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
(Rated on Sep 7, 2013)
Grade: A    (switch to numeric scale)
L/E Ratio: 80% Literature, 20% Entertainment
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Writing Quality:
Low High
Originality:
Low High

Addictiveness:
Low High
Movie Potential:
Low High

Re-readability:
Low High
Sequel Potential:
Low High
Comment:
A very thrilling read. I saw the movie many years before reading and I have to say that the movie does not do this book justice at all. This is on a whole new level of gripping. Great character development, graphic depictions, and it does not tend to ramble as much as King's other works. Worth the read for both horror and non-horror fans!  (+7 votes)