The Shining by Stephen King

A recovering alcoholic accepts a job as a winter caretaker at a remote Colorado hotel, hoping the isolation will help him reconnect with his wife and young son, and work on his writing. However, the hotel has a dark history and a powerful malevolent presence that influences him into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from both past and future. As the winter weather leaves them snowbound, the father's sanity deteriorates, leading to a terrifying climax.

The 201st greatest book of all time


Published
1977
Nationality
American
Type
Fiction
Pages
447-659
Words
163,000
Original Language
English

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