This may not have been the scariest Stephen King book that I've ever read but I still thoroughly enjoyed it! I of course had seen the classic Stanley Kubrick adaptation years back and loved the movie so I was excited to see how the book would measure up. Pretty damn good! King is beyond creepy of course and I got goosebumps every time someone encountered something sinister in the creepy Overlook hotel. I was hoping for a little more terror (like in the movie) but instead I got suspense (which is still a damn good thing). Basically, read this book, it's classic Stephen King and definitely helped get me in the mood for Halloween.