Back in 1977, Stephen King published his novel The Shining which was adapted in 1980 into a very successful film by director Stanley Kurbrick … a film that endures today, thanks to the brilliant source material, as one of the greatest horror films of all time. This September, all these years later, King will release a new novel titled Doctor Sleep that will pick up where The Shining left off. In Doctor Sleep, Danny Torrance is all growed up … and still shining. Click below to see the book cover in full and read a short synopsis released by Stephen King himself.
OMG, this sounds so great! I must admit that I’m not usually a fan of book sequels, especially many years after the fact … but I fully trust Stephen King knows what he is doing. The Shining, both the book and the film, has had such an enduring impact on my life … I saw the movie when I was very young and, well, it’s affected me. I’m very anxious to read this new story that tells the tale of Dan Torrance all grown up. King fans will deffo want to keep an eye out for this book. Doctor Sleep will be released on September 24.