Doctor Sleep: A Novel

Kobo ebook | September 24, 2013

byStephen King

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Stephen King returns to the character and territory of one of his most popular novels ever, The Shining, in this instantly riveting novel about the now middle-aged Dan Torrance 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 this icon in the King canon.

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Stephen King returns to the character and territory of one of his most popular novels ever, The Shining, in this instantly riveting novel about the now middle-aged Dan Torrance 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...

Format:Kobo ebookPublished:September 24, 2013Publisher:ScribnerLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9781476727660

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from King does it again! Great read.. Makes me want to re-read The Shining!! Hooked me right from the start... Stephen King rocks!
Date published: 2015-07-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An amazing story This fantastic tale of Dan Torrence as an adult was, to me, perfect in its sense of maturity both in the character and the author. Mr. King really came through and left me wanting more. If there's ever a continuation I'll be the first to pick it up.
Date published: 2015-06-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dr Sleep One of the best. Should make into a sequel to The Shining. Wish the world had someone like Doc in real life.
Date published: 2015-05-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great I loved this book I love how it takes you back to the shining and all the eerie things that happened
Date published: 2015-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesom I love his books and this is true king fashion It is a book you won't wanna put down I have read many sk books this is in my top ten favs
Date published: 2015-05-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good sequel Nice to find out what happened to Danny. This is a complex story and just creepy enough to be a good follow up to The Shining.
Date published: 2015-05-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it!! So good! Another great king novel. He has never disappointed. Always wondered what happened to danny and wendy after the overlook. Awesome!!
Date published: 2015-05-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Dr.sleep As with all Stephen King books, this one was really good as well. He is a very imaginative author.
Date published: 2015-03-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Couldn't put it down! Never read The Shining, but after reading this sequel, had to go back to where this all began for Danny. Great read, loved the characters!
Date published: 2015-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I really enjoyed this book! Even the nights that I would usually fall asleep reading, I stayed awake and kept reading. I'm not a fast reader, but with this book, I couldn't wait to get back to my book and read it pretty fast for me. Even if you haven't heard, seen or read the shinning(because you've been under a rock somewhere. Lol), you will still like and understand the book. Knowing the shinning just helps with a few references.
Date published: 2015-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great follow up King brings Dan Torrence back with brilliance. For those of you who haven't read The Shining, you need to to fully understand and enjoy this book. Thanks King
Date published: 2015-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Stephen King at his best. Even if this is supposed to be a sequel to the shinning is still awesome.
Date published: 2014-12-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from AA Insight Mr King never disappoints. As an AA member. I felt a remarkable kinship with Dan Torrence. Several times I felt a meeting in print was provided better than "The Grapevine". Great 12th step work!
Date published: 2014-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sleep Doctor Loved it!! Amazing book. Perfect sequel to The Shining.
Date published: 2014-11-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from King is king Great read. Makes me want to reread the others
Date published: 2014-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Doctor Sleep by Stephen King Great book! Highly recommend this one.
Date published: 2014-09-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Doctor Sleep King did not disappoint!! Awesome book
Date published: 2014-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The King I Love!!! All I can say is, "WOW"! There's not a dull moment with Doctor Sleep! I felt like a child waiting on recess to go out and play, the whole time I read! I've got to put the book down so many times because I have duties to attend, and I just (half assed) them so I could find out what happened next! I'm going back now to read The Shining! I saw the movie, but I just know that the book will be more informative and betttter! Thank you for lending me your mind Mr. King! You Rock (as always)!
Date published: 2014-09-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Doctor Sleep Another King classic!
Date published: 2014-09-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Still rockin' it He's still got it goin' on. Very entertaining in typical King fashion. Didn't know he is a recovering alcoholic.
Date published: 2014-09-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dr sleep Loved this book!
Date published: 2014-07-30