THE SHINING BOOK
The Shining is a horror novel by American author Stephen King. Published in , it is King's third published novel and first hardback bestseller: the success of. Start by marking “The Shining (The Shining, #1)” as Want to Read: Jack Torrance's new job at the Overlook Hotel is the perfect chance for a fresh start. The slow progression of insanity with Jack Torrance was one of the best things about this book. The Shining is the third book published by Stephen King; it is his third novel. The book was published by Doubleday in January 28, This classic novel is.
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The Shining by Stephen King, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. The Shining is the story of Jack Torrance, who is employed as the caretaker of the gargantuan Overlook Hotel in Colorado one winter. Moving. resourceone.info: The Shining (): Stephen King: Books.
Jack attempts to break the door with the mallet, but Wendy slashes his hand with a razor blade to deter him. Meanwhile, Hallorann has received a psychic distress call from Danny while working at a winter resort in Florida. Hallorann rushes back to the Overlook, only to be attacked by the topiary animals and severely injured by Jack.
As Jack pursues Danny through the Overlook and corners him on the hotel's top floor, he briefly gains control of himself and implores Danny to run away after Danny stands his ground and denounces Jack as a mask and false face worn by the hotel.
The hotel takes control of Jack again, making him violently batter his own face and skull into ruin with the mallet, destroying the last vestiges of Jack and leaving a being controlled by the hotel's own malevolent "manager" personality.
Remembering that Jack has neglected to relieve the pressure on the hotel's unstable boiler, Danny informs the hotel that it is about to explode.
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As Danny, Wendy, and Hallorann flee, the hotel-creature rushes to the basement in an attempt to vent the pressure, but it is too late and the boiler explodes, killing Jack and destroying the Overlook.
Fighting off a last attempt by the hotel to possess him, Hallorann guides Danny and Wendy to safety. The book's epilogue is set during the next summer. Hallorann, who has taken a chef's job at a resort in Maine , comforts Danny over the loss of his father as Wendy recuperates from the injuries Jack inflicted on her.
After writing Carrie and 'Salem's Lot , which are both set in small towns in King's native Maine, King was looking for a change of pace for the next book.
They were the only two guests in the hotel that night.
This is where room comes from in the book. In , King started a novel entitled Darkshine, which was to be about a psychic boy in a psychic amusement park, but the idea never came to fruition and he abandoned the book.
During the night at the Stanley, this story came back to him. They were offered one choice for dinner, the only meal still available.
Taped orchestral music played in the room and theirs was the only table set for dining. So the music is echoing down the hall, and, I mean, it was like God had put me there to hear that and see those things. And by the time I went to bed that night, I had the whole book in my mind". He ended up in the bar and was served drinks by a bartender named Grady.
He was being chased by a fire-hose.
I woke up with a tremendous jerk, sweating all over, within an inch of falling out of bed. I got up, lit a cigarette, sat in a chair looking out the window at the Rockies, and by the time the cigarette was done, I had the bones of the book firmly set in my mind.
Wendy and Danny drag into the kitchen, locking him into the walk-in pantry, but the ghost of Delbert Grady , a former caretaker who murdered his family and then committed suicide, releases him.
Wendy discovers that they are completely isolated at the Overlook, since Jack has sabotaged the hotel's snowmobile, smashed the CB radio in the office and a hard winter storm has arrived, burying the only road to the hotel under several feet of snow.
She and Jack battle. Jack strikes Wendy with one of the hotel's croquet mallets, breaking three ribs, a leg, and one vertebra in her back. Wendy stabs Jack in the small of his back with a large butcher knife, then crawls away to the caretaker's suite and locks herself in the bathroom, with the injured and bleeding Jack in pursuit.
Hallorann, working at a winter resort in Florida, hears Danny's psychic call for help and rushes back to the Overlook. Hallorann's journey to Colorado is fraught with danger and obstacles, the chief being the intense snowstorm.
Along the way, Hallorann nearly runs off the road. A friendly plow driver pulls Hallorann's car back onto the road.
Hallorann discovers that the plow driver is also a person who "shines" and he loans the cook his pair of handmade mittens for the trip. After several more hours of treacherous car and snowmobile travel through the Colorado Rockies, Dick finally arrives at the hotel and enters the main lobby. Jack leaves Wendy in the bathroom and ambushes Hallorann with the roque mallet, shattering his jaw and giving him a concussion, before setting off after Danny.
Danny distracts Jack by saying "You're not my daddy," having realized that the Overlook had completely taken over Jack by playing on his alcoholism.
Jack temporarily regains control of himself and tells Danny, "Run away.
And remember how much I love you," before the hotel forces Jack to strike himself in the face with the croquet mallet. Danny suddenly remembers that they are in much more drave danger: Though the Jack-thing opens the valve to relieve the pressure, the boiler still explodes, destroying the Overlook. The building's spirit makes one last desperate attempt to possess Hallorann and make him kill Danny and Wendy, but he shakes it off and brings them to safety.
Wendy is nearby recovering from her injuries but looks older and more haggard for the experience. Danny's line gets a bite, which makes him and Dick happy. Danny's middle name is Anthony; his imaginary friend's name is Tony. This alludes to the idea that "Tony" is actually Danny as a grown up. In the movie based on this book, Delbert Grady is named "Charles Grady". Dick Hallorann appears in a flashback scene in Stephen King's novel It. The audiobook version of The Shining was read by Campbell Scott, who also read the audiobook version of Cell.
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This book is a masterpiece and i thoroughly advise you to read it. And stay far, far away from Kubrick's 'adaptation' to the movies.
That piece of film should have never been allowed to hold the book's title. Don't watch it.
Don't let it ruin this wonderful experience. Much love.Off for a long Sat. View all 43 comments.
Well, umm, I guess I read Little Women more than once. King found work in the kitchens of Pineland, a nearby residential facility for the mentally challenged. It remains a very scary story.
There are so many differences between Stephen King’s The Shining and Stanley Kubrick’s film
The novel was also adapted into the opera of the same name in Hallorann's journey to Colorado is fraught with danger and obstacles, the chief being the intense snowstorm. I remember moments from both, where neither medium is more valid than the other. I know this story.