Terrible events occur at an isolated hotel in the off season, when a small boy with psychic powers struggles to hold his own against the forces of evil that are driving his father insane.
January 28, 1977  |  466 pages
(Read from Sep 4, 2013 to Sep 4, 2013)
Grade: A–    (switch to numeric scale)
L/E Ratio: 50% Literature, 50% Entertainment
Writing Quality:
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Movie Potential:
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Sequel Potential:
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Stephen King knows how to put the reader inside a characters head, specifically Danny Torrence and Jack Torrence. The "shining" aspect is so much more than telepathy, it attracts evil and King is the master at terrifying us with evil.  (+6 votes)