Dusty Reads (3)

Dusty Reads is a weekly meme, hosted by Giselle at Xpresso Reads, about books that have been sitting unread on your shelf at home for a long time.

My pick this week:

The Shining
by Stephen King

Danny is only five years old but in the words of old Mr Hallorann he is a ‘shiner’, aglow with psychic voltage.

When his father becomes caretaker of the Overlook Hotel, Danny’s visions grow out of control.

As winter closes in and blizzards cut them off, the hotel seems to develop a life of its own. It is meant to be empty. So who is the lady in Room 217 and who are the masked guests going up and down in the elevator? And why do the hedges shaped like animals seem so alive?

Somewhere, somehow there is an evil force in the hotel – and that too is beginning to shine.

I bought this quite a few years ago, read up to chapter four and just… stopped. I’m not sure why but this is a habit I have with Stephen King’s books. I get relatively far and then start reading something else (I read up to chapter 3 of The Green Mile and past halfway of The Dead Zone and had to take them back to the library, the never took them out again). I have vowed to myself that I will get through this, mainly because the film is on my Watchlist and I don’t like leaving books unfinished.

Have you read The Shining?

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