I was listening to Under The Dome (and it wasn't doing it for me). I was also trying out The Stand but I am writing something similar--so I stopped. With every intention giving another writer a try, went to the library and just couldn't resist looking at the K's and there it was! The audio book for Dr. Sleep! I couldn't believe my luck. And of course, he sucked me in his world but I had missing pieces--I never read The Shining. I saw the tail end of the Kubrick movie and one scene from King's tv version. So I stopped listening to Dr. Sleep and went back to the library the next morning and checked out the audio book for the Shining. OMG I love this book! I love Danny! I love Wendy! I especially love Jack. Not one dimensional at all--not a cardboard cut out of crazy. Conflicted and struggling--like we all are. Having been raised by three alcoholics, I can relate. Of course when you are a kid, life is more black and white, good and bad. But Jack is all shades of gray and the layers and layers of struggle. This is how good the writing is--I know this doesn't end well for Jack and his family--but I'm still rooting for them!