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Stephen King Writing Sequel To Shining
Danny Torrance vs. vampires!

29 September 2011  |  Written by Owen Williams  |  Source: stephenking.com

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Stephen King Writing Sequel To Shining

Reading an excerpt from his latest work-in-progress at a George Mason University event, Stephen King has confirmed what has long been rumoured: he is indeed writing a sequel to his early classic The Shining.

Obviously this isn't strictly movie news, but given the fame and infamy of Stanley Kubrick's 1980 Shining adaptation (King has never been a fan, and oversaw his own TV miniseries in the 1990s), it's as near as dammit. Watch how quickly the new novel gets picked up for the screen. 

The original involved young Danny Torrance and his imaginary friend Tony ("the little boy that lives in my mouth") spending a hellish winter at the Overlook Hotel with his writer father Jack, who's gradually losing his mind: the great question is whether the hotel is haunting Jack or Jack is haunting the hotel. Either way, it doesn't end well.

Danny does survive the ordeal though, and its his story that the new book, Dr Sleep, picks up in adulthood. Few details have been revealed so far, but the excerpt that King read at the George Mason event featured a roving troop of psychic vampires called The Tribe. 

Danny vs. vampires? It seems initially like an idea from way out of leftfield, but we'd suggest that what's likely is that this is another post-Dark Tower example of King tying his universe together: not a Shining sequel per se, but simply a new novel that happens to include Danny Torrance.

Much to be learned then, but it's OK, King writes fast. A new e-book, Mile 81, is just out, and his next proper novel, 11/22/63, is published in November. 


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Your Comments

RE: Jerusalem's Lot 2
It's quite clearly not a sequel but a book featuring a character from another book, something King has done many times so I don't get all the fuss. And as for a lack of imagination, we're talking about a writer who's published on average a book a year for decades - good or bad, if there's one thing he's not short on it's ideas. More

Posted by horribleives at 13:39 on 30 September 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Jerusalem's Lot 2
It doesn mean literal vampires. Its about a group of folk who go around feeding of the psychic ability of others hence the connection to Danny. I love King so I welcome it. There's a vid online where he reads a extract from the book. More

Posted by The REAL Bozz at 12:36 on 30 September 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Jerusalem's Lot 2
About as pointless a sequel as you can get, really. More

Posted by DazDaMan at 12:28 on 30 September 2011 | Report This Post

Jerusalem's Lot 2
Sounds more like a sequel to Salem's Lot. The version with David Soul is my favourite vampire movie. More

Posted by BenTramer at 15:09 on 29 September 2011 | Report This Post

"Danny vs. vampires? It seems initially like an idea from way out of leftfield" Seems to me like a complete lack of imagination given the current glut of vampire related stories/films plus regurgitating a character from a previous book. More

Posted by woodsikov at 12:14 on 29 September 2011 | Report This Post

I read a while ago Dr. Sleep will take place in a Manhattan hospital where Danny, now in his forties, helps the dead move on. But then there's no reason why King couldn't have decided to change things. More

Posted by darko18 at 11:38 on 29 September 2011 | Report This Post

The adventures of Father Callahan
Father Callahans story continued on from Salems Lot through the last three Dark Tower novels, Wolves of the Calla, Song of Susannah and The Dark Tower. Yep he did carry on fighting vampires for a while too More

Posted by Rustyfourbears at 09:28 on 29 September 2011 | Report This Post


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