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Search this site. Free book Doctor Sleep: Shining by Stephen King. Doctor Sleep: Shining by Stephen King Synopsis: An epic war between good and evil, a gory, glorious story that will thrill the millions of hyper-devoted readers of The Shining and wildly satisfy anyone new to the territory of this icon in the King canon.
King says he wanted to know what happened to Danny Torrance, the boy at the heart of The Shining, after his terrible experience in the Overlook Hotel. 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 tween 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. I morgen kan du spise lige hvad du vil Book by Michael Jeppesen. My Goddess: Theology and Thought Book by Douglas Dales.
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Doctor Sleep picks up where The Shining left off. If you have been a reade Find all of my reviews at: On the other hand, if you want a rock-solid novel that you will literally not be willing to separate yourself from until you are finished, this one is a winner.
Aug 17, Fortneyroad. Just finished the galley. A HUGE disappointment. Problem is, if you read the novel, Danny was never a very interesting character—his father was and the hotel was.
But in this sequel, we are stuck with Danny. And Danny drinks—a lot. So King wrote it back in when he did his TV miniseries. There are no characters in this book, just names on a page—and pages you will be frantically skimming by the time you reach page because you will be desperately look for a plot to grab you and suck you into the story.
A sequel to one of my favorite King novels, and he said it would be a return to real horror. At all. And shotguns. Yes, seriously. By page of this more than page galley, I knew it was a real disaster.
There is no Overlook Hotel.
There are no scares. There are no classic King characters. In fact, the last pages read like a young adult adventure novel. This was a huge disappointment for me. View all 69 comments. Dec 03, Barbara rated it really liked it Shelves: In this the sequel to 'The Shining', Danny Torrance - who had psychic visions as a child -is a very troubled adult.
His difficulties connect back to the time young Danny's father was the caretaker of the 'Overlook Hotel' in Colorado. There Danny's psychic gift called 'the shining' led to his meeting a gaggle of supernatural psychopaths and severa In this the sequel to 'The Shining', Danny Torrance - who had psychic visions as a child -is a very troubled adult.
There Danny's psychic gift called 'the shining' led to his meeting a gaggle of supernatural psychopaths and several victims of violence. The hotel's supernatural residents also drove Danny's father insane, and he tried to kill Danny and his mom. After adult Dan has a one night stand that disturbs him greatly he hops a train and ends up in New Hampshire. There he gets a job in a hospice and joins Alcoholics Anonymous. Meanwhile, Abra, a little girl who also lives in New Hampshire, starts to exhibit a whopping amount of 'shining' herself.
As Abra grows up she develops a psychic connection to Dan and mentally reaches out to say hello and get acquainted. In time Abra's psychic gifts brings her to the attention of a group of horrific vampire-like beings called the 'True Knot' who torture and murder psychic children to absorb their "steam" psychic essence.
The True Knot becomes desperate to get their hands on Abra who - coming to realize the danger she's in - asks Dan to help her.
This leads to the thriller part of the story, with the True Knot scheming to kidnap Abra, and Dan and his cohorts scheming to save her. The book is chock full of fascinating characters good and evil and gruesome events - in true Stephen King style.
The story isn't one of Stephen King's scariest tales but it's a whopping good story that will stick with you.
Highly recommended, especially to King fans and aficionados of horror stories. You can follow my reviews at http: View all 5 comments. This is the story of what happened to this little boy: Danny Torrance is all grown up and an alcoholic just like his dad. Dan finally decides to join Alcoholics Anonymous and is in recovery, working at a hospice when he telepathically meets a girl named Abra Stone.
She's got the Shining too and is incredibly powerful. We find out an evil group of people called the True Knot are after her. They want to drink her up, devour her "steam. They can live thousands of years, but look like regular old people. Dan decides to help her and battle the True Knot.
Holy Shizz, this was awesome! One of King's best, in my view.
I listened to the audio version, narrated by Will Patton. He is one of my favorite narrators and he rocked this performance! I couldn't have asked for more. I was hooked from the beginning. I really can't say anything more except this was fabulous, creative, and brilliant.
View all 3 comments. Dec 27, Madeline rated it liked it. Although technically a sequel to The Shining published in and probably Stephen King's scariest and best book - step to me, It fans , this book should not be approached as such, because in reality the two novels have very little in common besides the central characters. This isn't a bad thing - I just want to warn anyone going into this book to get rid of the "straightforward sequel" mindset.
Second, what about the others who have the "shining" that Dick Hallorann told Danny about? Who are the others who possess gifts like Danny's, and a central question in King's books who should they be afraid of? The adult version of Danny, called Dan, is, frankly, a mess. He hasn't been able to avoid the alcoholism that cursed his father and grandfather there's a whole term paper that could be written on this sickness infecting the Torrance family the way evil infects the Overlook, but I digress , and we see him in some pretty bad situations.
Dan eventually starts going to AA meetings and trying to get his addiction under control, and ends up working at a hospice in a small New England town. Dan quickly becomes known as "Doctor Sleep" because of how he comforts patients near death, and helps them cross over.
Meanwhile, a child named Abra is born, also with the shining.
In Doctor Sleep , the villains are not the vengeful ghosts of a cursed hotel, but a group of semi-immortals who call themselves the True Knot. They travel the country in RV's and hunt people with the shining. When they catch them, the True Knot kills these people by torturing them to death and inhaling their souls they call it "steam". Frankly, that sounds more like it came from a Neil Gaiman book, but I'll go with it it didn't help that the True Knot's leader is a woman called Rosie the Hat, named for the black silk top hat she always wears, and once I started picturing her as Amanda Palmer I couldn't stop.
This is definitely a different story than The Shining. There, we were restricted to a single setting and less than five central characters - Doctor Sleep has dozens of characters and its action spans the country with a final confrontation at the campground built on the land where the Overlook used to stand, because of course. Again, the fact that the scope of this novel is wider and somewhat more philosophical than The Shining is not a criticism.
I liked its insistence on being more than just a haunted house story, which people too often - and unfairly - reduce The Shining to. There's a lot more going on here than just psychics and the monsters who hunt them. My biggest criticism, really, is that the villains are never enough of a threat.
It's established almost immediately than Abra is some kind of shining Messiah, with abilities much greater than Dan's. In all of her interactions with the True Knot, it's made clear that they have no idea who they're messing with, and that Abra is more powerful than them. The final plan to confront the Knot at the end goes off without a single hitch, so there's never any real danger of the True Knot winning and if you really think it's a spoiler for me to say that the good guys win at the end, feel free to let me know in the comments and I will be happy to ignore you.
In The Shining , we were constantly reminded that Danny was a child facing undying, unrelenting evil all by himself, and throughout the story you really don't know if he's going to win. The tension that we felt in The Shining is almost gone here, and I was almost too confident in Abra and Dan's ability to defeat the evil that threatened them.
A more palpable threat of danger, and this book would have been improved greatly in my eyes. View all 52 comments. Jan 20, Sadie Hartmann Mother Horror rated it liked it. I wanted to love this book and I read it with eager enthusiasm. However, I found that the voice of this book, Danny Torrance, was all wrong. This didn't feel like Danny to me. I was scared in some parts--the enemies are formidable--but the story was not engaging. I was expecting more. View all 14 comments. Enjoyed it even more the second time through.
Firmly believe this is the best duology ever written. I doff my hat to Sai King- he is a master. Full review to come View all 6 comments. Oct 17, Arah-Lynda rated it really liked it Shelves: I get all toasty, feet warm, comfortable, with his voice in my head.
I soon settled in and listened as he told me the story of Doctor Sleep. Having read The Shining for the first time just last year, it was still fresh in my mind, so where King took Danny Torrance here, made sense to me, felt right. But King is not a man of few words and so there are others here; the good and the bad, with histories of their own to share. It is a good story. I was hooked from the get go.
