Doctor Sleep

Doctor Sleep by Stephen King Book Summary

Now a major motion picture starring Ewan McGregor!

From master storyteller Stephen King, his unforgettable and terrifying sequel to The Shining—an instant #1 New York Times bestseller that is “[a] vivid frightscape” (The New York Times).

Years ago, the haunting of the Overlook Hotel nearly broke young Dan Torrance’s sanity, as his paranormal gift known as “the shining” opened a door straight into hell. And even though Dan is all grown up, the ghosts of the Overlook—and his father’s legacy of alcoholism and violence—kept him drifting aimlessly for most of his life. Now, Dan has finally found some order in the chaos by working in a local hospice, earning the nickname “Doctor Sleep” by secretly using his special abilities to comfort the dying and prepare them for the afterlife. But when he unexpectedly meets twelve-year-old Abra Stone—who possesses an even more powerful manifestation of the shining—the two find their lives in sudden jeopardy at the hands of the ageless and murderous nomadic tribe known as the True Knot, reigniting Dan’s own demons and summoning him to battle for this young girl’s soul and survival...

Doctor Sleep by Stephen King Book Reviews

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- Doc5 star

I’ve been attached to Danny Torrance since I first read The Shining at 12-years-old. I don’t want to say goodbye to the man he has become.

- :) 😍5 star

Love the book and the movie

- Doctor sleep5 star

It here are very few books of S kings that I don’t love. Even if I don’t love them I sure do like them a lot. This is one that I’ll read again....and again.

- Very inspiring5 star

Stephen King is a king. The king of writing. I loved the book. So inspiring. I read some reviews complaining about the multiple references to AA. Am not in AA, but geez did I appreciate those! Stephen King is able to grab the big picture and express it in an entertaining way. Masterful. To be in the inner of one character, and several. Yes I love his rich writing. His vocabulary. Which forces me in any case, to go to the dictionary. Uplifting, enriching, compassionate writing. Yet able to describe things as they are, good and evil. In fair amounts on both sides!

- Slightly Above Average and Undercooked2 star

The Movie had a better ending, let me start there. It’s Stephen King so you can expect good, engaging storytelling with the Book. But there is a sneaky lingering sense that he pulled his punches a bit. There is enough raw content in this book to make a masterpiece but he held his hand, maybe because of time? Maybe he ran out of ideas? Or maybe for ‘political’ reasons? Who knows? He could have really turned up the heat in this story with true horror instead of the few teasing tidbits that we got. What we have here is the shadow of a masterpiece that suffers from ‘neatness’, a fair bit of filler and underdeveloped ideas and tangents. I expect Part 2 (Shining Part 3?) and that this universe will be fleshed out. Until then, 2 stars for being only slightly above average, undercooked, and being outperformed by the movie with a lazy ending.

- Not the closure I expected3 star

I can’t believe Danny is gone! I understand his mom being gone but why him?! Very disappointed about that... I would like to see a part three where Danny possibly returns through Abra.....The shining is definitely the best.

- One of Kings BEST5 star

Aside from the gruesome deaths of the victims, this book is a non-stop thrill ride through the imagination of one of America’s best storytellers. Loved how Danny resolves his issues from childhood to adulthood with the help of those human angels that seem to pop out of nowhere when you need them. Not being predictable or inappropriate like so many other authors I will not name; King always delivers a spellbinding story told as only he can. Thx for the nightmares and the adrenaline rushes!

- Excellent!5 star

This is a great sequel to The Shining! Does not disappoint!

- Dr Sleep5 star

I gave Dr Sleep 5 stars (4-1/2 if I could have). Being a long time “constant reader” of King, I was happy it didn’t disappoint. I couldn’t put the book down. I truly enjoyed the character development and the unique, unexpected and sudden King style of story telling. Dr Sleep was a very worthwhile read and I recommend it even to the non-King readers (although first reading the 5 star “The Shining” is a prerequisite) Hal R

- The perfect sequel.5 star

One of my favorite Stephen King books and the perfect sequel to The Shining. It is extremely well written and impossible to put down once you get started. It’s one of those books you can read over and over again without growing tired of it. Stephen King killed it again and as with all of his books it was worth every dollar spent.

