Doctor Sleep

Doctor Sleep

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror , Horror & Ghost Stories
Paperback Published on: 22/05/2014
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Doctor Sleep
A worthy sequel to The Shining
This is a follow-up to The Shining, looking at what happened to young Danny Torrance in the years following the events at the Overlook Hotel. It's really g... READ MORE
Lance
Doctor Sleep
A thrilling sequel.
The Shining is one of my all time favourite books and my favourite Stephen King novel. So, when I heard there was going to be a sequel, I was really excite... READ MORE
Lucy OConnor Walton on Thames
Doctor Sleep
Doctor Sleep
Lucy OConnor Walton on Thames
Doctor Sleep
An unusual and gripping sequel
Writing a sequel to a novel is hard. The expectations are high, particularly if the original book was written about thirty-six years ago. You have obsessiv... READ MORE
Pete Renton at Nottingham
Doctor Sleep
Is there a Doctor In the House?
A fantastic sequel. Following The Shining in more than just chronology, Doctor Sleep is not just a supernatural horror story (although there is plenty of t... READ MORE
Oliver Clark at Hastings
Doctor Sleep
Excellent
Fans of The Shining have always asked "Whatever happened to Danny Torrance?" Well, in Doctor Sleep, Stephen King lets us find out.
Lance

Synopsis

Please note - cover design may vary Soon to be a major motion picture starring Ewan McGregor! 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. The instantly riveting Doctor Sleep picks up the story of the now middle-aged Dan, working at a hospice in rural New Hampshire, 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 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.' 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...

  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
  • ISBN: 9781444761184
  • Number of pages: 512
  • Weight: 360g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 38 mm

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Doctor Sleep
Dark and atmospheric; a worthwhile read
I haven’t posted any reviews on Waterstones.com for quite a while as I have been working hard on my debut novel, “Ilona”. I’ve still been constantly readin... READ MORE
Ian Kirkpatrick
Doctor Sleep
Firstly, there is one thing I need to get out of the way. I really can't take this is a proper sequel, more a spin off type thing taking a character from ... READ MORE
Ecowitch
Doctor Sleep
Outstanding!! ......................
I loved The Shining and, when I heard about this book I could not wait to read it. And wasn't disappointed. Perhaps bit less horror and more about conseque... READ MORE
Dawn Gibson
Doctor Sleep
Long awaited sequel
I loved the Shining, who didn't - it was a Stephen King masterpiece and had some very unforgettable characters. The story picks up right where the shining ... READ MORE
SMBSLT
Doctor Sleep
Good
A powerful story which, as with all of Stephen King's novels, is well written and multilayered with perfectly drawn characters that will stick with you lon... READ MORE
kendrafortune
Doctor Sleep
Well worth the read...
After reading The Shining a few years ago i was so excited to see there was going to be a sequel. At first I didnt seem to understand how and why it jumped... READ MORE
Jo
Doctor Sleep
A Justifiable Sequel
A worthy sequel to one of the great horror novels. A story not unfamiliar but done in a way which captivates nevertheless. Dan is at the centre here, and h... READ MORE
JVI