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Stephen King debuts his new novel

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STORY: The "Master of Horror" is out to frighten his German readers.

U.S. best-selling author Stephen King on Wednesday (November 20) introduced his latest novel "Doctor Sleep" in Hamburg after a reading in Munich on Tuesday (November 19). It is King's first ever visit to Germany.

"Doctor Sleep", a sequel of King's 1977 novel "The Shining" tells the story of Danny Torrance, son of Jack Torrance who in "The Shining" loses his mind during one winter, working as a maintenance man at the remote Overlook Hotel.

Speaking at the presentation of "Doctor Sleep" in the northern German city, King said he was at first not convinced about writing a sequel.

"I did say that usually a sequel is the last resort of a failing creative impulse. And in most cases that's true and it's one of the reasons that I finally decided that I wouldn't like to write a sequel to 'The Shining'. Because frankly so many times a sequel comes along and critics

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