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  • Hardcover: 544 pages
  • Publisher: Scribner; 1st Edition edition (Sept. 24 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1476727651
  • ISBN-13: 978-1476727653
  • Product Dimensions: 15.5 x 4.3 x 23.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 885 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (99 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #19,614 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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King is a very remarkable and singular writer. He can catch dialogue, throw away an observation or mint a simile, sometimes, brilliantly...Storytelling is everything - and by golly does he know how to carry the reader. Observer Doctor Sleep is King expertly returning to the milieu of his most beloved novels, combining not just elements from the original Shining but themes and imagery familiar from King's books, including Carrie, Salem's Lot, Firestarter and It. It also has a structure King has often utilised before, with a group of essentially good people having to band against a gang of baddies but within this structure King works masterful variations, showing just with a brilliant storyteller he is. When King is on form, as he is in Doctor Sleep, he has no rivals for sheer page-turning suspense. It is as addictive as anything he has written: a triumph from the world's finest horror novelist. Sunday Express It's a gripping, powerful novel, all the more so for being patently heartfelt. Financial Times King finds a mode of the supernatural that has a melancholic beauty while avoiding spiritualist blather Guardian Doctor Sleep is a warm, entertaining novel by a man who is no longer the prisoner of his demons, but knows where to find them when he needs to call on them. Daily Telegraph Thirty-six years on from his horror classic, THE SHINING, Stephen King's sequel shows he still has plenty of creative steam. The Sunday Times King has written a sequel, the tale of what happened to little Danny when he grew up. Need one say more? It cannot fail...the best thing to emerge from King's glittering, warped imagination is of mundane, small-town America corrupted by hidden forces...you cannot but respect his ruthless expertise as a storyteller...even those of us who would never freely pick up a Stephen King must genuflect to a master. The Times Stephen King's frightscapes are among the most incredible in literature, yet one believes in them unquestioningly. Spectator Terrifying and, as always, brilliantly-crafted tale, you won't be left wanting. But you may be left scared. Sun A magnificent sequel to one of the finest horror yarns written...Brilliant. Daily Express highly anticipated sequel to his bestselling 1977 novel The Shining. Daily Express Saturday Mag the book remains hopeful and hugely humane. -- John Connolly Irish Times Doctor Sleep has a tightness, an economy, after some of the lengthier novels of recent years, but also a lightness of touch. It reads less like a horror novel than a thriller and ends on a scene of intimate and intense human contact, a gift of consolation at the moment of death. -- John Connolly Irish Times King is too skilled a storyteller for Doctor Sleep to be anything other than unputdownable. Mail On Sunday Both an excellent sequel to The Shining and a strong novel in its own right, this is one of King's best books in the last decade. SciFi Bulletin Suspenseful, thrilling and packed with twists...an incredibly sincere piece of writing. Time Out It still grips, just differently than the original. Shortlist King still remains the daddy of them all. Metro ...the novel's deepest shiverings depend on no made-up devils. Guardian For the truth is, there are few writers who have such a way with character (and that character delivered through authorial peeks into thought and feeling, is so important in his books)...Once his stories get their hooks into you, they're impossible to put down...The denouement of the novel takes place in autumn, and that's no coincidence. You can practically smell the leaf piles burning, their fragrant smoke mixed with that of funeral pyres. sfx.co.uk This brilliant sequel...King [is] a genius at transforming the ordinary into the utterly horrific... Evening Standard This is the master on top form, drawing his readers in with his amazing storytelling power - first with the tension, then with the richness and details of the scene-setting and characterisation. Daily Mail --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

About the Author

Stephen King is the author of more than fifty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. His recent work includes the forthcoming Drunken Fireworks, Finders Keepers, Revival, Mr. Mercedes (winner of the 2015 Edgar Award), Doctor Sleep, and Under the Dome, now a major TV miniseries on CBS. 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. He is the recipient of the 2003 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. He lives in Bangor, Maine, with his wife, novelist Tabitha King.

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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful By A. Volk #1 HALL OF FAMETOP 10 REVIEWER on Sept. 27 2013
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The Shining stands as one of horror's masterpieces. Over 35 years later, we now get its sequel. Is it worth the wait? Well, to be fair I didn't quite wait 35 years, but I have waited a long time, and yes, it was definitely worth the wait!

In those 35 years both Stephen King and (most of) his audience have matured. This is not the tense, claustrophobic horror-thriller that The Shining was. In fact, I actually don't think it's as scary. But it's just as good. King's writing is just spot on. Danny, as a character, is really captivating. The rest of the support cast is spot on and the plot really is gripping. I can't say too much without giving away important plot elements, but I can say that it involves a few King staples: an alcoholic with special abilities, a child with even better abilities, and a story of redemption.

