October 24, 2013

Stephen King's 'Doctor Sleep'

Danny Torrance Returns in Stephen King's 'Doctor Sleep'. His journey is a dangerous one when a little girl named Abra, enlists his help to deal with a band of soul sucking robbers as we delve into the difficulties he faces with the shining and his struggles with alcohol addiction. He has some amazing characters who help him along the way. Billy Freeman, Casey and John.

I had seen the Shining on TV but never read the book and I'm ashamed to say this is my first Stephen King novel. Now I want to read more of his great work.

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.

1 comment :

  1. I haven't read a Stephen King either, but I did pick this one up.
    I'm glad to hear you liked it!


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