Doctor Sleep

Doctor Sleep

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. On highways across America, a tribe of people called The Tr Stephen King returns to the characters and territory of one of his most popular novels ever, The Shining, in this instantly rivet...

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Title:Doctor Sleep
Author:Stephen King
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Genres:Horror
ISBN:Doctor Sleep
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:531 pages pages

Doctor Sleep Reviews

  • Madeline
    Dec 27, 2013

    (Disclosure: I used to work at Stephen King's publisher and read Doctor Sleep in December 2012.) Get ready. If I can make just one recommendation: whether you're a longtime King fan or fairly new to his stuff, it wouldn't be the worst thing to read The Shining before you get your h...

    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. Stephen King was at this long before Harry Potter lived under the stairs. He has a preternatural (not to say super...

    A sequel, huh? I didn't feel much for Danny when I was going through The Shining since Jack Torrance pretty much had me by the balls, but I guess - this being a Stephen King book - I can give it a try. Oh, who am I kidding? ...

    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. Anyhoo, nowadays I'm heroic. ...

    Reread with For Love Of A Book with pretty badge. I said I wanted this to be a movie after I read it... now the movie is coming out! I hope it?s good! MY BLOG: Melissa Martin's Reading List THIS BOOK IS FREAKING AWESOME! I love this is a sequel to Th...

    Remember that psychic little kid in The Shining? Have you ever wondered what he?d be like as an adult after surviving a haunted hotel that drove his drunken father crazy and gave him a case of the redrums? If so, you?re in luck because Stephen King has now told us what happened to ...

    Dan Torrance grew up to be an alcoholic, just like his father. But now he's in recovery and working in a hospice where he uses his Shine to comfort people when they die. But what is his connection to a young girl named Abra Stone? And what does The True Knot, a traveling group of RV pe...

    A very good Stephen King book. I went to see a concert last year featuring Joan Jett, Cheap Trick and Heart. Promoters called it the Hall of Fame tour because all three bands were in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. It was a great show, we had a blast. I got the impression that any o...

    Enjoyed this even more the second time through! I firmly believe this is the best duology ever written. I doff my cap to Sai King. He is a master. Update, 9/14/19: Considering reading this for a third time next month. I already know I am obsessed with the story but have...

    I hesitated to read DOCTOR SLEEP for about a minute. I was worried that it wouldn't live up to The Shining, and everything would be ruined. RUINED! Luckily that was not the case at all. I should have had more faith in Stephen King's love and respect for these characters. I am s...

    SEVEN THINGS FLASHING IN MY MIND when somebody asks me ? did you watch Shining?? One : The car moves along the road and we see the humongous mountains and Wendy Carlos and Rachel Elkind?s eerie composition starts to play on the images as we whirl around the mountains? TWO: ...

    Being a big fan of Stephen King, especially his early work, I waited with nervous anticipation for Dr. Sleep. I reread The Shining for the first time in years, just to reacquaint myself with the world of Danny Torrance and the Overlook Hotel. It was on my kindle within minutes of it be...

    Once upon a time, there was a girl. She liked to read, but was at a crossroads between being too old for childish books, and a bit too young for cheesy romance novels with Fabio on the cover. The girl loved scary movies and all things horror and wondered if maybe there were things writ...

    That cover is the epitome of perfection. So perfect that is should be on my shelves. Like, right now. I'm waiting. *stares at bookshelves* EDIT: I'M GETTING AN ARC OF THIS MY LIFE IS OFFICIALLY MADE ...

    Stephen King?s title of ?great storyteller? is firmly strengthened with this full-length novel, which reprises some of the key roles from The Shining. Picking up briefly after THE SHINING?s completion, Danny Torrance and his mom have moved on, away from the horrors of Colorado....

    Actual rating: 4.75 ? This was a great book that was much more than a simple sequel. It's a book with its own story and doesn't just depend on the fame of The Shining. Of course there are references, and reading the first book before this one will help you understand the content...

    Hmmm? Lemme ask you this... Have you read SK? Have you, really? Have you lost yourself in his thoughts and characters and their problems? Have you FELT his stories take over you? If you have, as I have, then you know this review will say nothing you don?t already know. If you...

    OMG THIS IS MY 2013 BIRTHDAY PRESENT! :D I LOVE YOU, STEPHEN KING! ------- After Goodreads decided to unveil their new censorship policy regarding author behavior reviews and shelves (sorry, let me be accurate: NEGATIVE author behavior reviews and shelves...), I decided that I wa...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ 4.5 Stars Have you ever caught yourself, maybe while reading a Stephen King book or maybe just at some random moment, wondering whatever happened to little Danny Torrance? Lucky for all of us Stephen King did...

    I wanted to love this book and I read it with eager enthusiasm. However, I found that the voice of this book, Danny Torrance, was all wrong. This didn't feel like Danny to me. I was scared in some parts--the enemies are formidable--but the story was not engaging. I was expecting more. ...

    Just finished the galley. A HUGE disappointment. (NO SPOILERS) Do you find Nan the hat, measles and shotguns scary? It?s well known that King postponed publication of DOCTOR SLEEP from January 2013 to fall 2013 since he admitted it needed some serious editing. Imagine Shirl...

    In this the sequel to 'The Shining', Danny Torrance - who had psychic visions as a child -is a very troubled adult. ***** As the story opens Dan Torrance (Danny Torrance from "The Shining") has grown up to be a violent, itinerant alcoholic who suffers from blackouts. His diffic...

    This is the story of what happened to this little boy: Danny Torrance is all grown up and an alcoholic just like his dad. Dan finally decides to join Alcoholics Anonymous and is in recovery, working at a hospice when he telepathically meets a girl named Abra Stone. She's got ...

    Although technically a sequel to The Shining (published in 1977 and probably Stephen King's scariest and best book - step to me, It fans), this book should not be approached as such, because in reality the two novels have very little in common besides the central characters. This isn't...

  • Greg
    Dec 28, 2012

    (Disclosure: I used to work at Stephen King's publisher and read Doctor Sleep in December 2012.) Get ready. If I can make just one recommendation: whether you're a longtime King fan or fairly new to his stuff, it wouldn't be the worst thing to read The Shining before you get your h...

  • Kemper
    Sep 24, 2013

    (Disclosure: I used to work at Stephen King's publisher and read Doctor Sleep in December 2012.) Get ready. If I can make just one recommendation: whether you're a longtime King fan or fairly new to his stuff, it wouldn't be the worst thing to read The Shining before you get your h...

    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. Stephen King was at this long before Harry Potter lived under the stairs. He has a preternatural (not to say super...

    A sequel, huh? I didn't feel much for Danny when I was going through The Shining since Jack Torrance pretty much had me by the balls, but I guess - this being a Stephen King book - I can give it a try. Oh, who am I kidding? ...

    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. Anyhoo, nowadays I'm heroic. ...

    Reread with For Love Of A Book with pretty badge. I said I wanted this to be a movie after I read it... now the movie is coming out! I hope it?s good! MY BLOG: Melissa Martin's Reading List THIS BOOK IS FREAKING AWESOME! I love this is a sequel to Th...

    Remember that psychic little kid in The Shining? Have you ever wondered what he?d be like as an adult after surviving a haunted hotel that drove his drunken father crazy and gave him a case of the redrums? If so, you?re in luck because Stephen King has now told us what happened to ...

  • Dan Schwent
    Aug 14, 2013

    (Disclosure: I used to work at Stephen King's publisher and read Doctor Sleep in December 2012.) Get ready. If I can make just one recommendation: whether you're a longtime King fan or fairly new to his stuff, it wouldn't be the worst thing to read The Shining before you get your h...

    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. Stephen King was at this long before Harry Potter lived under the stairs. He has a preternatural (not to say super...

    A sequel, huh? I didn't feel much for Danny when I was going through The Shining since Jack Torrance pretty much had me by the balls, but I guess - this being a Stephen King book - I can give it a try. Oh, who am I kidding? ...

    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. Anyhoo, nowadays I'm heroic. ...

    Reread with For Love Of A Book with pretty badge. I said I wanted this to be a movie after I read it... now the movie is coming out! I hope it?s good! MY BLOG: Melissa Martin's Reading List THIS BOOK IS FREAKING AWESOME! I love this is a sequel to Th...

    Remember that psychic little kid in The Shining? Have you ever wondered what he?d be like as an adult after surviving a haunted hotel that drove his drunken father crazy and gave him a case of the redrums? If so, you?re in luck because Stephen King has now told us what happened to ...

    Dan Torrance grew up to be an alcoholic, just like his father. But now he's in recovery and working in a hospice where he uses his Shine to comfort people when they die. But what is his connection to a young girl named Abra Stone? And what does The True Knot, a traveling group of RV pe...

  • Fabian
    Jul 21, 2014

    (Disclosure: I used to work at Stephen King's publisher and read Doctor Sleep in December 2012.) Get ready. If I can make just one recommendation: whether you're a longtime King fan or fairly new to his stuff, it wouldn't be the worst thing to read The Shining before you get your h...

    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. Stephen King was at this long before Harry Potter lived under the stairs. He has a preternatural (not to say super...

    A sequel, huh? I didn't feel much for Danny when I was going through The Shining since Jack Torrance pretty much had me by the balls, but I guess - this being a Stephen King book - I can give it a try. Oh, who am I kidding? ...

    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. Anyhoo, nowadays I'm heroic. ...

    Reread with For Love Of A Book with pretty badge. I said I wanted this to be a movie after I read it... now the movie is coming out! I hope it?s good! MY BLOG: Melissa Martin's Reading List THIS BOOK IS FREAKING AWESOME! I love this is a sequel to Th...

    Remember that psychic little kid in The Shining? Have you ever wondered what he?d be like as an adult after surviving a haunted hotel that drove his drunken father crazy and gave him a case of the redrums? If so, you?re in luck because Stephen King has now told us what happened to ...

    Dan Torrance grew up to be an alcoholic, just like his father. But now he's in recovery and working in a hospice where he uses his Shine to comfort people when they die. But what is his connection to a young girl named Abra Stone? And what does The True Knot, a traveling group of RV pe...

