Blogmas 2018

Blogmas 2018: Day 25 The Shining by Stephen King

“Monsters are real. Ghosts are too. They live inside of us, and sometimes, they win.”


I finally read The Shining and I really enjoyed it. This is an iconic story to the world of horror and I can understand why. The Hotel is very much alive and it is hungry.

I always believe that the evil is always attracted to the those who are fighting with their own demons and that is why it took hold on Jack. Jack has been battling with his sobriety and his temper but he didn’t know he will be put to the test in this isolated Hotel. However jack is not the only one dealing with a personal problem. Danny his son, is known for his Shine. He can see things others can’t quite understand. He gets visions from “imaginary friend” named Tony. Even though it is hard for anyone to believe what he can see, his parents seem to comprehend that it’s not hallucinations or make believe, they believe him.

The hotel made me think of the Murder house and the hotel from American horror story. So much complexity with the murders and of the people passing in the hotel. The mystery of the hotel is what got Jack hooked and with manipulation from the former caretaker, he had made to believe his family is in the way of his bright future.

Believe it or not, I never understood what REDRUM meant, but now I do. It was so obvious! one thing that came out from the book is that I appreciate this more than the movie, truth be told. There’s gaps that don’t quite explain of what the hotel is really about and the book gives you more details and explanation of what became Jack. And quite frankly, this gave me more understanding of what the shine really was.

I give this book ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ stars. I would definitely recommend this to anyone and to those who didn’t seem to like The Shining, the movie. I know quite a few who told me they didn’t like it because they didn’t get it. Well Susan, just read the book and maybe you’ll get it.


Merry Christmas everyone!

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