This sequel to The Shining imagines where Danny would be as an adult. Would he still have the shining? Would he have found the success that his father never found? Would he ever recover from the absolute horror he experienced as a child?
I only read (via audiobook) The Shining last year and loved it, and so approached this with some trepidation. Being Stephen King, I knew it was going to be a good book, regardless of whether I enjoyed it. I thought he found a really good balance between the old book and this story, and tied both together through place and through the concept of ‘the shine’. I didn’t love it, but I did enjoy it, and it was good to get some further closure on the life of young Danny.