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Stephen King Reads An Excerpt From The Shining Sequel


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It may seem like Stephen King never stops producing, as he is constantly releasing books (and movies based on) at a frantic pace , but this video proves that he does occasionally take time out to speak to fans at the Savannah Book Festival, if only to promote another upcoming book.

This time around the King of Horror shares an excerpt from his upcoming sequel to his third, and arguably most beloved, book-The Shining. It's called Dr. Sleep, and here's what King has to say about it:

"This is an idea that I've had for some time. I wrote a novel in the '70s called The Shining ... I always wondered what happened to that kid, Danny Torrance, when he grew up ... and this story started to form. The book isn't finished yet, it's called Dr. Sleep. This kinda goes back to: what's the worst thing you can think of? I knew that there were bad people in this story that were like vampires, only that what they sucked out was not blood, but psychic energy from special people like Danny Torrance. And I came to realize that these people were called The Tribe and that they move around a lot. Their leader is a woman called Rose [unintelligible] they all have these kinda pirate names, because pirates is sort of what they are."

The volume on this bootleggy video is really low, so I hope you have good speakers! Otherwise, this quote should give you all the info you really need to know-Shining sequel, psychic vampires pirates, and one of the most promising King sequel blurbs I've heard in years.

--via Blastr

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I always enjoy the little passive-aggressive blurbs at the beginning of his books. It is always something to the effect of 'kiss my ass, haters, I'll write what I want.' Also his rather strange appearance on Sons of Anarchy was quite enjoyable.
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