- Phenomenal5 star

I love it!

- Missed opportunity3 star

I found Dr. Sleep simply insufferable. A follow up to The Shining which was a brilliant psychological/horror story to a super dumbed down story with preposterous villains that simply tries too hard to connect the dots to the past. Disappointing.

- Loved It5 star

The Shining as a story was something that I always knew about, but even though I’ve been reading Stephen King since childhood, I’d not actually read it until this year. I knew the movie, the story of the scary hotel in the mountains and the spooky stuff that happened there. But, on finally reading The Shining as a grown woman with a lot of trauma in my past, the thing that actually scared me about it was this man justifying and excusing his abusive behavior in more and more ridiculous ways. This struck me as so frighteningly real, so authentic a representation of abuse that I couldn’t help but love and hate the book all at the same time. Now that I’ve just finished Doctor Sleep, I’m again blown away by just how frightening the story is. Not because of the scary monsters, but because of the struggle that Doc, and eventually Abra, have to face with trying to jump off of the wheel that turns the cycle of abuse and addiction. It is always so amazing to me the way that SK hides these deeply real and relatable stories so perfectly inside the fantastical and terrifying stories of otherworldly monsters. I loved it. Thank you, Stephen.

- loved it5 star

Great read!

- Wonderful.4 star

As always, this is a fantastic piece of literature from Stephen King. The story was very gripping as soon as the book started. The character development was absolutely amazing. I really felt for the Stone family and Dan as the book progressed. My father is an alcoholic so this book really resonated with me, and I feel like I was able to take away a lot from it.

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- Dr. Sleep...When is the movie!?!?5 star

Great sequel to The Shining. Seeing Dan Torrance all grown up and the new adventure is astonishing.

- Bought on a whim5 star

And I can’t put it down. Amazing read!

- I WILL GIVE IT A STAR'S BUT...........5 star

CAN SOMEONE TELL ME HOW GOOD THE BOOK IS PLZ I PLAY ROBLOX.?

- Love5 star

Amazing sequel, I loved it

- Fascinating5 star

A sequel that lives up to prequel. You’ll want to read this if you loved the shinning.

- Everything you want in a S.King thriller!5 star

Hands down one of the best books I’ve read! It’s not the sequel you would expect to the shining but it is COMPLETELY worth the read. It’ll have you at the edge of your seat from the first page until the last. I’m never going to be able to look at a RV the same again! Moral of this review, buy the book you seriously won’t regret it!

- Perfect sequel to The Shining!!5 star

This book is about Danny Torrance (the little boy in The Shining). Must read!!

- Epic!5 star

I have always been wary of audiobooks because I'm very picky about the narrator. But let me say that Will Patton did this novel so much justice that I went out and bought the other Stephen King books narrated by him. The combination of Patton's voice and King's imagination led this novel to becoming one of my favorite. I very highly recommend this audiobook.

- Stephen King is incredible.5 star

Top 5 best books I have ever read. Absolutely recommend it. Once I started I could not put it down.

- King must love AA meetings...1 star

What happened to Stephen King? This book is so see through, boring, and rushed. I mean, who didn't see that ending coming!? Though I didn't expect it to be as anticlimactic as is was. Yawn... The characters are forgetful. I didn't really care who lived or died, I just wanted it to be over. And what's with all the Alchoholics Anonymous? It's throughout the entire book. He's a drunk, we get it. This book should've never happened...

- Finding Dan Torrance5 star

Years after the horror at the Overlook Hotel, we catch up to Dan Torrance in his adult life and career. Never too far from the shadows and echoes of the Overlook, Dan still deals with his unique abilities, colloquially called the shine. The shine in others varies in strength, and Dan gets glimpses of those folks frequently, for good or for not so good. Dan really puts the shine to use for good when he lands a job in a small town New Hampshire (recommended to him by Tony) at a hospice. Then he finally meets a person that has been calling to him, using the shine, for a long time. That person will change his life in a number of unexpected ways. Doctor Sleep is an excellent read.

- Doctor Sleep5 star

An excellent sequel to "The Shining".

