I just ordered the new Stephen King book last night from Audible — Doctor Sleep. For those of you who are not fans, this is the only sequel he has ever written. It is about what happens to Danny Torrance, the troubled little boy from The Shining. As to why he wrote it, in an NPR interview Stephen King said…
I wanted to revisit Danny and see what he was like as a grown-up. I think that we all have this … desire to reconnect with friends from when we were younger — you know, that’s the whole basis of high school and college reunions. So, I was also wanting to re-meet some of the people I knew from The Shining. I also wanted to investigate this whole idea about, can we rise above our parents? Can we rise above the mistakes that our parents made or the character flaws that our parents had?
I’m always excited to read his new books (I do like to scare myself) but this one made me gasp aloud about 10 minutes in. I gasped, then smiled. Thanks, Steve!
Here’s another tribute to one of my favorite authors.