Doctor Sleep

Doctor Sleep

A Novel

Book - 2013
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The now middle-aged Dan Torrance (the boy protagonist of The Shining) must save a very special twelve-year-old girl from a tribe of murderous paranormals.
Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2013.
Edition: First Scribner hardcover edition.
ISBN: 9781476727653
1476727651
9781442362574
9781476727660
1451698860
1451698852
9781451698855
Characteristics: 531 pages ; 25 cm
Study Program: Reading Counts RC High School 5.6 31 Quiz: 62062.
Accelerated Reader AR UG 5.0 24.0 161939.

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ScalyDestiny
Jun 25, 2017

It's far from King's best work. The whole story is fairly predictable. However, I do like how he takes the kid from the Shining and shows the impact that traumatizing event had on his life, and how he continues to use his powers now. Also, the little girl protagonist is pretty cool.

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Rubicat
Apr 16, 2017

Another requested book I did not finish - I had not realized that this book was a sequel to The Shining. Because the first part of the book was about Dan Torrance and his alcoholism, I simply could not stomach it. I lost patience with Torrance & his problems and returned the book before anything happened. Meh.

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christinajfenn
Feb 27, 2017

As a lifelong fan of The Shining, I expected a lot from this book. I wanted a sequel that had the same theme or ''feel' as the first book. This book, however; ties in with another book series he released many years ago. If you do not like The Dark Tower, don't bother with this book. I hated that series and I hated this book. I forced myself to read twelve chapters. I really wanted to like this book but I just could not get into it.

AL_CASSIDY Feb 21, 2017

An interesting King book that picks back up with Danny from The Shining. Very cool concept; seeing where he has gone in life and what has become of him. I found it to be an easy and quick read.

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wandalynn
Jun 25, 2016

Dr. Sleep was a decent enough horror story once Danny (now Dan) Torrence of The Shining got his inner and outer demons under control. But getting there was a long, slow process and felt more like it was ghost written (ha-ha) by someone other than King. His thanks in the Author's Notes to son Owen for suggesting 'valuable changes' in that part of the story line strengthened my suspicions, but who knows? At any rate the second half was classic King but, as a whole, this book is not among his best.

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cc1977
Jun 03, 2016

A great book, and the narration (audiobook version) is excellent, in fact the best I have heard so far.

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Nadero
Feb 18, 2016

Was thrilled to find out what had happened to Danny and Wendy (Everything except for the "like father like son" part). Other then that I enjoyed the plot but like @Chiv80 said the book felt like it dragged on and on. The only thing i didn't like was the ending.

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Chiv80
Nov 19, 2015

Had high hopes for this book. But, it dragged on and on...

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sujanmann
May 28, 2015

never read the shining but saw the movie. I thought this was a very good book. I'd give it a 8/10, the characters and events flow so smoothly and everything comes together impecibally. Not really scary but more interesting and paranormal. definitely worth reading.

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Xemlo
Feb 23, 2015

I have read and re-read The Shining so many times, it is by far my favorite King story, so I was hesitant to read this but also dying to read it too. Needless to say King did not disappoint in the least. More of a thriller twist on the abilities of Danny then the true horror of the first book, it is still a fascinating read to see where he ended up. How his life progressed after the terrifying events at the Overlook, and the residual effects of his father on his adult life. King was not re-writing the original, merely writing a progression - so no, not the 'hid the book under your mattress' level of terror of the first one but a thrilling and entertaining look at the after effects of that terror. Definitely worth the read, but do so with a grain of salt....

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