- Doctor Sleep5 star

I really enjoyed this book .. I wonder what may happen to the remaining True Knots :-)

- Wonderful5 star

Great book truly an enjoyable read

- amazing!5 star

I have only read two of stephan kings books before this, pet sematary, and the shinning. I had just finished reading it not to long ago this book is by far my favorite of the three! ( loved the emotion described and throughn into the characters!)

- Doctor sleep5 star

Awesome book, Stephen king just keeps knocking it out of the park, on my second read already😃

- Doctor Sleep5 star

Good reading!! It's hard to put this down and at times, it's scary to turn the page!! Enjoy the adventure!!

- Meesh 76's review of Doctor Sleep5 star

This book is a must read for any true Stephen King fan. I just finished Doctor Sleep and it was amazing. It's about Dan Torrance from the Overlook Hotel all grown up. I love how Stephen King finally gives us the Torrance family history. Dan is grown up & is trying to save Abra, his niece from this strange tribe who use the mist of children to live forever. They're a vampiric cult whom all follow the orders of Rose the Hat. At the end Danny must face his own personal demons as well as maintain his composure to save his niece, her family, and his friends. It's a must read!! The master is at it again!! I'm ready for Stephen King's next book Revival! 11/11/14.

- Wow!5 star

It's been years since I've read a King book, when I found out this was a sequel to the Shining, I just had to read it! I just finished it today! It took me almost all year to read it!...lol Great story! Very entertaining, descriptive, and of course scary! Definitely worth a read! Thanks Mr. King!

- Doctor Sleep5 star

Excellent writing by one of the worlds best authors. Stephen King is brilliant in this exciting and heart pounding sequel to The Shining. The characters are alive and exciting and you want to keep reading to see if they can overcome their obstacles and prevail. I recommend reading the first novel if you have not in awhile before venturing with this one and do not read this if you have only seen the movie staring Jack Nicolson for that film is a far fetch from the actual story.

- stephen kings doctor sleep3 star

good revenge plan, nice book.

- Just outstanding5 star

I’m a long-time King fan and have read nearly all of his work. I tore through Doctor Sleep in a couple of days. Riveting, and in many ways, I like it better than The Shining.

- Love love love5 star

I'm am not a very good reader and find most books hard to continue and complete but not Stephen Kings I read every book he puts out my favorite are the Dark Tower series if you haven't read them get started you won't be able to put them down. I want more now where's Abre what life is she having

- Another Great Read5 star

So good and mesmerizing, as SK's books often are, I spent an absolutely gorgeous Saturday reading and finishing the book from practically the beginning versus running my much needed errands. Well worth it!

- Closure for Danny5 star

Follow up on Danny after the horror of The Shinning was very satisfying for me. SK was spot on of all the AA things. The the wheel that Akra used was intriguing. I found this to be a all nighter Read. Well maybe all nighter and then some. Had an MVA and was on bed rest so it was just what the "Doctor" ordered !!

- Wonderful, believable sequel to The Shining! Couldn't put it down!!!!5 star

True Stephen King! The gory and wonderful details of being human, an alcoholic, and a person with a special gift were all over the place - in a good way. Loved it!!! The story keeps you engaged, anxious, and entranced. A very good read. Love the actual details of AA and the recovery program, too. Wonderful job, Stephen!!! Keep them coming!💚💚💚👏👏👏

- Torn??2 star

I have read ALL of his books and was never disappointed...never, that is, until now. I tried to get into it, I really did, but failed! I got about a third if the way through and that was all I could take. SO BORING, YAWN, "Sleep" is a great word to have in the title, and so unlike SK usual thrillers!! Maybe I will try again after reading all of the positive reviews, after I read Mr. Mercedes? Really though, a sequal to The Shining, I don't think that is accurate. Two stars I gave is just because it is my favorite author of all time :( I will revise if I ever get through it and feel any different.

- Doctor Sleep5 star

Classic King! I almost didn't want the story to end but alas, it had to. I enjoyed it immensely and was quite happy Dan made it through.

