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Official Synopsis for Stephen King's "The Shining" Sequel Novel

Posted: May 11th, 2012 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
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Back in 2009, Stephen King revealed that he was working on "Doctor Sleep," a sequel to his "The Shining" novel, which was eventually turned into a horror film by Stanley Kubrick. The book is set to hit stands on January 15th, 2013 and a film may follow soon after. For now though, we have the official synopsis, which you can read below.

Official Synopsis: 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.

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Patrick Bateman writes:
on May 11th, 2012 at 7:18:42 AM

I love the shining but sorry this just sounds terrible. It is about 5 old plots done hundreds of times all put together.
Gates writes:
on May 11th, 2012 at 7:27:01 AM

Yeah, that sounds pretty terrible.
pornfly writes:
on May 11th, 2012 at 7:39:11 AM

Sounds like the book is finished and i just read the backcover of the book
Now i'm putting it back and wondering if Abras gonna be hot
Avirex writes:
on May 11th, 2012 at 7:49:30 AM

That's not a synopsis that's a f*cking script outline. If you can't summarize the premise in one paragraph your doing something wrong.
Bullit writes:
on May 11th, 2012 at 9:43:35 AM

Yes Avirex, you're absolutely right and well put!
Gnarkill writes:
on May 11th, 2012 at 10:02:04 AM

to bad kubricks dead
Gnarkill writes:
on May 11th, 2012 at 10:02:48 AM

im not gonna hurt ya im just gonna bash ur brains in bash em right the f*ck in
minkowski writes:
on May 11th, 2012 at 12:37:18 PM

So basically he's ripping off 'Black House'...

Funny because he had a poll on his website for his next novel, and as I recall, The Shining sequel won by a small margin. Instead of going with the democratically chosen winner, King said he would write a sequel to The Dark Tower. Now, here he is, writing this sh*t. Make up your goddamned mind you old hack.

"That's not a synopsis that's a f*cking script outline. If you can't summarize the premise in one paragraph your doing something wrong."

Yeah, I've been saying that for years, but it usually only applies to film, not books. This reads like some sh*tty Dean Koontz jacket cover synopsis.
minkowski writes:
on May 11th, 2012 at 1:05:38 PM

"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"

Translation: this will f*cking suck as bad as every other book the old f*ck has written in the last ten years or so, including the abomination Duma Key and that heap of sh*t Under the Dome.

Best damned novel the man has thrown out in ages is Blaze, and most of that was written thirty years ago, back when King still had balls and half a brain.

Dude needs to just stop writing. Its over.
Blood_Ice-Cream writes:
on May 11th, 2012 at 1:07:33 PM

He doesn't need to make up his mind. The new Dark Tower book "The Wind Through The Keyhole" came out last month...
minkowski writes:
on May 11th, 2012 at 1:15:13 PM

^^lol, that was quick! So how many pages this time? Ten thousand? Bet you can use it to lift up a semi. Is King in the book as a character again? And why did he even have the vote if he planned on writing both pieces of sh*t anyway?
Recumbentibus writes:
on May 11th, 2012 at 3:44:48 PM

"Full Dark, No Stars" was a pretty great short story horror anthology. I have heard really good things from friends about "11/23/63" as well, although I am hesitant to pick up another novel of his after the lackluster "Under the Dome". Stephen King is, in my opinion, a really talented writer that never knows how to end his books in a satisfying manner. His stories always go over the rails somewhere after the climax and then he scrambles to pick up the pieces on a mad dash towards the conclusion. As of right now, I can't tell if "Doctor Sleep" will be something truly great and original like "Different Seasons" or a piece foul smelling excrement that ties into his "Dark Tower" mythology.
minkowski writes:
on May 11th, 2012 at 5:41:05 PM

Last thing I read in full of his was From a Buick 8. I tried several of his other novels, and just couldn't finish them. Duma Key was one of the biggest pieces of sh*t I have ever read, btw, and Under the Dome, f*ck, you'd think a hippie like King would care for all the trees that had to die to publish his bigger-than-the-Bible sh*t.
Tanman32123 writes:
on May 11th, 2012 at 6:45:26 PM

You guys suck ass, Stephen King is an amazing writer, I agree this sounds pretty dumb, But that doesn't mean shy, he's made classics! Everyones entitled to a sh*t Novel ... Lol f*ck y'all, I'll still read
minkowski writes:
on May 11th, 2012 at 8:05:37 PM

Yeah, ok, try to convince me that Duma Key, Lisey's Story, After the Sunset and all that other rubbish is anyway anywhere nearly as good as It, Different Seasons, Night Shift or even The Talisman....
minkowski writes:
on May 11th, 2012 at 10:06:05 PM

Well, I'm waiting...
Recumbentibus writes:
on May 11th, 2012 at 10:28:43 PM

My biggest problem with King is his inconsistency, one moment he is writing something great and the next he is peddling out one thousand pages of pure, undiluted garbage with the same enthusiasm. Granted, it takes a certain level of writing skill and proficiency to put out so many books a year but that hardly means he is an amazing writer. He's got talent but he lacks the ability to see how truly awful some of his ideas are. Basically, he's the M.Night of literature.
minkowski writes:
on May 11th, 2012 at 10:58:21 PM

^Yep.

Now I dare someone to prove you wrong.
cress writes:
on May 12th, 2012 at 2:15:07 AM

Just stop it King. You haven't been relevant in years, and then only when someone adapts a story of yours from 3p years ago.
minkowski writes:
on May 12th, 2012 at 1:46:38 PM

Yeah, because they don't also adapt sh*tty Uwe Boll screenplays and garbage video games, too...or fifty year old board games for that matter!

lol
Tanman32123 writes:
on May 13th, 2012 at 3:08:28 AM

Lol I don't log on enough to Answer you quick Mink :P But yea.. I guess your right (Insert your told you do Sarcasm here) But still, I could never Rag on SK.. The Shining, The mist, The stand, Talisman, Dreamcatcher, Dark tower The list of amazing stuff goes on, I'm sure he still has some good books under his belt...

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