Doctor Sleep

Doctor Sleep

eBook - 2013
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"Stephen King returns to the character and territory of one of his most popular novels ever, The Shining, in this instantly riveting novel about the now middle-aged Dan Torrance (the boy protagonist of The Shining) and the very special twelve-year-old girl he must save from a tribe of murderous paranormals. 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"--Container.
Publisher: New York :, Simon And Schuster
Copyright Date: p2013
ISBN: 9781476727660
Branch Call Number: ebook OverDrive
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc
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Dec 12, 2019

A worthy sequel to the Shining. I get the impression that Stephen King never intended to write a sequel, but at a certain point he thought you know, I think the time is right. What would Danny Torrance be like now as an adult, still dealing with his shining, both as a blessing and a curse? And what happens when he meets a young person with the same abilities as him, maybe even more powerful? Will he be a mentor like Dick Halloran was to him as a child? Added to this mix is a fresh angle to the story, wanderers who seek out those who shine for their own purposes. An entertaining read and wonderful to revisit some of these characters from one of the all-time classic horror stories! By the way the movie was very good too!

Nov 28, 2019

I really loved this story! Now I'm sad because its over :'(
Really good sequel to The Shining, perhaps not as scary, (though some of our favourite 'ghostie people' make a reprise) but pretty brutal. Now I'm ready to critique the film...

Oct 30, 2019

King is a very limited writer in terms of expression. Kubrick's exceptional "Shinning" is a complete remake of the story, King's writing, as illustrated once more by the pitiful "Dr. Sleep", can't hold a candle to Kubrick's work. It is even more galling to see King taking yet another lame potshot at Kybrick's work in the epilogue. Don't waste your money, the movie is not much better than the book (despite the book being truly awful)

ArapahoeSarahH Sep 18, 2019

Finished this in three sittings, and definitely stayed up too late to see how the story ended. This novel picks up after the events of The Shining with adult Dan Torrance dealing with demons of many kinds. Perfect for a "not-too-scary" Stephen King read, with laugh out loud and heartfelt moments!

caleherreman Jul 07, 2019

The Shining has a sequel?! This book follows the psychic kid, Danny, into adulthood. It's no surprise, after what he's been through, that he's pretty messed up. This book builds slowly, showing Dan's path to sobriety, a girl with powerful 'shining' grow through childhood, and a band of roving RV-dwelling child-predatory seniors crisscrossing the country. Plenty of scares on the way through this book, and plenty of dread.

I liked the book, BUT the ending didn't match all that came before; it was a letdown. That said, though, I'm looking forward to the movie this November!

Jul 02, 2019

Don't think it needed to be connected to the Shining, but a decent King read.

Aug 09, 2018

Very great read! I loved 'The Shining' so I might be biased in my love for the characters in this novel. Very easy read with an interesting plot. Had me on the edge of my seat from the middle of the book until the last page.

Sep 23, 2017

Very good story! It's an edge of your seat thriller that continues the adventure of Danny Torrence--the son of Jack Torrence--from where 'The Shining' left off. Great suspense and nice ghost story too. I really liked how the story explores the bond between Danny and Abra's shining ability. If you're up for a thrilling, suspenseful story, this should be an awesome book to read.

Apr 16, 2017

Another requested book I did not finish - I had not realized that this book was a sequel to The Shining. Because the first part of the book was about Dan Torrance and his alcoholism, I simply could not stomach it. I lost patience with Torrance & his problems and returned the book before anything happened. Meh.

Feb 27, 2017

As a lifelong fan of The Shining, I expected a lot from this book. I wanted a sequel that had the same theme or ''feel' as the first book. This book, however; ties in with another book series he released many years ago. If you do not like The Dark Tower, don't bother with this book. I hated that series and I hated this book. I forced myself to read twelve chapters. I really wanted to like this book but I just could not get into it.

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