    A very good Stephen King book. I went to see a concert last year featuring Joan Jett, Cheap Trick and Heart. Promoters called it the Hall of Fame tour because all three bands were in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. It was a great show, we had a blast. I got the impression that any o...

    Enjoyed this even more the second time through! I firmly believe this is the best duology ever written. I doff my cap to Sai King. He is a master. Update, 9/14/19: Considering reading this for a third time next month. I already know I am obsessed with the story but have...

    I hesitated to read DOCTOR SLEEP for about a minute. I was worried that it wouldn't live up to The Shining, and everything would be ruined. RUINED! Luckily that was not the case at all. I should have had more faith in Stephen King's love and respect for these characters. I am s...

    SEVEN THINGS FLASHING IN MY MIND when somebody asks me ? did you watch Shining?? One : The car moves along the road and we see the humongous mountains and Wendy Carlos and Rachel Elkind?s eerie composition starts to play on the images as we whirl around the mountains? TWO: ...

    Being a big fan of Stephen King, especially his early work, I waited with nervous anticipation for Dr. Sleep. I reread The Shining for the first time in years, just to reacquaint myself with the world of Danny Torrance and the Overlook Hotel. It was on my kindle within minutes of it be...

    Once upon a time, there was a girl. She liked to read, but was at a crossroads between being too old for childish books, and a bit too young for cheesy romance novels with Fabio on the cover. The girl loved scary movies and all things horror and wondered if maybe there were things writ...

    That cover is the epitome of perfection. So perfect that is should be on my shelves. Like, right now. I'm waiting. *stares at bookshelves* EDIT: I'M GETTING AN ARC OF THIS MY LIFE IS OFFICIALLY MADE ...

    Stephen King?s title of ?great storyteller? is firmly strengthened with this full-length novel, which reprises some of the key roles from The Shining. Picking up briefly after THE SHINING?s completion, Danny Torrance and his mom have moved on, away from the horrors of Colorado....

    Actual rating: 4.75 ? This was a great book that was much more than a simple sequel. It's a book with its own story and doesn't just depend on the fame of The Shining. Of course there are references, and reading the first book before this one will help you understand the content...

    Hmmm? Lemme ask you this... Have you read SK? Have you, really? Have you lost yourself in his thoughts and characters and their problems? Have you FELT his stories take over you? If you have, as I have, then you know this review will say nothing you don?t already know. If you...

    OMG THIS IS MY 2013 BIRTHDAY PRESENT! :D I LOVE YOU, STEPHEN KING! ------- After Goodreads decided to unveil their new censorship policy regarding author behavior reviews and shelves (sorry, let me be accurate: NEGATIVE author behavior reviews and shelves...), I decided that I wa...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ 4.5 Stars Have you ever caught yourself, maybe while reading a Stephen King book or maybe just at some random moment, wondering whatever happened to little Danny Torrance? Lucky for all of us Stephen King did...

    I wanted to love this book and I read it with eager enthusiasm. However, I found that the voice of this book, Danny Torrance, was all wrong. This didn't feel like Danny to me. I was scared in some parts--the enemies are formidable--but the story was not engaging. I was expecting more. ...

    Just finished the galley. A HUGE disappointment. (NO SPOILERS) Do you find Nan the hat, measles and shotguns scary? It?s well known that King postponed publication of DOCTOR SLEEP from January 2013 to fall 2013 since he admitted it needed some serious editing. Imagine Shirl...

    In this the sequel to 'The Shining', Danny Torrance - who had psychic visions as a child -is a very troubled adult. ***** As the story opens Dan Torrance (Danny Torrance from "The Shining") has grown up to be a violent, itinerant alcoholic who suffers from blackouts. His diffic...

    This is the story of what happened to this little boy: Danny Torrance is all grown up and an alcoholic just like his dad. Dan finally decides to join Alcoholics Anonymous and is in recovery, working at a hospice when he telepathically meets a girl named Abra Stone. She's got ...

    Although technically a sequel to The Shining (published in 1977 and probably Stephen King's scariest and best book - step to me, It fans), this book should not be approached as such, because in reality the two novels have very little in common besides the central characters. This isn't...

    Absolutely loved this one all over again. Can?t wait for the movie! Full review to come. ...

    There is just something about Stephen King?s writing that is like the feeling I get after having been out there, working in the real world, after a hard day, fighting deadlines and traffic, often snow, lots of that, then finally coming home. I get all toasty, feet warm, comfortable, ...

    Spoilers, whatever. The True Knot, as a whole, are some pretty unscary creatures. The main villianess, Rose, however, is seriously lacking in scare factor. She wears a top hat at an impossible angle! Oh, the horror! About halfway through the book, King seems to realize she l...

    The Shining was my favorite Stephen King book when I was a teenager. I listened to the audio version of Doctor Sleep, and really enjoyed it, but somehow it didn?t live up to the Shining. Granted, our memory of books from our youths is an extremely hard act to follow. I would have giv...

    A radiant example of this new type of genre that overtly underperforms/underwhelms... one which looks pretty (lllooove the book jacket; the font is ubercool); that excites; en fin "a total Monet." This undesirable genre (for me) begins & ends in the realm of, yuck... Fandom. Vomit....

  • Becky
    Sep 18, 2012

    (Disclosure: I used to work at Stephen King's publisher and read Doctor Sleep in December 2012.) Get ready. If I can make just one recommendation: whether you're a longtime King fan or fairly new to his stuff, it wouldn't be the worst thing to read The Shining before you get your h...

    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. Stephen King was at this long before Harry Potter lived under the stairs. He has a preternatural (not to say super...

    A sequel, huh? I didn't feel much for Danny when I was going through The Shining since Jack Torrance pretty much had me by the balls, but I guess - this being a Stephen King book - I can give it a try. Oh, who am I kidding? ...

    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. Anyhoo, nowadays I'm heroic. ...

    Reread with For Love Of A Book with pretty badge. I said I wanted this to be a movie after I read it... now the movie is coming out! I hope it?s good! MY BLOG: Melissa Martin's Reading List THIS BOOK IS FREAKING AWESOME! I love this is a sequel to Th...

    Remember that psychic little kid in The Shining? Have you ever wondered what he?d be like as an adult after surviving a haunted hotel that drove his drunken father crazy and gave him a case of the redrums? If so, you?re in luck because Stephen King has now told us what happened to ...

    Dan Torrance grew up to be an alcoholic, just like his father. But now he's in recovery and working in a hospice where he uses his Shine to comfort people when they die. But what is his connection to a young girl named Abra Stone? And what does The True Knot, a traveling group of RV pe...

    A very good Stephen King book. I went to see a concert last year featuring Joan Jett, Cheap Trick and Heart. Promoters called it the Hall of Fame tour because all three bands were in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. It was a great show, we had a blast. I got the impression that any o...

    Enjoyed this even more the second time through! I firmly believe this is the best duology ever written. I doff my cap to Sai King. He is a master. Update, 9/14/19: Considering reading this for a third time next month. I already know I am obsessed with the story but have...

    I hesitated to read DOCTOR SLEEP for about a minute. I was worried that it wouldn't live up to The Shining, and everything would be ruined. RUINED! Luckily that was not the case at all. I should have had more faith in Stephen King's love and respect for these characters. I am s...

    SEVEN THINGS FLASHING IN MY MIND when somebody asks me ? did you watch Shining?? One : The car moves along the road and we see the humongous mountains and Wendy Carlos and Rachel Elkind?s eerie composition starts to play on the images as we whirl around the mountains? TWO: ...

    Being a big fan of Stephen King, especially his early work, I waited with nervous anticipation for Dr. Sleep. I reread The Shining for the first time in years, just to reacquaint myself with the world of Danny Torrance and the Overlook Hotel. It was on my kindle within minutes of it be...

    Once upon a time, there was a girl. She liked to read, but was at a crossroads between being too old for childish books, and a bit too young for cheesy romance novels with Fabio on the cover. The girl loved scary movies and all things horror and wondered if maybe there were things writ...

    That cover is the epitome of perfection. So perfect that is should be on my shelves. Like, right now. I'm waiting. *stares at bookshelves* EDIT: I'M GETTING AN ARC OF THIS MY LIFE IS OFFICIALLY MADE ...

    Stephen King?s title of ?great storyteller? is firmly strengthened with this full-length novel, which reprises some of the key roles from The Shining. Picking up briefly after THE SHINING?s completion, Danny Torrance and his mom have moved on, away from the horrors of Colorado....

    Actual rating: 4.75 ? This was a great book that was much more than a simple sequel. It's a book with its own story and doesn't just depend on the fame of The Shining. Of course there are references, and reading the first book before this one will help you understand the content...

    Hmmm? Lemme ask you this... Have you read SK? Have you, really? Have you lost yourself in his thoughts and characters and their problems? Have you FELT his stories take over you? If you have, as I have, then you know this review will say nothing you don?t already know. If you...

    OMG THIS IS MY 2013 BIRTHDAY PRESENT! :D I LOVE YOU, STEPHEN KING! ------- After Goodreads decided to unveil their new censorship policy regarding author behavior reviews and shelves (sorry, let me be accurate: NEGATIVE author behavior reviews and shelves...), I decided that I wa...

  • Will Byrnes
    Sep 18, 2013

    (Disclosure: I used to work at Stephen King's publisher and read Doctor Sleep in December 2012.) Get ready. If I can make just one recommendation: whether you're a longtime King fan or fairly new to his stuff, it wouldn't be the worst thing to read The Shining before you get your h...

    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. Stephen King was at this long before Harry Potter lived under the stairs. He has a preternatural (not to say super...

  • Barbara
    Dec 03, 2013

    (Disclosure: I used to work at Stephen King's publisher and read Doctor Sleep in December 2012.) Get ready. If I can make just one recommendation: whether you're a longtime King fan or fairly new to his stuff, it wouldn't be the worst thing to read The Shining before you get your h...

    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. Stephen King was at this long before Harry Potter lived under the stairs. He has a preternatural (not to say super...

    A sequel, huh? I didn't feel much for Danny when I was going through The Shining since Jack Torrance pretty much had me by the balls, but I guess - this being a Stephen King book - I can give it a try. Oh, who am I kidding? ...

