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Doctor Sleep (Shining, Bk 2)
Doctor Sleep - Shining, Bk 2
Author: Stephen King
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 ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9781451698855
ISBN-10: 1451698852
Publication Date: 6/17/2014
Pages: 544
  • Currently 4.4/5 Stars.

4.4 stars, based on 26 ratings
Publisher: Gallery Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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bedhead avatar reviewed Doctor Sleep (Shining, Bk 2) on + 52 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 7
Heh heh heh... I hardly EVER give ANYTHING five stars, but this book earned every one. The story had me from the first page, and kept drawing me in more and more. I don't want to put ANY spoilers in this review, but it's an excellent sequel to The Shining. Literary allusions are there if you want them, if you would rather gloss over those sorts of things, fine -- King doesn't hit his readers over the head with how well-read he is. Same with cultural literacy. It's an extra layer, but the book makes sense without it. Probably critics 150 years from now will write masters theses about all the allusions, though! Things come full circle in the story, and the book is so very hard to put down. Don't start on a work night.
virgosun avatar reviewed Doctor Sleep (Shining, Bk 2) on + 882 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
Absolutely riveting! I wasn't expecting it, but I'm glad King gave us all-grown-up Dan's story, making everything come full circle. A horrifying and ultimately satisfying companion to The Shining. No question about it; Doctor Sleep deserves every one of those 5 stars!
joeys1313 avatar reviewed Doctor Sleep (Shining, Bk 2) on + 20 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
Much better than I was expecting and not at all what I thought a sequel to The Shining would be about. One of King's best books in my opinion.
debs avatar reviewed Doctor Sleep (Shining, Bk 2) on + 633 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
I think The Shining was my all-time favorite Stephen King novel, growing up. The book (and the movie that followed) scared the kahoots out of me, and I loved being taken on that ride. So I went into Doctor Sleep with that bias behind me, and the excellent reviews to look forward to. And was NOT disappointed! The book does not hold back on character development - every single character is so rich and well-thought-out that you feel like you've gotten to know each and every one of them. Dan Torrence (the child from the original book) has grown up, and every page gives you so much more insight as to how and why the adult Dan is who he is. There's a fair share of paranormal and a good amount of suspense. I could not put this book down.
depplover28 avatar reviewed Doctor Sleep (Shining, Bk 2) on + 13 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
I absolutely loved this book. It was everything I wanted a sequel to "The Shining" to be and more. An absolute must read for Stephen King/horror fans.
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DieHard avatar reviewed Doctor Sleep (Shining, Bk 2) on
Vintage King and that's a very good thing. As you probably know, this is the sequel to The Shining. The book starts a few years after the Overlook Hotel explosion and follows Dan Torrance into adulthood where he finds that he has not yet put his demons (both literal and figurative) to rest. This is a very entertaining novel. Great characters, the story moves quickly and King's writing is engaging. He doesn't ramble as he has in some books but sticks to the story and keeps things moving. If you are looking for a fright, you might be disappointed. Doctor Sleep is not scary but it is a book you will be glad you read.
sevenspiders avatar reviewed Doctor Sleep (Shining, Bk 2) on + 73 more book reviews
Doctor Sleep was entertaining but pretty rote, predictable Stephen King fare. Which is to say it was highly enjoyable. Mostly it was the same supernatural-kid faces supernatural-baddies, powers great and terrible, good vs. evil battle royale with some well-drawn side characters. I'd say maybe I wasn't more engrossed because I never responded that much to The Shining as a book either, except that there's not very much to unite the two except for a quick detour back to the Overlook. 11/22/63 and Under the Dome were better. King seems to exceed himself these days when he sets his epic showdowns in a totally different setting than the typical small New England towns he used so well in the past.
reviewed Doctor Sleep (Shining, Bk 2) on + 228 more book reviews
Excellent book about Danny's life after the Sbining. I wont say it kept me up like the Shining, its not that kind of book really, its more about King's and many others battles in real life with the demon of alcohol and forgiveness.


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