This post is being shared as part of Breaking the Spine's Waiting on Wednesday.
Yesterday I posted my top ten wishlist books being released in the spring. I'm going to skip out to September today and show some love and anticipation for another upcoming Stephen King release. The Shining has a very special place in my heart. It was the first King book I read in my childhood, and I read it many times. It will always be one of my favorite books of all time. I should be nervous about a sequel, but I'm not. I'm excited! I absolutely cannot wait for Doctor Sleep!
Doctor Sleep (The Shining #2)
by Stephen King
September 24th 2013 by Scribner
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 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 the territory of this icon in the King canon.
That cover! I love that cover. Who is on that cover? I ordered my copy of Doctor Sleep... now I just need September to get here!