NEWS - DOCTOR SLEEP

King Signing

Posted: March 18, 2014, 09:10:21

King signs in Sarasota...


On Sunday afternoon, 400 faithful King aficionados who prepaid to get his latest tome, “Doctor Sleep,” lined up outside Bookstore1 on downtown's Main Street to get him to sign their copies.


More info here.

Thanks to Lou Systma

Cusack wants to adapt Doctor Sleep

Posted: February 21, 2014, 23:41:16

John Cusack wants to adapt Doctor Sleep as well as star in it.

Cusack wants Doctor Sleep

Posted: February 19, 2014, 23:20:36

John Cusack in yet another King movie? If you ask the actor himself the answer is yes.


John Cusack has declared his interest in starring in a big screen adaptation of 'Doctor Sleep,' Stephen King's sequel to 'The Shining.'

While there has been no definite talk of a 'Doctor Sleep' movie, Cusack singled it out in a Reddit Ask Me Anything Q&A as a project that he would "accept in a heartbeat" if it was offered to him.

Read more here.

Ukrainian Doctor Sleep

Posted: December 30, 2013, 23:22:48

Here is the Ukranian edition of Doctor Sleep.


Thanks to Xander Kurkul

Doctor Sleep in paperback

Posted: December 19, 2013, 23:13:23

The UK paperback of Doctor Sleep is released in May 2014.

Doctor Sleep excerpt

Posted: November 27, 2013, 10:27:40

Here is an 17 minute downloadable excerpt from Doctor Sleep.

Limited Doctor Sleep

Posted: October 24, 2013, 10:23:36

Check out photos of the limited Doctor Sleep from CD here.

King on npr

Posted: October 1, 2013, 13:06:21

Here is an interview with King for npr.

King talks Doctor Sleep

Posted: September 27, 2013, 23:20:47

King visits The View talking about Doctor Sleep.

And the Winner is!

Posted: September 27, 2013, 13:16:49

I have finally been able to select a winner in the photo contest (with a copy of Cemetery Dance's Gift Edition of Doctor Sleep as the prize). It wasn’t easy to select a winner of the 85 entries but I did and her name is Egle Chesters. I just love her photo. It shows she put some effort in it, that her family supports her love for King and most important of it all, her new husband supports her love for King.

Here is her description of the photo:


I got married on 23rd July 2013 but I couldn't have my big day without a bit of Stephen! Pictured is my first dance featuring my new husband, myself and the real love of my life Stephen's Night Shift! :)

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Congratulations Egle!

Doctor Sleep launch promotion

Posted: September 27, 2013, 00:00:01

I know I normally don't like to put ads on my website but only offer you the latest and greatest Stephen King news, but veryfinebooks.com is closing up their special Doctor Sleep launch promotion today:

http://www.veryfinebooks.com/Stephen_King_Signed_First_Edition_Books_s/76.htm

If you are a serious Stephen King collector and want to pick up something unique for your collection, here is a great opportunity:

http://www.veryfinebooks.com/Stephen_King_Signed_First_Edition_Books_s/76.htm

They are also giving away 3 to 5 bonuses with each order, including a 1st edition hardcover of Doctor Sleep."

Audio Excerpt from Doctor Sleep

Posted: September 25, 2013, 08:37:22

Here is an exclusive audio excerpt from Doctor Sleep.

King on Good Morning America

Posted: September 24, 2013, 14:07:16

Stephen King on Good Morning America talking Doctor Sleep.

The winners of an UK Doctor Sleep are...

Posted: September 24, 2013, 14:05:10

Here are the three winners who each get a copy of the UK edition of Doctor Sleep. Since I don't seems to be able to contact you through facebook I'm linking to your facebook profile here. That way you can see if you are the winner and also contact me through direct messages on facebook (to make sure you are you) with your address.

The winners are:
Brittany Proctor
Patrik Seeger
Jamie Fisher

King's Signing In Paris

Posted: September 23, 2013, 16:25:48

Here is all info you need about the signing in Paris November 13.


