Shine On

Doctor Sleep, the sequel to The Shining will be published on 24 September 2013, Stephen King has announced – 36 years after The Shining was first published in 1977. This is exciting news for fans of King. Is it also a risk? Writing a sequel to such an iconic novel (immortalised by Jack Nicholson in the film)? For other writers, maybe. But King always comes across as wise and sensible, a dogged hard-worker who gets what it is to write the best you can. His book “On Writing’ is a must-read for all aspiring writers and for established ones too.

What other sequels (or prequels) have been a success? And how do you judge success?


2 thoughts on “Shine On

  1. I really love Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier, and was a bit horrified that a sequel, Rebecca’s Tale, was published in 2001.

    A couple of women in my book group have read it and recommended it, but I can’t bring myself to read it. It just seems wrong 🙂

    Have you read it?? xx

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