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Stephen King fans, who has picked up or is planning on picking up Dr. Sleep (sequel to The Shining)

Asked by Mama_Cakes (9320 points ) September 24th, 2013

She was released today. I’m heading over to Amazon to download it to my Kindle.

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Mr_Paradox's avatar

I still need to read The Shining… I’m ashamed.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

I saw that. I’m just moderately psyched. I wasn’t a big Shining fan. I loved the Stand and It, but the Shining was so so . Just my opinion.

chyna's avatar

I haven’t even heard about this. I’m totally excited. I love Stephen King and I really loved that book.

jca's avatar

I loved The Shining and didn’t know there was a sequel coming out. I will probably find time to read it.

talljasperman's avatar

I’ll wait until the made for TV movie comes out. I’m still not watching under the dome I guessed the twist ending anyway.

Blondesjon's avatar

Already have it downloaded and in the .pdf format.

chyna's avatar

Should I re-read The Shining before I read Dr. Sleep?
Let me know @Blondesjon when you read it.

Blondesjon's avatar

@chyna . . . Will do.

talljasperman's avatar

I’m waiting for Agents of S.H.E.I.L.D. in 10 minutes.

filmfann's avatar

I am guessing this is less a sequel and more of an offshoot.
I will read it, regardless of the reviews.

augustlan's avatar

It’s on my wish list, along with Neil Gaiman’s The Ocean at the End of the Lane. Sadly, both will have to wait.

Pachy's avatar

Not enough of a King fan to spend money on his sequel (or offshoot) to a silly 36-year old spook story.

ucme's avatar

It is a fully blown sequel focusing on Danny’s life as an adult, he meets a girl who also has the “shining” & yeah, i’m gonna read it.

filmfann's avatar

@Pachyderm_In_The_Room “The Shining” was one of the scariest books I ever read. Even the words were terrifying.
Please don’t judge it on the movie or the miniseries. It was very intense, and difficult to translate to a visual medium.

ucme's avatar

King himself has said that he’s pretty nervous as to how the book is received, especially from fans of Kubrick’s film. It’s a book that should, at least from the outset, stand alone on it’s merits, although comparisons with the first story are inevitable.

Mama_Cakes's avatar

Anyone here pick it up? I just started last night.

Thoughts (without giving anything away)?

Blondesjon's avatar

Finished it last weekend and thought it was a fantastic time.

it would have been an outstanding time but it actually made me consider aa

filmfann's avatar

I am currently reading and enjoying it.

ucme's avatar

I’m expecting a copy for my birthday on Sunday , I shall be quite disappointed if this is not the case.

augustlan's avatar

I’m so jealous some of you have it and I don’t!

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