    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. Anyhoo, nowadays I'm heroic. ...

    Reread with For Love Of A Book with pretty badge. I said I wanted this to be a movie after I read it... now the movie is coming out! I hope it?s good! MY BLOG: Melissa Martin's Reading List THIS BOOK IS FREAKING AWESOME! I love this is a sequel to Th...

    Remember that psychic little kid in The Shining? Have you ever wondered what he?d be like as an adult after surviving a haunted hotel that drove his drunken father crazy and gave him a case of the redrums? If so, you?re in luck because Stephen King has now told us what happened to ...

    Dan Torrance grew up to be an alcoholic, just like his father. But now he's in recovery and working in a hospice where he uses his Shine to comfort people when they die. But what is his connection to a young girl named Abra Stone? And what does The True Knot, a traveling group of RV pe...

    A very good Stephen King book. I went to see a concert last year featuring Joan Jett, Cheap Trick and Heart. Promoters called it the Hall of Fame tour because all three bands were in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. It was a great show, we had a blast. I got the impression that any o...

    Enjoyed this even more the second time through! I firmly believe this is the best duology ever written. I doff my cap to Sai King. He is a master. Update, 9/14/19: Considering reading this for a third time next month. I already know I am obsessed with the story but have...

    I hesitated to read DOCTOR SLEEP for about a minute. I was worried that it wouldn't live up to The Shining, and everything would be ruined. RUINED! Luckily that was not the case at all. I should have had more faith in Stephen King's love and respect for these characters. I am s...

    SEVEN THINGS FLASHING IN MY MIND when somebody asks me ? did you watch Shining?? One : The car moves along the road and we see the humongous mountains and Wendy Carlos and Rachel Elkind?s eerie composition starts to play on the images as we whirl around the mountains? TWO: ...

    Being a big fan of Stephen King, especially his early work, I waited with nervous anticipation for Dr. Sleep. I reread The Shining for the first time in years, just to reacquaint myself with the world of Danny Torrance and the Overlook Hotel. It was on my kindle within minutes of it be...

    Once upon a time, there was a girl. She liked to read, but was at a crossroads between being too old for childish books, and a bit too young for cheesy romance novels with Fabio on the cover. The girl loved scary movies and all things horror and wondered if maybe there were things writ...

    That cover is the epitome of perfection. So perfect that is should be on my shelves. Like, right now. I'm waiting. *stares at bookshelves* EDIT: I'M GETTING AN ARC OF THIS MY LIFE IS OFFICIALLY MADE ...

    Stephen King?s title of ?great storyteller? is firmly strengthened with this full-length novel, which reprises some of the key roles from The Shining. Picking up briefly after THE SHINING?s completion, Danny Torrance and his mom have moved on, away from the horrors of Colorado....

    Actual rating: 4.75 ? This was a great book that was much more than a simple sequel. It's a book with its own story and doesn't just depend on the fame of The Shining. Of course there are references, and reading the first book before this one will help you understand the content...

    Hmmm? Lemme ask you this... Have you read SK? Have you, really? Have you lost yourself in his thoughts and characters and their problems? Have you FELT his stories take over you? If you have, as I have, then you know this review will say nothing you don?t already know. If you...

    OMG THIS IS MY 2013 BIRTHDAY PRESENT! :D I LOVE YOU, STEPHEN KING! ------- After Goodreads decided to unveil their new censorship policy regarding author behavior reviews and shelves (sorry, let me be accurate: NEGATIVE author behavior reviews and shelves...), I decided that I wa...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ 4.5 Stars Have you ever caught yourself, maybe while reading a Stephen King book or maybe just at some random moment, wondering whatever happened to little Danny Torrance? Lucky for all of us Stephen King did...

    I wanted to love this book and I read it with eager enthusiasm. However, I found that the voice of this book, Danny Torrance, was all wrong. This didn't feel like Danny to me. I was scared in some parts--the enemies are formidable--but the story was not engaging. I was expecting more. ...

    Just finished the galley. A HUGE disappointment. (NO SPOILERS) Do you find Nan the hat, measles and shotguns scary? It?s well known that King postponed publication of DOCTOR SLEEP from January 2013 to fall 2013 since he admitted it needed some serious editing. Imagine Shirl...

    In this the sequel to 'The Shining', Danny Torrance - who had psychic visions as a child -is a very troubled adult. ***** As the story opens Dan Torrance (Danny Torrance from "The Shining") has grown up to be a violent, itinerant alcoholic who suffers from blackouts. His diffic...

  • Dystopian
    Apr 28, 2012

    (Disclosure: I used to work at Stephen King's publisher and read Doctor Sleep in December 2012.) Get ready. If I can make just one recommendation: whether you're a longtime King fan or fairly new to his stuff, it wouldn't be the worst thing to read The Shining before you get your h...

    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. Stephen King was at this long before Harry Potter lived under the stairs. He has a preternatural (not to say super...

    A sequel, huh? I didn't feel much for Danny when I was going through The Shining since Jack Torrance pretty much had me by the balls, but I guess - this being a Stephen King book - I can give it a try. Oh, who am I kidding? ...

    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. Anyhoo, nowadays I'm heroic. ...

    Reread with For Love Of A Book with pretty badge. I said I wanted this to be a movie after I read it... now the movie is coming out! I hope it?s good! MY BLOG: Melissa Martin's Reading List THIS BOOK IS FREAKING AWESOME! I love this is a sequel to Th...

    Remember that psychic little kid in The Shining? Have you ever wondered what he?d be like as an adult after surviving a haunted hotel that drove his drunken father crazy and gave him a case of the redrums? If so, you?re in luck because Stephen King has now told us what happened to ...

    Dan Torrance grew up to be an alcoholic, just like his father. But now he's in recovery and working in a hospice where he uses his Shine to comfort people when they die. But what is his connection to a young girl named Abra Stone? And what does The True Knot, a traveling group of RV pe...

    A very good Stephen King book. I went to see a concert last year featuring Joan Jett, Cheap Trick and Heart. Promoters called it the Hall of Fame tour because all three bands were in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. It was a great show, we had a blast. I got the impression that any o...

    Enjoyed this even more the second time through! I firmly believe this is the best duology ever written. I doff my cap to Sai King. He is a master. Update, 9/14/19: Considering reading this for a third time next month. I already know I am obsessed with the story but have...

    I hesitated to read DOCTOR SLEEP for about a minute. I was worried that it wouldn't live up to The Shining, and everything would be ruined. RUINED! Luckily that was not the case at all. I should have had more faith in Stephen King's love and respect for these characters. I am s...

    SEVEN THINGS FLASHING IN MY MIND when somebody asks me ? did you watch Shining?? One : The car moves along the road and we see the humongous mountains and Wendy Carlos and Rachel Elkind?s eerie composition starts to play on the images as we whirl around the mountains? TWO: ...

    Being a big fan of Stephen King, especially his early work, I waited with nervous anticipation for Dr. Sleep. I reread The Shining for the first time in years, just to reacquaint myself with the world of Danny Torrance and the Overlook Hotel. It was on my kindle within minutes of it be...

    Once upon a time, there was a girl. She liked to read, but was at a crossroads between being too old for childish books, and a bit too young for cheesy romance novels with Fabio on the cover. The girl loved scary movies and all things horror and wondered if maybe there were things writ...

    That cover is the epitome of perfection. So perfect that is should be on my shelves. Like, right now. I'm waiting. *stares at bookshelves* EDIT: I'M GETTING AN ARC OF THIS MY LIFE IS OFFICIALLY MADE ...

    Stephen King?s title of ?great storyteller? is firmly strengthened with this full-length novel, which reprises some of the key roles from The Shining. Picking up briefly after THE SHINING?s completion, Danny Torrance and his mom have moved on, away from the horrors of Colorado....

    Actual rating: 4.75 ? This was a great book that was much more than a simple sequel. It's a book with its own story and doesn't just depend on the fame of The Shining. Of course there are references, and reading the first book before this one will help you understand the content...

    Hmmm? Lemme ask you this... Have you read SK? Have you, really? Have you lost yourself in his thoughts and characters and their problems? Have you FELT his stories take over you? If you have, as I have, then you know this review will say nothing you don?t already know. If you...

    OMG THIS IS MY 2013 BIRTHDAY PRESENT! :D I LOVE YOU, STEPHEN KING! ------- After Goodreads decided to unveil their new censorship policy regarding author behavior reviews and shelves (sorry, let me be accurate: NEGATIVE author behavior reviews and shelves...), I decided that I wa...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ 4.5 Stars Have you ever caught yourself, maybe while reading a Stephen King book or maybe just at some random moment, wondering whatever happened to little Danny Torrance? Lucky for all of us Stephen King did...

    I wanted to love this book and I read it with eager enthusiasm. However, I found that the voice of this book, Danny Torrance, was all wrong. This didn't feel like Danny to me. I was scared in some parts--the enemies are formidable--but the story was not engaging. I was expecting more. ...

    Just finished the galley. A HUGE disappointment. (NO SPOILERS) Do you find Nan the hat, measles and shotguns scary? It?s well known that King postponed publication of DOCTOR SLEEP from January 2013 to fall 2013 since he admitted it needed some serious editing. Imagine Shirl...

    In this the sequel to 'The Shining', Danny Torrance - who had psychic visions as a child -is a very troubled adult. ***** As the story opens Dan Torrance (Danny Torrance from "The Shining") has grown up to be a violent, itinerant alcoholic who suffers from blackouts. His diffic...

    This is the story of what happened to this little boy: Danny Torrance is all grown up and an alcoholic just like his dad. Dan finally decides to join Alcoholics Anonymous and is in recovery, working at a hospice when he telepathically meets a girl named Abra Stone. She's got ...

    Although technically a sequel to The Shining (published in 1977 and probably Stephen King's scariest and best book - step to me, It fans), this book should not be approached as such, because in reality the two novels have very little in common besides the central characters. This isn't...

    Absolutely loved this one all over again. Can?t wait for the movie! Full review to come. ...

