Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Sequels – it’s never too late.

Apparently so.

The first three episodes of Star Wars were released between 1977 and 1983. And then the next three episodes came out between 1999 and 2005.

Now Stephen King has announced that he’s writing a sequel to his 1973 bestseller The Shining. He’s calling it Dr. Sleep, and it features Danny Torrance, the little boy from the original novel. Apparently Danny is 40 years old now, and he works as a hospice orderly, but his real vocation is to help patients make the journey from this world to the next using his special powers. King also includes The Tribe, a traveling group of psychic-energy-sucking vampires.

Here are some clips of King discussing Dr. Sleep and reading from the unpublished book:

What favorite characters from novels would you like to live again through a sequel?

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