Monday, December 19, 2011

Constant Reading Project: The Shining

After a brief delay due to actually having the book in question, the Constant Reading Project resumes with The Shining.

Release: January 1977
Pages: 447 (I will be reading a book club edition, so this page count will be what I actually read).
Screen adaptations: 1980, directed by Stanley Kubrick; 1997, directed by Mick Garris (TV).
Connections to other works: quite few, but none that really affect any of the other stories that reference this book.

The Shining, mostly due to its film success, is one of the most parodied of King's work. Any shot of creepy twins at the end of a hallway, crazy person busting through a door a spouting a one-liner, or mention of how all work and no play makes someone crazy are all owed to this book.

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