    There is just something about Stephen King?s writing that is like the feeling I get after having been out there, working in the real world, after a hard day, fighting deadlines and traffic, often snow, lots of that, then finally coming home. I get all toasty, feet warm, comfortable, ...

    Spoilers, whatever. The True Knot, as a whole, are some pretty unscary creatures. The main villianess, Rose, however, is seriously lacking in scare factor. She wears a top hat at an impossible angle! Oh, the horror! About halfway through the book, King seems to realize she l...

  • D. Hilliard
    Sep 25, 2013

    (Disclosure: I used to work at Stephen King's publisher and read Doctor Sleep in December 2012.) Get ready. If I can make just one recommendation: whether you're a longtime King fan or fairly new to his stuff, it wouldn't be the worst thing to read The Shining before you get your h...

    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. Stephen King was at this long before Harry Potter lived under the stairs. He has a preternatural (not to say super...

    A sequel, huh? I didn't feel much for Danny when I was going through The Shining since Jack Torrance pretty much had me by the balls, but I guess - this being a Stephen King book - I can give it a try. Oh, who am I kidding? ...

    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. Anyhoo, nowadays I'm heroic. ...

    Reread with For Love Of A Book with pretty badge. I said I wanted this to be a movie after I read it... now the movie is coming out! I hope it?s good! MY BLOG: Melissa Martin's Reading List THIS BOOK IS FREAKING AWESOME! I love this is a sequel to Th...

    Remember that psychic little kid in The Shining? Have you ever wondered what he?d be like as an adult after surviving a haunted hotel that drove his drunken father crazy and gave him a case of the redrums? If so, you?re in luck because Stephen King has now told us what happened to ...

    Dan Torrance grew up to be an alcoholic, just like his father. But now he's in recovery and working in a hospice where he uses his Shine to comfort people when they die. But what is his connection to a young girl named Abra Stone? And what does The True Knot, a traveling group of RV pe...

    A very good Stephen King book. I went to see a concert last year featuring Joan Jett, Cheap Trick and Heart. Promoters called it the Hall of Fame tour because all three bands were in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. It was a great show, we had a blast. I got the impression that any o...

    Enjoyed this even more the second time through! I firmly believe this is the best duology ever written. I doff my cap to Sai King. He is a master. Update, 9/14/19: Considering reading this for a third time next month. I already know I am obsessed with the story but have...

    I hesitated to read DOCTOR SLEEP for about a minute. I was worried that it wouldn't live up to The Shining, and everything would be ruined. RUINED! Luckily that was not the case at all. I should have had more faith in Stephen King's love and respect for these characters. I am s...

    SEVEN THINGS FLASHING IN MY MIND when somebody asks me ? did you watch Shining?? One : The car moves along the road and we see the humongous mountains and Wendy Carlos and Rachel Elkind?s eerie composition starts to play on the images as we whirl around the mountains? TWO: ...

    Being a big fan of Stephen King, especially his early work, I waited with nervous anticipation for Dr. Sleep. I reread The Shining for the first time in years, just to reacquaint myself with the world of Danny Torrance and the Overlook Hotel. It was on my kindle within minutes of it be...

  • Neal Shusterman
    Oct 02, 2014

    (Disclosure: I used to work at Stephen King's publisher and read Doctor Sleep in December 2012.) Get ready. If I can make just one recommendation: whether you're a longtime King fan or fairly new to his stuff, it wouldn't be the worst thing to read The Shining before you get your h...

    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. Stephen King was at this long before Harry Potter lived under the stairs. He has a preternatural (not to say super...

    A sequel, huh? I didn't feel much for Danny when I was going through The Shining since Jack Torrance pretty much had me by the balls, but I guess - this being a Stephen King book - I can give it a try. Oh, who am I kidding? ...

    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. Anyhoo, nowadays I'm heroic. ...

    Reread with For Love Of A Book with pretty badge. I said I wanted this to be a movie after I read it... now the movie is coming out! I hope it?s good! MY BLOG: Melissa Martin's Reading List THIS BOOK IS FREAKING AWESOME! I love this is a sequel to Th...

    Remember that psychic little kid in The Shining? Have you ever wondered what he?d be like as an adult after surviving a haunted hotel that drove his drunken father crazy and gave him a case of the redrums? If so, you?re in luck because Stephen King has now told us what happened to ...

    Dan Torrance grew up to be an alcoholic, just like his father. But now he's in recovery and working in a hospice where he uses his Shine to comfort people when they die. But what is his connection to a young girl named Abra Stone? And what does The True Knot, a traveling group of RV pe...

    A very good Stephen King book. I went to see a concert last year featuring Joan Jett, Cheap Trick and Heart. Promoters called it the Hall of Fame tour because all three bands were in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. It was a great show, we had a blast. I got the impression that any o...

    Enjoyed this even more the second time through! I firmly believe this is the best duology ever written. I doff my cap to Sai King. He is a master. Update, 9/14/19: Considering reading this for a third time next month. I already know I am obsessed with the story but have...

    I hesitated to read DOCTOR SLEEP for about a minute. I was worried that it wouldn't live up to The Shining, and everything would be ruined. RUINED! Luckily that was not the case at all. I should have had more faith in Stephen King's love and respect for these characters. I am s...

    SEVEN THINGS FLASHING IN MY MIND when somebody asks me ? did you watch Shining?? One : The car moves along the road and we see the humongous mountains and Wendy Carlos and Rachel Elkind?s eerie composition starts to play on the images as we whirl around the mountains? TWO: ...

    Being a big fan of Stephen King, especially his early work, I waited with nervous anticipation for Dr. Sleep. I reread The Shining for the first time in years, just to reacquaint myself with the world of Danny Torrance and the Overlook Hotel. It was on my kindle within minutes of it be...

    Once upon a time, there was a girl. She liked to read, but was at a crossroads between being too old for childish books, and a bit too young for cheesy romance novels with Fabio on the cover. The girl loved scary movies and all things horror and wondered if maybe there were things writ...

    That cover is the epitome of perfection. So perfect that is should be on my shelves. Like, right now. I'm waiting. *stares at bookshelves* EDIT: I'M GETTING AN ARC OF THIS MY LIFE IS OFFICIALLY MADE ...

    Stephen King?s title of ?great storyteller? is firmly strengthened with this full-length novel, which reprises some of the key roles from The Shining. Picking up briefly after THE SHINING?s completion, Danny Torrance and his mom have moved on, away from the horrors of Colorado....

    Actual rating: 4.75 ? This was a great book that was much more than a simple sequel. It's a book with its own story and doesn't just depend on the fame of The Shining. Of course there are references, and reading the first book before this one will help you understand the content...

    Hmmm? Lemme ask you this... Have you read SK? Have you, really? Have you lost yourself in his thoughts and characters and their problems? Have you FELT his stories take over you? If you have, as I have, then you know this review will say nothing you don?t already know. If you...

    OMG THIS IS MY 2013 BIRTHDAY PRESENT! :D I LOVE YOU, STEPHEN KING! ------- After Goodreads decided to unveil their new censorship policy regarding author behavior reviews and shelves (sorry, let me be accurate: NEGATIVE author behavior reviews and shelves...), I decided that I wa...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ 4.5 Stars Have you ever caught yourself, maybe while reading a Stephen King book or maybe just at some random moment, wondering whatever happened to little Danny Torrance? Lucky for all of us Stephen King did...

    I wanted to love this book and I read it with eager enthusiasm. However, I found that the voice of this book, Danny Torrance, was all wrong. This didn't feel like Danny to me. I was scared in some parts--the enemies are formidable--but the story was not engaging. I was expecting more. ...

    Just finished the galley. A HUGE disappointment. (NO SPOILERS) Do you find Nan the hat, measles and shotguns scary? It?s well known that King postponed publication of DOCTOR SLEEP from January 2013 to fall 2013 since he admitted it needed some serious editing. Imagine Shirl...

    In this the sequel to 'The Shining', Danny Torrance - who had psychic visions as a child -is a very troubled adult. ***** As the story opens Dan Torrance (Danny Torrance from "The Shining") has grown up to be a violent, itinerant alcoholic who suffers from blackouts. His diffic...

    This is the story of what happened to this little boy: Danny Torrance is all grown up and an alcoholic just like his dad. Dan finally decides to join Alcoholics Anonymous and is in recovery, working at a hospice when he telepathically meets a girl named Abra Stone. She's got ...

    Although technically a sequel to The Shining (published in 1977 and probably Stephen King's scariest and best book - step to me, It fans), this book should not be approached as such, because in reality the two novels have very little in common besides the central characters. This isn't...

    Absolutely loved this one all over again. Can?t wait for the movie! Full review to come. ...

    There is just something about Stephen King?s writing that is like the feeling I get after having been out there, working in the real world, after a hard day, fighting deadlines and traffic, often snow, lots of that, then finally coming home. I get all toasty, feet warm, comfortable, ...

    Spoilers, whatever. The True Knot, as a whole, are some pretty unscary creatures. The main villianess, Rose, however, is seriously lacking in scare factor. She wears a top hat at an impossible angle! Oh, the horror! About halfway through the book, King seems to realize she l...

    The Shining was my favorite Stephen King book when I was a teenager. I listened to the audio version of Doctor Sleep, and really enjoyed it, but somehow it didn?t live up to the Shining. Granted, our memory of books from our youths is an extremely hard act to follow. I would have giv...

  • Blythe
    Oct 29, 2011

    (Disclosure: I used to work at Stephen King's publisher and read Doctor Sleep in December 2012.) Get ready. If I can make just one recommendation: whether you're a longtime King fan or fairly new to his stuff, it wouldn't be the worst thing to read The Shining before you get your h...

    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. Stephen King was at this long before Harry Potter lived under the stairs. He has a preternatural (not to say super...

    A sequel, huh? I didn't feel much for Danny when I was going through The Shining since Jack Torrance pretty much had me by the balls, but I guess - this being a Stephen King book - I can give it a try. Oh, who am I kidding? ...

    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. Anyhoo, nowadays I'm heroic. ...