Stephen will be doing a book signing on Wednesday the 13th of November from 13:00 till 15:00 at MK2 Bibliothéque, 128-162 Avenue due France, 75013 Paris. This will not be a ticketed event and will be on a first-come, first-served basis so we, therefore, cannot guarantee that all who attend will be able to have a book signed if there are still fans waiting in line after 15:00. To accommodate as many fans as possible, there will be a one book per person limit. Fans may either bring the one book from their personal collection or purchase a book from MK2 at the event.

Sounds to me that you'll need to be there early if you want a signes book!

Thanks to Herbert West and Stefano Gatti

My review of Doctor Sleep

Posted: September 23, 2013, 15:49:13

My Review of Doctor Sleep is now online. It's pretty spoiler free but if you don't want to know anything...hold of readin it. The rest of you can check it out here.

Last day!

Posted: September 23, 2013, 13:11:52

Last day to enter for a chance to win a hardcopy of the UK edition of Doctor Sleep!

Enter here.

Do writers have the Shining?

Posted: September 19, 2013, 10:26:09

Find out here

King on BBC

Posted: September 19, 2013, 10:25:34

Stephen King on BBC this morning talking about The Shining and Doctor Sleep.



Thanks to Paul Attwood

New teaser

Posted: September 18, 2013, 21:20:06

Here is a new teaser for Doctor Sleep.

Tickets for Doctor Sleep in Europe

Posted: September 16, 2013, 23:59:02

Tickets to King's tour in France and Germany was released today. Get your ticktest here

Doctor Sleep excerpt

Posted: September 16, 2013, 23:40:51

Here is an audio excerpt from Doctor Sleep.

Thanks to Lou Sytsma

First winner...

Posted: September 13, 2013, 08:22:40

The first Winner in the audio contest has been selected. Jane Winter gets the first copy for reporting to me about King going to Europe probably the second it was on King's site. Thanks and congratulations Jane!

King goes to France and Germany

Posted: September 12, 2013, 15:55:12

Stephen King's Doctor Sleep European Book Tour Kicks Off This November in Paris

Albin Michel and Heyne are proud to announce that Stephen will visit France and Germany to promote Doctor Sleep. With several events scheduled in both countries between November 13 and 20.


For more info head over to King's official site.

Thanks to Jane Winter

Extra cover for Doctor Sleep

Posted: September 12, 2013, 10:15:59

If you buy Doctor Sleep from Stephen King Catalog you get an extra cover by Glenn Chadbourne.

German Doctor Sleep

Posted: September 12, 2013, 10:11:44

Here is the German cover for Doctor Sleep.

Get creative and win Doctor Sleep

Posted: September 10, 2013, 00:21:06

OK, I told you that I have four audio copies of Doctor Sleep to give out. Two copies on CD and two on PM3 CDs and I have been thinking of a suitable contest for a while now but with two other contest with Doctor Sleep prizes it’s hard. So, I have decided to do it the easy way…for me. I will, between now and September 23rd, give out these to someone who writes something on the facebook site, on twitter, in a comment to something posted here on the site (don't have to be a comment on this article) or in an email to me (the address can be found on the site).

And I’m not sure who (or why) I’ll give it to. When something feels right I’ll just pick the one who wrote it as a winner. So, get creative. The only rule is that there are no rules. You can write whatever you want (preferable nice though) and I’ll just pick the winners as I see them. Might be tomorrow, might be on September 23 or somewhere in between. So, get creative!

Oh, and you can enter as many times as you like and you can live anywhere in the world. Everyone can enter. One thing though, please keep an eye out for my messages. If you are a winner I will contact you in the same forum as your message was posted, i.e. if you win for something posted on facebook that is where I’ll let you know.

Good Luck!

Exclusive Excerpt of Doctor Sleep

Posted: September 9, 2013, 12:57:28

The September 13 issue of EW includes an exclusive excerpt of Doctor Sleep on pages 43-47 of the print edition.

Get a free copy of Doctor Sleep

Posted: September 2, 2013, 14:20:07

Anyone interested in getting a hardcopy of the UK edition of Doctor Sleep by Stephen King for free? Thought so…

Well, thanks to a collaboration between Lilja’s Library and Lilja Says all you need is to follow Lilja’s Library and Lilja Says on facebook and you might just be lucky enough to get a free copy. You do have to follow (like) both facebook pages though (I did say it was a collaboration right?).

