Well I am about 35 years late, but I finally read the book. Man, amazing. Now I am in the middle of Dr. Sleep. I have lots of weird associations to the material. I was Danny's age in the early 70's. My dad was an English teacher who lost his job in a small town. And I share certain pathology with Jack and Danny. Wild, whacky stuff. Also fascinating that SK wrote the Shining while still "active" as we say, and yet was painfully honest about Jack's inner torment with the *isms. That damn empty bar and it's ghosts.