While he gets his life together, a baby, Abra Stone, begins to show signs of the shine, though no one knows what to make of her premonitions. Admittedly, my interest in that book (it was the first by King that I read) probably colored my experience of this book. Warning: Spoilers ahead for the film version of “Doctor Sleep,” now playing in theaters nationwide, and how it differs from Stephen King’s novel. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 28, 2020. Great Characters, Suspenseful Plot, Brilliant! Anyhoo, nowadays I'm heroic. I absolutely loved The Shinning. None of this made a lot of sense to me. I'm so glad that Stephen King was moved to write Danny's book, that I got to see him as an adult and see how the aftermath of what happened to him and his mother in the Overlook Hotel. Unable to add item to List. Holy effing crap! See search results for this author. Children with the shine are the Knot’s favourite snack and keeps them surviving for decades. . Find: Previous. September 24th 2013 (NO SPOILERS). I was expecting more. Using his abilities to ease the passing of the terminally ill, he remains blissfully unaware of the actions of the True Knot, a caravan of human parasites crisscrossing the map in their RVs as they search for children with the shining (psychic abilities of the kind that Dan possesses), upon whom they feed. The villains were laughable and cartoonish. The Shining was my favorite Stephen King book when I was a teenager. Directed by Mike Flanagan. Kubrick's film is great on it's own, but the book crushes that screenplay into dust. Listen Free to Doctor Sleep: A Novel audiobook by Stephen King with a 30 Day Free Trial! SEVEN THINGS FLASHING IN MY MIND when somebody asks me did you watch Shining? Agent: Chuck Verrill, Darhansoff & Verrill Literary Agents. His recent work includes. . And these old folks are computer savvy like today's teenagers? It took a while to get into it. Really you can't put that away. To see what your friends thought of this book, Please do not use the Shining movie as your reference to the story of the Torrances. Doctor Sleep is Stephen King's sequel to his 1977 smash hit The Shining, about a haunted hotel. ANYWAY, I truly wanted to like this sequel to The Shining, however, it lacked the same HORROR and originality. Photo: ‘Doctor Sleep’/Warner Bros Pictures. Stream and download audiobooks to your computer, tablet and iOS and Android devices. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read Doctor Sleep: A Novel. Doctor Sleep was expected to be a big hit for Warner Bros., and the studio had such high hopes that they were already planning a sequel. The Shining is a classic; that's undeniable. Holy crap! His novel 11/22/63 was named a top ten book of 2011 by The New York Times Book Review and won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Mystery/Thriller. Maybe he's tired - - who could blame him after all this time, really. Reread with For Love Of A Book with pretty badge. The Shining (1980) is widely regarded as one of the most famous, cult classic horror movies ever made. I was scared in some parts--the enemies are formidable--but the story was not engaging. I'm a fossil. This book was all that I hoped it would be and more. I have been a King fan since the 70s. When Stephen was eleven, his mother brought her children back to Durham. I wanted to love this book and I read it with eager enthusiasm. There was a problem loading your book clubs. [ Supposedly the TKs have been around for a very long time, and yet it’s the measles they get from taking the steam from a kid that sickens them so that they think they need Abra because she’s been vaccinated. Stephen King was famously displeased by the movie and put off from selling the rights to the sequel as well. When their leader connects with Abra and her abilities, all paths lead to finding her and destroying this uber-shiner. I waited and waited for King to release this book. Doctor Sleep review: "The film, like the novel, can’t compete with its predecessor" Don’t overlook this spiritual sequel to The Shining. RUINED! Stephen Edwin King was born the second son of Donald and Nellie Ruth Pillsbury King. Available Now On Blu-Ray™ And Digital. the book (doctor sleep) was a sequel to the shining created in the perspective of the young boy in the shining (Danny) and a young girl who also has the shine ability. Granted, our memory of books from our youths is an extremely hard act to follow. How could a sequel possibly live up to that? Like most books, there is definitely more in the book, than in the movie. Check out our booktube review @ paperbackdreams... Once upon a time, there was a girl. In the Doctor Sleep novel, when Abra Stone and Dan Torrance meet, he says she should call him Uncle Dan if anyone asks. That's right. --Daniel Kraus, Stephen King is the author of more than sixty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. After his father left them when Stephen was two, he and his older brother, David, were raised by his mother. Tense and terrifying, magical and malignant, deep and daring, Doctor Sleep is completely worth your time and attention. True recommendation, Scary horror. Dan: Hi, I was a total scumbag, meaning I once swiped a few bucks, a horrible horrible thing for which I'll never forgive myself, and, oh yeah, almost forgot, I used to get in bar fights all the time and I for all I know, I killed people during a blackout. To me, it can be read as a stand alone. But I definitely prefer having the book. crossword clue which appeared on Crosswords with Friends November 28 2020. This truely is part 2 of the story. The movie took extreme liberties with King's printed word. Picking up briefly after THE SHINING’s completion, Danny Torrance and his mom have moved on, away from the horrors of Colorado. A fun, fast-paced follow-on to "The Shining" but not as classic-y. Definitely recommend reading The Shining and then reading Doctor Sleep, if you haven't read The Shining, yet, since the movies differ from the books. Dick Hallorann is alive and well at the end of the Shining novel, and is a great part of Doctor Sleep. Refresh and try again. We’d love your help. . Find out the answer for He won the Bram Stoker Award for Best Novel six times most recently for Doctor Sleep: 2 wds. Though the book is very poignantly bookended, the battle between Dan/Abra and the True’s “Queen Bitch of Castle Hell” is relegated to a psychic slugfest—not really the stuff of high tension. