Written by Ella Thomson on Monday, February 11th, 2013

Stephen King recently spoke to Entertainment Weekly about his upcoming novel, Doctor Sleep. It is, of course, the sequel to his classic novel The Shining.

“When the [sequel] idea would pop up in my mind I would think, ‘Now Danny’s 20, or now he’s 25. … I wonder if he’s drinking like his father?’” he said. “Finally I decided ‘Okay, why don’t I use that in the story and just revisit that whole issue? Like father, like son.’”

He is also aware of the daunting task that is writing a sequel to one of his best…

“When I really got serous about it, I thought to myself ‘Do you really want to do this?’ Because most sequels really suck,’” he said. “The only two exceptions I can think to that is Huckleberry Finn, a book that is a sequel to Tom Sawyer but is really a much better book, and I think Godfather II is a much better movie than The Godfather.

For the entire interview, please visit EW.com.


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