The greatest and most powerful aspect of this great book to me is the way Jack struggles with his inner demons even long before they even arrive at the Overlook. Spoiler (With inner demons I don't mean the ghosts at the hotel but rather his alcohol-addiction along with his short fuse and bad temper). This is the part I can truly relate to: The way Jack is constantly worried about being a disappointment as a father, to be a let-down in the eyes of his son. Stephen King f'ing nails it with that part! I think alot of fathers (and mothers too of course) feels this way. Jack is not a perfect dad (who is?) but his heart is in the right place, he loves his fam and he's trying to be a good dad. Then the Overlook gets hold of him and the rest is history. And this is what the Kubrick movie completely missed out on. In the movie Jack is an evil prick from the start(ish) To me, I LOVE the first part of the book, the rest is just delicious gravy! Im sorry If im spamming the board btw, it's just my 2nd. day here and i've already started 3 different threads, my bad. Peace!