- Dan Torrance versus The True Knot4 star

I read The Shining when it was published and thought it was great. Now 30 (?) years later Doctor Sleep picks up the adult life of Danny-now Dan Torrance. This is a riveting sequel. I found it a bit slow in developing, but in the end well worth the wait. The book revisits many of the characters from The Shining, but also develops a whole new cast of interesting figures, led by a young girl named Abra Stone. If you like King you will like Doctor Sleep, written by one of America's great storytellers and the ultimate master of horror.

- Applause5 star

What a gripping read. I stopped reading kings work for a while as it became somewhat stale and commercial. This novel, however takes me back ten years, and king clearly goes back to his roots of writing. Only one disclaimer that comes to mind, you won't be able to put this book down.

- Couldn't stop reading5 star

This book was honestly one of the best books I've read. Stephen King has the ability to submerge you into the story whether it be through small details or he lightest emotions that we all experience at one point or another. He can throw you from one scene to the next effortlessly. All the while you are gripped into some overwhelming paradigm along with the characters. This book has tons of creativity and is worth purchasing.

- Amazing sequel!5 star

This book was wonderful.

- Dr. Sleep5 star

I loved this as well as I have loved everything I have read by Stephen King. I think the Gun Slinger books are still my favorite. But I will keep reading until I find something that I can call my next favorite. Keep up the great work and I will keep on reading. Love you Stephen and the books you write.

- One of the best5 star

I enjoyed everything about this novel

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adam is 66 - SCARY5 star

Best book ever I was hooked on to this book from the beginning

miss_deanna - Had me hooked from the beginning!5 star

I always wondered what happened to Danny “Doc” Torrence, and this book put a perfect ending to a story that I grew up reading. Now, let’s hope the movie does this one justice (unlike the first).

me-and-my-book - Addictive couldn’t put it down5 star

Another quality read fro the master himself. From page 1 to the end was just a fantastic plot that played out in just the right amount of time. 5 out of 5

Andy Ontario - Dr Sleep1 star

$25 for an e book???

gumshoe2 - Disappointed3 star

This book started out great but, like so many of his recent books, the writing became preachy. We get that people go to AA and people get cancer, but stop making the books ALL about that. His older books had passion: the more recent ones do not.

Daeva_ - Silly3 star

$18 for an ebook...?

AnitaPilgrim - Doctor Sleep5 star

King is a true literary genius, by far my favourite author. As usual i was unable to put the book down until i was finished, amazing read

Ladybugslh - Doctor Sleep5 star

Wow great read, I can't wait for the movie!!

Stevie( . ) . ) - AWESOME CONTINUATION5 star

Mr King has done it again

NOTABMW - Excellent Read3 star

I read or should I say consumed this book in 3 days. I just couldn't put it down.

paulie w.n. - Dr. Sleep5 star

Just finished Dr. Sleep. Saddens me as I have had a dry spell of wanting to read any books of late. I have missed reading Stephen king, and was truly thankful for the memories of Danny Torrance heart warming book for us constant readers, Steve you rock !

Abdullatap - Boring1 star

Don't read it you will be disappointed :(

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MJ 07 - Doctor Sleep5 star

Love king I couldn't put the book down. Loved the ending.

AudreyHepburnGirl - It All Comes Around5 star

I still remember reading, The Shining, a book that I borrowed from my neighborhood library. I was in 7th grade and I was in my scary, thriller genre phase. I liked reading RL Stine, but I was especially fond of Stephen King's novels. The Shining and Misery, were and continue to be favorites. So, when I heard that there was going to be a sequel to The Shining, I had my doubts, but just reading the the first couple of pages, I knew that this was something special. I haven't enjoyed a scary book in such a long time, maybe because I'm in my 30s and nothing really scares me, unless it's a non-fiction book, and even some of it can be fictious. Reading this made me remember when, I was in 7th grade reading in a dark room with a small table lamp next to my bed, and then, not being able to go to sleep, because I was scared, but also because I really wanted to see how things 'turned out.' This book made me feel that way all over again, my favorite line and it applies to my experience, "it all comes around." Thank you Stephen King, for letting us into your scary mind, even though you have caused me to have some sleepless nights.

masterzach3001 - Amazing5 star

King has done it again. Great Read

Ron360 - Ron3604 star

It took me a while to get into this story an extension to the shining. I ended up liking it. Thanks!

