The Shining is a wonderful mash-up of stories: haunted house (the hotel is a really big house for the Torrance family), extra-sensory perception, family dynamics in an extreme isolation experience, full-on madness. This book has become part of our popular culture. It's still as scary as they come. Recommended By Frank W., Powells.com
Synopses & Reviews
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.
"[King] probably knows more about scary goings-on in confined, isolated places than anybody since Edgar Allan Poe." Entertainment Weekly
"Guaranteed to frighten you into fits....with a climax that is literally explosive." Cosmopolitan
"This chilling novel will haunt you, and make your blood run cold and your heart race with fear." Nashville Banner
"Scary!....Serves up horrors at a brisk, unflagging pace." The New York Times
About the Author
Stephen King is the author of more than fifty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. Among his most recent are 11/22/63; Full Dark, No Stars; Under the Dome; Just After Sunset; Duma Key; Lisey’s Story; Cell; and the concluding novels in the Dark Tower saga: Wolves of the Calla, Song of Susannah, and The Dark Tower. His acclaimed nonfiction book, On Writing, is also a bestseller. He was the recipient of the 2003 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, and in 2007, he received the Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America. He lives in Maine with his wife, novelist Tabitha King.