When I heard Stephen King was writing a sequel to The Shining, I was skeptical. It seemed unnecessary and almost sacrilegious. The original stands on its own as one of the great horror novels.
But I read an excerpt online and to my shock, it was quite good. So I did something I haven't done in probably ten years: I bought a brand-new hardcover at retail prices. And then I saw that Audible had the audiobook version and it was read by...wait for it....Will Patton. I used my monthly credit immediately.
An eagerly anticipated book written by one of my favorite authors read by one of my favorite readers? SCORE!
It almost makes up for all the shit I've had to deal with this last month.