Waiting on Wednesday (47) DR. SLEEP by Stephen King

Waiting on Wednesday copyWaiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine, and is a great way to let everyone know which upcoming releases you’re excited about! I have another cover reveal today. This cover was just revealed last week, and I’ve been dying to share it:

Dr. Sleep

Dr. Sleep by Stephen King. Release date: September 24 2013 (Scribner). So, you’re an author and you decide to write a sequel to a book that was published…36 years ago?? You must be Stephen King! Dr. Sleep is the sequel to The Shining, and I’m sure I’m not the only SK fan who’s dying to read this. Here’s what Goodreads says:

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.


Maybe some stories are better left alone, but that won’t stop me from reading Dr. Sleep. Have you seen this cover before? Will you read it? What are you waiting on this week?

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Posted March 6, 2013 by Tammy in Waiting on Wednesday / 5 Comments


5 responses to “Waiting on Wednesday (47) DR. SLEEP by Stephen King

  1. I had no idea King was writing a sequel to “The Shining”. This goes straight to my TBR list. I can’t wait to read it! “The Shining” is one of my favorite novels written by King, along with “IT” and “Bag of Bones”.
    Here is my WoW