Doctor Sleep

A Novel

King, Stephen

Book - 2013
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Doctor Sleep

Publisher: New York :, Scribner,, 2013.
Edition: First Scribner hardcover edition.
ISBN: 9781442362574
Characteristics: 531 pages ;,25 cm


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Feb 23, 2015
  • Xemlo rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I have read and re-read The Shining so many times, it is by far my favorite King story, so I was hesitant to read this but also dying to read it too. Needless to say King did not disappoint in the least. More of a thriller twist on the abilities of Danny then the true horror of the first book, it is still a fascinating read to see where he ended up. How his life progressed after the terrifying events at the Overlook, and the residual effects of his father on his adult life. King was not re-writing the original, merely writing a progression - so no, not the 'hid the book under your mattress' level of terror of the first one but a thrilling and entertaining look at the after effects of that terror. Definitely worth the read, but do so with a grain of salt....

Feb 01, 2015
  • zeel13 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I recently read through both The Shining and Doctor Sleep. I watched the movie adaptation of The Shining too. I gotta say, the movie was NOT scary. The novel The Shining was so much more terrifying (e.g. the hedge animals scene especially). However, the book was difficult to read because King was overly descriptive (not my style). The sequel- Doctor Sleep was AMAZING. I loved how King expanded on Dan's character. Abra was a nice addition. The ending made sense as things came together. Less scary than The Shining (novel), but an entertaining thriller nonetheless. I would totally recommend reading Doctor Sleep.

Jan 17, 2015
  • Blaisman rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

A good thriller but nowhere near what King is capable of

Dec 05, 2014

Really enjoyed reading about what happened to Danny from the Shining.

Oct 26, 2014

Excellent read. Page turner to stay up late to finish. Not so impressed with Mr. Mercedes though.

Aug 12, 2014

A patron review from the Adult Summer Game: "This is a sequel to 'The Shining' but could be read on its own. It follows the little boy from The Shining who is now an adult who could possibly save a 12 year old girl. Pretty spooky in parts- great antagonist."

Jul 15, 2014
  • Ta2ati2d rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Classic King.

May 25, 2014
  • loudem rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Not his best book. It seemed that Rose the Hat and her followers were going to fail from the get go. There is no real battle here, only some kind of execution. A bit disappointing. It's like King wanted to make a follow up to the Shining, but didn't have the guts to really produce a stuning sequel. I feel that the result is kind of mushy. Maybe because there were to much characters to take care of.

May 11, 2014
  • naw666 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Good read, keeps you on the edge of your seat, and most of all I love the fact that we finally get a glimpse of what happened to Danny Torrance. :)

May 04, 2014
  • nishantanu rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Suspenseful, funny, sad, and full of all the good stuff that I know King has to offer. There were many references to The Shining so it's important to remember some of the characters from Shining, as they come up again in this book (bathtub lady, Dewar, etc). I always wondered what happened to little Danny and this book answers that. Sure, it was horrific what the True Knot did to those kids... but I certainly did not feel that he elaborated on this too much. What about Gage in "Pet Sematary"?? That was horrific beyond belief to read. Anyway, I immensely enjoyed reading this book, and as a true Stephen King fan, I think this was one of the better ones I read lately. Koontz "The Taking"??? It was good but the ending was ridiculous!!

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