The Shining

Sat 13 February 2021 by Thejaswi Puthraya

"The Shining" by Stephen King was a difficult novel to read. Not because of the writing but from the disturbing recollections of events by Danny, a central character in the book who is gifted with clairvoyance, a trait referred to as "The Shining".

Jack, his wife Wendy and Danny their son are off to the Overlook hotel located in a remote part in the winter to look after it while it is shut down to guests from the heavy snow. Jack had thrown away his promising writing career due to alcoholism. He has one last chance to prove himself and he hopes that the secluded location and the idyllic environs will help him recover and provide inspiration to complete his writing.

But things don't go as per plan.