Doctor Sleep

Doctor Sleep

A Novel

Book - 2013
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The now middle-aged Dan Torrance (the boy protagonist of The Shining) must save a very special twelve-year-old girl from a tribe of murderous paranormals.
Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2013
Edition: First Scribner hardcover edition
ISBN: 9781476727653
Branch Call Number: FICTION KING
Characteristics: 531 p. ; 25 cm


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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.

ArapahoeCassidy Feb 21, 2017

An interesting King book that picks back up with Danny from The Shining. Very cool concept; seeing where he has gone in life and what has become of him. I found it to be an easy and quick read.

Jun 25, 2016

Dr. Sleep was a decent enough horror story once Danny (now Dan) Torrence of The Shining got his inner and outer demons under control. But getting there was a long, slow process and felt more like it was ghost written (ha-ha) by someone other than King. His thanks in the Author's Notes to son Owen for suggesting 'valuable changes' in that part of the story line strengthened my suspicions, but who knows? At any rate the second half was classic King but, as a whole, this book is not among his best.

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