The Shining was an incredible novel. I think it may actually be my favorite Stephen King novel so far. I loved the story and I loved the writing. I find Stephen King to have such a unique writing style. It's as if he breaks all the rules of how a normal writer crafts their literature. He describes "things" in a way no other human being would ever think of. Several times I was forced to put the book down and just think to myself what an incredible gift this man has. He really was born with an amazing talent. Thank God he discovered it.