Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Teaser Tuesday: The Shining

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.
Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
•Grab your current read
•Open to a random page
•Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
•Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
This weeks' teaser comes from The Shining (The Shining #1) by Stephen King:  And in the [VW]bug, which moved upward more surely on the gentler grade, he kept looking out between them as the road unwound, affording occasional glimpses of the Overlook Hotel, its massive bank of westward-looking windows reflecting back the sun.  It was the place he had seen in the midst of the blizzard, the dark and booming place where some hideously familiar figure sought him down long corridors carpeted with jungle.  The place Tony had warned him against.  It was here.  It was here.  Whatever Redrum was, it was here. (p. 64) 
This piece is from Danny's perspective.  I've been in love with the original movie, The Shining, since I was a teenager (too many years ago...lol).  I loved Jack Nicholson's performance...really epic!  So, I finally decided to purchase the book and read it to see how closely the movie followed the book.  So far, it's been amazingly close to the storyline and I'm really enjoying it.  Danny's perspectives are usually the eeriest, especially since he's a five-year-old with this strange ability.  And from the very first page, I could see Jack Nicholson grinning crazily out of the pages, so I believe Hollywood cast him perfectly, as well as casting Wendy and Danny perfectly!  Anyway, a great book so far and if you have never seen the movie, please give it a try...it truly is a classic!
Have anything to tease me with?
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  1. Oh, creepy! I avoid terror novels completely and have never read anything by Stephen King. My teasers this week are from Aurelia by Anne Osterlund and Dying to Tell by Rita Herron. Happy reading and happy holidays!

    1. I can appreciate that, Kathy. It's definitely not a genre for everybody! Thanks so much for stopping by! :)