Stephen King has been in the process of writing his highly anticipated sequel to The Shining, which he has titled Doctor Sleep. It's been revealed on his website that the the book will be released on September 24th 2013, so we've still got over a year until we are able to finally get our hands on the book, to see what exactly is in store for Danny Torrance.
I honestly don't think I've ever been so excited about a book before. But I'm a huge fan of King's work, and The Shining is one of my favorite novels. If you want, you can listen to King read the first chapter of the book by clicking here.
Are you looking forward to reading the book? Or are you just going to wait for the movie? Because we all know it's going to get a feature film adaptation.
Here's the Synopsis for the book:
Stephen King returns to the characters and territory of one of his most popular novels ever, The Shining, in this instantly riveting novel about the now middle-aged Dan Torrance (the boy protagonist of The Shining) and the very special twelve-year-old girl he must save from a tribe of murderous paranormals.
On highways across America, a tribe of people called The True Knot travel in search of sustenance. They look harmless—mostly old, lots of polyester, and married to their RVs. But as Dan Torrance knows, and tween Abra Stone learns, The True Knot are quasi-immortal, living off the “steam” that children with the “shining” produce when they are slowly tortured to death.
Haunted by the inhabitants of the Overlook Hotel where he spent one horrific childhood year, Dan has been drifting for decades, desperate to shed his father’s legacy of despair, alcoholism, and violence. Finally, he settles in a New Hampshire town, an AA community that sustains him, and a job at a nursing home where his remnant “shining” power provides the crucial final comfort to the dying. Aided by a prescient cat, he becomes “Doctor Sleep.”
Then Dan meets the evanescent Abra Stone, and it is her spectacular gift, the brightest shining ever seen, that reignites Dan’s own demons and summons him to a battle for Abra’s soul and survival. This is an epic war between good and evil, a gory, glorious story that will thrill the millions of hyper-devoted readers of The Shining and wildly satisfy anyone new to the territory of this icon in the King canon.