I’ve always liked The Shining, the movie version that is. So, I decided it was time to finally read the book. For those who don’t know, The Shining is the story of Jack Torrance, his wife Windy, and his six-year-old son, Danny. Jack gets a job as the winter caretaker of a hotel that closes down for the season. He’s looking for a fresh start, and in the book version, he’s trying to finish writing a play that he’s been working on for some time.