This is a favorite of mine. I read it all the time. I'm gonna do something here that many "Book people" hate, and discuss the movie. I actually prefer the miniseries that was done in 1997 (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0118460/), because it was kept very close to the book. The Kubrik version is very good, but I did not like Shelley Duvall, and it makes it hard to watch over and over.
As to the book, I like the sometimes stream of consciousness that courses throughout. I love seeing the inner thoughts of the characters, and I like how those get interrupted and changed as the spirits in the hotel take over the minds of the Torrence family.
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