000000001 - An enjoyable read4 star

It takes about a1/4 of the novel before the true narrative starts but the opening has nice vignettes, some nice nostalgia. It is well written and interesting but it just leaves you hanging for the direction the story is headed for a while. Once the story kicks in it becomes a thrilling ride that is hard to put down. One criticism would be the villains came across as too sympathetic and seemed a bit too weak and non-threatening. They had a really cool backstory and I would have enjoyed more description on it. On the plus side, this really allows the pace of the novel to be fast and enjoyable. All and all I wasn't as scared for the heroes as The Shining but I was even more invested in the outcome and it was interesting with a few clever set ups.

Ferran275 - Amazing!!!5 star

I've never been drawn into a novel so completely before! I originally read The Shining back in highschool, about 13 years ago. So when I heard the man was writing a sequel I was pretty excited! It follows the original enough to bring back fond memories and at the same time stay genuinely true to itself; not getting hokey and bogged down by all the nuances of the 21st century. Actually, I felt having the added advantages of living in a 21st century world made the book that much more exciting. There were times I truly (as the old adage goes) could not put it down. I HAD to know what would happen next. I loved every page of it and it's only a matter of time until I pick it up again.

Stephen King Shining On - Doctor Sleep4 star

Let go and let God. A great story of personal struggle for spiritual freedom. King writes the best stories out there and this is no different. Dan Torrence grows up and comes to face the empty devils who steal the Essence of Life. Shining on into a road to recovery, he revisits places and memories familiar to long term Stephen King readers with new and insightful clarity. Enjoy this novel and keep up the good tales.

Glider1964 - Awesome!! As always!5 star

In terms of King novels, Doctor Sleep is a classic winner!!! (Bravo! Mr King). The continuation of events in the life of Daniel "Danny" Torrence, is both wonderful, and informative. tying up the "loose ends" of this characters journey post "The Shining". As is the case with all of the King books I have read, it was riveting, suspenseful, and oh so well written! I found myself "sneaking"to read further at every possible chance. Again, Bravo Mr. King, you've done it again, further galvanizing me as a lifelong fan!!

Rigo D. - Doctor Sleep5 star

Awesome! This is one of the best sequels ever written. I hope they make the movie cause it will be huge. Loved every page!

wasgiven2fly - As good as it gets..5 star

Having been a huge fan of The Shining film I was very excited to read what happened to poor, Doc. This new tale intertwines 'the shine' and something completely new to scare the crap out of you. Plenty of twists and turns to keep the pages turning in my opinion. I loved the characters and architecture of the story. Thanks Mr. King for giving us this next chapter :)

Awesome ..... - Fantastic5 star

Loved reading this.. What a great a follow up to the shining, me like others have often wondered what happened to little Danny Torrence and Mother Wendy. I certainly I don't have any more questions.. Thanks for a wonderful read absolutely loved reading every single page..

Junk2Gin - Really liked it!5 star

I thought this was a great story, and I can't wait for the movie. I am thinking Nicole Kidman as Rose and Michael Biehn as Danny. I also see Morgan Freeman as Billy. We'll see - lol.

PaddyQYork - Awesome--no surprise there!5 star

The worst thing about this Stephen king novel is that it's so good, that I can't put it down. Then it's over so fast! :-/

Vernzilla - Doctor Sleep5 star

Once again I've been drawn in by Mr King so swiftly and unable to put his writing down knowing full well it's past my bedtime. So sad to see the last page go. Perhaps it's time to re-read The Stand again. I'm not one to read anything more than once. But The Stand? It's a good standby. Pardon the pun. Thank you again, constant writer. You've never disappointed.

SneakspbsX3 - Awesome book!!!3 star

One of Stephen kings best! Greatly entertaining. Hard to put down! It's hard to find a sequel that's better than the original, but this one nails it!

Starracino - Awesome5 star

Read the shinning first because I haven't read it in so long, then read dr. Sleep. Very good book, couldn't put it down! Loved it!

