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.
©1977 Stephen King (P)2005 Random House Audio
"A master storyteller." (Los Angeles Times)
"He's the author who can always make the improbable so scary you'll feel compelled to check the locks on the front door." (The Boston Globe)
"Scary!... Serves up horrors at a brisk, unflagging pace." (The New York Times)
this book was incredible, he does an amazing job of keeping you interested in every detail. towards the end I felt like it's got a little corny in places. But overall a great book
After listening to this book, I realize the movie wasn't really that good. Scott is an excellent reader, and his "Jack" voice startled me a time or two! I would recommend this book to any Stephen King fan and any horror movie fan.
This is one of my favorite books of all time, so I figured it'd be worth a shot to hear it read. At first, I wasn't sure that I liked Scott's performance, as I was finding it boring, but that also may be because the first couple chapters of the book are boring. However, once it picked up, it was phenomenal.
Loved it I've seen the movie but books are my passion in usually a time travel reader my husband had suggested to read your novels I've read probably about twenty of them loved them all but the dark towers series
Possibly my favorite book. Absolutely perfectly crafted. Doctor Sleep was a terrible disappointment, but that cannot take anything away from this beautifully written gem.
Like most people I've seen the movie but after reading other reviews saying it was nothing like the movie, I decided to give it a try. I'm not a crazy fan of the movie or anything, I've actually seen it a few times but can't get too into it. ANWAY, the book is so much more interesting and Dark. I did not want this book to end but I will say that it's a bit slow in the beginning. Give it a try!
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