Tell us your thoughts on Chapters 17-33. Can you feel the tension rising as we progress through the story? Any quotes or sections that stand out for you?
I’m going to be spoilery here so avert your eyes if you haven’t read The Shining before.
Things are starting to get weird up in here. Jack has flipped his lid and determined to keep them all trapped in the Overlook, Danny is still seeing dead people who are trying to kill him, and Wendy is all “what the hell is happening?” Tension, yes, we have tension. It’s building and the shit is going to hit the fan soon.
Danny: Danny confronts Room 217 and the results are horrifying. Stephen King can really paint a disturbing picture. Danny discovers that the things in the hotel can hurt him. The hotel wants him for some reason.
Jack: Why does the hotel have such an affect on him? Is his alcoholism a weak point that the hotel can exploit? Is he really deep down a terrible person who hates his wife? I can’t figure him out. Sometimes I hate that guy.
Wendy: She’s the least affected by the Overlook. She knows that Jack and Danny aren’t themselves but doesn’t know why. She also believes that Danny isn’t just a smart kid. She knows he can read people. Sometimes I think Wendy is weak and then she has these Mama Bear moments. She needs to stay strong.
The Overlook: What is the deal with this place? Is it an entrance to hell or what? So, a few people died there, so what? Why all the evil, Overlook? The Overlook wants to kill them, but why? And why does the hotel seem most active in the winter when hardly anyone is there? I want answers!
I have so many questions!