If I had to choose between The Shining and The Stand as my favorite Stephen King book, I would have a tough time. The Stand would probably win, but only by a hair. That topic is actually worth a full discussion, which I’ll postpone for some other time because that isn’t why I decided to post this.
Sequels, especially when you didn’t plan them when you were writing the first volume, are risky. Mr. King has evidently decided to take that risk with a sequel to The Shining.
What happened to Danny, and where is he now in middle age? We are going to find out. According to the King web site, next year Doctor Sleep comes out.