Waiting on Wednesday: DOCTOR SLEEP


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.

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Title: DOCTOR SLEEP
Author: Stephen King
Genre: Fiction, Horror
Release Date: September 24, 2013
Publisher: Scribner

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.

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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?

5 thoughts on “Waiting on Wednesday: DOCTOR SLEEP

  1. I want them all in hardback, pero recently I notice NBS doesn’t carry too many hardcovers anymore (or maybe I’m just focused on the James Patterson trade paperback ones). I already contacted NBS to ask if they’ll sell it in hardcover pero wala pa reply. Kung hindi kasi I’ll buy it from Book Depository na lang (and as early as possible para they can ship it as soon as they got their supply).

    MIBF: May reply ako dun sa FB, kaso parang di mo pa nababasa. Not sure if you received it kasi nagloloko net ko nung sinend ko un. Either I go on Sep 11/12 (afternoon) or Sep 15 (afternoon/evening).

    • I tried BD only once. Storm season pa so it logically took a long time. Subukan ko nga ulit. There are titles which are really hard to find, if not at all available here.

      I didn’t get the FB reply. Pero let me know if tutuloy ka ng afternoon of Sept. 11. That’s the time I will be there din. 🙂

  2. I miss reading Stephen King! I think the last one I read was From a Buick 8, and it wasn’t as good as his older books (which I really like). I may have to read one of his books before the year ends.

    I am looking forward to the release of 4 books this October:
    I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai
    An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth by Chris Hadfield
    Humans of New York by Brandon Stanton
    The October List by Jeffery Deaver

    The first 2 are non-fiction (I noticed I’m buying a few non-fiction/biographies lately), the 3rd one is a coffee-table-type book (based on the popular Facebook page of the same name). 4th one is from my favorite author. This one’s interesting because it’s written “backwards” ala Memento.

    Then there’s the new Harry Potter edition which should come out this week or probably first week of September.

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