Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Waiting On Wednesday #20

Waiting On Wednesday, where we put the spotlight on upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating, is hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine.

Last week we had the son, this week we have the father and oh my, you should have heard the scream I let out when I first read about this book!

Doctor Sleep (UK cover)

Doctor Sleep (US cover)
Doctor Sleep - Stephen King
ISBN (UK) - 978-1444761160
ISBN (US) - 978-1476727653
Publisher - Hodder & Stoughton (UK) Scribner (US)
Expected pub. date - UK/US September 24 2013

'Stephen King returns to the characters and territory of one of his most popular novels ever, The Shining, in this instantly riveting novel about the now middle-aged Dan Torrance (the boy protagonist of The Shining) and the very special twelve-year-old girl he must save from a tribe of murderous paranormals.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. This is an epic war between good and evil, a gory, glorious story that will thrill the millions of devoted readers of The Shining and satisfy anyone new to the territory of this icon in the King canon
- Goodreads

As much as I'm looking forward to this I'm also slightly apprehensive. The Shining is one of my favorite King novels and you just can't help but worry that maybe it won't live up to the genius of the first book. I guess we'll find out in September...

What are you waiting for this week?


  1. Ooh, I love the look of this one...and so many years after The Shining. Both covers are awesome....

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  2. I have never actually read a Stephen King novel... because I'm not sure I'd be able to sleep for weeks after reading one. Or at least, I wouldn't be able to sleep without the light on. lol

    I hope that Doctor Sleep does live up to your expectations! :)

    1. First time I read IT I had to sleep with the light on for weeks and I'm convinced that's why I still dislike clowns to this day :)

  3. This was my pick a couple of weeks ago. I'm a huge SK fan! I love both covers, I honestly couldn't pick my favorite if you asked! Great choice, and thanks for stopping by Books, Bones & Buffy:)

  4. *shudders* I'm not sure about this one...

  5. I really like the second cover, it's very eerie. Nice pick this week :)

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  6. I was super excited the day Stephen King revealed the cover for this new installment. I don't like the UK cover at all. Nice pick for the week :)

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  7. Would you believe I've never read a Stephen King book? One of my friends is a huge fan; I wonder if he's aware of this one.

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    ~Merin @ Read and Reviewed~

  8. Creepy covers... I like the US cover better. Hope you'll like the story when it comes out in September. Thanks for sharing :)

  9. Sounds like you picked out a good book for this week. Hope you enjoy it! Here is my WoW!

  10. Agreed - can't wait for this one!

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  11. I heard about this one. Just the thought of it gives me chills! Thanks for visiting my blog.


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