A man takes a job as a caretaker of an old hotel in Colorado. He takes his family with him and weird things start to happen to them all during the long winter. Is the hotel haunted or is the caretaker just going insane? A great read. An oldie but goodie.
unlike the movie, this book goes into great detail.If you watched the movie, this book version will answer many questions that the movie didnt go into. I read this book solely in work..at home, i kept hearing the things that go bump in the dark. It will send shivers up your spine! Its a Stephen king classic! Worth the read!
Love, Love, Love this book! I picked it up after our trip to Colorado, and a wedding at the Stanley hotel where King allegedly wrote the novel. I think having been in the hotel and taking a tour intensified the feeling of the book and I was able to picture the places described. I read it then passed it on to everyone in the family that took the tour, and re read it several times! It's a classic, I think some of Kings best work.
I am not a huge King fan (I've read a few things) but I've always been curious about this book. Excellent, but disturbing. Just glad I didn't have weird dreams...there were nights I was reading right before bed.
I am an avid fan of Stephen king and have a copy of almost all of his books as my disposal. The shining in general most definitely makes an impression. It sticks with you on a psychological level, not so much due to the horror content, as to how much we can relate to the characters.
I found that this book stayed with me long after I finished its last page. I highly recommend it. Enjoy!