King, Stephen: The Shining

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The Shining By Stephen King Author: Stephen King was born on the 21st of September, 1947 in Portland, Maine. When King was two years old, his father left the family. King won a scholarship award to the University of Maine and later taught English, while his wife, Tabitha, got her degree. The publication of his first novel Carrie and its subsequent film adaptation set him on his way to his present position as the perhaps best selling author of the world. He lives with his wife and their three children in Bangor, Maine, his home state and the place where he feels he really belongs. Summary: The story is about Danny Torrance, a five year old boy who is a shiner . He is able to sense feelings and thoughts of others. When he moves to the Overlook Hotel with his parents Jack and Wendy, where his father is hired as a caretaker, he has a lot of nightmares and visions and in certain rooms he sees horrible things. His invisible playmate , Tony, warns him of this place. The hotel takes possession of Jack Torrance and persuades him to kill his family. But when Danny feels the danger, he calls Dick Hallorann, a friend, via thoughts for help. Dick really receives his message, he finally arrives to help them and the family is able to flee. The Overlook Hotel explodes because Jack has forgotten to dumb the pressure gauge of the boiler heating. He dies in this explosion together with the hotel s evil spirits. Wendy and Danny begin a new life. Characters: Danny is a five year old boy who is ...

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