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Still Holds Up
Reviewed in the United States on December 12, 2018
I read this masterpiece back when originally released. Following that, I have watched the Kubrick movie every Halloween since its release on DVD sometime last century. Love both. The book is dark and the movie captures the required essence, but the book gets deeper into Jack's mind which is not a fun place. The book and movie conflict on room #'s 217 vs. 237, and Wendy's hair color, which I have embedded as that of Ms. Duvall's. And anyone interested will find on the inter-web a plethora of reasons these were changed from book to movie. Fun stuff. If you have never read the Shining, please give yourself a gift and read it if you enjoy horror. And if you haven't read it this century, try it again, as it may very well scare you in new ways. I live in Maine and while SK is our scary hero, he is also a great neighbor in our state.