"KEEP-THE-LIGHTS-ON HORROR": DOCTOR SLEEP, SIGNED BY STEPHEN KING
KING, Stephen. Doctor Sleep. New York: Scribner, (2013). Thick octavo, original half black cloth, original dust jacket. $650.
First trade edition, issued the same year as a limited edition, of King's terrifying sequel to The Shining, boldly signed on the title page by him, a splendid copy in the original dust jacket.
In Doctor Sleep, which King calls a return to "keep-the-lights-on horror," he continues the story of Danny, "the little boy with psycho-intuitive powers in King's famous 1977 novel, The Shining… King is a pro: by the end of this book your fingers will be mere stubs of their former selves, and you will be looking askance at the people in the supermarket line, because if they turn around they might have metallic eyes. King's inventiveness and skill show no signs of slacking: Doctor Sleep has all the virtues of his best work" (New York Times).