Waiting on Wednesday: Doctor Sleep (The Shining #2) by Stephen King

August 21, 2013 Uncategorized 8

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine where we spotlight upcoming releases that we’re eagerly awaiting. My choice this week is an adult novel, one of my favorite authors, Stephen King, finally has a new book coming out that sounds like one of his old ones that I loved.  Now it has been quite a long while since I read The Shining, but from the synopsis of the book I think it will probably be okay.  Here is the blurb from Goodreads.com:

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.

So, how about you, what book are you eagerly awaiting this week?  And are you a Stephen King fan?  If so, how does this one sound to you?  And while you’re here, don’t forget to enter the 3 giveaways I’ve got going:

And, if you want, sign up to be a part of the September is for Sequels Giveaway Hop I’m co-hosting with I Am a Reader.

8 Responses to “Waiting on Wednesday: Doctor Sleep (The Shining #2) by Stephen King”

    • Lisa Mandina

      I haven't read the last 2, they just haven't really sounded like the Stephen King I love. Plus, I'm not a huge fan of the Gunslinger series. It's okay, but…

  1. Sherre

    I never read a stephen king book and I dont absolutely love very many scary books…besides the books by Karina Halle…but this cover is absolutely beautiful!

    Thanks for stopping by!

    • Lisa Mandina

      Agreed, I do love the cover. But his books are pretty scary! I actually just downloaded a book by Karina Halle and am looking forward to reading it!

  2. Oana Matei

    I can't wait for this one too! Stephen King is one of my favorite authors, even though I don't like all his books. I still have to read some of them. But "The Shining" sure was an incredible read, and I'm really curious about "Doctor Sleep". I do hope it will be just as good as "The Shining"…

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