(The Shining #1)
by Stephen King
★ ★ ★
So I was going to initially do a comparison post of the book and movie but I’ve never done that before and I feel like I wouldn’t be good at it so I am just going to do a review of the book. I will say I don’t recommend the movie at all. I don’t think I have ever disliked a movie so much in my life. Anyways on to my thoughts for the book.
It took me pretty much the entire month of March to finish this book. Yes it’s a pretty big book coming in at 683 pages but that’s not why it took me so long. It took me all month to read it because I could only read so much of it before I just completely lost focus and had to put it down for a little bit an read something else. That has to do with Kings writing. He is so descriptive and it was all a little much for me. I mean why do I need to read a full chapter explaining all of the food that was in the kitchen for them to eat? It doesn’t do anything for the story so it could have been left out in my opinion.
It wasn’t creepy to me either. I mean things that are meant to be scary to me usually aren’t because they are usually very predictable and I tend to laugh at them but this being Stephen King I had some pretty hefty expectations. This was my first Stephen King book and I definitely want to read more of his work even though I pretty sure he’s still going to be very descriptive.
Overall I was into the story enough to want to finish it but it was just an ok read for me.