Friday, October 4, 2013

Sequel to The Shining



So my nerdy bookish event this week is slightly October/Halloween themed.  Hopefully you have heard about this, but if not, let me hook you up!  

Stephen King returns to the character and territory of one of his most popular novels ever, The Shining, in this instantly riveting novel about the now middle-aged Dan Torrance and the very special twelve-year-old girl he must save from a tribe of murderous paranormals.
Doctor SleepOn 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 spunky twelve-year-old 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 devoted readers of The Shining and satisfy anyone new to this icon in the King canon.

2 comments:

  1. If you can believe it, I've never read The Shining (Blasphemy! I know!). So, when I heard about the sequel I knew it was time to remedy the situation, and ran out and picked it up. Now I can't wait to read both!

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    1. Did you at least see the movie? In college, it was literally part of a course I took. We also had to watch psycho. Both movies show how you don't need blood and gore to be scary.

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