Tuesday, October 11, 2011
The Shining by Stephen King
My old post for The Shining was unnecessarily verbose and boring, so I decided to make a podcast out of it.
Listen to it here.
If you don't feel up for it, here's the short version.
It's a classic for a good reason. King has a powerful grip on characterization.
Jack Torrance is an entitled, angry, self-pitying dick. I don't understand how Stephen King expects us to have sympathy for him.
I didn't buy that Wendy would have stayed with him.
And hedge monsters aren't scary.
Seriously, just listen to the podcast.