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. Enjoyable Fast-pace Sequel to "The Shining", Reviewed in the United States on April 5, 2018. Her parents, Guy and Nellie Pillsbury, had become incapacitated with old age, and Ruth King was persuaded by her sisters to take over the physical care of them. She asked the librarian, who handed her a book. Scribner; 1st edition (September 24, 2013), Reviewed in the United States on August 12, 2018. Is history going to repeat itself? "Doctor Sleep" is the sequel to the book; not the movie.This is an important fact that Stephen King shares in his author’s notes. She sat down and started to read a book called, An amazing piece of fiction. A HUGE disappointment. So, even though it's only been a few days since I picked up The Shining and sat spellbound by its supernatural thrillings, I was equal parts excited and nervous about Doctor Sleep. Stephen King – Doctor Sleep Audiobook (streaming). Try Google Play Audiobooks today! Start by marking “Doctor Sleep” as Want to Read: Error rating book. Seriously, I'm pretty much a saint. The 1977 novel The Shining was adapted into a 1980 horror film of the same name by director Stanley Kubrick. When a girl named Abra Stone is born with powers that dwarf Dan&'s, she attracts the attention of the True Knot&'s leader—the predatory Rose the Hat. (Oct.), King, not one given to sequels, throws fans a big, bloody bone with this long-drooled-for follow-up to The Shining (1977). After Stephen's grandparents passed away, Mrs. King found work in the kitchens of Pineland, a nearby residential facility for the mentally challenged. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. This story almost marginalizes Dan's major-league shinning abilities he had as a kid by presenting a little girl, our heroine, who has explosively more talent than Dan. As amazing as the ending to Doctor Sleep’s movie sounds, the ending for Stephen King’s book was way different. He could do a. I think one of the best King books. There is a boy (now a man) a girl, a band of baddies with a charismatic leader, a coalition of the willing, battles to be fought, supernatural elements and magical powers. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 13, 2018. Please try again. I didn't read the "Shining," but in the movie, Dick Hallorann is attacked by Jack Torrance's wielding ax, and I presumed he died...Does he survive in the book? An amazing piece of fiction. Say what you will about George R.R. Some of his more recent works have lacked something...I don't know what exactly. Learning to control his ‘shines’ proves to be quite difficult for Danny, but becomes essential in order to survive. So in all their years of kid killing, including back in olden days of yore, they never snatched a kid with measles or chicken pox or polio or typhoid or something? While the film Doctor Sleep is intended to be a direct adaptation of the 2013 sequel novel, director Mike Flanagan said Doctor Sleep would still "acknowledge Kubrick's The Shiningin some … Learn about Author Central. That just seems weird in a Stephen King novel which generally feature wholesale carnage and a lot more collateral damage from the bad guys. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Parts of his childhood were spent in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where his father's family was at the time, and in Stratford, Connecticut. Picking up briefly after THE SHININGs completion, Danny Torrance and his mom have moved on, away from the horrors of Colorado. And what does The True Knot, a traveling group of RV people, want with her? In September 2013, King published Doctor Sleep, a follow-up to The Shining set over 30 years after the events of the first novel. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. I don't even know how it's possible, but I enjoyed. Dan is forced to help Abra confront the Knot, and face his own lingering demons. Doctor Sleep A Novel Stephen King PDF (2.36 MB) Download; Thumbnails Document Outline Attachments. I can see how a reader would want to start with The Shining for context here. And so it went...I would read novels and short stories as soon as they were published. And after reading the book, I was disappointed with the film. Meanwhile, a sinister group of people, the TRUE KNOT begin leeching the life out of people wherever they go, using their ‘steam’ to survive. [ Abra and Dan pretty much settle the True Knot’s hash with only minor injuries to a supporting character and no real lasting damage. Presentation Mode Open Print Download Current View. Let's face it, THE SHINING was a stand-alone masterpiece. I found it quite slow at first and a little depressing, With Danny as an alcoholic. Perhaps passion. Get instant access to all your favorite books. Martin's long-awaited fantasy installment, Winds of Winter. Please try again. It was a defining moment in horror fiction that terrified children and adults alike (and that includes many of my family members, my Dad foremost in pushing me to read it). The Doctor Sleep novel had no Overlook Hotel as it was burnt down at the end of The Shining. