“Redrum," “the twins,” repeated outbursts from the main character — these are all moments in The Shining that will be forever burned into your frontal lobe. Memory, attention span and emotions will be thrown into turmoil as you read one of King’s best. Is this what you want? Yes, it most certainly is what you want.
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.
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About the Author
Date of Birth:September 21, 1947
Place of Birth:Portland, Maine
Education:B.S., University of Maine at Orono, 1970
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