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The Shining by Stephen King

Read The Shining online free The Shining is a 1977 horror novel by American author Stehen King. The title The Shining was inspired by the John Lennon song "Instant Karma!", which contained the line "We all shine on…". The Shining was Stephen King's third published novel, and first hardback bestseller. The success of the book The Shining firmly established Stephen King as a preeminent author in the horror genre. A film based upon the book, The Shining directed by Stanley Kubrick, was released in 1980. The book The Shining was later adapted into a television mini-series in 1997.
The book The Shining is dedicated to Stephen King's son, Joseph: "This is for Joe Hill King, who shines on."
Jack Torrance is a temperamental alcoholic and aspiring writer.
He is trying to rebuild his life after previously breaking his son Danny's arm in a drunken rage and assaulting a pupil at a Vermont prep school where he was a teacher. After losing his teaching position and giving up drinking, Jack accepts a job as a winter caretaker at the large, isolated Overlook Hotel in Colorado to rebuild his life with his family and write a new play. Jack, his wife Wendy, and their clairvoyant son, Danny, move into the Overlook. Danny's clairvoyance makes him sensitive to supernatural forces. Shortly after the family's initial arrival at the hotel, Danny and the hotel chef, Dick Hallorann, talk privately to discuss Danny's talent and the hotel's sinister nature. Dick informs Danny that he shares Danny's abilities (though to a lesser degree), as did Dick's grandmother, who called it "shining". (Summary by Wikipedia)

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