Synopses & Reviews
First published in 1977, The Shining quickly became a benchmark in the literary career of Stephen King. This tale of a troubled man hired to care for a remote mountain resort over the winter, his loyal wife, and their uniquely gifted son slowly but steadily unfolds as secrets from the Overlook Hotel's past are revealed, and the hotel itself attempts to claim the very souls of the Torrance family. Adapted into a cinematic masterpiece of horror by legendary director Stanley Kubrick -- featuring an unforgettable performance by a demonic Jack Nicholson -- The Shining stands as a cultural icon of modern horror, a searing study of a family torn apart, and a nightmarish glimpse into the dark recesses of human weakness and dementia.
About the Author
is the author of more than fifty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. His recent novel 11/22/63
was named a top ten book of 2011 by The New York Times Book Review
and won the Los Angeles Times
Prize. He is the recipient of the 2003 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. He lives in Bangor, Maine, with his wife, novelist Tabitha King. Campbell Scott
directed the film Off The Map,
and received the best actor award from the National Board of Review for his performance in Roger Dodger.
His other films include The Secret Lives of Dentists, The Dying Gaul, Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle
and Big Night,
which he also co-directed.