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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.
The new Dark Tower Official Website is now live! Now in its third generation, the site features updated artwork, an expanded glossary and much deeper connections section. The Constant Reader will also find an issue-by-issue breakdown of the comics and soon-to-be added fan-art platform sure to please Dark Tower fans.
The Wind Through the Keyhole Audiobook in MP3 format is now available for purchase through a portable store from S&S Audio. The Constant Reader can help spread the word about Stephen's reading of Wind by embedding the player and store on your preferred network.
Following up on Neil Gaimain's interview in the (UK) Sunday Times mentioning a new novel to be titled Joyland about an amusement park serial killer, Stephen has given the thumbs up to officially report that this is indeed a work in progress that has been completed but will need to be edited. There is no official publisher or publication date set at this time. We will update you as more official news becomes available.
This contest is now closed. Every single ticket purchase using the promo code KING10 during ticket purchase, prior to April 1st (11:59 pm, March 31, 2012), receives an entry into a sweepstakes to win a VIP experience consisting of:
- Two opening night (April 11) orchestra tickets
- Two tickets to the VIP opening night party at the Four Seasons in Atlanta following the April 11 performance (transportation and lodging not included)
- Photo op with Stephen King
- A Stephen King autographed copy of 11/22/63
TalesToTerrify.com has posted a podcast that features readings of several nominees for the Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in Short Fiction. Lawrence Santoro provides a fantastic reading of Stephen's Herman Wouk is Still Alive at the 1 hour and 10 minute mark. Enjoy!
Update: Herman Wouk is Still Alive won the Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in Short Fiction