Watch Stephen King Read From His Sequel to "The Shining"
According to just about everyone, Stephen King has finally unveiled the long
threatened promised sequel to his 1977 masterwork, The Shining. It's called Dr. Sleep, and takes place some 30 years after the chilling events of the first novel. Cute little Danny Torrance is now all grown up and taking care of the terminally ill. And by "taking care of," I mean helping them to die like some sort of psychic Jack Kevorkian. This in and of itself sounds interesting enough, but, oh yeah- the book also features a roving pack of vampires called "The Tribe."
Is this really a good idea? Apparently 5,861 of you think so, because it beat out requests for a new Dark Tower book in a poll on King's website. I guess no one is concerned about what happens when Hollywood sees dollar signs and talk turns to the inevitable movie sequel. I'm expecting less of a Kubrickian masterpiece and something more along the lines of a Steven Weber starring mini-series.
Check out this video of King at George Mason University, reading an excerpt from the ill-advised work in progress:
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