Wishlist Wednesday #30

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Wishlist Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Pen to Paperwhere we tell you about a book that is currently on our wishlist that we are excited for!

This week on Phil's Wishlist:


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.

I haven't read The Shining, but it is one of my all time favorite movies, so once I found out that there was going to be a sequel, I knew it was going to be something I would want. I think it is pretty amazing that almost 40 years later Stephen King decided to write a sequel. I can't wait to see what happens to Dan, and what is to come of this world. Hopefully I am not disappointed with the outcome of this book, but I am sure I will be satisfied.

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6 comments

  1. I had no idea that a follow up to the Shining was coming out. I didn't like the book much but I might still take a look at this one.

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  2. Great pick. I have been seeing this one around a lot lately and it's made me curious.
    Hope you get it soon! :)

    My WW

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  3. I haven't read The Shining but I loved the movie. Stephen King has such an imagination!! Hope you get it soon.
    http://bookloverslife.blogspot.ie/2013/09/wishlist-wednesday-6.html

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  4. I love Stephen King! This is definitely on my wishlist too. I just recently heard that there was a follow up to The Shining. I need to read The Shining still though.

    Here's my WW.

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  5. My copy arrived yesterday! Unfortunately, I've only had time for a quick peek so far, but I am absolutely bonkers-level excited for Doctor Sleep!

    Lisa
    My Wednesday Post

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  6. This is a very interesting sounding book. I have never read anything by Stephen King before. I know...I'm crazy right haha. I hope you get it soon!
    My WW: http://sparetimebookblog.blogspot.com/2013/09/wishlist-wednesday-65.html
    Brittany @ Spare Time Book Blog

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