In prepration for Doctor Sleep by Stephen King, The Shining is re-issued today with a new cover on it!
I’m always amazed by The Shining. So many people know about the book but have never read it. Stanley Kubrick, thank you for directing a scary damn movie that entered our collective culture and wouldn’t let us sleep at night. For making a movie that millions have watched and re-watched over the years.
For making a movie that keeps some people from even reading the book.
Well, that needs to change. Especially now. It turns out that Stephen King was not done with the story of Danny Torrance, the five-year old character in The Shining that possesses the book title’s power. Doctor Sleep is a sequel, where a middle-aged Dan Torrance is pulled back into the battle between good and evil.
But first, people should read The Shining. Here’s a bit more about it for the two of you in the world who don’t know:
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.
The Shining is a classic. It’s the reason Kubrick’s movie exists at all. And with Doctor Sleep looming on the publishing horizon, now is a good time to read this new edition of The Shining!
So get to reading.
Turn on your shining…