On September 23rd (in time for you to know if you need to get a copy like everyone else of if you're one of the lucky winners) I’ll draw three lucky winners that each will get a hardcover of the UK edition of Doctor Sleep. Contest is open to anyone, no matter who you are or were you live!


Good Luck!

Will Patton to narrate Doctor Sleep

Posted: August 20, 2013, 23:02:26

Will Patton will narrate the audio book edition of Doctor Sleep. And make sure to check back here on September 1st when you'll get a chance to win a couple of them.

How about a copy of Doctor Sleep for free?

Posted: August 13, 2013, 11:16:08

Are you excited about Doctor Sleep?

Would you like one of Cemetery Dance's editons for free?

You do?

I know you do and all you need to do to have a chance is send it a photo of you and your favorite King book.

Read more here

Doctor Sleep excerpt

Posted: August 9, 2013, 21:40:38

Here is an excerpt from Doctor Sleep.

Limited Doctor Sleep

Posted: August 9, 2013, 20:51:53

To celebrate the release of the new novel from Stephen King which publishes on 24 September 2013, Hodder & Stoughton are delighted to offer readers a special edition of this hugely anticipated novel.

This exclusive hardback edition will be signed by Stephen King, numbered and presented within a slipcase which will also contain a limited edition print of the cover artwork.

Stock is limited to 200 copies worldwide at a price of £200* each and is only available while stocks last. Order here.

Doctor Sleep Tour

Posted: August 3, 2013, 21:00:17

Doctor Sleep Tour

For Stephen's final appearance for the Doctor Sleep tour, Harvard Book Store will be hosting an event at 7 PM on September 27th to be held at the Memorial Church, One Harvard Yard, in Cambridge, MA. Stephen will read from and discuss the book followed by a Q&A with the audience. This event will not include a book signing, but a limited number of pre-signed first edition copies of Doctor Sleep will be randomly distributed to ticket holders among the unsigned first editions at the conclusion of the event.



Tickets will be $35, which includes one first edition copy of the book and will go on sale at 9 AM EDT on August 5, 2013. Ticket purchases will be limited to no more than 4 per person.

To order tickets, beginning August 5
Event Information
Harvard Book Store

Doctor Sleep excerpt

Posted: August 2, 2013, 00:14:06

Here is an exerpt from Doctor Sleep.



Thanks to Ari

Doctor Sleep Book Tour

Posted: July 10, 2013, 23:42:24

Stephen will be appearing at an on-stage event presented by Boulder Bookstore in Boulder at the Colorado Chautauqua Auditorium on Wednesday, September 25th at 7:30 PM during which he will talk, read, and answer questions from the audience. Tickets are $37.50 for the general public and $34.50 for Chautauqua Members and will include a first edition copy of Doctor Sleep. The event will not include a book signing, but Stephen will be pre-signing a limited number of copies of Doctor Sleep, which will be randomly distributed at the conclusion of the event.

Tickets will go on-sale online Thursday, July 11th at 1 PM MST for Chautauqua members and Readers Guild members only at the Chautauqua Box Office website. A promo code for ticket ordering will be distributed to Boulder Bookstore members in a special newsletter blast which they will send out July 10th—be sure to check your email.

Tickets for the general public will go on-sale Friday, July 12 at 1 PM MST on-line at the Chautauqua Box Office website.

Tickets may also be purchased in person at the Box Office or by phone with the same restrictions listed above.

Box office information:
Website
303.440.7666

Walk up/phone sales Mon - Fri., 1 - 6PM

Dutch Doctor Sleep

Posted: July 1, 2013, 11:27:57

Here is the Dutch cover for Doctor Sleep.

Doctor Sleep endpapers

Posted: June 28, 2013, 10:12:06

Brian Freeman posted these cool endpapers from Cemetery Dance's edition of Doctor Sleep.


Doctor Sleep trailer

Posted: June 22, 2013, 23:08:55

Here is a trailer for Doctor Sleep.

Only 113 days now...

Posted: June 3, 2013, 15:02:31

A couple of days ago at BEA2013's entrance you could see this!