I am not going to tell you this story, King should. Listen Up! View all 11 comments. Apr 23, Jennifer rated it really liked it Recommended to Jennifer by: Jackie Cowgill. Although I have to admit to enjoying The Shining more than this sequel, it was pretty amazing to have a follow up on Danny, and one which shows his transition to helper for another shining child in need. With quite a time gap between The Shining and Doctor Sleep , Dan ny is now a full-grown man and the family dynamics of the Torrance family still linger as the cycle of addiction sadly makes it way down the generational pipeline.
It was engaging and uncomfortable as all the best are. Stephen King certainly doesn't shy away from tormenting kids in his fiction, and this one takes the cake. Despite having a new and heavily gifted shining child in the mix, my book love still went to Danny.
He's one of my all-time favorite fictional characters just making the best out of all the good and bad he was given and trying to survive like us all.
Check it out! My favorite quote: Oct 02, Neal Shusterman rated it liked it. The Shining was my favorite Stephen King book when I was a teenager.
Granted, our memory of books from our youths is an extremely hard act to follow. I would have given Doctor Sleep four stars, but I felt that the climax was too easy. Aug 14, Trudi rated it liked it Shelves: King and I or Uncle Stevie if I may have a loooong history that stretches back decades now.
His books have become the soundtrack to my life, the novels I reach for in times of stress and grief in search of comfort and solace. Some may find that weird, considering the man's reputation as America's Boogeyman, but it's never been weird to me.
No one can spin a yarn quite like this man to keep you reading well past dark and into the wee hours of the morning. No one is as good as he is at locating our primal fears and anxieties and purging them in a storytelling catharsis that's as addicting as it is healing. No one can write characters as real as the person you fall asleep next to at night, or have hated to your very core since you were a child.
Yes, Stephen King knows what scares us, because it scares him too, but he also knows how we love, how we fail, how we fall down and find the courage to pick ourselves up again. He knows what makes us human, and better than that, he knows how to write it all down on the page capturing the very essence of our humanity like a magician captures lightning in a bottle. Can he do it every time? But I don't love him any less for that fact. Does he try his very best to do it every time?
You bet, with intent and integrity. King is no sell-out, and no one will ever be able to convince me otherwise.
The Shining is one of King's most memorable novels, with an iconic film adaptation that in some ways has even eclipsed the book itself. As a reader I approached this sequel with trepidations of my own. Even though you do your best to stranglehold your galloping expectations, you can't help but get excited and to imagine how it's all going to come together, what it's going to feel like.
This is a good book. Once you start it, like so many of King's best works, you will want to have to finish it. But it isn't The Shining and anyone expecting a full frontal assault horror novel on par with that classic will be sorely disappointed. In a lot of ways Doctor Sleep is a completely different book altogether, because it's written by a completely different man who has lived a lot of life and learned a lot of things.
It's probably not even fair to compare the two, but it's inevitable. A sequel is a sequel.
As a sequel it does succeed brilliantly in one important aspect, and that is answering the question: Blocking out his traumatic childhood has doomed him to repeat history -- at least that of his father and Jack Torrence's black temper and unquenchable thirst for booze.
Dan is an alcoholic, selfish and unscrupulous, and facing his rock-bottom. Anyone who knows anything about King's personal life, knows he is a recovering alcoholic. So who better to write a story about a life lost to booze and the battle to get healthy "one day at a time". Dan's life, what it was, what it becomes, is a great part of this novel, and I loved reading about it. Then there's the other part -- a band of psychic vampires traveling the dusty back roads of America by RV calling themselves the True Knot.
These are interesting, hideous creatures with a colorful history. On the King villain scale however, we've encountered way worse, and way more memorable. Ditto Abra. As a child heroine facing down the supernatural dark King has equipped her with some pretty mighty powers. Becky describes it best in her review this way: Abra surpasses super-human into superhero range.
And while I feared for those around her, I never ever feared for her. Not only was the Knot low on steam, but did they really have to be plagued by measles too? And did Abra have to be so very strong, "a lighthouse" to Danny's "flashlight"? I wanted to live in this story, and think about it constantly, and I did neither. I enjoyed it for the adventure it was, and will have no problems recommending it, but it won't live on and linger in the mind the way so many of his other books have for me.
The one part that really shook me up? King pulls no punches there, and I felt it right to my bones.
Also, Danny seeing Jack at the end, and blowing him a kiss. I choked up at that even though I knew I was being manipulated. Damn you King!! Well played. View all 23 comments. FEAR stands for fuck everything and run. Was Doctor Sleep better than The Shining? But it was still pretty damn close. This book and The Shining had different vibes. While The Shining was creepy and scary , this book was more of an emotional ride. But, like in The Shining , my favorite part of this book were the characters.
FEAR stands for face everything and recover. Spoilers, whatever. The True Knot, as a whole, are some pretty unscary creatures. The main villianess, Rose, however, is seriously lacking in scare factor. She wears a top hat at an impossible angle! Oh, the horror! Otherwise, he describes her as extraordinarily beautiful, shapely, etc. He often repea Spoilers, whatever. He often repeats that this group of multi-aged RVers are dangerous because they are so ubiquitous as to be almost invisible.
Well, no woman or man that attractive is ever going to fly so far under the radar that they're invisible. Especially in a top hat. Another thing about this tooth King has used this tusky one-tooth thing in some of his short stories when describing vampires. Another thing he's rehashed Dan inhales Momo's cancer, and then expels it to kill Rose the Hat.
Not only is Rose not very frightening in aspect, she is also, from the beginning, completely outclassed paranormally speaking. Abra is her superior in every way. As a child she completely blows Rose out of the water. In fact, they are never, ever, personally face-to-face in the entire book. It's hard to feel any building tension when Abra, our wunderkind, is careful to never come within thousands of physical miles of Rose.
She is protected on every side, and this protection never fails. It makes for a rather blah denouement, even with a ninth-inning hail Mary appearance by Jack Torrance's "monster. Or something, so Dan Torrance can get closure or something. Who knows. As a sequel to The Shining I have to give it a fail. All the tension of a vulnerable young boy basically alone in a haunted hotel, trapped by roads blocked by snow and a psychotic father is voided by a spoiled girl who is rarely actually in danger.
Instead of the Overlook's real threats to Danny's life, Abra's nebulous threats are seeing Rose's reflection in a window and getting startled by a psychic flash of a pornographic movie one the True Knot is watching. Danny has Mrs. Massey of Room fame who almost kills him and does physical damage. Abra has her "ghosties" which are, gosh! Overall it doesn't seem very original or very compelling.
And definitely not scary.
In some ways it seems to me that King wants to leave behind horror The best journey in the book is Danny's journey from an alcoholic to an AA scion with a fifteen year chip. The only moments of true horror happen when Danny is hitting rock-bottom as a alcoholic, and the murder of the Baseball Boy which happens "off screen" and thus loses any immediacy.
All in all As long as you don't expect a lot of suspense or originality. I'm always filled with anticipation when Stephen King releases a new book. I saw him in person 2 years ago and he did a reading from Doctor Sleep and I've been impatiently waiting for it to be published ever since.
Once it released, I totally immersed myself in it for 2 days, both reading the Kindle version and listening to the Audible version at the same time. I devoured it. I can see such a change in King's works over the years.
He was q I'm always filled with anticipation when Stephen King releases a new book. He was quoted as saying about Doctor Sleep that he wanted to get back to "balls to the wall" horror. I'm not sure that I would describe this book as being that kind of horror, but then again I didn't think The Shining was nothing but horror. King's writing these days is just a more gentle, feeling, emotional, gut-wrenching type.
His earlier works were really in-your-face scary, but he's gotten away from that, even in this book. I'm not giving anything away by saying that Danny Torrance grows up to work in a hospice home, and his specialty is "helping" people who are dying, helping them with acceptance, helping them to a peaceful sleep Remember in The Shining, they called him Doc?
Then coincidentally in this book he's a Doc too. When he sits with a dying patient at the time of death, he sees all the past life experiences that person had. Crying at the passing of a pet, dating their childhood sweetheart, teaching their child to ride a bicycle Every time this happened in the book, it was so touching. As in so many of King's stories, in many ways this came down to a struggle of good vs.
This book is another perfect example of why I love to read. It's amazing to me how the mind of another human being can come up with words and characters that are able to evoke such strong feelings in me. What a talent! Thank you Stephen King for another wonderful story. Hopefully there will be many more in the future, we need some more balls to the wall horror stories. Sep 26, Perry rated it really liked it. On the Fringe of a Drinking Binge " Fear gripped him.
He was on thin ice. Again it was the old insidious insanity --that first drink. Recall, if you will, The Shining's Mr. Torrance was working on a novel while hitting the bottle hard. King has been clean since shortly after finishing that novel. In Doctor Sleep , King ponders the question of what if "hot wheels" Danny Torrance, the son from The Shining, still had the "Shining" powers the ability to see and communicate with the dead , but he's grown up to be as bad a drunk as his dad was.
The action starts as Danny is called by year-old super-Shiner Abra Stone to ward off a wandering group of empty devils, some of ancient origin, hunting her so they can soak up her super-shine-steam for their survival and power. A thrilling fun ride that takes Danny and Abra back to Colorado. It's not as terrifying as The Shining, but it's just as, if not more, enjoyable. More o Doctor Sleep, by Stephen King 7 81 Mar 08, No spoilers please 23 Sep 11, Readers Also Enjoyed. About Stephen King.
After his father left them when Stephen was two, he and his older brother, David, were raised by his mother. Parts of his childhood were spent in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where his father's family was at the time, and in Stratford, Connecticut. When Stephen was eleven, his mother brought her children back to Durham, Maine, for good. Dick Hallorann, the Overlook's chef, teaches Danny to create lockboxes in his mind to contain the ghosts, including that of former Overlook owner Horace Derwent. As an adult, Danny now going by Dan takes up his father's legacy of anger and alcoholism.
Dan spends years drifting across the United States, but he eventually makes his way to New Hampshire and decides to give up drinking. He settles in the small town of Frazier, working first at a tourist attraction and then at a hospice , and attending Alcoholics Anonymous meetings. His psychic abilities, long suppressed by his drinking, re-emerge and allow him to provide comfort to dying patients. Aided by a cat "Azzie", that can sense when someone is about to die, Dan acquires the nickname "Doctor Sleep".
She slowly and unintentionally establishes a telepathic bond with Dan; as she grows, the contact becomes more conscious and voluntary, and her shining grows stronger than his. One night, Abra psychically witnesses the ritual torture and murder of a boy by the True Knot, a group of quasi-immortals, many of which possess their own "shine" abilities, who wander across the United States and periodically feed on "steam", a psychic essence produced when the people who possess the shining die in pain.
The True Knot's leader, Rose the Hat, becomes aware of Abra's existence and formulates a plan to kidnap Abra and keep her alive, so she can produce a limitless supply of steam. The True Knot begin to die off from measles contracted from their last victim; they believe that Abra's steam can cure them.
Abra asks for Dan's help, and he reveals his connection with Abra to her father David and their family doctor, John Dalton. Angry and skeptical at first, David starts to believe Dan and agrees to go along with his plan to save Abra. With the help of Billy Freeman, one of Dan's friends, they foil and kill a raiding party sent by Rose, led by Rose's lover Crow Daddy; however, Dan realizes that Rose will relentlessly hunt Abra for revenge.
He visits Abra's great-grandmother Concetta, who is dying of cancer, and telepathically learns from her that he and Abra's mother Lucy are half-siblings with the same father.