Monday, 25 March 2013

Coming Down the Horror Pike: Doctor Sleep

For fans of Stephen King's The Shining, the countdown is on for the September 24th release of its sequel, Doctor Sleep, featuring a 25-year-old Dan Torrance. The protagonist is still battling his memories from the Overlook Hotel and his father's legacy of alcoholism and violence. Torrance must take on a new challenge in saving the young Abra Stone, who has “the brightest shining ever seen,” from a wandering band of murderous paranormals.

It sounds like vintage King with all the action and excellent story-telling we have come to expect from his novels. The sequel also appears to have a good dose of King's sardonic humor thrown in, and we may never look at those seemingly innocuous RVs in the same light again!

I'm looking forward to reading the sequel but, regardless, The Shining will remain one of my favorite King novels where everything works together: excellent characterization, an extremely good story, and a setting that enhances the psychological horror of the novel.


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  2. I'm actually looking forward to this one a lot! The Shining is a literature masterpiece and one of the best books I've ever read. Only to be surpassed by the film.

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