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Thanks to Ari

New ed. of The Shining

Posted: May 14, 2013, 14:35:46

A new edition of The Shining will be released on August 27 and contain an excerpt from Doctor Sleep. Not sure what part though...

Two more illustrations from Doctor Sleep

Posted: May 11, 2013, 11:53:15

Here are two more illustrations from Cemetery Dance's limited edition of Doctor Sleep.




For more, go here.

Sneak Peek of Rose

Posted: May 7, 2013, 00:00:01

Cemetery Dance has released a sneak peek of Vincent Chong's interior for Doctor Sleep.


Vincent Chong turned in the rest of his original color interiors for our special edition of Doctor Sleep by Stephen King, which sold out just one week after it was announced, and we thought you might like a little sneak peek at another of the main characters, Rose Flanagan, who is known as Rose the Hat by the True Knot, the nomadic family she travels with:

Doctor Sleep press release

Posted: March 21, 2013, 15:55:43

STEPHEN KING

DOCTOR SLEEP


STEPHEN KING to return to the characters and territory of one
of his most popular novels ever, The Shining, in 2013

‘Hugely anticipated’ – The Sunday Times

King says he wanted to know what happened to Danny Torrance, the boy at the heart of The Shining, after his terrible experience in the Overlook Hotel. The instantly riveting, stand-alone novel, Doctor Sleep picks up the story of the now middle-aged Dan.

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 devoted to their comfortable Recreational Vehicles. But they live off the ‘steam’ that children with the ‘shining’ produce when they are slowly tortured to death.

Following a childhood haunted by the time he spent with his parents at the Overlook Hotel, Dan Torrance has been drifting for decades, desperate to shed his father's legacy of despair, alcoholism, and violence. Finally, he settles into a job at a nursing home in rural New Hampshire where his remnant ‘shining’ power provides the crucial final comfort to the dying.

Aided by a prescient cat, Dan 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...

Publication of the hardcover, eBook and digital download will be September 24, 2013. And if you want a taster before then, check out the CD or digital download of The Wind through The Keyhole in which Stephen King reads the Prologue.

UK cover for Doctor Sleep revealed!

Posted: March 21, 2013, 15:03:02

US cover for Doctor Sleep revealed

Posted: March 1, 2013, 15:29:26

Here is the US cover for Doctor Sleep.

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Win a Limited Edition of Doctor Sleep by King

Posted: February 11, 2013, 23:59:59

Enter this brand new contest to win a Limited Gift Edition or a US First Edition of Doctor Sleep, the highly anticipated upcoming sequel to The Shining. The new novel by King is set to hit stores this September.

Click here to enter the contest: http://www.veryfinebooks.com/sleep

Rules:

On September 30, 2013, only a few days after the official release of Doctor Sleep, we will be announcing 12 winners at random from the total number of entries received.

The first 2 winners will receive:

Stephen King Doctor Sleep Limited Gift Edition by Cemetery Dance Publications. Slipcased Oversized Hardcover Gift Edition of only 1,750 illustrated copies printed in two colors with two-color hot foil stamping, a fine binding, and embossed endpapers.

Author: Stephen King
Artist: Vincent Chong & Erin S. Wells
Page Count: 500 (estimated)
Pub. Date: September 2013
ISBN: 978-1-58767-401-3
Status: Forthcoming

The next 10 winners will receive:

Stephen King Doctor Sleep First US Trade Edition

Hardcover: 544 pages
Publisher: Scribner (September 24, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1476727651
ISBN-13: 978-1476727653
Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 6.1 inches

Illustrations from Doctor Sleep

Posted: February 7, 2013, 13:03:28

Follow this link for more black and white illustrations from the limited edition of Doctor Sleep.

Covers for limited Doctor Sleep

Posted: February 4, 2013, 16:26:12

Here are all three covers for the limited Doctor Sleep:

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Gift Edition


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Limited Edition


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Lettered Edition


Here you can check out many of the illustrations. Look on the "Art Samples" tab.

