Ep-60 The Shining (1977 novel) part one

The podcast goes back to the beginning with their first revisit to the works of Stephen King since their inaugural coverage. This time, they discuss his landmark 1977 horror novel, THE SHINING. This episode covers Parts 1 & 2 (of 5) for the book, where the reader is introduced to the principle characters and the setting/premise. Jack Torrance agrees to stay on at the Overlook Hotel as its winter caretaker along with his wife, Wendy, and their son, Danny. The threat of cabin fever looms as Danny has dark premonitions featuring the mysterious “redrum.” 

Topics include: Stephen King’s impact on pop culture, King’s recounting of how he came up the idea for the novel, the sometimes confessional nature of fiction, James’ stay at a seedy motel, why Stephen King doesn’t like Stanley Kubrick’s famous adaptation, what the creeping of the boiler could represent, the SK extended universe, King’s love of telepathic children, and the guys’ personal feelings about the existence of premonitions and déjà vu.

Luke’s upcoming Reel Science presentation for OMSI titled “American Psycho: Adapting Madness” on Oct 10th 2018

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Intro Music: Ross Bugden

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