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Interesting Readings - March - Fantasy

Interesting Readings: a book club for the best in sci-fi, from quirky classics to fresh indie! Monthly meetings are held in the West Chester area.

Our March fantasy book will be Stephen King's DOCTOR SLEEP - the sequel following our read of THE SHINING.

From On highways across America, a tribe of people called the True Knot travel in search of sustenance. They look harmless—mostly old, lots of polyester, and married to their RVs. But as Dan Torrance knows, and spunky twelve-year-old Abra Stone learns, the True Knot are quasi-immortal, living off the steam that children with the shining produce when they are slowly tortured to death.

Haunted by the inhabitants of the Overlook Hotel, where he spent one horrific childhood year, Dan has been drifting for decades, desperate to shed his father’s legacy of despair, alcoholism, and violence. Finally, he settles in a New Hampshire town, an AA community that sustains him, and a job at a nursing home where his remnant shining power provides the crucial final comfort to the dying. Aided by a prescient cat, he becomes “Doctor Sleep.”

Then Dan meets the evanescent Abra Stone, and it is her spectacular gift, the brightest shining ever seen, that reignites Dan’s own demons and summons him to a battle for Abra’s soul and survival. This is an epic war between good and evil, a gory, glorious story that will thrill the millions of devoted readers of The Shining and satisfy anyone new to this icon in the King canon.

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  • Dawn

    Great conversation!

    March 27, 2014

  • Katie T.

    Great Meetup. Enjoyed the conversation and talking about the books with like-minded people. Looking forward to future meetings.

    March 26, 2014

  • Gwen W.

    Great discussion!

    March 26, 2014

  • Katharine E.

    VENUE CHANGE: We will now be meeting at Iron Hill due to construction at Side Bar!

    Hope to see you there!

    1 · March 26, 2014

    • Tim C.

      Got it, hopefully everyone else does.

      March 26, 2014

    • Dawn

      Got it! Thanks!

      March 26, 2014

  • Sharon Bernecki D.

    Ugh. 70 midterms to grade for tomorrow. Looks like I'll be drinking with a red pen in my hand tonight, instead of enjoying good company and good conversation at the bar.

    March 26, 2014

  • Gwen W.

    Rose the Hat: Earthcruiser CD

    "Beautiful Wreck" by Shawn Mullins
    "My Drinkin Problem" by Hank Williams III
    "L.A. Freeway" by Roger Creager
    "St. John of Gods" by Shane MacGowan
    "Hand Me Down My Walking Stick" by Norman Blake
    "I'm Lookin Over a Four Leaf Clover" by Ian Whitcomb
    "Days of Graduation (Act I)" by Drive-By Truckers
    "Money" by The Flying Lizards
    "F the CC" by Steve Earle
    "Gin and Juice" by The Gourds
    "Glory of True Love" by John Prine
    "Pay Bo Diddley" by Microwave Dave and The Nukes
    "Sex on Wheelz (Astro and Glyde Mix)" by My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult
    "My Toot Toot" by Rockin' Sidney
    "Fuck, I Stepped in Shit" by Shat

    March 22, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Just finished this book. I have to say it was a little light for a Stephen King novel. Can't wait to see what the rest of you thought!

    February 27, 2014

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