A book report on the shining by stephen king

The appearance of the follow up offers a perfect justification for stepping through those bat-wing doors for the first time. I enjoyed it then for its effectiveness in If you have not read The Shining already do not overlook the opportunity presented by the publication of Doctor Sleep, the sequel, to revisit one of the best ghost stories of our time. I enjoyed it then for its effectiveness in telling a scary, no, a very scary story.

A book report on the shining by stephen king

The appearance of the follow up offers a perfect justification for stepping through those bat-wing doors for the first time.

A book report on the shining by stephen king

I enjoyed it then for its effectiveness in If you have not read The Shining already do not overlook the opportunity presented by the publication of Doctor Sleep, the sequel, to revisit one of the best ghost stories of our time. I enjoyed it then for its effectiveness in telling a scary, no, a very scary story.

Reading it now is colored, as is all of life, by our accumulation or lack of accumulation of experience. We see, or appreciate colors, textures, shapes, structures, and feelings with more experienced, educated eyes.

We have seen, or are at least aware of real world things that are scarier than any fictional spectres. So, what does it look like through old, cloudy lenses? It remains a very scary story. But King was using the haunted house trope to look at more personal demons.

And those shine through more clearly now. Jack Torrance is an alcoholic, no question. But one cannot do that to a student, however deserving, and expect to remain employed for long.

His little boy, however, most certainly did not deserve a broken arm. Jack is very remorseful, and wants to make things right. He manages to get a gig taking care of the Overlook Hotel in Colorado over the winter.

The Shining (The Shining, #1) by Stephen King

It will offer him a chance to get something right after a string of getting things wrong, offer a chance to save his marriage, and offer an opportunity to work on his unfinished play.

But a gamble worth taking. And his wife, Wendy, agrees, despite having serious misgivings. There are no attractive alternatives. Of course, we all know that the Overlook is not your typical residence.

Odd things happen, sounds are heard, thoughts from somewhere outside find their way into your mind. Jack is targeted, and boy is he vulnerable.

But five-year-old Danny is the real key here. Danny can not only do a bit of mind-reading, he can also see things that other people cannot. And for a little guy he has a huge talent. He also has an invisible friend named Tony with whom only he can communicate. It is difficult to think about the book without finding our mental screens flickering with the images of Jack Nicholson in full cartoonish psycho rage, the very effective sound of a Big Wheel followed by a steadicam coursing through the long halls of the hotel, and the best casting decision ever in choosing Scatman Crothers to play Dick Halloran.

The differences do require a bit of attention here.Jan 28,  · 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.

A book report on the shining by stephen king

The Shining has , ratings and 17, reviews. Earline said: This scene from Friends pretty much sums up my feelings about this book:Rachel: Hmm. A list of Stephen King's Novels, organized alphabetically.

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Over the years, Stephen King has made his dissatisfaction with Stanley Kubrick‘s adaptation of his novel “The Shining” quite clear. He has said Wendy is “one of the most misogynistic. Doctor Sleep: A Novel (The Shining Book 2) - Kindle edition by Stephen King.

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Master storyteller Stephen King’s terrifying sequel to The Shining—an instant #1 New York Times bestseller that is "[a] vivid frightscape" (The New York Times). On highways across America, a tribe of people called the True Knot travel in search of sustenance.

The Shining (The Shining, #1) by Stephen King