would have made it even better by cutting out superfluous pages, nothing wrong in being succinct.

If you like ghouls, strange apparitions , an atmosphere thick with foreboding this ride will satisfy, not to mention the continuous party in the Colorado Lounge, where drinks are on the house, with Llo This is basically just another haunted house story If you like ghouls, strange apparitions , an atmosphere thick with foreboding this ride will satisfy, not to mention the continuous party in the Colorado Lounge, where drinks are on the house, with Lloyd the perpetually agreeable gentleman presiding A vague bartender who knows how to mix them, wild, crazy , raucous "people" inside, and noisy scenes happening frequently, sounds like fun Now to begin, John "Jack" Torrance has a little drinking problem, a falling down drunk, to be honest, it wouldn't matter much to anyone, except he is married with a lovely wife Wendy and a good son Danny age five, he the kid, sees things though The parents are in their late twenties, Jack has recently lost his job teaching at a prep school , an English instructor in New England, very appropriate.

What is not, beating up a spoiled rich student damaging his old car, Jack has a bad temper obviously , and gives no mercy. Let go by the school he desperately needs another job quickly, this is where the ancient Overlook Hotel, in the high Rocky Mountains of Colorado, over 10, feet in elevation, becomes important.

Jack's best friend Albert Shockley a wealthy man, obtains him the caretaker position there in the winter, he is part owner and fellow lush.

A new start for the aspiring writer; five months in isolation with only his rattled family , the roads become impassable because of heavy snows, often blizzards strike the area, Mr.

Torrance has the time now to finish his play, that will solve all the difficulties. Nevertheless the Overlook has other ideas not so nice, room for instance, nor is it the only one , the sinister hotel elevator disturbs the occupants, a free spirit , which makes a quite chilling situation there.

The three humans in the creepy building, months alone, can cause some to become unbalanced, even maniacal, as the temperature drops and the snowflakes fall, tense Wendy feels uneasy Terrific novel and the little child, Daniel Danny his invisible, unearthly friend, the aloof Tony , dominates the preceding, they are rather a peculiar pair However in reality and shall I write these words View all 21 comments.

Ok, Mr. Jack Torrence, The man who was going to live by his wits You, Sir, took the joy out of crunching those little squares.

Great characters- storytelling- thriller by a master. I can see Ok, Mr. I can see why readers get hooked on King. Huge thanks to Zoey!!!!!! An adrenaline rush!!!!!

Off for a long Sat. View all 68 comments. Nov 22, Matt rated it it was amazing Shelves: classic-novels , horror.

At his left hand was a bowl for peanuts — now empty, of course. All the same, a bitterly powerful wave of nostalgia swept over him, and the physical craving for a drink seemed to work itself up from his belly to his throat to his mouth and nose, shriveling and wrinkling the tissues as it went, making them cry out for something wet and long and cold.

None of them are as terrifying as the excruciating battle fought between the ears of an alcoholic. That man is Jack Torrance, a gifted writer who has squandered his talent with booze and a bad temper.

He and his family — wife Wendy, young son Danny — are wintering at the Overlook, a hotel in the Colorado mountains with a long and checkered past.

Jack has been given a job as the caretaker of the Overlook. All he has to do is keep the rooms heated, provide basic upkeep, and make minor repairs.

He thinks the job will give him plenty of time to finish the play he has been laboring on. The only trick is the isolation.

Once the snows move in, they will make the winding mountain roads impassable. The Overlook will be cut off. The genius of The Shining is the simplicity of its setting.

Isolated location. Spirit infested living accommodations. Precocious child. All these story elements are exceedingly familiar.

King is at the height of his powers in his evocation of Jack. He makes visceral the taste of crushed aspirin, the piercing headaches, the desperate thirst for a drink.

Jack is a complex character, at once a loving husband, a doting father, a grade-A prick, and a self-destructive wreck. King is known for outsized epics with dozens of characters.

Here, he pares things down to four main players. King cleverly utilizes a third-person limited viewpoint, which allows him a tell the story through several eyes, giving him the ability to both widen and narrow the focus at his whim.

After Jack, Danny is the most important figure. The ability to predict the future is not his best talent, though.

If it was, the story would have turned out differently. He is methodical in building this limited world the Overlook, the town of Sidewinder and sketching its handful of characters.

His plotting takes a bit of time, but there is a reason. Take, for instance, an early scene in which Jack and Wendy take Danny to a psychiatrist.

The value of keeping it, though, is that it more firmly roots the proceedings in the actual world. Eventually, King cuts loose and unleashes all manner of insanity.

Some of it, frankly, is a bit goofy. However, all the work he has done setting up his endgame paid off.

I believed so much that I didn't bat an eye once the hotel came — for lack of a better phrase — to life. The Shining is a slow simmering tale that eventually explodes in the unrestrained violence and gore that has made King wealthy beyond imagining.

Of course, compared to some of his other titles, The Shining is practically subtle. I appreciated the slow turning of the screws, the gradual accretion of detail, the building of tension before it all boils over.

Jack Nicholson plays Jack Torrance as already half-crazy by the time the title card is shown. He does. The novel, as is often the case, is far superior.

The book version of Jack Torrance is far different from his cinematic shadow. He begins as a deeply flawed man with an ugly past, a serious addiction, and a nasty streak a mile wide.

But he is also a man who loves — or believes he loves — his wife and child. King paints an indelible portrait.

Jack chewing Excedrin after Excedrin. Jack wiping his lips till they bleed. Jack trying to distract himself from the thought of a drink. Jack trying to reconcile the man he wanted to be with the man he has demonstrated to the world.

This is a fully realized and unforgettable character. A skill, perhaps, that is sometimes overlooked. So far, my favorite has been Pet Sematary , where King uses a ghoulish conceit an Indian burial ground that can bring the dead back to life to explore a very real human concern loss and grief.

He touched such powerful chords with that book that I hesitate to ever open it again. An artist of the first order.

Not just a top-notch storyteller. Not just a guy with an incredible imagination. But a bona fide literary master. A lot of wacky and macabre things happen at the Overlook during the course of The Shining.

The tension, the shocks, the slow revelation of the lurking terror, are all things that will keep you turning pages with increasing rapidity.

But the reason this is unforgettable is the framework that King builds upon. The horror of the supernatural is not nearly so deep and so dread as that which passes between flawed human beings.

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