Stephen king Fans: Sequel to "The Shining" coming

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  1. eliasbboy

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    Release date set for King's Shining sequel

    It's been a long time coming but Stephen King's highly anticipated sequel to The Shining is set to hit bookstores on September 24th 2013.

    Titled Doctor Sleep, it follows Danny Torrance who survived the wrath of both his father and the malevolent Overlook hotel. He'll now be a middle-aged man but will still possess his special powers.

    In the new book, he meets a young girl who he must save from a group of murderous paranormals, who live off the "shining" that special children produce as they are slowly tortured to death. He'll be aided by a prescient cat.

    It's billed as "an epic war between good and evil" and "a gory, glorious story that will thrill the millions of hyper-devoted readers of The Shining". Sounds pretty good to us.

    It's all gone a bit Shining crazy of late. Not only do we have this book to look forward to but there's also a documentary about Kubrick's movie adaptation called Room 237 and the strange news that there may be a big screen prequel in the works.

    http://www.shortlist.com/entertainment/release-date-set-for-kings-shining-sequel
     
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    Jesus Christ :facepalm: He needs to retire.
     
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    One of these days I'm going to get serious about reading King. I've read 4 or 5 and they are always good.
     
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    Shine mention
     
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    You retire.

    Boo-yah.
     
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    In The Stand, why were all the crackers stale one month after the plague hit? Crackers last a long time.
     
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    Maybe it was humid?
     
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    not always..Premium Saltines go stale fast as shit.
     
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    It's always humid in the summertime. The crackers don't all go stale.

    And guns don't just go off when you drop them.
     
  10. Swayze

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    Awesome

    He's writing some awesome shit lately
     
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    Sequel? But Nicholson died...
     
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    What "special powers" did the kid have in The Shining? I didn't know hallucinating and chanting were special powers.
     
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    shining. :nojj:
     
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    I didn't know hallucinating and chanting were special powers.
    :dontknow:
     
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    Oh yes, The Dome was fantastic stuff. Especially the ending. :nocheer:
     
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    Snoop Dogg's made a nice living that way
     
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    He saw dead people and foamed at the mouth :dontknow:
     
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    He should make it about Scatman Curruthers and call it The Shine. :dadance:
     
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    :lol:
     
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    :rofl: