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Doctor Sleep - Stephen King
Doctor Sleep
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Stephen King returns to the characters and territory of one of his most popular novels ever, The Shining, in this instantly riveting novel about the now middle-aged Dan Torrance (the boy protagonist of The Shining) and the very special twelve-year-old girl he must save from a tribe of murderous... show more
Stephen King returns to the characters and territory of one of his most popular novels ever, The Shining, in this instantly riveting novel about the now middle-aged Dan Torrance (the boy protagonist of The Shining) 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 the territory of this icon in the King canon.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781476727653 (1476727651)
ASIN: 1476727651
Publisher: Scribner
Pages no: 531
Edition language: English
Series: The Shining (#2)
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4.0 Review of Doctor Sleep by Stephen King
It had been a while since I had read a Stephen King novel. As always, I enjoyed the story a great deal. King has a way of writing and building characters that is second to none, and I can't recall ever reading his work and not coming away entertained. This novel is a sequel of sorts to his famous...
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Book Fay rated it
0.0 November wrap up
November went so fast and look it is almost Christmas! Where time flies ?! However I am a little bit late with my wrap - up and I am sorry about that. So.... Books I've read: 4 Pages in total: 1596 I've came in to November with a book I've started in October for "read a book written by an...
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5.0 Stephen King is a literary genius!
One of the greatest authors to emerge in the last 40 years, a writer of sublime literary prowess is without doubt Stephen King. From his first published work “Carrie” to his latest meaty collection of short works “The Bazaar of Bad Dreams” his talent and continued explosive output never ceases to am...
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LeseBlick rated it
5.0 Wenig Horror, aber irgendwie brauchte ich den gar nicht :)
Inhaltsangabe Die große Fortsetzung von "Shining" Auf Amerikas Highways ist eine mörderische Sekte unterwegs. Sie hat es auf Kinder abgesehen, die das Shining haben. Stephen King kehrt zu den Figuren und Szenarien eines seiner berühmtesten Romane zurück: Der Dreirad fahrende kleine Danny, der im Hot...
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2.0 Doctor Sleep
"Godzilla has Mothra, Freddy Krueger has Jason Voorhees, Sheldon Cooper has Wil Wheaton, now Rose the Hat O'Hara has Abra the Bitchgirl Stone in a rather unique adversarial relationship brought to you by the incomparable Stephen King. A literal clash of the telepathic titans; this is the kind of stu...
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