In writing the sequel, he chose not to worry about that: "I decided, 'Screw it.' My book is the true history of the Torrance family."
In The Shining, Jack Torrance, a frustrated, alcoholic writer who lost his teaching job, becomes the winter caretaker of an isolated hotel in the Rockies.
Stephen King's long-awaited sequel to The Shining is out soon. Yes, you can order the Kindle version. (Thank you, Mr. King.)