The announcement of Doctor Sleep’s 2013 release date┬áhas got me thinking. You may remember that almost a year

Dutch Dr. Sleep cover

Courtesy of Lilja’s Library, a cover for the Dutch edition of Doctor Sleep.

ago, Kingcast 16 was the first place you got to hear an excerpt from Doctor Sleep, a sequel to 1977’s The Shining.

Here’s what I’m wondering about in my head:

  • Are there novels I wish had sequels?
  • Has SK written sequels I wish he hadn’t?
  • Can the novel Doctor Sleep survive the pop-culture impact that Stanley Kubrick’s film version of The Shining has had? Can we read Jack Torrance without seeing Jack Nicholson?

I’m hoping to record later this week, so if you have thoughts about this, let me know.