Bighairedmama - King doesn't disappoint!5 star

Riveting! From page one through the last page- finished it in 2 1/2 days! This is one you will not out down..

Linabear15 - Amazing read5 star

I loved it! I'm also a recovering addict I could relate

allieada13 - Doctor Sleep5 star

An amazing read. Felt I was right back with Dan and what happens to him. Story was interesting and the story grabbed me. Not crazy gory but just enough. Loved it.

Barbara Post - DR. Sleep5 star

One of his best..riveting!

Pageflipme - Amazing!5 star

Stephen King rarely disappoints, and this book reminded me once again of why I love his work! Anyone who ever wondered "what ever happened to" a character in a book after the story ends will be glad they bought this one. The first book I got excited about and read no stop until the end in a long, LONG time. Greatness! Thank you once again, Mr. King!

Kimi Bush - Dr. Sleep5 star

Throughly enjoyed this book. It is one of those books you just cannot put down. I am so glad Stephen King decided to write this,it was awesome to find out what happened to Dan Torrence. A must read for all Stephen King fans!!

Jim Schiebner - Old School King5 star

Loved it, perfect follow up all these years later.

Springhaven 844 - If you're a fan, as I am...5 star

This is a terrific book. The storytelling is extraordinary, as It always is with Mr. King. That would be enough, but what takes it to another (ok, a whole nother) level is the foundation on which it rests - The Shining was a great story with compelling characters and it is a special pleasure to meet them again.

Gaylagal2 - The Best-No Spoilers Here5 star

This is King at his very, very best! This just might be his top novel ever. I could not stop thinking about this book and when I finished it I was almost sad that it was over. Read it and enjoy!!

RussellFogg - Brilliant, he is back5 star

I started to see it with the Dome, then 11/22/63 and now this novel, cannot wait to read what he has in store for us next.

Epiclols - Doctor Sleep4 star

Steven King at his finest.

Brb King - Excellent Read5 star

Excellent read from front to back! I read The Shining a long time ago and when I saw this new release I had to get it. Trust me it did not disappoint!

angelarem - 😘5 star

Loved it. Couldn't put it down.

discomom-mom - Doc is back4 star

No need to wonder what happened to Danny, he has been locked up in King's mind waiting to make a comeback and comeback he did. What a great novel!!!

Swiftmovin - Doctor Sleep5 star

It has been good to see what happened to Dan. Loved this story.

Wylthng - Dr. Sleep5 star

One of the best books I've read in a long time, I'm sorry I'm done with it.

Mary Mc 1 - Hands Down True King!5 star

An avid King fan, I was very pleased to journey back into Danny T.'s life. As always, Mr. King takes us back effortlessly, with a brilliantly written story. A real page turner for sure. Now I remember why Stephen King is my favorite author. Mary Mc

Xplode99 - Floomadoh5 star

Reminds me of titanic

Arias. - What am I reading?2 star

Dr. Sleep has been extremely difficult to read. It reads like a teenage novel. The characters lack any depth, the story is predictable, and Stephen King makes so many cringeworthy modern references ("fruit ninja" and "twittering" for example). If you're looking for horror fiction, this is not it.

Riverhawk44 - What ever happened to that nice kid5 star

Again our constant writer fails to fail.

SevereWeather2010 - Sleep Doctor...didn't help me sleep4 star

As with most of King's novels, I missed considerable shut-eye immersed in his vivid story-telling. While not in my top ten...the pace of the story peeked about 300 pages from the end...still an incredibly intriguing concept, solid character development and dream-inspiring imagery. Thank you Doctor.

Selena Gemez lin - Young aged and loved this book5 star

This book made me so interested I read the whole thing in one day got it a week ago and read it 5 times amazin author I read all of you're books your my fav author and my moms and dads and sisters

Jaybeggar - Steve does it again5 star

How many times can this man write an amazing book? The plot, subplots, weaving in and out of times and places all done so masterfully. I just wish he would put out two books a year FOREVER. Breaking one of AA's sacred traditions aside, I think it is the best he's written in years (even better than 11/22/63). After I read it again, this time slowly, I may even think it is the best thing he has EVER written. Yours truly, Constant Reader

Thairms - AWESOME READ!,5 star

Great story to follow the Shining! This book I can see re-reading in the future.

