By Stephen King
The novel "The Shining" by Stephen King follows the story of young Danny Torrance, his father Jack, and his mother Wendy. Danny possesses a strange ability known as the "Shining", which allows him to have telepathic abilities, such as reading minds, and having premonitions. In the shining, Danny and and his mother go to stay the winter at a hotel named The Overlook with Jack, as he is the innkeeper for the hotel due to boiler problems. There, Danny meets hotel owner Dick Hallorann, who understands Danny's special abilities because he has some of his own, causing the two to form a special bond. However, soon after Hallorann leaves the Overlook for vacations, Danny soon realizes that the hotel is haunted with ghosts and spirits of those who sinned and died during their stay at the Overlook. So, the spirits begin to haunt Danny and possess Jack, turning him into a murderous monster who tries to kill his family for alcohol in return. So, what happens at the end? That's for you to find out.
My personal opinion on the book is that, right next to Carrie and It, this is one of Stephen King's best books. The reason I say this is because of the fact that this book is well written, with many twists and turns, and even many clues in the book. Something I didn't notice until well after I read the book, is that "Redrum" spelled backwards is "Murder" which is one of the clues that I had mentioned, describing the violent and bloody past of the Overlook hotel.
My personal connections to the book are as any readers' personal connection to a book that they like or understand; I get what the author is saying. "That sounds very similar to-" is what I almost always think when I read this book, in certain aspects. One of those aspects is I feel that Danny's feelings toward his father are the same as my feelings to someone very important to me.