Doctor Sleep by Stephen King
Genres: Horror, Fiction
Publication Date: 6th November 2015
Synopsis/Blurb (Taken from Goodreads):
“Following a childhood haunted by terrifying events at the Overlook Hotel, Danny Torrance has been drifting for decades.
Finally, he settles into a job at a nursing home where he draws on his remnant ‘shining’ power to help people pass on.
Then he meets Abra Stone, a young girl with the brightest ‘shining’ ever seen. But her gift is attracting a tribe of paranormals. They may look harmless, old and devoted to their Recreational Vehicles, but The True Knot live off the ‘steam’ that children like Abra produce.
Now Dan must confront his old demons as he battles for Abra’s soul and survival…“
My Thoughts & Review
The Shining is one of my favourites by Stephen King, and when I heard that he had written a follow up book I had to read it, but like many of my owned TBR I only got around to reading it this year. A couple of King’s books have been a hit and miss in the past but this time, it was definitely a hit.
I’ve re-read The Shining several times and no matter how many times I read it I always ended up wondering what would happen with Danny, and now I do.
The starting was quite slow and a little depressing and I truly thought what a disappointing life style Danny has chosen, but then things happen and it turns out I was wrong. Doctor Sleep is not just a sequel to The Shining but follows a whole new story line. You don’t necessarily need to have read The Shining but there are references to the book and personally I think if you read the first book it will definitely help you understand the book a little better. But if you don’t want to read The Shining then it’s not a problem.
Although King is the master of writing horror books, for me this book wasn’t particularly scary in the traditional horror sense. Instead it was something I would describe as twisted
Definitely a book I would recommend and happy to re-read.
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