    Reread with For Love Of A Book with pretty badge. I said I wanted this to be a movie after I read it... now the movie is coming out! I hope it?s good! MY BLOG: Melissa Martin's Reading List THIS BOOK IS FREAKING AWESOME! I love this is a sequel to Th...

    Remember that psychic little kid in The Shining? Have you ever wondered what he?d be like as an adult after surviving a haunted hotel that drove his drunken father crazy and gave him a case of the redrums? If so, you?re in luck because Stephen King has now told us what happened to ...

    Dan Torrance grew up to be an alcoholic, just like his father. But now he's in recovery and working in a hospice where he uses his Shine to comfort people when they die. But what is his connection to a young girl named Abra Stone? And what does The True Knot, a traveling group of RV pe...

    A very good Stephen King book. I went to see a concert last year featuring Joan Jett, Cheap Trick and Heart. Promoters called it the Hall of Fame tour because all three bands were in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. It was a great show, we had a blast. I got the impression that any o...

    Enjoyed this even more the second time through! I firmly believe this is the best duology ever written. I doff my cap to Sai King. He is a master. Update, 9/14/19: Considering reading this for a third time next month. I already know I am obsessed with the story but have...

    I hesitated to read DOCTOR SLEEP for about a minute. I was worried that it wouldn't live up to The Shining, and everything would be ruined. RUINED! Luckily that was not the case at all. I should have had more faith in Stephen King's love and respect for these characters. I am s...

    SEVEN THINGS FLASHING IN MY MIND when somebody asks me ? did you watch Shining?? One : The car moves along the road and we see the humongous mountains and Wendy Carlos and Rachel Elkind?s eerie composition starts to play on the images as we whirl around the mountains? TWO: ...

    Being a big fan of Stephen King, especially his early work, I waited with nervous anticipation for Dr. Sleep. I reread The Shining for the first time in years, just to reacquaint myself with the world of Danny Torrance and the Overlook Hotel. It was on my kindle within minutes of it be...

    Once upon a time, there was a girl. She liked to read, but was at a crossroads between being too old for childish books, and a bit too young for cheesy romance novels with Fabio on the cover. The girl loved scary movies and all things horror and wondered if maybe there were things writ...

    That cover is the epitome of perfection. So perfect that is should be on my shelves. Like, right now. I'm waiting. *stares at bookshelves* EDIT: I'M GETTING AN ARC OF THIS MY LIFE IS OFFICIALLY MADE ...

  • Lyn
    Sep 30, 2017

    (Disclosure: I used to work at Stephen King's publisher and read Doctor Sleep in December 2012.) Get ready. If I can make just one recommendation: whether you're a longtime King fan or fairly new to his stuff, it wouldn't be the worst thing to read The Shining before you get your h...

    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. Stephen King was at this long before Harry Potter lived under the stairs. He has a preternatural (not to say super...

    A sequel, huh? I didn't feel much for Danny when I was going through The Shining since Jack Torrance pretty much had me by the balls, but I guess - this being a Stephen King book - I can give it a try. Oh, who am I kidding? ...

    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. Anyhoo, nowadays I'm heroic. ...

    Reread with For Love Of A Book with pretty badge. I said I wanted this to be a movie after I read it... now the movie is coming out! I hope it?s good! MY BLOG: Melissa Martin's Reading List THIS BOOK IS FREAKING AWESOME! I love this is a sequel to Th...

    Remember that psychic little kid in The Shining? Have you ever wondered what he?d be like as an adult after surviving a haunted hotel that drove his drunken father crazy and gave him a case of the redrums? If so, you?re in luck because Stephen King has now told us what happened to ...

    Dan Torrance grew up to be an alcoholic, just like his father. But now he's in recovery and working in a hospice where he uses his Shine to comfort people when they die. But what is his connection to a young girl named Abra Stone? And what does The True Knot, a traveling group of RV pe...

    A very good Stephen King book. I went to see a concert last year featuring Joan Jett, Cheap Trick and Heart. Promoters called it the Hall of Fame tour because all three bands were in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. It was a great show, we had a blast. I got the impression that any o...

  • Arah-Lynda
    Oct 17, 2013

    (Disclosure: I used to work at Stephen King's publisher and read Doctor Sleep in December 2012.) Get ready. If I can make just one recommendation: whether you're a longtime King fan or fairly new to his stuff, it wouldn't be the worst thing to read The Shining before you get your h...

    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. Stephen King was at this long before Harry Potter lived under the stairs. He has a preternatural (not to say super...

    A sequel, huh? I didn't feel much for Danny when I was going through The Shining since Jack Torrance pretty much had me by the balls, but I guess - this being a Stephen King book - I can give it a try. Oh, who am I kidding? ...

    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. Anyhoo, nowadays I'm heroic. ...

    Reread with For Love Of A Book with pretty badge. I said I wanted this to be a movie after I read it... now the movie is coming out! I hope it?s good! MY BLOG: Melissa Martin's Reading List THIS BOOK IS FREAKING AWESOME! I love this is a sequel to Th...

    Remember that psychic little kid in The Shining? Have you ever wondered what he?d be like as an adult after surviving a haunted hotel that drove his drunken father crazy and gave him a case of the redrums? If so, you?re in luck because Stephen King has now told us what happened to ...

    Dan Torrance grew up to be an alcoholic, just like his father. But now he's in recovery and working in a hospice where he uses his Shine to comfort people when they die. But what is his connection to a young girl named Abra Stone? And what does The True Knot, a traveling group of RV pe...

    A very good Stephen King book. I went to see a concert last year featuring Joan Jett, Cheap Trick and Heart. Promoters called it the Hall of Fame tour because all three bands were in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. It was a great show, we had a blast. I got the impression that any o...

    Enjoyed this even more the second time through! I firmly believe this is the best duology ever written. I doff my cap to Sai King. He is a master. Update, 9/14/19: Considering reading this for a third time next month. I already know I am obsessed with the story but have...

    I hesitated to read DOCTOR SLEEP for about a minute. I was worried that it wouldn't live up to The Shining, and everything would be ruined. RUINED! Luckily that was not the case at all. I should have had more faith in Stephen King's love and respect for these characters. I am s...

    SEVEN THINGS FLASHING IN MY MIND when somebody asks me ? did you watch Shining?? One : The car moves along the road and we see the humongous mountains and Wendy Carlos and Rachel Elkind?s eerie composition starts to play on the images as we whirl around the mountains? TWO: ...

    Being a big fan of Stephen King, especially his early work, I waited with nervous anticipation for Dr. Sleep. I reread The Shining for the first time in years, just to reacquaint myself with the world of Danny Torrance and the Overlook Hotel. It was on my kindle within minutes of it be...

    Once upon a time, there was a girl. She liked to read, but was at a crossroads between being too old for childish books, and a bit too young for cheesy romance novels with Fabio on the cover. The girl loved scary movies and all things horror and wondered if maybe there were things writ...

    That cover is the epitome of perfection. So perfect that is should be on my shelves. Like, right now. I'm waiting. *stares at bookshelves* EDIT: I'M GETTING AN ARC OF THIS MY LIFE IS OFFICIALLY MADE ...

    Stephen King?s title of ?great storyteller? is firmly strengthened with this full-length novel, which reprises some of the key roles from The Shining. Picking up briefly after THE SHINING?s completion, Danny Torrance and his mom have moved on, away from the horrors of Colorado....

    Actual rating: 4.75 ? This was a great book that was much more than a simple sequel. It's a book with its own story and doesn't just depend on the fame of The Shining. Of course there are references, and reading the first book before this one will help you understand the content...

    Hmmm? Lemme ask you this... Have you read SK? Have you, really? Have you lost yourself in his thoughts and characters and their problems? Have you FELT his stories take over you? If you have, as I have, then you know this review will say nothing you don?t already know. If you...

    OMG THIS IS MY 2013 BIRTHDAY PRESENT! :D I LOVE YOU, STEPHEN KING! ------- After Goodreads decided to unveil their new censorship policy regarding author behavior reviews and shelves (sorry, let me be accurate: NEGATIVE author behavior reviews and shelves...), I decided that I wa...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ 4.5 Stars Have you ever caught yourself, maybe while reading a Stephen King book or maybe just at some random moment, wondering whatever happened to little Danny Torrance? Lucky for all of us Stephen King did...

    I wanted to love this book and I read it with eager enthusiasm. However, I found that the voice of this book, Danny Torrance, was all wrong. This didn't feel like Danny to me. I was scared in some parts--the enemies are formidable--but the story was not engaging. I was expecting more. ...

    Just finished the galley. A HUGE disappointment. (NO SPOILERS) Do you find Nan the hat, measles and shotguns scary? It?s well known that King postponed publication of DOCTOR SLEEP from January 2013 to fall 2013 since he admitted it needed some serious editing. Imagine Shirl...

    In this the sequel to 'The Shining', Danny Torrance - who had psychic visions as a child -is a very troubled adult. ***** As the story opens Dan Torrance (Danny Torrance from "The Shining") has grown up to be a violent, itinerant alcoholic who suffers from blackouts. His diffic...

    This is the story of what happened to this little boy: Danny Torrance is all grown up and an alcoholic just like his dad. Dan finally decides to join Alcoholics Anonymous and is in recovery, working at a hospice when he telepathically meets a girl named Abra Stone. She's got ...

    Although technically a sequel to The Shining (published in 1977 and probably Stephen King's scariest and best book - step to me, It fans), this book should not be approached as such, because in reality the two novels have very little in common besides the central characters. This isn't...

    Absolutely loved this one all over again. Can?t wait for the movie! Full review to come. ...

    There is just something about Stephen King?s writing that is like the feeling I get after having been out there, working in the real world, after a hard day, fighting deadlines and traffic, often snow, lots of that, then finally coming home. I get all toasty, feet warm, comfortable, ...

  • Matt
    Jul 25, 2012

    (Disclosure: I used to work at Stephen King's publisher and read Doctor Sleep in December 2012.) Get ready. If I can make just one recommendation: whether you're a longtime King fan or fairly new to his stuff, it wouldn't be the worst thing to read The Shining before you get your h...

    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. Stephen King was at this long before Harry Potter lived under the stairs. He has a preternatural (not to say super...

