The Shining

What a pleasure to finally read this, after seeing so many filmed versions!

The book is much better paced than any other versions I have seen – it builds more gradually so the fact that the Torrence family actually stays in the haunted Overlook Hotel, is much more believable.

Also, Danny is really our main character here, a fact we might miss with the strength of that Jack Nicholson performance!

A lot of changes between this and the Kubrik version mentioned above – and as in most cases, the book is more believeable; although I believe the film is definitely scarier!

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