Donnabodonna - Doctor Sleep5 star

Once again Stephen King has made me stay awake all night reading! I very much enjoyed "Doctor Sleep." I absolutely love when a story becomes so vivid through the telling that you feel like you know the subjects. When reading it brings you to tears, or frightens you, that you feel the story! I knew that bring Danny Torrence back was going to be special. I await the next book to come out of the wonderful head of his. Thank you Mr. King, sincerely, a devoted reader.

Not a sucker!!!! - A clever and worthy sequel5 star

When King wrote The Shining in 1977, he was an alcoholic dealing with his own demons and ghosts. While the Shining was a masterwork of horror-fiction, King's craft suffered to some extent due to his alcoholism. 36 years later and sober for decades, King is at the top of his game. This is a clever story with fully developed, complex characters whom the reader comes to know, enjoy and understand. Evil characters are capable of love. Loving characters are capable of evil. In short Doctor Sleep is less of a horror story than The Shining but much more of a novel. Just below the surface is the subplot of dealing with one's demons - whether they are 'ghosties' or abuse or alcoholism or any other thing haunting one's life/subconscious. King suggests that once they are revealed and exposed to the air, they are often much smaller and less harmful than we believe. In fact, one of Danny's evil ghosties actually saves the day once released from Danny's mind. Similarly the event that had led Danny to self-loathing and tremendous pain seemed like 'no big deal' once he revealed the details to fellow AA members at his fifteenth year of sobriety. It was actually boring to most in attendance. The bottom line is that this is an excellent book - far better than the one that preceded it. While not as 'scary' as the Shining, it shines brighter in many other ways and is a thoroughly enjoyable, complex read. In other words, if the Shining was Danny, Doctor Sleep is Abra (you will understand once you read it).

Arco207 - A Great Read!5 star

What a great book. Really enjoyed the storyline and Dan’s struggles through adulthood. It all came back around - like a wheel ;)

Betty Bad - Dr. sleep5 star

Fabulous! I would have read it from first page to last in one sitting, had I not had to eat and go to the bathroom.

lentenor - Did not disappoint!5 star

SK is my literary comfort food! This book combined all of the things I love about King: amazing character development, insane beauty in the nuance and some pretty creepy sh&t. I'm always sad to finish one of his novels.

The Hoyte Kid - Old Times5 star

This is the S. king I fell for in IT. You got your mojo back. Now, lets find out what happened after Rose claws its way back from hell after meeting that clown who agrees to help her get her revenge on that horrible girl who wanted to know if it hurt.

Tif1970 - Gave me nightmares!4 star

This book was very well thought out, researched and written. So haunting and believable it gave me nightmares! Looking forward to his next one...

Grammie58 - Doctor Sleep will keep you awake all nights5 star

What can I say about this scary piece of work. Dan is a surviver. Dan is tormented by more than just ghosts. Dan has special powers and when he finally meets up with a little girl named Abra things get very interesting. Abra has special powers too, even more than Dan. Together they are able to overcome the tormenting things that life has thrown at them. If you love Stephen King, READ THIS! If you want to make the book even better read The Shining first. Doctor Sleep is creepy with a capital C.

LiloDash - Best ever author , perfect story5 star

I will say till the cows come home Stephen King is one of the best authors who has ever walked the planet. Discount him because he writes about nightmares sometimes dreams most times. You are missing a great talent and artist, open your mind!

SilverFox1992 - Doctor Sleep - Wonderful Journey5 star

Amazing work. Hated to get to the last page.

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About Stephen King Wiki

Stephen Edwin King (born September 21, 1947) is an American author of horror, supernatural fiction, suspense, crime, science-fiction, and fantasy novels. His books have sold more than 350 million copies, and many have been adapted into films, television series, miniseries, and comic books. King has published 63 novels, including seven under the pen name Richard Bachman, and five non-fiction books. He has also written approximately 200 short stories, most of which have been published in book collections.King has received Bram Stoker Awards, World Fantasy Awards, and British Fantasy Society Awards. In 2003, the National Book Foundation awarded him the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to...

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