15% done with The Shining

One thing I was really worried about with this book is that I’d never get the movie out of my head, especially Jack Nicholson. In the film I never believed that Nicholson would have had a family like that, he’s just not a loser, but that’s not what Kubrick was going for – the characters were metaphorical, not realistic. The book is much more personal, Jack (Torrance) feels like a real father. I like the alcoholism.