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Old 11-25-09, 08:07 AM
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Stephen King working on sequel to The Shining

http://www.bloody-disgusting.com/news/18189

"One of the all-time greatest horror novels and feature films, The Shining, could be headed to sequel territory, so says author Stephen King. Following a 15-minute reading of King's latest book, "Under the Dome", legendary director David Cronenberg hosted a special Q+A with the author who revealed to the audience that he plans on writing a sequel to "The Shining" entitled "Doctor Sleep."

"Then King dropped a fan bombshell on the crowd by casually describing a novel idea he began working on last summer," writes Toronto IST. "Seems King was wondering whatever happened to Danny Torrance of The Shining, who when readers last saw him was recovering from his ordeal at the Overlook Hotel at a resort in Maine with fellow survivors Wendy Torrance and chef Dick Halloran (who dies in the Kubrick film version). King remarked that though he ended his 1977 novel on a positive note, the Overlook was bound to have left young Danny with a lifetime’s worth of emotional scars. What Danny made of those traumatic experiences, and with the psychic powers that saved him from his father at the Overlook, is a question that King believes might make a damn fine sequel.

So what would a sequel to one of King’s most beloved novels look like? In King’s still tentative plan for the novel, Danny is now 40 years old and living in upstate New York, where he works as the equivalent of an orderly at a hospice for the terminally ill. Danny’s real job is to visit with patients who are just about to pass on to the other side, and to help them make that journey with the aid of his mysterious powers. Danny also has a sideline in betting on the horses, a trick he learned from his buddy Dick Hallorann.

The title for King’s proposed sequel? Doctor Sleep."
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Re: Stephen King working on sequel to The Shining

Bring it on, I say.
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Re: Stephen King working on sequel to The Shining

When I read the thread title I had a bad feeling in my stomach, but after reading the description I think it sounds promising.
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Re: Stephen King working on sequel to The Shining

Maybe, but I didnt care for his last sequel, Black House.
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Re: Stephen King working on sequel to The Shining

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Maybe, but I didnt care for his last sequel, Black House.
You seem to have suppressed all memory of The Dark Tower V-VII.

Please post your secret.
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Re: Stephen King working on sequel to The Shining

I don't consider those sequels actually as much as I do a whole work. But yeah they weren't good, but infinitely more readable than Black House.
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Re: Stephen King working on sequel to The Shining

Originally Posted by Sean O'Hara View Post
You seem to have suppressed all memory of The Dark Tower V-VII.

Please post your secret.
Yes, Please post... I boycotted King after I read the last 3 of the Dark Tower series, i just picked up his latest door stop, but it is at the end of the to read pile. I hope that Doctor Sleep is a step back to the top of the to read pile.
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Re: Stephen King working on sequel to The Shining

Sounds like it could be interesting!
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Re: Stephen King working on sequel to The Shining

Can't Wait
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Re: Stephen King working on sequel to The Shining

I thought he also announced a new Dark Tower book as well?
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Re: Stephen King working on sequel to The Shining

You are correct, sir!


New Dark Tower Book
Posted on: November 11th, 2009 11:21:49 pm

Stephen has announced that he has an idea for a new Dark Tower book, the working title of which will be THE WIND THROUGH THE KEYHOLE. He has not yet started this book and anticipates that it will be a minimum of eight months before he is able to begin writing it.


There is also talk of Talisman 3. Although Straub's and King's schedules don't work out for at least two years according to the website.
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Re: Stephen King working on sequel to The Shining

Wow, what's with the sudden flourish of activity from this supposed retiree?

No complaints here, btw.
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Re: Stephen King working on sequel to The Shining

I don't know why but when I read that thread title, the first thing that popped into my mind was "when it becomes a movie they'll try to find a way to bring back Jack Nicholson".
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Re: Stephen King working on sequel to The Shining

Old, spotted, naked Jack in a bathtub!
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Re: Stephen King working on sequel to The Shining

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I don't know why but when I read that thread title, the first thing that popped into my mind was "when it becomes a movie they'll try to find a way to bring back Jack Nicholson".
So!, what's wrong with bring back one of the all-time great actors.
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Re: Stephen King working on sequel to The Shining

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So!, what's wrong with bring back one of the all-time great actors.
In case you weren't joking...

Spoiler:
Jack's character dies in the movie
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Re: Stephen King working on sequel to The Shining

Originally Posted by Dean Kousoulas View Post
In case you weren't joking...

Spoiler:
Jack's character dies in the movie
Spoiler:
'Here's dead Johnny!'
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Re: Stephen King working on sequel to The Shining

Originally Posted by Dean Kousoulas View Post
In case you weren't joking...

Spoiler:
Jack's character dies in the movie
Or
Spoiler:
is he merely frozen and waiting to be accidentally thawed by a careless morgue orderly in order to go on a mad killing spree? Hmm? HMMM?
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Yes, Please post... I boycotted King after I read the last 3 of the Dark Tower series, i just picked up his latest door stop, but it is at the end of the to read pile. I hope that Doctor Sleep is a step back to the top of the to read pile.
I didn't particularly like the conclusion to the Dark Tower series either, but his latest novels were pretty damn good, maybe his best work since the mid-1990s. I thought Cell was alright, Duma Key was awesome, and Under the Dome is decent so far as well (I am about 200 pages from the end). I would instantly buy a sequel to The Shining.
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When I read the thread title I had a bad feeling in my stomach, but after reading the description I think it sounds promising.
Same here.
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Re: Stephen King working on sequel to The Shining

Ten Things I Learned From “The Shining:”

01: REDRUM is murder spelled backwards
02: All work and no play make Jack a dull boy
03: anytime your kid talks to his finger is time to worry
04: just because you can enjoy reading is no safety net against cabin fever
05: Danny’s imaginary friend (finger) is named Tony because Danny’s middle name is Anthony
06: Learned that Winnifred is neither a Winnie or a Freddie, but a Wendy
07: Topiary animals at a Colorado resort aren’t to be trusted
08: the Overlook Hotel is a fan of Edgar Allen Poe’s “Mask of the Red Death”
09: the Overlook Hotel is picky on which caretakers to haunt, as there was a gap between the Gradys and the Torrances
10: Halloran’s shining was strong enough from Florida to know Danny was in trouble, but not strong enough to warn him that Jack was hiding behind a corner to kill him.
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Ten Things I Learned From “The Shining:”

10: Halloran’s shining was strong enough from Florida to know Danny was in trouble, but not strong enough to warn him that Jack was hiding behind a corner to kill him.
Only in the inaccurate movie version. Halloran survives the book.
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Re: Stephen King working on sequel to The Shining

even though he didn't die in the book, he still couldn't sense Torrance in wait.
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Re: Stephen King working on sequel to The Shining

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10: Halloran’s shining was strong enough from Florida to know Danny was in trouble, but not strong enough to warn him that Jack was hiding behind a corner to kill him.
You have that backwards. It wasn't Halloran's strength that let him hear Danny at that distance -- it was the fact that Danny was the human equivalent to a 50,000 watt radio transmitter.
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Re: Stephen King working on sequel to The Shining

Originally Posted by Buttmunker View Post
03: anytime your kid talks to his finger is time to worry
He didn't talk to his finger in the book, only in the movie.

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