Limited Doctor Sleep announced

Posted: February 4, 2013, 16:16:07

Cemetery Dance just announced a limited edition of Doctor Sleep


Special Features Exclusive to this Collector's Edition:
• deluxe oversized design (7 inches X 10 inches) featuring two-color interior printing

• full color cover artwork by Vincent Chong

• six color paintings by Vincent Chong printed on a high-quality glossy stock and tipped into the book

• twenty black & white full page illustrations and six black & white spot illustrations by Erin S. Wells

• high-quality embossed endpapers and fine bindings for all three editions

• full-color signature sheets in the signed editions

• extremely collectible print run that is a tiny fraction of the print run of the trade hardcover edition from Scribner — and you will NOT find our edition in chain bookstores!

For more info, head over to their site

Extended Q&A

Posted: February 1, 2013, 23:02:58

Here is an extended version of King's Q&A about Doctor Sleep.

Thanks to Lou Sytsma

UK placeholder

Posted: January 22, 2013, 17:34:29

Here is the placeholder Hodder & Stoughton uses for Doctor Sleep. It's not the finished cover but I kind of like it...

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King on Doctor Sleep

Posted: January 16, 2013, 13:14:04

In the 2013 Preview issue of Entertainment Weekly there is an interview with King about Doctor Sleep. In the interview King talks about his inspiration for the book:


“Every now and then somebody would ask, ‘Whatever happened to Danny?’ I used to joke and say, ‘He married Charlie McGee from “Firestarter”, and they had these amazing kids!’ But I did sort of wonder about it.”

And during the interview King also reveals a somewhat major spoiler about the book’s finale. Stop reading if you don't want to know!

“I had a chance to return things to the New England setting that I know, but I did go back to Colorado and looked around and said, ‘I’ve got to try to bring this back around to where the original book was.’ Everything should come home again. So there is actually a climax in-let’s put it this way-an area people will remember.”

King talks Doctor Sleep

Posted: January 13, 2013, 00:38:38

King talks to Entertainment Weekly about is upcoming Shining Sequel, Doctor Sleep. Check it out here.


Thanks to Ari

DoctorSleepBook.com live

Posted: October 3, 2012, 08:27:39

doctorsleepbook.com is now live.

Press release for Doctor Sleep

Posted: September 20, 2012, 11:08:33

Press release for Doctor Sleep from Hodder & Stoughton:


STEPHEN KING to return to the characters and territory of one of his most popular novels ever, The Shining, in 2013

Hodder has acquired UK and Commonwealth rights from Chuck Verrill of Darhansoff &Verrill in DOCTOR SLEEP. King says he wanted to know what happened to Danny Torrance, the boy at the heart of The Shining, after his terrible experience in the Overlook Hotel. The instantly riveting, stand-alone novel, Doctor Sleep picks up the story of the now middle-aged Dan, working at a hospice in rural New Hampshire, 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 tween 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 hyper-devoted readers of The Shining and wildly satisfy anyone new to the territory of this icon in the King canon.

Hardcover publication of the novel will be September 24, 2013, and readers can hear a taster if they buy the CD or digital download of King's novel, THE WIND THROUGH THE KEYHOLE, because he reads the Prologue from it.

Doctor Sleep gets a release date

Posted: September 18, 2012, 19:26:20

Doctor Sleep has finally gotten a release date. Unfortunately we won't see it until September 24th next year. Both Scribner and Hodder & Stoughton will release it on that date.

I’m glad it has a release date but disappointed that it’s more than a year until it’s actually released.

Thanks to Lou Sytsma and John Hanic

Dutch Dr. Sleep cover

Posted: July 10, 2012, 15:31:14

King's Dutch publisher Luitingh has announced the Dutch edition of Doctor Sleep for release April 17th 2013. Here is the cover.


Thanks to Bertram Koeleman

Why Doctor Sleep is delayed

Posted: June 2, 2012, 00:28:10

The moderator of King's board explaines the reason for the delay of Doctor Sleep:


Steve needs more time for editing as he doesn't feel it's anywhere near ready for publication. He has a number of projects he's working on so would not be able to accomplish that within the deadline they would need in order to get it ready for production for a January release.

Doctor Sleep delayed

Posted: May 16, 2012, 10:57:21

The Moderator of King's board confirmed that Doctor Sleep will be delayed.


Yes, it will be delayed but I do not know yet when it will be released.

