Dr. Sleep and Me...

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Jerry-Dylan

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I turn 33 in a week. I was born in 1981.

The Shining...
As a child before I could read or write, Movies on VHS were the main storytellers in my world. I watched a lot of what I shouldn't have. but growing up slightly unattended will often give opportunity to inquisitive kids to get into things they normally wouldn't have access to. I was 5 and one of my earliest memories was watching Alien / The Shining with an older sister in the same evening.

Needless to say I didn't sleep thru a night again until High School... but along the lines of growth I figured out that books were usually as good or better than the films and I took to sci-fi, fantasy, and horror content when I first started to learn to read. Once again unattended children are at peril. I read a lot of things I probably shouldn't have.

In the 80s I remember Mr. King in the Credit Card commercial... everyone remembers the cheesy Count. King-ulah MasterCard one... I still like it today... anyways... With the popularity of Mr. King's books and films growing in the 80s and early 90s, I was compelled to start reading into the "Most Chilling Horror Writer".

My first King novel was The Stand, the big paperback I stole from the library (once again unattended kids are rotten). And from then on I was hooked.

I read The Shining when I was around 14. Loved it so much I re-read it... and re-read it again... I did this with a lot of books I loved. The Movie was excellent to pair with it no doubt, but the book had its own warmth and depth that no director could really put on film imo. I always wondered and hoped a future for Danny would be printed someday.

It seems like King books grow up and mature with me... and have their own children... who hopefully are attended...

The Shining author birthed Dr. Sleep... in 2013...

I saw a copy in store and told my wife and brother as we passed it... "I want that book for Xmas!"
I don't keep up on releases or dates so I often find am last to find out about new books. I was excited to see it. Okay with XMas 3 weeks away I couldn't handle the anxiety... and snuck back to the store to buy a copy for myself to read so I wouldn't have to wait til 2014 to start!

Okay I burned thru the pages ... at night before bed... maybe a week of reading and I was at the last page. I really enjoyed Dr. Sleep big time! I wanted to thank King for writing this and releasing it for so many fans to quench their thirsts for "What happened to Danny?" and "I want more SHINING!"

Over all this was a wonderful experience... To have been a young person and travel with Danny step by step through the Overlook... and then as an Adult to stalk back through the Overlook's darkness with Danny again as he (Danny) confronts the darkness of his past as a man.

Thanks for reading my scattered thoughts but I wanted to share them...

-Jerry
 

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I turn 33 in a week. I was born in 1981.

The Shining...
As a child before I could read or write, Movies on VHS were the main storytellers in my world. I watched a lot of what I shouldn't have. but growing up slightly unattended will often give opportunity to inquisitive kids to get into things they normally wouldn't have access to. I was 5 and one of my earliest memories was watching Alien / The Shining with an older sister in the same evening.

Needless to say I didn't sleep thru a night again until High School... but along the lines of growth I figured out that books were usually as good or better than the films and I took to sci-fi, fantasy, and horror content when I first started to learn to read. Once again unattended children are at peril. I read a lot of things I probably shouldn't have.

In the 80s I remember Mr. King in the Credit Card commercial... everyone remembers the cheesy Count. King-ulah MasterCard one... I still like it today... anyways... With the popularity of Mr. King's books and films growing in the 80s and early 90s, I was compelled to start reading into the "Most Chilling Horror Writer".

My first King novel was The Stand, the big paperback I stole from the library (once again unattended kids are rotten). And from then on I was hooked.

I read The Shining when I was around 14. Loved it so much I re-read it... and re-read it again... I did this with a lot of books I loved. The Movie was excellent to pair with it no doubt, but the book had its own warmth and depth that no director could really put on film imo. I always wondered and hoped a future for Danny would be printed someday.

It seems like King books grow up and mature with me... and have their own children... who hopefully are attended...

The Shining author birthed Dr. Sleep... in 2013...

I saw a copy in store and told my wife and brother as we passed it... "I want that book for Xmas!"
I don't keep up on releases or dates so I often find am last to find out about new books. I was excited to see it. Okay with XMas 3 weeks away I couldn't handle the anxiety... and snuck back to the store to buy a copy for myself to read so I wouldn't have to wait til 2014 to start!

Okay I burned thru the pages ... at night before bed... maybe a week of reading and I was at the last page. I really enjoyed Dr. Sleep big time! I wanted to thank King for writing this and releasing it for so many fans to quench their thirsts for "What happened to Danny?" and "I want more SHINING!"

Over all this was a wonderful experience... To have been a young person and travel with Danny step by step through the Overlook... and then as an Adult to stalk back through the Overlook's darkness with Danny again as he (Danny) confronts the darkness of his past as a man.

Thanks for reading my scattered thoughts but I wanted to share them...

-Jerry
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