    A sequel, huh? I didn't feel much for Danny when I was going through The Shining since Jack Torrance pretty much had me by the balls, but I guess - this being a Stephen King book - I can give it a try. Oh, who am I kidding? ...

    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. Anyhoo, nowadays I'm heroic. ...

    Reread with For Love Of A Book with pretty badge. I said I wanted this to be a movie after I read it... now the movie is coming out! I hope it?s good! MY BLOG: Melissa Martin's Reading List THIS BOOK IS FREAKING AWESOME! I love this is a sequel to Th...

    Remember that psychic little kid in The Shining? Have you ever wondered what he?d be like as an adult after surviving a haunted hotel that drove his drunken father crazy and gave him a case of the redrums? If so, you?re in luck because Stephen King has now told us what happened to ...

    Dan Torrance grew up to be an alcoholic, just like his father. But now he's in recovery and working in a hospice where he uses his Shine to comfort people when they die. But what is his connection to a young girl named Abra Stone? And what does The True Knot, a traveling group of RV pe...

    A very good Stephen King book. I went to see a concert last year featuring Joan Jett, Cheap Trick and Heart. Promoters called it the Hall of Fame tour because all three bands were in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. It was a great show, we had a blast. I got the impression that any o...

    Enjoyed this even more the second time through! I firmly believe this is the best duology ever written. I doff my cap to Sai King. He is a master. Update, 9/14/19: Considering reading this for a third time next month. I already know I am obsessed with the story but have...

    I hesitated to read DOCTOR SLEEP for about a minute. I was worried that it wouldn't live up to The Shining, and everything would be ruined. RUINED! Luckily that was not the case at all. I should have had more faith in Stephen King's love and respect for these characters. I am s...

    SEVEN THINGS FLASHING IN MY MIND when somebody asks me ? did you watch Shining?? One : The car moves along the road and we see the humongous mountains and Wendy Carlos and Rachel Elkind?s eerie composition starts to play on the images as we whirl around the mountains? TWO: ...

    Being a big fan of Stephen King, especially his early work, I waited with nervous anticipation for Dr. Sleep. I reread The Shining for the first time in years, just to reacquaint myself with the world of Danny Torrance and the Overlook Hotel. It was on my kindle within minutes of it be...

    Once upon a time, there was a girl. She liked to read, but was at a crossroads between being too old for childish books, and a bit too young for cheesy romance novels with Fabio on the cover. The girl loved scary movies and all things horror and wondered if maybe there were things writ...

    That cover is the epitome of perfection. So perfect that is should be on my shelves. Like, right now. I'm waiting. *stares at bookshelves* EDIT: I'M GETTING AN ARC OF THIS MY LIFE IS OFFICIALLY MADE ...

    Stephen King?s title of ?great storyteller? is firmly strengthened with this full-length novel, which reprises some of the key roles from The Shining. Picking up briefly after THE SHINING?s completion, Danny Torrance and his mom have moved on, away from the horrors of Colorado....

  • Delee
    Aug 01, 2013

    (Disclosure: I used to work at Stephen King's publisher and read Doctor Sleep in December 2012.) Get ready. If I can make just one recommendation: whether you're a longtime King fan or fairly new to his stuff, it wouldn't be the worst thing to read The Shining before you get your h...

    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. Stephen King was at this long before Harry Potter lived under the stairs. He has a preternatural (not to say super...

    A sequel, huh? I didn't feel much for Danny when I was going through The Shining since Jack Torrance pretty much had me by the balls, but I guess - this being a Stephen King book - I can give it a try. Oh, who am I kidding? ...

    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. Anyhoo, nowadays I'm heroic. ...

    Reread with For Love Of A Book with pretty badge. I said I wanted this to be a movie after I read it... now the movie is coming out! I hope it?s good! MY BLOG: Melissa Martin's Reading List THIS BOOK IS FREAKING AWESOME! I love this is a sequel to Th...

    Remember that psychic little kid in The Shining? Have you ever wondered what he?d be like as an adult after surviving a haunted hotel that drove his drunken father crazy and gave him a case of the redrums? If so, you?re in luck because Stephen King has now told us what happened to ...

    Dan Torrance grew up to be an alcoholic, just like his father. But now he's in recovery and working in a hospice where he uses his Shine to comfort people when they die. But what is his connection to a young girl named Abra Stone? And what does The True Knot, a traveling group of RV pe...

    A very good Stephen King book. I went to see a concert last year featuring Joan Jett, Cheap Trick and Heart. Promoters called it the Hall of Fame tour because all three bands were in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. It was a great show, we had a blast. I got the impression that any o...

    Enjoyed this even more the second time through! I firmly believe this is the best duology ever written. I doff my cap to Sai King. He is a master. Update, 9/14/19: Considering reading this for a third time next month. I already know I am obsessed with the story but have...

    I hesitated to read DOCTOR SLEEP for about a minute. I was worried that it wouldn't live up to The Shining, and everything would be ruined. RUINED! Luckily that was not the case at all. I should have had more faith in Stephen King's love and respect for these characters. I am s...

  • Perry
    Sep 26, 2013

    (Disclosure: I used to work at Stephen King's publisher and read Doctor Sleep in December 2012.) Get ready. If I can make just one recommendation: whether you're a longtime King fan or fairly new to his stuff, it wouldn't be the worst thing to read The Shining before you get your h...

    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. Stephen King was at this long before Harry Potter lived under the stairs. He has a preternatural (not to say super...

    A sequel, huh? I didn't feel much for Danny when I was going through The Shining since Jack Torrance pretty much had me by the balls, but I guess - this being a Stephen King book - I can give it a try. Oh, who am I kidding? ...

    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. Anyhoo, nowadays I'm heroic. ...

    Reread with For Love Of A Book with pretty badge. I said I wanted this to be a movie after I read it... now the movie is coming out! I hope it?s good! MY BLOG: Melissa Martin's Reading List THIS BOOK IS FREAKING AWESOME! I love this is a sequel to Th...

    Remember that psychic little kid in The Shining? Have you ever wondered what he?d be like as an adult after surviving a haunted hotel that drove his drunken father crazy and gave him a case of the redrums? If so, you?re in luck because Stephen King has now told us what happened to ...

    Dan Torrance grew up to be an alcoholic, just like his father. But now he's in recovery and working in a hospice where he uses his Shine to comfort people when they die. But what is his connection to a young girl named Abra Stone? And what does The True Knot, a traveling group of RV pe...

    A very good Stephen King book. I went to see a concert last year featuring Joan Jett, Cheap Trick and Heart. Promoters called it the Hall of Fame tour because all three bands were in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. It was a great show, we had a blast. I got the impression that any o...

    Enjoyed this even more the second time through! I firmly believe this is the best duology ever written. I doff my cap to Sai King. He is a master. Update, 9/14/19: Considering reading this for a third time next month. I already know I am obsessed with the story but have...

    I hesitated to read DOCTOR SLEEP for about a minute. I was worried that it wouldn't live up to The Shining, and everything would be ruined. RUINED! Luckily that was not the case at all. I should have had more faith in Stephen King's love and respect for these characters. I am s...

    SEVEN THINGS FLASHING IN MY MIND when somebody asks me ? did you watch Shining?? One : The car moves along the road and we see the humongous mountains and Wendy Carlos and Rachel Elkind?s eerie composition starts to play on the images as we whirl around the mountains? TWO: ...

    Being a big fan of Stephen King, especially his early work, I waited with nervous anticipation for Dr. Sleep. I reread The Shining for the first time in years, just to reacquaint myself with the world of Danny Torrance and the Overlook Hotel. It was on my kindle within minutes of it be...

    Once upon a time, there was a girl. She liked to read, but was at a crossroads between being too old for childish books, and a bit too young for cheesy romance novels with Fabio on the cover. The girl loved scary movies and all things horror and wondered if maybe there were things writ...

    That cover is the epitome of perfection. So perfect that is should be on my shelves. Like, right now. I'm waiting. *stares at bookshelves* EDIT: I'M GETTING AN ARC OF THIS MY LIFE IS OFFICIALLY MADE ...

    Stephen King?s title of ?great storyteller? is firmly strengthened with this full-length novel, which reprises some of the key roles from The Shining. Picking up briefly after THE SHINING?s completion, Danny Torrance and his mom have moved on, away from the horrors of Colorado....

    Actual rating: 4.75 ? This was a great book that was much more than a simple sequel. It's a book with its own story and doesn't just depend on the fame of The Shining. Of course there are references, and reading the first book before this one will help you understand the content...

    Hmmm? Lemme ask you this... Have you read SK? Have you, really? Have you lost yourself in his thoughts and characters and their problems? Have you FELT his stories take over you? If you have, as I have, then you know this review will say nothing you don?t already know. If you...

    OMG THIS IS MY 2013 BIRTHDAY PRESENT! :D I LOVE YOU, STEPHEN KING! ------- After Goodreads decided to unveil their new censorship policy regarding author behavior reviews and shelves (sorry, let me be accurate: NEGATIVE author behavior reviews and shelves...), I decided that I wa...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ 4.5 Stars Have you ever caught yourself, maybe while reading a Stephen King book or maybe just at some random moment, wondering whatever happened to little Danny Torrance? Lucky for all of us Stephen King did...

    I wanted to love this book and I read it with eager enthusiasm. However, I found that the voice of this book, Danny Torrance, was all wrong. This didn't feel like Danny to me. I was scared in some parts--the enemies are formidable--but the story was not engaging. I was expecting more. ...

    Just finished the galley. A HUGE disappointment. (NO SPOILERS) Do you find Nan the hat, measles and shotguns scary? It?s well known that King postponed publication of DOCTOR SLEEP from January 2013 to fall 2013 since he admitted it needed some serious editing. Imagine Shirl...

    In this the sequel to 'The Shining', Danny Torrance - who had psychic visions as a child -is a very troubled adult. ***** As the story opens Dan Torrance (Danny Torrance from "The Shining") has grown up to be a violent, itinerant alcoholic who suffers from blackouts. His diffic...

