Here's Johnny

Jack Torrance’s Unfinished Novel

Ever wondered how the unfinished novel crazy Jack Torrance was writing in Stanley Kubrick’s horror masterwork The Shining turned out? New York artist Phil Buehler, who dubs himself "a big fan of Stanley Kubrick and Stephen King", has self-published Jack’s unfinished work, endlessly repeating the phrase "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy,” but formatting each page differently, using the words to create zigzags and spirals. "I thought, 'If he continues to get crazier, what would those pages look like?'" said Buehler. Like axe wielding Mad Jack, played to perfection by Jack Nicholson in the 1980 movie, Buehler himself hit writer’s block at 60 pages. And like Jack, he unnerved his girlfriend when he showed her his manic typescript. "I finally showed her the movie, and she realized I wasn't really losing it," said Buehler.