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The Shining - 1) Part One: Prefatory Matters - Chapters 1 Job Interview, 2 Boulder and 3 Watson Summary & Analysis

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A boy’s special perception and a possessed hotel interact with deadly results in the novel “The Shining” by Stephen King. Five-year-old Danny Torrence and his parents, Jack and Wendy, are spending the winter at a resort high in the Colorado mountains. It is Jack’s last chance at a job to get his writing and teaching career back on track. Instead of concentrating on his writing, Jack is distracted by the history of the hotel which includes questionable management, suicide and murder. As Jack becomes more and more obsessed with the hotel, he becomes its possession. He even tries to follow through with its demand to kill his wife and son. It is the hotel’s one weak spot, its aging boiler, that allows Danny and his mother, along with his friend Hallorann, to get out of...

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