Is there horror in it? Yes. Some of the nasty elements are nasty, especially early on. Is there violence? Yes. Gore? Yes. But it's all presented in a masterful way so that it's not overwhelming. In fact, this book is almost an adventure story rather than a horror story. More Robert E Howard than HP Lovecraft. And this book, like Joyland, draws primarily on its characters. The setting is a combination of the usual NE US and the old Overlook hotel, but as always King paints each scene with such vivid words that it almost feels like you're walking beside the characters in the story.

So why five stars? Well first, I couldn't put the book down and had to read it in a day. That's always a very good sign.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By WBMB on Oct. 14 2013
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One of the best sequels ever... My only regret is that Steve can't write as fast as I can read!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By AP on Dec 5 2014
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I have gradually inched my way towards loving Stephen King. It started with youthful rejection of his status as a popular author, but I have changed, learned. 'Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption' was the first of his stories I loved, followed by 'Misery', and then...'The Shining'. This last one is one of his best and most famous novels, and rightfully so--it contains some of the most famous images, and one of the most famous plots of novels from the latter half of the 20th Century. So the question is this: how could a sequel top this?

In most respects, I think King has succeeded in writing a superior story to the original. I want to make my case for the plot, characters, and resolutions he gives in 'Doctor Sleep'.

First, the plot. We follow Dan Torrance as he picks himself up from a life centered around alcohol and self-destruction. He takes a job as an orderly at a home, earning the name "Doctor Sleep" because he helps terminal patients pass on to the after-life with his psychic powers. Along the way, he ends up meeting a young girl named Abra who also has "the shining," the only difference being that Abra is far more powerful than Dan. They meet in person after Abra's life is threatened by a group of wandering vampires who siphon energy from individuals with telekinetic powers. The novel centers around this conflict, and King really throws some great tension into key parts of the novel. The climax is tearfully resonant with readers of 'The Shining', as Dan Torrance receives some help from an old friend who he loved dearly. The plot is executed quite well, which has always been a strength of King's.

Next, the characters. In the older Dan Torrance, Stephen King has created someone who I was able to identify with deeply.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Debra Walker on Sept. 29 2013
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I have never read a Stephen King novel before-I didn't know what I was missing.This book is so beautifully written,I cannot put it down.It is mesmerizing.I recommend it to anyone who enjoys the paranormal mixed with everyday life.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Fablexus TOP 500 REVIEWER on Oct. 1 2013
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There was a period of time following his accident that lovers of Stephen King held our collective breaths. It seemed to be difficult for him to get back into his former ease of writing. Over the past few years, he's calmed these fears with amazing works like Duma Key, or Under the Dome. While I don't think that Doctor Sleep meets these titles in their originality and just plain uniqueness - but it's definitely a solid offering by an author who knows his audience, his voice, and what he wants to say. I won't go into any of the story itself, but if you're a King fan, you'll enjoy it. As an added bonus, the back cover is some of the best cover art I've seen in a while. Very creepy indeed!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Elizabeth Smith on Oct. 15 2013
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By one of the best. Didn't disappoint but then how could he? Answers questions I had left from reading the Shining such a long time ago.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Julie Kivell on Oct. 7 2013
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Very excellent. Makes you wish you had some of The Shining.... Maybe you do.
Embrace it all, while you can still get your arms around it.
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Like his last megabig book 11/22/63, the time-travelling Kennedy assassination story, Dr Sleep is much more a thriller than a horror story. In this one King once again turns something cozy, quaint and completely familiar into something dark, foreboding and sinister. I won't think about those long conveys of travelling motorhomes the same again. Old folks all over America will be selling theirs when the movie version of this book comes out. Which it will no doubt. And in the hands of a good director it will have its fair share of houseflies and creepiness.

It's a big, long read but like all King books it will drag you along. There's no need to mention the link between the good doctor and the shine suffice to say it's here. If I could make a bold statement with anecdotal evidence only, I'd say no one who ever starts reading a Steven King book stops before the end. He just has that way that keeps you interested and intrigued.

A lot of Dr Sleep actually takes place in an amusement park and has some echoes of a little sleeper he released just prior to this called Joyland. It's a mystery ghost story set in a theme park and works great. So if you want a bit of a King thriller to read in a night or two pick this up. As for a truly horrifying slice of recent Steven Kingery try the Ghost Brothers musical he wrote with John Mellencamp and T Bone Burnett. It comes with a CD of the music and a DVD of some of the excellent gothic songs and interviews, plus a glossy oversize book of the entire spooky, downright evil story. This is a true horror story that may escape fans because of its packaging, etc. Don't pass it up though, after all Elvis Costello plays the devil. It is a near masterpiece, guaranteed to keep you awake, day and night.

With apologies to Mr Bad Example for the title. Someone much admired by Mr King.
PMac
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