• Jessie Wolf

The Shining by Stephen King

Updated: Jul 21, 2020

Having had the book sold to me as iconic terror I found I was very disappointed with the book. I did not find the book scary, really at all, and I think there were a lot of missed opportunities to make it truly terrifying. The story itself was fairly interesting but it was a little too farfetched for my tastes. The characters were really the only redeeming feature to this book and even then some of them, for example Wendy Torrance, got to be rather grating at some points.

I'm not sure if it was all the hype around this book or if I'm too cynical but I was very disappointed with this book.

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