The Shining by Stephen King
Let us guess: Your only interaction with The Shining is Stanley Kubrick’s classic 1980 film. But the original 1977 novel is terrifying in its own right, with enough differences in the movie’s plot to keep even the most diehard Kubrick fans interested from beginning to end. As one of our most prolific (and most successful) working authors, King has a long string of best-selling horror novels under his belt. But The Shining is one of his most enduring works, earning legions of new fans each year. Truthfully, it’s one of his best. King’s sequel to The Shining, Doctor Sleep, is currently being made into a movie starring Ewan McGregor and Rebecca Ferguson, so it’s a good time to catch up on this classic.