Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine.
This weekly meme spotlights upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating.
Title: DOCTOR SLEEP
Author: Stephen King
Genre: Fiction, Horror
Release Date: September 24, 2013
Summary from Amazon:
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 spunky twelve-year-old 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.
A few days to go and it’s already September, the birth month of one of my favorite authors, Stephen King. I am excited for Doctor Sleep, the sequel to his acclaimed The Shining, 35 years after the latter’s original publication. I will find time to re-read The Shining before I get my hands on this. Watching the film version will probably be a good idea, too. I’m sticking to this plan in hopes that I would be inspired to finish my business with Under the Dome. I started reading it and stopped 200 pages in because the TV adaptation premiered. I watched two episodes of the show and I stopped because the book and the show were, I felt, on the same page. I really want to read it first then watch the succeeding episodes. The operative words? REALLY WANT.
At any rate, another SK novel to adorn my shelf with is always a beautiful thing.
How about you, what books are you eagerly waiting for?