All i can say is 'wow!' What an awesome novel. I read 'Salem's Lot before this one and I have to say I liked the shining a whole lot more. excellent characters, great pace, great plot, just great all around.
The ending was poignant but honest. I was real happy that wendy survived because even though I'm not a woman, nor a parent, I could empathize with her motherly love for danny and her motherly instincts to protect him.
10 out of 10 stars!!!