Soon to be a major motion picture starring Ewan McGregor From master storyteller Stephen King, his unforgettable and terrifying sequel to The Shining an instant 1 New York Times bestseller that is a vivid frightscape The New York Times Years ago, the haunting of the Overlook Hotel nearly broke young Dan Torrance s sanity, as his paranormal gift known as the shining opened a door straight into hell And even though Dan is all grown up, the ghosts of the Overlook and his father s legacy of alcoholism and violence kept him drifting aimlessly for most of his life Now, Dan has finally found some order in the chaos by working in a local hospice, earning the nickname Doctor Sleep by secretly using his special abilities to comfort the dying and prepare them for the afterlife But when he unexpectedly meets twelve year old Abra Stone who possesses an even powerful manifestation of the shining the two find their lives in sudden jeopardy at the hands of the ageless and murderous nomadic tribe known as the True Knot, reigniting Dan s own demons and summoning him to battle for this young girl s soul and survival Best Read [ Doctor Sleep ] author [ Stephen King ] – bluevapours.co.uk
Stephen Edwin King was born the second son of Donald and Nellie Ruth Pillsbury King After his father left them when Stephen was two, he and his older brother, David, were raised by his mother Parts of his childhood were spent in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where his father s family was at the time, and in Stratford, Connecticut When Stephen was eleven, his mother brought her children back to Durham, Maine, for good Her parents, Guy and Nellie Pillsbury, had become incapacitated with old age, and Ruth King was persuaded by her sisters to take over the physical care of them Other family members provided a small house in Durham and financial support After Stephen s grandparents passed away, Mrs King found work in the kitchens of Pineland, a nearby residential facility for the mentally challenged.Stephen attended the grammar school in Durham and Lisbon Falls High School, graduating in 1966 From his sopho year at the University of Maine at Orono, he wrote a weekly column for the school newspaper, THE MAINE CAMPUS He was also active in student politics, serving as a member of the Student Senate He came to support the anti war movement on the Orono campus, arriving at his stance from a conservative view that the war in Vietnam was unconstitutional He graduated in 1970, with a B.A in English and qualified to teach on the high school level A draft board examination immediately post graduation found him 4 F on grounds of high blood pressure, limited vision, flat feet, and punctured eardrums.He met Tabitha Spruce in the stacks of the Fogler Library at the University, where they both worked as students they married in January of 1971 As Stephen was unable to find placement as a teacher immediately, the Kings lived on his earnings as a laborer at an industrial laundry, and her student loan and savings, with an occasional boost from a short story sale to men s magazines.Stephen made his first professional short story sale The Glass Floor to Startling Mystery Stories in 1967 Throughout the early years of his marriage, he continued to sell stories to men s magazines Many were gathered into the Night Shift collection or appeared in other anthologies.In the fall of 1971, Stephen began teaching English at Hampden Academy, the public high school in Hampden, Maine Writing in the evenings and on the weekends, he continued to produce short stories and to work on novels.
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- Doctor Sleep
- Stephen King
- 15 October 2018 Stephen King