Saturday, 29 September 2012

Stephen King to Write Sequel to The Shining

The Shining was one of author Stephen King's most controversial adaptations. The book, published back in 1977 is one of King's most popular tales and the film adaptation of the same name (1980), which starred Jack Nicholson is equally popular with audiences - though not perhaps with King's fans who hated the changes made to the source text. 

Now, more than twenty-five years later, it seems King is set to revisit the story of the Torrance family with a look at young Danny Torrance in Doctor Sleep. Now middle-aged and working at a hospice, Dan is trying to shake his own demons and the terrifying legacy left by his father. Whilst working at the hospice, he meets a 'special' 12-year-old girl, Abra Stone and soon Dan must save her from a tribe of murderous paranormals, called the True Knot.

Doctor Sleep is described as "an epic war between good and evil, a gory, glorious story that will thrill the millions of hyper-devoted readers of The Shining and readers new to King, too."

The book will be released next September and an audio sample of King reading the prologue can be found on the CD or download of The Wind Through the Keyhole.

Source: We Love This Book

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