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Doctor Sleep

Doctor Sleep

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Patricia  A.
120 reviews
This book is REALLY big it has 531 pages! It’s a bit confusing at some point but really good! I’m a #Bookworm so i really enjoyed it i caught this book on sale at barns and novel for $7 and Stephen King is a really great Author!!!
Brooke G.
Union Grove
521 reviews
Of all the characters King has written about Danny, the 5 year old from the shining, always made me wonder how he grew up. Others wondered too and here came doctor sleep. At first I was mad that King made Danny a horrible drunk but as the story unfolds you understand why it happened and he sorts it out. This is the best follow up he has done. The story of Jack from the Talisman left me just depressed and upset but this one knocked my socks off and I was happy how it turned out at the end.
Angel W.
Mc Cool, MS
50 reviews
Awesome book! This is a great sequel to The Shining. I really felt connected to the characters. Its scary but in a subtle, more intellectual way than some "horror" novels. It left me wanting more!
Tia D.
HANOVER, MD
189 reviews
Doctor sleep had a great story line and I found the entire book to be very interesting. If your into stephen king you won't be disappointed with this novel.
Nicole D.
Union, MS
125 reviews
Without giving away to much. It's a great book. Im not done with it yet but I can tell you I don't want it to end.
Olivia F.
Jonesboro, AR
14 reviews
I love this book! I absolutely love Stephen King and the Shining, so this amazing book definitely satisfied me!
Angie W.
KITCHENER, ON
124 reviews
DOCTOR SLEEP is a sequel to THE SHINING. But it is also way more than this.
The
same way that BLACK HOUSE was the follow-up of THE TALISMAN (co-written
by Stephen King & Peter Straub), it also was a totally different
book: THE TALISMAN was fantasy orientated, while BLACK HOUSE was,
instead, horror, deeply related to THE DARK TOWER.

The main story
of DOCTOR SLEEP, takes place many years after the end of the first book
(it was also the case for BLACK HOUSE after THE TALISMAN), and the
genre is different : THE SHINING was a fantastic closed-door novel, with
ghosts. To be short, it was about Jack Torrance, a writer, who was to
spend a winter cut off from the rest of the world at the Overlook Hotel,
with his wife Wendy & his son Danny. The hotel will happen to be
inhabited by ghosts, awoken by Danny's gift (the shining). THE SHINING
was also a novel regarding the addiction & the violence created by
alcohol.

DOCTOR SLEEP goes beyond fantastic. While evil was
incarnated by ghosts in THE SHINING, it is instead personified by the
True Knot, who are some sort of vampires, nourishing themselves off the
Shining gift of (un)lucky individuals.

We find similar themes in
both novels: the importance of family, the alcoholism (Dany, anxious
about his alcohol addiction follows AA meetings). It seems obvious that
Stephen King has used this novel to exorcize his past addictions to
alcohol & drugs. Addiction that came back after his accident as he
needed strong pain killers, but that he managed, once again, to get rid
of.
The gift of the SHINING was a minor element, while it is clearly a
MAJOR component of DOCTOR SLEEP. Moreover, the terrifying True Knot are
so realistic that it's scary. Way more terrifying, in my opinion, than
the ghosts in THE SHINING.

First published in 1977, THE SHINING
was a novel that seemed "closer" (a family tragedy), more closed, more
claustrophobic, but also more instantaneous. DOCTOR SLEEP is, instead,
more opened, more pondered, more sophisticated, slower (in the way that
it spans its story over 30+ years), and... going further.
Stephen
King continues to grow his universe, cross-referencing his work (as well
as Joe Hill's NOS4A2, by mentioning Charlie Manx, p12). I even wonder
if, in the end, CARRIE wasn't simply a girl that had a strong, developed
Shining... which unfortunately, with the bullying of her fellow
teenagers has pushed her to self-destruction.

DOCTOR SLEEP is way
more than a simple sequel. It is an elaborated and entire novel. It
doesn't require to have read THE SHINING to be appreciated, nor seen
stanley Kubrick's version (who, despite the fact that it is quite
different from the book, has marked numerous people), nor the 1997
mini-series).
DOCTOR SLEEP is a relentless novel, one that doesn't
undo its grip (and that we do not want, either, to let go of). It is an
excellent novel, one that I can only highly recommend, and one that will
easily join other masterpieces such as CARRIE, THE STAND, or IT... for
mentioning only a few of the most popular horror novels by Stephen King.
But contrary to those books, Doctor Sleep seems quieter, and shows signs of maturity regarding life.
DOCTOR SLEEP will not be remembered for being a sequel for THE SHINING, but for being an exceptional horror novel.
Elyse S.
Oakville, ON
256 reviews
Received this as a gift an have trouble getting through it because the imagery is so terrifying! I’m a huge Stephen king fan and the way he sets up the scenes even from the first page of this is equally gripping and horrific. Definitely worth picking up.
Cierdh M.
Falkirk , Stirlingshire
80 reviews
If you are a fan of the shining like I am you will love the sequel to this, it Carries on Danny's story when he is older and how he is using his gift to help dying people pass over, and what has life has been like since the events at the overlook hotel & it introduces a new threat called the paranormals. I personally couldn't put this book down I was so happy when I found this I read it in 3 days! Highly recommend. Stephen king outdone himself.
Angie W.
KITCHENER, ON
124 reviews
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