    This is the story of what happened to this little boy: Danny Torrance is all grown up and an alcoholic just like his dad. Dan finally decides to join Alcoholics Anonymous and is in recovery, working at a hospice when he telepathically meets a girl named Abra Stone. She's got ...

    Although technically a sequel to The Shining (published in 1977 and probably Stephen King's scariest and best book - step to me, It fans), this book should not be approached as such, because in reality the two novels have very little in common besides the central characters. This isn't...

    Absolutely loved this one all over again. Can?t wait for the movie! Full review to come. ...

    There is just something about Stephen King?s writing that is like the feeling I get after having been out there, working in the real world, after a hard day, fighting deadlines and traffic, often snow, lots of that, then finally coming home. I get all toasty, feet warm, comfortable, ...

    Spoilers, whatever. The True Knot, as a whole, are some pretty unscary creatures. The main villianess, Rose, however, is seriously lacking in scare factor. She wears a top hat at an impossible angle! Oh, the horror! About halfway through the book, King seems to realize she l...

    The Shining was my favorite Stephen King book when I was a teenager. I listened to the audio version of Doctor Sleep, and really enjoyed it, but somehow it didn?t live up to the Shining. Granted, our memory of books from our youths is an extremely hard act to follow. I would have giv...

    A radiant example of this new type of genre that overtly underperforms/underwhelms... one which looks pretty (lllooove the book jacket; the font is ubercool); that excites; en fin "a total Monet." This undesirable genre (for me) begins & ends in the realm of, yuck... Fandom. Vomit....

    On the Fringe of a Drinking Binge "Fear gripped him. He was on thin ice. Again it was the old insidious insanity--that first drink." The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous Stephen King has often acknowledged that The Shining, one of his first big blockbusters, came out of his ...

  • Andrea ❤Ninja Bunneh❤
    Aug 01, 2013

    (Disclosure: I used to work at Stephen King's publisher and read Doctor Sleep in December 2012.) Get ready. If I can make just one recommendation: whether you're a longtime King fan or fairly new to his stuff, it wouldn't be the worst thing to read The Shining before you get your h...

    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. Stephen King was at this long before Harry Potter lived under the stairs. He has a preternatural (not to say super...

    A sequel, huh? I didn't feel much for Danny when I was going through The Shining since Jack Torrance pretty much had me by the balls, but I guess - this being a Stephen King book - I can give it a try. Oh, who am I kidding? ...

    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. Anyhoo, nowadays I'm heroic. ...

    Reread with For Love Of A Book with pretty badge. I said I wanted this to be a movie after I read it... now the movie is coming out! I hope it?s good! MY BLOG: Melissa Martin's Reading List THIS BOOK IS FREAKING AWESOME! I love this is a sequel to Th...

    Remember that psychic little kid in The Shining? Have you ever wondered what he?d be like as an adult after surviving a haunted hotel that drove his drunken father crazy and gave him a case of the redrums? If so, you?re in luck because Stephen King has now told us what happened to ...

    Dan Torrance grew up to be an alcoholic, just like his father. But now he's in recovery and working in a hospice where he uses his Shine to comfort people when they die. But what is his connection to a young girl named Abra Stone? And what does The True Knot, a traveling group of RV pe...

    A very good Stephen King book. I went to see a concert last year featuring Joan Jett, Cheap Trick and Heart. Promoters called it the Hall of Fame tour because all three bands were in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. It was a great show, we had a blast. I got the impression that any o...

    Enjoyed this even more the second time through! I firmly believe this is the best duology ever written. I doff my cap to Sai King. He is a master. Update, 9/14/19: Considering reading this for a third time next month. I already know I am obsessed with the story but have...

    I hesitated to read DOCTOR SLEEP for about a minute. I was worried that it wouldn't live up to The Shining, and everything would be ruined. RUINED! Luckily that was not the case at all. I should have had more faith in Stephen King's love and respect for these characters. I am s...

    SEVEN THINGS FLASHING IN MY MIND when somebody asks me ? did you watch Shining?? One : The car moves along the road and we see the humongous mountains and Wendy Carlos and Rachel Elkind?s eerie composition starts to play on the images as we whirl around the mountains? TWO: ...

    Being a big fan of Stephen King, especially his early work, I waited with nervous anticipation for Dr. Sleep. I reread The Shining for the first time in years, just to reacquaint myself with the world of Danny Torrance and the Overlook Hotel. It was on my kindle within minutes of it be...

    Once upon a time, there was a girl. She liked to read, but was at a crossroads between being too old for childish books, and a bit too young for cheesy romance novels with Fabio on the cover. The girl loved scary movies and all things horror and wondered if maybe there were things writ...

  • Dave
    Nov 13, 2013

    (Disclosure: I used to work at Stephen King's publisher and read Doctor Sleep in December 2012.) Get ready. If I can make just one recommendation: whether you're a longtime King fan or fairly new to his stuff, it wouldn't be the worst thing to read The Shining before you get your h...

    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. Stephen King was at this long before Harry Potter lived under the stairs. He has a preternatural (not to say super...

    A sequel, huh? I didn't feel much for Danny when I was going through The Shining since Jack Torrance pretty much had me by the balls, but I guess - this being a Stephen King book - I can give it a try. Oh, who am I kidding? ...

    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. Anyhoo, nowadays I'm heroic. ...

  • Tiya Rosa
    Dec 02, 2012

    (Disclosure: I used to work at Stephen King's publisher and read Doctor Sleep in December 2012.) Get ready. If I can make just one recommendation: whether you're a longtime King fan or fairly new to his stuff, it wouldn't be the worst thing to read The Shining before you get your h...

    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. Stephen King was at this long before Harry Potter lived under the stairs. He has a preternatural (not to say super...

    A sequel, huh? I didn't feel much for Danny when I was going through The Shining since Jack Torrance pretty much had me by the balls, but I guess - this being a Stephen King book - I can give it a try. Oh, who am I kidding? ...

  • Kelly (and the Book Boar)
    Jun 20, 2013

    (Disclosure: I used to work at Stephen King's publisher and read Doctor Sleep in December 2012.) Get ready. If I can make just one recommendation: whether you're a longtime King fan or fairly new to his stuff, it wouldn't be the worst thing to read The Shining before you get your h...

    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. Stephen King was at this long before Harry Potter lived under the stairs. He has a preternatural (not to say super...

    A sequel, huh? I didn't feel much for Danny when I was going through The Shining since Jack Torrance pretty much had me by the balls, but I guess - this being a Stephen King book - I can give it a try. Oh, who am I kidding? ...

    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. Anyhoo, nowadays I'm heroic. ...

    Reread with For Love Of A Book with pretty badge. I said I wanted this to be a movie after I read it... now the movie is coming out! I hope it?s good! MY BLOG: Melissa Martin's Reading List THIS BOOK IS FREAKING AWESOME! I love this is a sequel to Th...

    Remember that psychic little kid in The Shining? Have you ever wondered what he?d be like as an adult after surviving a haunted hotel that drove his drunken father crazy and gave him a case of the redrums? If so, you?re in luck because Stephen King has now told us what happened to ...

    Dan Torrance grew up to be an alcoholic, just like his father. But now he's in recovery and working in a hospice where he uses his Shine to comfort people when they die. But what is his connection to a young girl named Abra Stone? And what does The True Knot, a traveling group of RV pe...

    A very good Stephen King book. I went to see a concert last year featuring Joan Jett, Cheap Trick and Heart. Promoters called it the Hall of Fame tour because all three bands were in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. It was a great show, we had a blast. I got the impression that any o...

    Enjoyed this even more the second time through! I firmly believe this is the best duology ever written. I doff my cap to Sai King. He is a master. Update, 9/14/19: Considering reading this for a third time next month. I already know I am obsessed with the story but have...

    I hesitated to read DOCTOR SLEEP for about a minute. I was worried that it wouldn't live up to The Shining, and everything would be ruined. RUINED! Luckily that was not the case at all. I should have had more faith in Stephen King's love and respect for these characters. I am s...

    SEVEN THINGS FLASHING IN MY MIND when somebody asks me ? did you watch Shining?? One : The car moves along the road and we see the humongous mountains and Wendy Carlos and Rachel Elkind?s eerie composition starts to play on the images as we whirl around the mountains? TWO: ...

    Being a big fan of Stephen King, especially his early work, I waited with nervous anticipation for Dr. Sleep. I reread The Shining for the first time in years, just to reacquaint myself with the world of Danny Torrance and the Overlook Hotel. It was on my kindle within minutes of it be...

    Once upon a time, there was a girl. She liked to read, but was at a crossroads between being too old for childish books, and a bit too young for cheesy romance novels with Fabio on the cover. The girl loved scary movies and all things horror and wondered if maybe there were things writ...

    That cover is the epitome of perfection. So perfect that is should be on my shelves. Like, right now. I'm waiting. *stares at bookshelves* EDIT: I'M GETTING AN ARC OF THIS MY LIFE IS OFFICIALLY MADE ...

    Stephen King?s title of ?great storyteller? is firmly strengthened with this full-length novel, which reprises some of the key roles from The Shining. Picking up briefly after THE SHINING?s completion, Danny Torrance and his mom have moved on, away from the horrors of Colorado....

    Actual rating: 4.75 ? This was a great book that was much more than a simple sequel. It's a book with its own story and doesn't just depend on the fame of The Shining. Of course there are references, and reading the first book before this one will help you understand the content...

    Hmmm? Lemme ask you this... Have you read SK? Have you, really? Have you lost yourself in his thoughts and characters and their problems? Have you FELT his stories take over you? If you have, as I have, then you know this review will say nothing you don?t already know. If you...

    OMG THIS IS MY 2013 BIRTHDAY PRESENT! :D I LOVE YOU, STEPHEN KING! ------- After Goodreads decided to unveil their new censorship policy regarding author behavior reviews and shelves (sorry, let me be accurate: NEGATIVE author behavior reviews and shelves...), I decided that I wa...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ 4.5 Stars Have you ever caught yourself, maybe while reading a Stephen King book or maybe just at some random moment, wondering whatever happened to little Danny Torrance? Lucky for all of us Stephen King did...