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 10, 2019. [Jack if he is not going to be a part of the action? . Imaginative, thrilling and a pure reading addiction. FREE Shipping Get free shipping Free 5-8 day shipping within the U.S. when you order $25.00 of eligible items sold or fulfilled by Amazon. Her family is unaware of these shines, chalking them up to coincidence or unexplained circumstances. A lucky break gets him a job in a hospice in a small New England town. After his father left them when Stephen was two, he and his older brother, David, were raised by his mother. He has a preternatural (not to say supernatural) talent for writing kids, and can keep you turning pages, losing sleep, and getting back late to work from your lunch breaks. When Stephen was eleven, his mother brought her children back to Durham, Maine, for good. (Disclosure: I used to work at Stephen King's publisher and read. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 26, 2018. I’m going to throw myself under the bus by admitting I never read the original Shining or what Kubricks version but I thoroughly enjoyed the mini-series version and have read clips and exciting nuggets from the original book. True recommendation, Scary horror. I got hooked with his first novel, Carrie. I hesitated to read DOCTOR SLEEP for about a minute. I read Doctor Sleep on my tablet, when it first came out. I'm always pleasantly surprised when a book can get one over on me, it doesn't happen often, and it did in Doctor Sleep, a few times. The end of King’s 1977 novel The Shining sees the alcoholic writer-cum-hotel-caretaker blown up by a damaged boiler in a redemptive effort to save the wife and son he had actually previously attempted to murder. Just finished the galley. “FEAR stands for fuck everything and run.”, “There came a time when you realized that moving on was pointless. I listened to the audio version of Doctor Sleep, and really enjoyed it, but somehow it didn’t live up to the Shining. Based on Stephen King ’s 1977 novel, director Stanley Kubrick delivered his own interpretation of the supernatural horror story. by Scribner. The movie took extreme liberties with King's printed word. But as the saying goes, life comes at … That you took yourself with you wherever you went. Doctor Sleep - Stephen King- 4 stars-(POLL), 5: part four: roof o’ the world: Final thread, The Long-Awaited Sequels to 10 Beloved Books. I reread The Shining for the first time in years, just to reacquaint myself with the world of Danny Torrance and the Overlook Hotel. I watched the film first and then read the book. Please try again. Dan Torrance grew up to be an alcoholic, just like his father. Reviewed in the United States on July 27, 2017. Just the other day, I was saying that sequels are not normally as good as the first book, well, Doctor Sleep completely disproved that theory. The girl ran home and closed herself up in her room. Based on Stanley Kubrick's classic film adaptation of The Shining as well as Stephen King's sequel novel, Doctor Sleep is an atmospheric psychological thriller. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Sleep follows Danny Torrance, the troubled son of … Reviewed in the United States on February 28, 2016. Fast-forwarding to the present day, Dan Torrance’s life has begun to circle the drain as he has become a replica of his alcoholic father. If there are follow ups to Misery, Pet Semetary or IT, I'll read them all. Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of, Published The girl loved scary movies and all things horror and wondered if maybe there were things written like that. Stephen King was at this long before Harry Potter lived under the stairs. I was really looking forward into finding out what actually happened to Danny. It was hardly worthy of it's predecessor. It's been a long while ago that I read the Shining but it didn't matter, things come back to you, and I didn't even really need to read the Shining to get this book. I was worried that it wouldn't live up to The Shining, and everything would be ruined. Fast-forwarding to the present day, Dan Torrances life has begun to circle the drain as he has become a replica. Just seen the movie , was delicious . :D I LOVE YOU, STEPHEN KING! When Abra reaches out to fellow shiner, Dan, they connect and realise just how horrific the Knots can be and how much trouble surrounds them. shouldve left this one in the drafts, mr. king, should’ve left this one in the drafts, mr. king. How Doctor Sleep’s Book Ended. If you want to know the further history of Dan Torrence or come back to the eerie Overlook Hotel this is your read. Please try your request again later. Which make the vampires younger, more psychic and able to live many, many years more than a normal human? As you know Crossword with Friends is a word puzzle relevant to sports, entertainment, celebrities and many more categories of the 21st century. OMG THIS IS MY 2013 BIRTHDAY PRESENT! Doctor Sleep is a sequel to King's 1977 novel The Shining. Buy used: $9.80. You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. It was on my kindle within minutes of it being released, and I spent the past two afternoons ignoring housework in favor of diving into one of Kings rare sequels. Highlight all Match case. No monthly commitment. “Doctor Sleep” is Stephen King’s latest novel, and it’s a very good specimen of the quintessential King blend. “There came a time when you realised that moving on was pointless. Solid Stephen King novel but some questionable parts. Less terrifying than its famous predecessor, perhaps because of the author&'s obvious affection for even the most repellant characters, King&'s latest is still a gripping, taut read that provides a satisfying conclusion to Danny Torrance&'s story. I would have given Doctor Sleep four stars, but I felt that the climax was too easy. Some of the sequels in our roundup below have... 