This week I decided to post my very first “Waiting On” Wednesday post which is hosted by the lovely Jill @ Breaking the Spine. I have a list of books that I’m looking forward to getting my hands on, so as each one gets closer to being released I’ll post a new WoW thread. My first can’t-wait-to-read book is…

Doctor Sleep by Stephen King


Ever since reading The Shining, and being truly too scared to fall asleep at times, I’ve wondered what happened to innocent little Danny Torrance. On September 24th (and yes it is already on my Goodreads ‘to-read’ list) I’ll finally be able to get to know the adult now known as Dan. The following synopsis is straight from King’s website, found here.

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 tween 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 hyper-devoted readers of The Shining and wildly satisfy anyone new to the territory of this icon in the King canon.

Eep! How exciting!



6 thoughts on “

  1. I could only read The Shining in the middle of bright sunny days. One of the first horror books I ever read and I CANNOT wait for this book! Thanks for the reminder that it will be out soon!

    1. I got so many comments from friends about this post today – I feel like we should all read it and enjoy it together =) Let me know what your thoughts are once you’re done reading!

    1. That was probably the scariest one I’ve read. Although Misery made me uncharacteristically jumpy for a while after. Especially on dark roads >_<

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