Sequel to The Shining on King’s To-Do List?

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Author spills the beans to Cronenberg

“Doctor Sleep.”

That’s the title to Stephen King’s sequel to “The Shining,” if he ever gets around to writing it. The author, now on a book tour for “Under the Dome,” told Q&A moderator David Cronenberg (!) in Toronto during a 15-minute reading of the novel that he’s got some ideas percolating for a “Shining” follow-up.

Here’s what the Torontoist, who was on the scene, says it’s about:

Danny is now 40 years old and living in upstate New York, where he works as the equivalent of an orderly at a hospice for the terminally ill. Danny’s real job is to visit with patients who are just about to pass on to the other side, and to help them make that journey with the aid of his mysterious powers. Danny also has a sideline in betting on the horses, a trick he learned from his buddy Dick Hallorann.

It should be noted that this isn’t a sure thing and King isn’t committed to doing it. The man’s got a lot on his plate including new “Talisman” and “Dark Tower” novels – both of which he’s been talking about on his tour.

Source: Torontoist