Doctor Sleep (Paperback)
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DescriptionAn epic war between good and evil, a gory, glorious story that will thrill the millions of hyper-devoted readers of The Shining and wildly satisfy anyone new to the territory of this icon in the King canon. King says he wanted to know what happened to Danny Torrance, the boy at the heart of The Shining, after his terrible experience in the Overlook Hotel. The instantly riveting DOCTOR SLEEP picks up the story of the now middle-aged Dan, working at a hospice in rural New Hampshire, 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 tween 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 ...The first print run of DOCTOR SLEEP in paperback has two jacket styles. These are only available while stocks last and if you are ordering online we cannot guarantee which cover you will receive.
- Published: 22 May 2014
- Format: Paperback 512 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781444761184 ISBN 10: 1444761188
- Sales rank: 4,940
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Reviews for Doctor Sleep
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A fair sequel
It doesn't compare to The Shining but it's as good as its sequel could be.
You can't help but be a little disappointed at the way Danny turned out and I personally could not sympathize with him as much as I did with his father Jack, but it is understandable because it was written in completely different times in the author's life.
In my opinion, it still deserves the 5 stars because you just can't put it down. Also, one very positive thing is that it can be read and enjoyed even if you have not read The Shining. It stands on its own and is quite enthralling. by Ana Silva