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Stephen King Releasing 'The Shining' Sequel

Stephen King Releasing 'The Shining' Sequel

Horror author Stephen King is releasing a sequel to his 1977 novel The Shining.

King revealed on his website that the follow-up, Doctor Sleep, will be released on Sept. 24, 2013 by Scribbner and Hodder & Stoughton. The book will follow Danny Torrance, the son from the original novel, into adulthood. Plot details released by i09 reveal that Danny has grown-up to be a “hospice worker who uses his powers to help ill patients to pass away without pain” that “runs afoul of a gang of wandering psychic vampires who feed on people’s energy.”

The Shining was adapted into a film in 1980 by acclaimed director Stanley Kubrick. The sequel to the novel has been in planning for several years: last year, King previewed an excerpt of the book during an appearance at George Mason University. You can check out King’s reading of the excerpt below, courtesy of a YouTube user.

Photo Credit: Shane Leonard; StephenKing.com

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