Before Doctor Sleep, there was The Shining, a classic of modern American horror from the undisputed master, Stephen King.
Jack Torrance’s new job at the Overlook Hotel is the perfect chance for a fresh start. As the off-season caretaker at the atmospheric old hotel, he’ll have plenty of time to spend reconnecting with his family and working on his writing. But as the harsh winter weather sets in, the idyllic location feels ever more remote . . . and more sinister. And the only one to notice the strange and terrible forces gathering around the Overlook is Danny Torrance, a uniquely gifted five-year-old.
If you liked the movie...
The book is (obviously) much more thorough in its treatment of the characters and setting than the famous Kubrick film.
If you enjoyed the film, the book is a must-read, filling in many of the gaps presented in the film.
If you didn't like the film, give the book a shot anyway. Supposing you at least liked the premise.
As a standalone work, it's entertaining, but not earth shattering. At ¥500 there's not much to lose, but don't go in expecting literary revolution.