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. But as the harsh winter weather sets in, the idyllic location feels ever more remote…and more sinister. And the only one to notice the strange and terrible forces gathering around the Overlook is Danny Torrance, a uniquely gifted five-year-old.
One of the classic in the horror field now on days. This book is a typical haunted house story which a lot of things go wrong in. However, this whole book have to it an very fun old timey tone to it.
The characters are again very well done. The descriptions and the tone to them are just through the roof. It feels like every character have its own soul in this book and it also feels like every one of these characters in this book are different from each other but at the same time alike at the same time. The characters are just wow and they feel like real people and just fictional characters in a Stephen King book.
The characters are so well done that you cant just don’t like them. The relationship between the characters was also incredible. You can feel the dynamic in all relationships and you can relate to both the relationships and the characters in this book.
The fact that it takes Jack so long time to turn into the psycho who wants to murder his family is amazing. It would have ruin this book if he had turned to the insane psychopath over night.
The thing with this book is the huge involvement of hallucinations ish in this book. Who doesn’t love a doze of hallucinations in books and movies?
In the end it isn’t a great horror story because its not that scary as people claim it is. But the story and overall everything in this book are an amazing piece of art.
Danny is sort of a main character and a lot of this book is written from his perspective. And here is the thing. Everything which happens when you are a child are sort of much scarier than it actually is. However there are times when Danny feels like a complete pain in the ass.
The point that there are very few characters in this book, makes it even more fun to read it. Because you don’t have to remember every character. And as we all know there is much better with having few characters but good characters than a lots of shitty characters who are poorly done. There is around 15 characters in this book,
In the end this book isn’t that scary, for the most part this book about family drama and how someone can go insane if they are isolated.
As someone who had read this book, I can tell you that this book is way overhyped. This book is not that scary and it is not that good as everyone is saying that it is. Of course it is a MUST READ, but let’s not get crazy. This book shows that Stephen King is one of the greatest authors of all times.
There are couple of boring and annoying parts in this book. But for the most part they are survivable. There are parts of this book which could have been cut out because they pretty much put anything to the story of this book.
The writing style itself is on point with Stephen King. Which means that it is advanced and good. It feels like every word was specially chosen to be there.
I give this book 3,5 / 5