Sept. 24, 2013 established as official publication date for Stephen King’s DOCTOR SLEEP, a sequel to The Shining.
Stephen King is bringing out a follow-up to his horror novel ‘The Shining’, which was adapted by Stanley Kubrick for the 1980 classic of the same name. The sequel is titled ‘Doctor Sleep’ and hits the stands on September 24 next year.
Doctor Sleep Synopsis:
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.
‘The Shining’ remains one of the most popular books by King and its movie adaptation is counted among the best horror stories told on the big screen.
Ironically, King was not happy with Kubrick’s interpretation of his novel and said it was the only adaptation of his book that he hated. He had also opposed Nicolson’s casting as Jack.