Here's what we know about The Shining. It was a 1977 novel. It was King's third published novel and in 1980 it became the groundbreaking film starring Jack Nicholson and directed by Stanley Kubrick.
Now here's some of what you probably didn't know.
King picked in a US Atlas, at random, the town in which he would set a story. That setting would be Boulder, Colorado. They decide to check into a hotel just as they are closing up for the season. They checked into room 217.
The novel was originally going to be titled Darkshine.
The first draft of the novel took less than four months to complete.
King is in the midst of penning the sequel, Doctor Sleep.