Scribner and Hodder & Stoughton have established September 24, 2013 as the official first publication date for Doctor Sleep, a sequel to The Shining.
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message 1: by Marissa (new)

Marissa YAY!


message 2: by Ryan (new)

Ryan Bennett I can not wait that long!


Sunny in Wonderland A sequel to The Shining. Holy Hell! AWESOME!!!


message 4: by Becky (new)

Becky WOO HOO !


message 5: by Liz (new)

Liz I'm so excited! :D


message 6: by Linda (new)

Linda I can't wait


message 7: by Heather (new)

Heather I'm counting the days!


message 8: by Kimberly (new)

Kimberly Oh My Gosh! I'll be leaving the lights on again!! Cant wait!


message 9: by Michelle (new)

Michelle What the what?!? A sequel to the Shining? I love you, Steve!


message 10: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer I cannot wait! Thank you!!!


message 11: by Leigh (new)

Leigh September? I can't wait that long! I guess I have to, I'm so excited to read this book.


message 12: by Josh (new)

Josh Lowry Am I the only one NOT excited about this? Some stories don't need sequels, and this is one of them. Doesn't change the fact that I'm still going to read it, but I think I'll be more scared of where this story is going to go.


message 13: by Marissa (new)

Marissa Josh wrote: "Am I the only one NOT excited about this? Some stories don't need sequels, and this is one of them. Doesn't change the fact that I'm still going to read it, but I think I'll be more scared of where..."

Completely understandable, but I think he can do it justice. I always wondered what happened to Danny, and now we can find out.


message 14: by Don John (new)

Don John Beaufee Yes! This just made me hug my bookshelf.


message 15: by Mark (new)

Mark Excellent I will reserve some space in my bookshelf for this release.


message 16: by Dennis (new)

Dennis I'm gonna have to read "The Shining" again...


message 17: by Stefani (new)

Stefani Josh wrote: "Am I the only one NOT excited about this? Some stories don't need sequels, and this is one of them. Doesn't change the fact that I'm still going to read it, but I think I'll be more scared of where..."

No your not. This puzzles me greatly. Rather than write a sequel about the hotel, which was a fantastic setting and super uber creepy and scary....we're writing about Danny and dying old people and vampires. Riiiiight...why?


message 18: by Lucas (new)

Lucas Stevason He has always been famous for adding to this one really big universe. I have no problem with this, he can write whatever he wants. I'll read it, and maybe even like it. I don't always dig his larger books, but I really enjoyed his last tome.


message 19: by Dawn (new)

Dawn A year?! How can I wait that long?


message 20: by Sinead (new)

Sinead Can't wait for this one :)


message 21: by Bill (new)

Bill Ow, a sequel, how can the shining be added too. This is going to be good!


message 22: by Kathleen (new)

Kathleen Great


message 23: by Josh (new)

Josh Lowry Lucas wrote: "He has always been famous for adding to this one really big universe. I have no problem with this, he can write whatever he wants. I'll read it, and maybe even like it. I don't always dig his large..."

Of course he can write whatever he wants, and I'll read whatever he writes. It's just that some stories are more amenable to sequels than others, and I think this one should be a singleton. For example, I love The Stand. As long as it was, I didn't want it to be over (any of the times I've read it). But going back to it would ruin it. Those characters had their defining life moments where they found out who they truly were and where they would stand, and they should be left alone to rebuild their home in peace.


message 24: by Grieve (new)

Grieve i cant wait to read this book. i loved the shinning and i have a good feeling that i will love doctor sleep too. stephen king roles!!


message 25: by Mariela (new)

Mariela Marquez my goshh cant wait this is going to be perfect


message 26: by Crystal-ann (new)

Crystal-ann Amuhzing!!! I can not wait!!! One of the scariest books I read as a youth and have enjoyed reading several times since. Such a creepy idea. Now, I have the hibby jibbies whenever I am in an old hotel.


message 27: by Lucas (new)

Lucas Stevason Josh wrote: "Lucas wrote: "He has always been famous for adding to this one really big universe. I have no problem with this, he can write whatever he wants. I'll read it, and maybe even like it. I don't always..."

I agree, but who's to say that doc has already had his story told. I'll withhold judgement until I read it. Hopefully it won't be awful.


message 28: by Josh (new)

Josh Lowry Lucas wrote: "Josh wrote: "Lucas wrote: "He has always been famous for adding to this one really big universe. I have no problem with this, he can write whatever he wants. I'll read it, and maybe even like it. I..."

Agreed. It may be that the events in The Shining were really just a prelude to a much deeper story. We won't know until it's released.


message 29: by Ericka (new)

Ericka I can't wait a year any book by Stephen King though is a book to wait for.


message 30: by Darren (new)

Darren @Stefani... "we're writing about Danny..." Who is this "we"?


message 31: by Flaxan (new)

Flaxan Are you sure it won't be published any sooner I just need to delve inside this new book .


message 32: by Alicia (new)

Alicia Jacobs Can't wait!! but, I guess I will!


message 33: by Kimba (new)

Kimba eep..cannot wait.


message 34: by Stefani (new)

Stefani Darren wrote: "@Stefani... "we're writing about Danny..." Who is this "we"?"

Was it really that confusing to figure out lol. I was referring to the book and what is being written and my disappointment that with such a ripe area for a sequel with the hotel and the murderous spirits...and instead it's gonna be Danny...and offing old people...and pissed off vampires.

Really, you can't even call that a sequel because the only relevance it has to the original book is Danny. It's more of a spin off than anything else.


message 35: by Darren (new)

Darren Stefani wrote: "Darren wrote: "@Stefani... "we're writing about Danny..." Who is this "we"?"

Was it really that confusing to figure out lol. I was referring to the book and what is being written and my disappo..."


The Shining is about the Torrance family much more than it is about the hotel. If you didn't get it as a metaphor for being trapped in a destructive marriage, then even as a straight narrative, it's still about the Torrance family.

You also make the assumption that the haunted legacy of the hotel will have no part in the book, and yet it's mentioned in the blurb. Having another family visit the Overlook years later would just be a rehash of the Shining. It sounds to me like this book continues the narrative began in the first, rather than just replaying it.


message 36: by Trina (new)

Trina CAN'T WAIT. BUT I GUESS I'LL HAVE 2.


message 37: by Michael (new)

Michael Gregoire I was interested in the idea of a sequel to The Shining until I found out that it was going to be used as a way for Mr. King to jump on the vampire bandwagon. Lame.


message 38: by Darren (new)

Darren The villains sounds more like elaborations/variations of Pennywise the Clown (enjoying and feeding off of the fear of tortured children) than the vampire bandwagon.


message 39: by Mark (new)

Mark And Kings vampires have been nowhere as female friendly as the Rice/twilight versions which are more glamorous than scary. Salem's Lot still is one very scary book with scary vampires.

So I worry little about King's vampires.


message 40: by Jeff (new)

Jeff That's my birthday!! :D


message 41: by Elina (new)

Elina 365 days to go... it's fun to have something to look forward to!


message 42: by Mimi (new)

Mimi Foxmorton Gods, but I adore Uncle Stevie! :D
Who can wait that long?


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