The Shining, Week 1

Welcome to Week 1 of the Online Book Club discussion of The Shining by Stephen King. 

The Online Book Club, if you've never joined us before, is a book discussion group that takes place entirely online. Each week, I write a new blog post that talks about different aspects of the book, and you can interact directly with me and other readers by leaving your comments. Check back each week and see what new topics we're talking about.

The Shining is a story about a family who go to manage a remote inn during the winter. The scenery is idyllic, but once winter sets in, the family is completely alone and isolated in the mountains. Once terrible forces start to show themselves at the inn, the family begins to spiral into chaos. Will they make it through the winter season?

If you want to follow along with us but you aren't interested in reading the book, you could always watch the movie version starring Jack Nicholson. Check out the trailer above for the television adaptation if you want to get a feel for the series. Feel free to still leave comments on the blog posts, even if you're only watching the series and not reading the book.

We'll read the first 19 chapters for next week, so make sure to read those before checking the next blog post! I can't wait to hear your thoughts in the comments!