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Doctor Sleep (Hardcover) by Stephen King

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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 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.

Genre: Fiction + Literature Themes, Juvenile Fiction, Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Social Issues / Emotions + Feelings, Medicine + Health, General, Horror
Format: Hardcover
Author: Stephen King
Language: English
Street Date: September 24, 2013
TCIN: 14437713
UPC: 490590130520
Item Number (DPCI): 059-01-3052
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overall: 3.5 out of 5 stars, see all reviews

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Wanted to like it so bad...

2 out of 5 stars
Carolyn 5 years ago
I guess Stephen King can't capture the magic of being a young, hungry, imagination-filled author. The Shining was such a great ghost story, I don't think it could ever be topped, and it definitely wasn't with this sequel. Danny has become an alcoholic to turn of his "shining" and hangs with the unde...see moreof the reviewer's review
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Loved this book!!

5 out of 5 stars
Cindy 5 years ago
Dr Sleep was riveting- in Stephen King fashion! If you've never read "The Shining" read that first! :-)
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