Please, do not hate me for saying this but I have never read The Shining. I know, I know...bad kitty. But I recently purchased Doctor Sleep and when I finish soaking in every delectable word of every glorious page of Mr. Mercedes I plan to dive into Doctor Sleep. *But* Would that be unwise since I haven't read The Shining? I have seen every movie adaptation of the book but by the time I discovered the delicious treasure trove of literary terror that is The Stephen King library, I had skipped over it and went on to read other works by him. So, should I postpone my date with Doctor Sleep until I read The Shining? Or since I have seen the movie(s) would it be alright to go ahead and book an appointment with the old Doc? Thanks ahead for any help.