It doesn’t compare to The Shining but it’s as good as its sequel could be.
You can’t help but be a little disappointed at the way Danny turned out and I personally could not sympathize with him as much as I did with his father Jack, but it is understandable because it was written in completely different times in the author’s life.
In my opinion, it still deserves the 5 stars because you just can’t put it down. Also, one very positive thing is that it can be read and enjoyed even if you have not read The Shining. It stands on its own and is quite enthralling.
Read in January 2014
Review posted on August 9th 2014