Doctor Sleep - Stephen King

Doctor Sleep

By Stephen King

  • Release Date: 2013-09-24
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 2,831 Ratings

Description

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 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. This is an epic war between good and evil, a gory, glorious story that will thrill the millions of devoted readers of The Shining and satisfy anyone new to this icon in the King canon.

Reviews

  • Everything you want in a S.King thriller!

    5
    By Lessismore16
    Hands down one of the best books I’ve read! It’s not the sequel you would expect to the shining but it is COMPLETELY worth the read. It’ll have you at the edge of your seat from the first page until the last. I’m never going to be able to look at a RV the same again! Moral of this review, buy the book you seriously won’t regret it!
  • Dr. Sleep is a great story and an amazing extension of The Shining

    5
    By chspensley
    Thanks again master of the macabre, you have been scaring the sh*t out of me since my childhood. The novel that has always stood out, at least in my memory, was The Shining. Dr. Sleep is an extremely satisfying extension to a wonderful story. The characters are amazing and the story, with its multiple twists was super fun to read. You never fail to impress Mr. King. Thanks again!
  • Perfect sequel to The Shining!!

    5
    By Bmmccord
    This book is about Danny Torrance (the little boy in The Shining). Must read!!
  • Epic!

    5
    By my opinions and i
    I have always been wary of audiobooks because I'm very picky about the narrator. But let me say that Will Patton did this novel so much justice that I went out and bought the other Stephen King books narrated by him. The combination of Patton's voice and King's imagination led this novel to becoming one of my favorite. I very highly recommend this audiobook.
  • Stephen King is incredible.

    5
    By Lanes hash
    Top 5 best books I have ever read. Absolutely recommend it. Once I started I could not put it down.
  • King must love AA meetings...

    1
    By LB336
    What happened to Stephen King? This book is so see through, boring, and rushed. I mean, who didn't see that ending coming!? Though I didn't expect it to be as anticlimactic as is was. Yawn... The characters are forgetful. I didn't really care who lived or died, I just wanted it to be over. And what's with all the Alchoholics Anonymous? It's throughout the entire book. He's a drunk, we get it. This book should've never happened...
  • Finding Dan Torrance

    5
    By ninstints_krf
    Years after the horror at the Overlook Hotel, we catch up to Dan Torrance in his adult life and career. Never too far from the shadows and echoes of the Overlook, Dan still deals with his unique abilities, colloquially called the shine. The shine in others varies in strength, and Dan gets glimpses of those folks frequently, for good or for not so good. Dan really puts the shine to use for good when he lands a job in a small town New Hampshire (recommended to him by Tony) at a hospice. Then he finally meets a person that has been calling to him, using the shine, for a long time. That person will change his life in a number of unexpected ways. Doctor Sleep is an excellent read.
  • Doctor Sleep

    5
    By Sydmaxx
    An excellent sequel to "The Shining".
  • Doctor Sleep

    5
    By Autgoing
    I really enjoyed this book .. I wonder what may happen to the remaining True Knots :-)
  • Wonderful

    5
    By Trishfish50
    Great book truly an enjoyable read