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 12-year-old girl he must save from a tribe of murderous paranormals. Next. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. Doctor Sleep is based on the 2013 novel of the same name. I would have given Doctor Sleep four stars, but I felt that the climax was too easy. I rather enjoyed this story but it almost felt too contrived, and too forced. But what is his connection to a young girl named Abra Stone? There's a problem loading this menu right now. I mean, really...Vampires with pirate names that suck psychic energy (called steam) from highly psychic people? After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. Yes, but you'd be doing yourself a disservice by not reading The Shining first because it is just so good. Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. Angry ghosts from the Overlook Hotel eventually find Danny, including the woman from Room 217. Are you an author? Other family members provided a small house in Durham and financial support. The book set me directly back in the 80s when I first read Shining. The movie took extreme liberties with King's printed word. An excellent story that could have been disappointing because of book one, however, it was brilliantly done and in some ways better. I didn't feel much for Danny when I was going through. In the follow-up, 40-year-old Danny (now “Dan”) Torrance moves to the small town of Frazier, New Hampshire. Doctor Sleep: A Novel audiobook written by Stephen King. This didn't feel like Danny to me. Reviewed in the United States on March 2, 2019. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Even for a King book, this is high profile. Stephen King is a master storyteller, so I dont cut him any slack when it comes to the conclusion! Granted, our memory of books from our youths is an extremely hard act to follow. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. The feeling is there body and soul of his former writing. Dan drifts for decades, b… . Young psychic Danny Torrance has become a middle-aged alcoholic (he now goes by Dan), bearing his powers and his guilt as equal burdens. The Doctor Sleep ending bridges the gap between Stephen King's book The Shining and Stanley Kubrick's movie, which King famously hated. I love both books. Can you read this without having read The Shining? Dick Hallorann is alive and well at the end of the Shining novel, and is a great part of Doctor Sleep. 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. Doctor Sleep: A Novel has been added to your Cart Add a gift receipt with prices hidden. And. Well, I tried not to get too rational while I read this but it did make me re-read "The Shining", a much better story. Kubrick's film is great on it's own, but the book crushes that screenplay into dust. The Shining is often considered King’s best novel, so even lapsed fans should come out of the woodwork for this one. My favorite King's works are: The Dead Zone; The Stand; Misery; Pet Sematary; The Green Mile; The Shawshank Redemption and of course THE SHINING! That you took yourself with you wherever you went.”, Stephen Kings title of great storyteller is firmly strengthened with this full-length novel, which reprises some of the key roles from The Shining. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 13, 2019. While Dan and Abra fight to hide from the Knot and destroy them at the same time, the story kicks into high gear and its pace is non-stop, leaving the reader to grip onto anything they can as they fly through this action-packed sequel. This truely is part 2 of the story. Following the events of The Shining, Danny remains psychologically traumatized, while Wendy, his mother, slowly recovers from her injuries. Doctor Sleep: A Novel Mass Market Paperback – July 26, 2016 by Stephen King (Author) › Visit Amazon's Stephen King Page. Something went wrong. However, I found that the voice of this book, Danny Torrance, was all wrong. This is a must read book if you're a Stephen King fan, if you've read The Shining or not or if you just want to read a really freaking awesome book! I listened to the audio version of Doctor Sleep, and really enjoyed it, but somehow it didnt live up to the Shining. There came a time when you realised that moving on was pointless. The book set me directly back in the 80s when I first read Shining. Reviewed in the United States on March 11, 2019. Doctor Sleep brings Stephen King's novel to the screen in a way that both honors the author's original version of The Shining and manages to reconcile it … King was critical of Kubrick's film adaptation to the point of writing and executive-producing a new adaptation with the 1997 television miniseries. Danny Torrance is back! The feeling is there body and soul of his former writing. Dan still feels the pull of the shining, though, and it lands him in a small New England town where he finds friends, an AA group, and a job at a hospice, where his ability to ease patients into death earns him the moniker Doctor Sleep.