That means it will be released 2013 and not moved up to be released in 2012.

Doctor Sleep release date changed!

Posted: May 9, 2012, 16:19:11

Looks like someone jumped the gun…

Slipcased set on The Shining & Danny Torrence

Posted: May 9, 2012, 11:26:01

The Overlook Connection Bookstore is offering a signed Slipcased Sets with Original Covers!

Here are the info:

- Special Set of 3 Hardcovers!
- Only 100 Numbered Sets Available!
- Each Hardcover SIGNED by Glenn Chadbourne and Mick Garris!
- Pick Your Number! First Come, First Pick!
- $200.00 + shipping

This Slipcased Set of 3 Hard Covers Features:

~~ DOCTOR SLEEP:~~
by Stephen King.
1st Printing with the publisher dust jacket and
a second dust jacket of Original Cover by Artist Glenn Chadbourne!
Signed by Glenn Chadbourne!

~~ BEFORE THE PLAY: ~~
Hardcover of The Shining movie special edition, and prequel
story to The Shining.
Signed by Mick Garris, director of The Shining
(see details below)

~~ THE SHINING ~~
by Stephen King.
This is the "Original 70's Cover" Hard Cover Edition!
with second and Original Cover by Artist Glenn Chadbourne!
Signed by Glenn Chadbourne!

Yes, you read correctly - All three hard cover books, all signed by artist and director and slipcased. This is the perfect set that features everything on The Shining and Danny Torrence! Only 100 sets are being produced and that is it. Order early to gaurantee your copy!

All Three Hardcovers are held in an attractive leatherette slipcase! Order here.

Pre-order Doctor Sleep

Posted: May 9, 2012, 08:29:07

Now you can pre-order Doctor Sleep on Amazon.com.

Doctor Sleep description

Posted: May 9, 2012, 00:28:02

How interesting does this sound? Very!


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 tween 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 hyper-devoted readers of The Shining and wildly satisfy anyone new to the territory of this icon in the King canon.

Doctor Sleep out Jan. 15, 2013

Posted: May 8, 2012, 16:22:49

Doctor Sleep is now set to be released on January 15, 2013. Read more here.

First chapter of Doctor Sleep

Posted: April 11, 2012, 22:49:39

Today I got the audio edition of The Wind Through the Keyhole. It’s on 9 CDs and have a running time that’s approximately 10,5 hours. The book is narrated by King himself and also contains a bonus disk with the first chapter of King’s yet unreleased book Doctor Sleep. The chapter is just over 37 minutes long and has a short intro by King.

King on Doctor Sleep

Posted: April 11, 2012, 12:05:32

King on why he wrote Doctor Sleep


“I did it because it was such a cheesed-off thing to do. To say you were going back to the book that was really popular and write the sequel. People read it as kids; then as adults they might read the sequel and think, this isn’t as good. The challenge is, maybe it can be as good – or different. It gives you something to push up against. [And] I wanted to see what would happen to Danny Torrence when he grew up. I knew that he would be a drunk because his father was a drunk. I thought, okay, I’ll start with Danny Torrence at age forty. He is going to be one of those people who says ‘I am never going to be like my father. Then you wake up at 37 or 38 and you’re a drunk. Then I thought, what kind of a life does that person like that have? He’ll do a bunch of low-bottom jobs, he’ll get canned, and now, I really want him to be in a hospice worker because he has the shining and he can help people get across as they die. They call him Dr Sleep, and they know to call for him when the cat goes into their room and sits on their bed. This was writing about the guy who rides the bus, and he’s eating in a McDonalds, or on a special night out maybe Red Lobster. We are not talking about a guy who goes to [the upscale restaurant] Sardi’s.”

And why it's not released until 2013...

"My agent is dickering with the publishers about Dr Sleep, that’s the sequel to The Shining, but I held off showing them the manuscript because I wanted time to breathe.”

Doctor, no Dr.

Posted: March 10, 2012, 23:20:51

The moderator of the forum at StephenKing.com confirmed that the sequel to The Shining will be called. Doctor Sleep and not Dr. Sleep.

