Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly book meme hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine, where we have the chance to share news on upcoming releases that have us on the edge of our seats in anticipation.
For this week my pick is the long awaited Doctor Sleep by Stephen King. This book will be released on September 24, 2013. This past January I read the Shining for the first time. I really enjoyed it and when I heard that Doctor Sleep was originally going to be released in January I couldn't wait to see what Danny is up to these days. Sadly the release date got pushed and all it has done is build my excitement. Here is the description:
Sounds like this is going to be quite a ride. I really hope it lives up to all the hype and expectations that have been building for sometime.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.