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USA Today Interview With Stephen King

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USA Today featured an interview with Stephen King in which he spoke about Doctor Sleep and offers his insight about how The Shining  influenced his writing of Doctor Sleep.

The author also discusses future projects:

Next for King is a non-supernatural suspense novel, Mister Mercedes, about a deranged terrorist with a bomb. King says he began it before the Boston Marathon bombing, but it’s “too creepily close for comfort.”

The Maine writer also hopes to stay involved with the TV adaptation of his science-fiction novel Under the Dome, a CBS hit that ended its debut season with a cliffhanger Monday. Anticipating a second season, he hopes to write the script of the first episode or “maybe even a couple,” but he won’t say if it will diverge from the novel.

Read the full interview HERE.

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Stephen King Discusses The Shining & Doctor Sleep On The BBC

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Stephen King, the best-selling author behind The Shining has returned to its central character, 36 years after the book was first published, for his latest novel.

Doctor Sleep begins a year after the events at the end of The Shining, and follows Danny Torrance to adulthood

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King spoke to the BBC’s arts editor Will Gompertz about why Jack Torrance is his most autobiographical character and why he hated Stanley Kubrick’s film version.

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Listen To An Audio Excerpt of Stephen King’s Doctor Sleep

Entertainment Weekly is now featuring an exclusive audio excerpt of Stephen King’s Doctor Sleep, read by Will Patton, which you can listen to HERE.

The book will be released on September 24, 2013.

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

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In collaboration with publishers Albin Michel and Heyne/Random House, Stephen King will be making his first official visit to France and Germany in November, including events for the public in both locations.

For more information, including tour dates and locations and ticket purchasing links please visit HERE.

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Read An Excerpt From Stephen King’s Doctor Sleep In This Week’s Entertainment Weekly Magazine

Ever wonder what happened to Danny Torrance from The Shining? Stephen King did with Doctor Sleep (out on September 24th) he brings us a new chapter in Danny’s story 36 years later.

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

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Cemetery Dance Magazine Issue 70 To Feature Excerpts From Stephen King’s Doctor Sleep & Joe Hill’s NOS4A2

The new issue of Cemetery Dance magazine will ship next month and it includes excerpts from Stephen King’s new novel (Doctor Sleep) and Joe Hill’s most recent novel (NOS4A2), along with an insightful interview with Hard Case Crime publisher Charles Ardai, who just published Joyland by Stephen King!

This is a massive issue, coming in at 136 pages and featuring some of the very best writers of horror fiction and non-fiction working today.

You can get more info HERE.

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Stephen King To Read From & Discuss Doctor Sleep At The Memorial Church In Cambridge, MA On on September 27th

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For Stephen King’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.

King 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 ticketholders 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 on August 5, 2013. Ticket purchases will be limited to no more than 4 per person.

To purchase tickets

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Read An Excerpt From Stephen King’s Doctor Sleep

The following is an excerpt from the “Prefatory Matters” section and first chapter of Doctor Sleep, Stephen King’s sequel to The Shining, his 1977 thriller — the 1980 film version of which famously and terrifyingly starred Jack Nicholson.

Doctor Sleep will be released on September 24, 2013.

Read it HERE.

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Stephen King’s Doctor Sleep Book Trailer

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Scribner has released a short teaser for Doctor Sleep. You can watch the 15 second video below.

Here is an overview of the book which is due on September 24, 2013:

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 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.


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New Paperback Edition of Stephen King’s The Shining Due In June To Contain Doctor Sleep Excerpt

A new paperback edition ($7.99) of The Shining will be released on June 26th and contain an excerpt from Doctor Sleep.

Doctor Sleep is an upcoming novel by Stephen King, a sequel to King’s novel The Shining (1977), set to be published on September 24, 2013.

The book synopsis is as follows:

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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