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Doctor Sleep by Stephen King

Doctor Sleep by Stephen King

December 13, 2013

Dan Torrance was just five years old when he survived the ghostly attacks of his drunken father at The Overlook Hotel. But for 36 years fans have wondered what happened to Dan, a powerful psychic, after The Shining ended. Now Stephen King answers that question with Doctor Sleep, a book that tells of Dan as a 40 year old recovered alcoholic. When a group of psychic vampires go after a young girl with mental powers Dan has to once again stand up to the powers of darkness.Could any novel live up to readers' memories of The Shining? And if so, does Doctor Sleep deliver those same thrills and drama? Join Arnie as he reviews King's latest novel to find out!And join Arnie, Stuart, and Jakob at http://nowplayingpodcast.com to hear their reviews of both the theatrical and TV adaptations of The Shining!

The Shining by Stephen King

The Shining by Stephen King

December 9, 2013

Do you know Stephen King's The Shining? You may think you do--iconography from King's third book litters American pop culture. The Overlook Hotel. Redrum. Jack Torrance, who's always been the caretaker of the hotel. It was King's first bestselling hardcover novel and famously adapted by Stanley Kubrick to film--but if you only know The Shining from the movie you are missing out! King's book is a study of paternal relationships, alcoholism, and the nature of fatherhood. Plus there's also ghosts, murderers, and a little psychic boy.

Now, continuing his Stephen King review series Arnie is back with his spoiler-free analysis of King's story of a haunted hotel. Also in this podcast Arnie reviews "Before the Play"--The Shining's rare, uncollected prologue, cut from the final novel.

And join Arnie, Stuart, and Jakob at nowplayingpodcast.com to hear their reviews of both the movie and TV adaptations of The Shining!

Jersulam’s Lot (from the Night Shift Collection) by Stephen King

Jersulam’s Lot (from the Night Shift Collection) by Stephen King

December 2, 2013

Stephen King's "Jerusalem's Lot" tells the story of Charles Boone and his servant Calvin. In 1850 the two men move to Preacher's Corners, Maine where they stay at a large house left to Charles by his estranged cousin. The townspeople feel the two men must be mad to stay in the haunted mansion, and crazier still to set foot in the nearby ghost town of Jerusalem's Lot. What the two men discover will reveal secrets from Boone's family history as well as the evil that consumed 'Salem's Lot.

This short story, first published as the lead tale in Stephen King's Night Shift collection, was sold as an earlier tale from the town of Jerusalem's Lot--the location of King's 'Salem's Lot. The story is now appended to paperback and eBook versions of that bestselling vampire novel. How does it tie into the longer book, and is it required reading for King fans? Listen to Arnie's review to find out in this podcast continuing our Stephen King series!

And join Arnie, Stuart, and Jakob at nowplayingpodcast.com to hear their reviews of the three 'Salem's Lot TV and movie adaptations!

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