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The Shining

Discussion in 'Newbies Start Here' started by Debby Willis, Dec 5, 2017.

  1. Debby Willis

    Debby Willis New Member

    What does the shine actually mean?
  2. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Reformed Dirty Pirate Hooker Moderator


    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...welcome, and the term is explained during the course of the novel....straight from Dick’s mouth...
  4. Spideyman

    Spideyman Uber Member

    Hi and welcome
    Shining or shining on is the phrase used by Dick Halloran to describe his and five-year-old Danny Torrance's ability to read minds and mentally converse with others who read minds. When Halloran talks to Danny privately he tells him:

    "You shine on boy, harder than anyone I ever met in my life. […]. You got a knack. […] Me I've always called it shining. That's what my grandmother called it, too. She had it. We used to sit in the kitchen when I was a boy and have long talks without even opening our mouths" (11.7,9).

    Halloran and Danny can also see things that happened in the past and things that might happen in the future. Later in the same scene, Halloran explains to Danny:

    "What you got, son, I call it shinin on, the bible calls it having visions, and there's scientists that call it precognition. I've read up on it, son. I've studied on it. They all mean seeing the future." (11.78)
  5. not_nadine

    not_nadine Comfortably Roont

    Welcome. Enjoy the book. Try not to keep the movie in mind.

  6. Paddy C

    Paddy C All Hail The KING...

    Never judge a book by it's movie ;;D

    Welcome to the SKMB :encouragement:
  7. king family fan

    king family fan Prolific member

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