A lot of people criticize King for reusing tropes and character types over and over, but I don’t think that that is necessarily such a bad thing. He’s able to write in such a way as to make elements like psychics and children who are wiser than adults feel different when or if they come up. And if you think about it, in a way, Jack Torrance can be seen as a slightly younger version of Bart Dawes from Roadwork. And Charlie Decker is the teenage version of that. All emotionally unstable males angry at society and what has become of themselves and their worlds around them. But, the way it’s written, it feels distinct in each work.