Message from Steve - Doctor Sleep

Posted: March 3, 2012, 15:03:35

This is from StephenKing.com


Message from Steve - Doctor Sleep
Posted: March 2nd, 2012 11:43:56 am EST

Hey, you guys and gals: I've done public readings from next year's Shining sequel a couple of times now, but if you got the idea from any of the blog posts that the audio sample at the end of the forthcoming Wind Through the Keyhole CDs is just the five-minute snippet I read last month in Savannah...think again. It's the entire prologue of the book (called LOCKBOX). It's 25 manuscript pages and runs a little shy of half an hour when read aloud. If you're looking for a return to balls-to-the-wall, keep-the-lights-on horror, get ready. And don't say you weren't warned.

Doctor Sleep to be released in 2013

Posted: February 28, 2012, 16:21:33

According to a press release about King narrating Wind Through the Keyhole Doctor Sleep won’t be released until 2013. If that means Wind Through the Keyhole is the only King book we’ll get during 2012 remains to be seen.


The Wind Through the Keyhole audiobook will also offer an exclusive audio preview of King’s upcoming novel, Doctor Sleep, the eagerly-awaited sequel to his classic, The Shinin, to be published in 2013. Stephen King will also read the excerpt from Doctor Sleep.

First pages of Dr. Sleep

Posted: February 28, 2012, 01:00:49

Savannah Now has a transcript from King's reading of the first pages of Dr. Sleep that he read while visiting.

Dr. Sleep update coming soon?

Posted: February 27, 2012, 13:21:13

It this week the week we find out when Dr. Sleep will be released? Well, judging from this conversation over at the StephenKing.com message board it might be. Someone asked the moderator of the board:


Any hints on the Doctor Sleep? anything?

To which she replied this:

Will be making an announcement next week.

This was posted late last week so "next week" should mean this week. Stay tuned for more info and to get the latest as soon as I hear it, follow Lilja's Library on facebook and twitter!

King talks Dr. Sleep

Posted: February 22, 2012, 08:12:40

Here is what King said about Dr. Sleep in Savannah:


King said the sequel, "Dr. Sleep," picks up three years after the end of "The Shining." It follows Danny Torrance, the little boy with the gift (?) of clairvoyance, who's now living in Tampa, Fla., with his mom Wendy. Predictably, since King is King, young Danny (he's now 8) sees something hideous in his new home -- and I'm not talking obnoxious Florida Gator fans. Instead, it appears the fire that supposedly destroyed the Overlook and all it contained didn't do a thorough job.

That's bad news for Danny. But it's great news for those creeped out by "The Shining."


Read more here.

King reads from Dr. Sleep

Posted: February 20, 2012, 20:41:23

King reads from Dr. Sleep at the Savannah Book Festival Closing Ceremony.


Thanks to Herbert West

King talks Dr Sleep

Posted: November 15, 2011, 23:22:29

Here is a clip of King talking about Dr. Sleep.



Thanks to Bev Vincent

Dr. Sleep a goddamn scary book

Posted: November 13, 2011, 21:53:31

Yesterday King announced that he was done the second draft of Dr. Sleep. He said that critics have been very kind with him regarding 11/22/63, and they've said maybe he was getting away from all that horror stuff. They won't know what hit them with Dr. sleep, he said. It's a goddamn scary book.

Thanks to Bev Vincent

First draft of Dr. Sleep done

Posted: November 10, 2011, 00:42:44

The moderator of King’s message board gave the following good news today:


The first draft of Dr. Sleep, The Shining sequel, is done.

Dr. Sleep still in the first draft phase

Posted: September 27, 2011, 13:57:36

The moderator on King's official messageboard said that Dr. Sleep is still in the first draft phase so we shouldn't expect it to soon.

Dr. Sleep officially announced

Posted: September 26, 2011, 21:05:23

Dr. Sleep has now been officially announced. This was posted on King's official site today:


It's now official--Stephen is working on Dr. Sleep, the sequel to The Shining. This weekend Steve read an excerpt from this at his appearance at George Mason University. They have given us permission to post their taping of the event here on Steve's site which we will do as soon as we receive the file. Dr. Sleep's plot includes a traveling group of vampires called The Tribe which is part of the passage he read from.

Thanks to Ari.

