42% done with The Shining

King really takes the time to make this decent onto whatever the hotel is doing to him believable. Even the phone call, which seems a bit out of the blue, King works the angle of Jack not knowing why he’s doing what he’s doing. It’s impressive how well put together this book is. I also like that (so far) we don’t have real answers here: it’s like an X-Files episode where everything unexplained has 2 explanations.