King reads from Dr. Sleep

Posted: September 24, 2011, 20:21:12

I got this very interesting news from The Mason Award Event that took place last night. It appears King is almost finished writing a sequel to The Shining, Dr. Sleep. It will be about Danny Torrence as an adult and some sort of vampire like people called "The Tribe" that drive around in mobile homes and feed on psychic energy.

King read a chapter from it at the event and the nice part of it is that there is a clip of it on YouTube!



King also signed books after the event for almost 3 hours. He signed any book that people brought but only 1 book each.

Thanks to Joe Camillieri

King does rumor control

Posted: November 26, 2009, 16:16:33

King has now commented on a sequel to The Shining:


Stephen King on proposed 'Shining' sequel: 'People shouldn't hold their breath'
by Kristen Baldwin

On the heels of the news that best-selling horror master (and EW columnist) told the audience at a Toronto book signing that he was considering writing a sequel to The Shining, King tells EW.com that he’s got no immediate plans to revisit the character of Danny Torrance. “It’s a great idea, and I just can’t seem to get down to it,” says the author in an e-mail. “People shouldn’t hold their breath. I know it would be cool, though. I want to write it just for the title, Dr. Sleep. I even told them [at the book signing], ‘It will probably never happen.’” Still, King — whose most recent novel is this month’s Under the Dome — can’t quite shut the door on the Shining sequel, adding, “But ‘probably’ isn’t ‘positively,’ so maybe.”

Thanks to Al Mattice

More Dr. Sleep

Posted: November 25, 2009, 00:34:54

Torontoist reported the following about a posible sequel to The Shining:


Last night at Toronto’s packed Canon Theatre, fans of Stephen King were treated to a 15-minute reading from the author’s new novel, Under the Dome, and nearly an hour’s worth of typically funny anecdotes and keen observations during an on-stage interview with director David Cronenberg. Then King dropped a fan bombshell on the crowd by casually describing a novel idea he began working on last summer. Seems King was wondering whatever happened to Danny Torrance of The Shining, who when readers last saw him was recovering from his ordeal at the Overlook Hotel at a resort in Maine with fellow survivors Wendy Torrance and chef Dick Halloran (who dies in the Kubrick film version). King remarked that though he ended his 1977 novel on a positive note, the Overlook was bound to have left young Danny with a lifetime’s worth of emotional scars. What Danny made of those traumatic experiences, and with the psychic powers that saved him from his father at the Overlook, is a question that King believes might make a damn fine sequel.

So what would a sequel to one of King’s most beloved novels look like? In King’s still tentative plan for the novel, Danny is now 40 years old and living in upstate New York, where he works as the equivalent of an orderly at a hospice for the terminally ill. Danny’s real job is to visit with patients who are just about to pass on to the other side, and to help them make that journey with the aid of his mysterious powers. Danny also has a sideline in betting on the horses, a trick he learned from his buddy Dick Hallorann.

The title for King’s proposed sequel? Doctor Sleep.

Perhaps sensing that he’d let the cat out of the plot bag a little early, King then told Cronenberg and the audience that he wasn’t completely committed to the new novel, going so far as to say, “Maybe if I keep talking about it I won’t have to write it.”

Thanks to Al Mattice

Dr Sleep?

Posted: November 20, 2009, 20:25:57

Is there anything to the talk about a sequel to The Shining? Well, here is a report from King's visit to Toronto:


He talked about it again in Toronto: "He also mentioned that he wanted to, or already had begun work on a sequel to The Shining. Danny Torrance is now 40 years old and is an orderly of sorts in a retirement home and he uses his 'shine' to help the dying. Something along those lines. He even asked what the audience thought of a title..Dr Sleep."

King in Minneapolis

Posted: November 19, 2009, 14:55:15

Here are two articles about King's visit to Minneapolis:

StarTribune.com
TwinCities.com

And there were also an update on where Danny Torrence is today:


King elaborated on his idea about where Danny Torrence is today. He said Danny's working in a hospice, taking care of the dying. He has an idea for a novel with Danny and also a title--Dr. Sleep--but also said he thinks the idea has gone beyond its sell by date and that the time for writing such a book has passed.

Thanks to Bev Vincent