  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
    Feb 11, 2016

    (Disclosure: I used to work at Stephen King's publisher and read Doctor Sleep in December 2012.) Get ready. If I can make just one recommendation: whether you're a longtime King fan or fairly new to his stuff, it wouldn't be the worst thing to read The Shining before you get your h...

    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. Stephen King was at this long before Harry Potter lived under the stairs. He has a preternatural (not to say super...

    A sequel, huh? I didn't feel much for Danny when I was going through The Shining since Jack Torrance pretty much had me by the balls, but I guess - this being a Stephen King book - I can give it a try. Oh, who am I kidding? ...

    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. Anyhoo, nowadays I'm heroic. ...

    Reread with For Love Of A Book with pretty badge. I said I wanted this to be a movie after I read it... now the movie is coming out! I hope it?s good! MY BLOG: Melissa Martin's Reading List THIS BOOK IS FREAKING AWESOME! I love this is a sequel to Th...

  • Fortneyroad.com
    Aug 17, 2013

    (Disclosure: I used to work at Stephen King's publisher and read Doctor Sleep in December 2012.) Get ready. If I can make just one recommendation: whether you're a longtime King fan or fairly new to his stuff, it wouldn't be the worst thing to read The Shining before you get your h...

    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. Stephen King was at this long before Harry Potter lived under the stairs. He has a preternatural (not to say super...

    A sequel, huh? I didn't feel much for Danny when I was going through The Shining since Jack Torrance pretty much had me by the balls, but I guess - this being a Stephen King book - I can give it a try. Oh, who am I kidding? ...

    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. Anyhoo, nowadays I'm heroic. ...

    Reread with For Love Of A Book with pretty badge. I said I wanted this to be a movie after I read it... now the movie is coming out! I hope it?s good! MY BLOG: Melissa Martin's Reading List THIS BOOK IS FREAKING AWESOME! I love this is a sequel to Th...

    Remember that psychic little kid in The Shining? Have you ever wondered what he?d be like as an adult after surviving a haunted hotel that drove his drunken father crazy and gave him a case of the redrums? If so, you?re in luck because Stephen King has now told us what happened to ...

    Dan Torrance grew up to be an alcoholic, just like his father. But now he's in recovery and working in a hospice where he uses his Shine to comfort people when they die. But what is his connection to a young girl named Abra Stone? And what does The True Knot, a traveling group of RV pe...

    A very good Stephen King book. I went to see a concert last year featuring Joan Jett, Cheap Trick and Heart. Promoters called it the Hall of Fame tour because all three bands were in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. It was a great show, we had a blast. I got the impression that any o...

    Enjoyed this even more the second time through! I firmly believe this is the best duology ever written. I doff my cap to Sai King. He is a master. Update, 9/14/19: Considering reading this for a third time next month. I already know I am obsessed with the story but have...

    I hesitated to read DOCTOR SLEEP for about a minute. I was worried that it wouldn't live up to The Shining, and everything would be ruined. RUINED! Luckily that was not the case at all. I should have had more faith in Stephen King's love and respect for these characters. I am s...

    SEVEN THINGS FLASHING IN MY MIND when somebody asks me ? did you watch Shining?? One : The car moves along the road and we see the humongous mountains and Wendy Carlos and Rachel Elkind?s eerie composition starts to play on the images as we whirl around the mountains? TWO: ...

    Being a big fan of Stephen King, especially his early work, I waited with nervous anticipation for Dr. Sleep. I reread The Shining for the first time in years, just to reacquaint myself with the world of Danny Torrance and the Overlook Hotel. It was on my kindle within minutes of it be...

    Once upon a time, there was a girl. She liked to read, but was at a crossroads between being too old for childish books, and a bit too young for cheesy romance novels with Fabio on the cover. The girl loved scary movies and all things horror and wondered if maybe there were things writ...

    That cover is the epitome of perfection. So perfect that is should be on my shelves. Like, right now. I'm waiting. *stares at bookshelves* EDIT: I'M GETTING AN ARC OF THIS MY LIFE IS OFFICIALLY MADE ...

    Stephen King?s title of ?great storyteller? is firmly strengthened with this full-length novel, which reprises some of the key roles from The Shining. Picking up briefly after THE SHINING?s completion, Danny Torrance and his mom have moved on, away from the horrors of Colorado....

    Actual rating: 4.75 ? This was a great book that was much more than a simple sequel. It's a book with its own story and doesn't just depend on the fame of The Shining. Of course there are references, and reading the first book before this one will help you understand the content...

    Hmmm? Lemme ask you this... Have you read SK? Have you, really? Have you lost yourself in his thoughts and characters and their problems? Have you FELT his stories take over you? If you have, as I have, then you know this review will say nothing you don?t already know. If you...

    OMG THIS IS MY 2013 BIRTHDAY PRESENT! :D I LOVE YOU, STEPHEN KING! ------- After Goodreads decided to unveil their new censorship policy regarding author behavior reviews and shelves (sorry, let me be accurate: NEGATIVE author behavior reviews and shelves...), I decided that I wa...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ 4.5 Stars Have you ever caught yourself, maybe while reading a Stephen King book or maybe just at some random moment, wondering whatever happened to little Danny Torrance? Lucky for all of us Stephen King did...

    I wanted to love this book and I read it with eager enthusiasm. However, I found that the voice of this book, Danny Torrance, was all wrong. This didn't feel like Danny to me. I was scared in some parts--the enemies are formidable--but the story was not engaging. I was expecting more. ...

    Just finished the galley. A HUGE disappointment. (NO SPOILERS) Do you find Nan the hat, measles and shotguns scary? It?s well known that King postponed publication of DOCTOR SLEEP from January 2013 to fall 2013 since he admitted it needed some serious editing. Imagine Shirl...

  • Anish Kohli
    Nov 01, 2016

    (Disclosure: I used to work at Stephen King's publisher and read Doctor Sleep in December 2012.) Get ready. If I can make just one recommendation: whether you're a longtime King fan or fairly new to his stuff, it wouldn't be the worst thing to read The Shining before you get your h...

    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. Stephen King was at this long before Harry Potter lived under the stairs. He has a preternatural (not to say super...

    A sequel, huh? I didn't feel much for Danny when I was going through The Shining since Jack Torrance pretty much had me by the balls, but I guess - this being a Stephen King book - I can give it a try. Oh, who am I kidding? ...

    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. Anyhoo, nowadays I'm heroic. ...

    Reread with For Love Of A Book with pretty badge. I said I wanted this to be a movie after I read it... now the movie is coming out! I hope it?s good! MY BLOG: Melissa Martin's Reading List THIS BOOK IS FREAKING AWESOME! I love this is a sequel to Th...

    Remember that psychic little kid in The Shining? Have you ever wondered what he?d be like as an adult after surviving a haunted hotel that drove his drunken father crazy and gave him a case of the redrums? If so, you?re in luck because Stephen King has now told us what happened to ...

    Dan Torrance grew up to be an alcoholic, just like his father. But now he's in recovery and working in a hospice where he uses his Shine to comfort people when they die. But what is his connection to a young girl named Abra Stone? And what does The True Knot, a traveling group of RV pe...

    A very good Stephen King book. I went to see a concert last year featuring Joan Jett, Cheap Trick and Heart. Promoters called it the Hall of Fame tour because all three bands were in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. It was a great show, we had a blast. I got the impression that any o...

    Enjoyed this even more the second time through! I firmly believe this is the best duology ever written. I doff my cap to Sai King. He is a master. Update, 9/14/19: Considering reading this for a third time next month. I already know I am obsessed with the story but have...

    I hesitated to read DOCTOR SLEEP for about a minute. I was worried that it wouldn't live up to The Shining, and everything would be ruined. RUINED! Luckily that was not the case at all. I should have had more faith in Stephen King's love and respect for these characters. I am s...

    SEVEN THINGS FLASHING IN MY MIND when somebody asks me ? did you watch Shining?? One : The car moves along the road and we see the humongous mountains and Wendy Carlos and Rachel Elkind?s eerie composition starts to play on the images as we whirl around the mountains? TWO: ...

    Being a big fan of Stephen King, especially his early work, I waited with nervous anticipation for Dr. Sleep. I reread The Shining for the first time in years, just to reacquaint myself with the world of Danny Torrance and the Overlook Hotel. It was on my kindle within minutes of it be...

    Once upon a time, there was a girl. She liked to read, but was at a crossroads between being too old for childish books, and a bit too young for cheesy romance novels with Fabio on the cover. The girl loved scary movies and all things horror and wondered if maybe there were things writ...

    That cover is the epitome of perfection. So perfect that is should be on my shelves. Like, right now. I'm waiting. *stares at bookshelves* EDIT: I'M GETTING AN ARC OF THIS MY LIFE IS OFFICIALLY MADE ...

    Stephen King?s title of ?great storyteller? is firmly strengthened with this full-length novel, which reprises some of the key roles from The Shining. Picking up briefly after THE SHINING?s completion, Danny Torrance and his mom have moved on, away from the horrors of Colorado....

    Actual rating: 4.75 ? This was a great book that was much more than a simple sequel. It's a book with its own story and doesn't just depend on the fame of The Shining. Of course there are references, and reading the first book before this one will help you understand the content...

    Hmmm? Lemme ask you this... Have you read SK? Have you, really? Have you lost yourself in his thoughts and characters and their problems? Have you FELT his stories take over you? If you have, as I have, then you know this review will say nothing you don?t already know. If you...

  • Anne
    Jan 11, 2018

    (Disclosure: I used to work at Stephen King's publisher and read Doctor Sleep in December 2012.) Get ready. If I can make just one recommendation: whether you're a longtime King fan or fairly new to his stuff, it wouldn't be the worst thing to read The Shining before you get your h...

    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. Stephen King was at this long before Harry Potter lived under the stairs. He has a preternatural (not to say super...

    A sequel, huh? I didn't feel much for Danny when I was going through The Shining since Jack Torrance pretty much had me by the balls, but I guess - this being a Stephen King book - I can give it a try. Oh, who am I kidding? ...

    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. Anyhoo, nowadays I'm heroic. ...

    Reread with For Love Of A Book with pretty badge. I said I wanted this to be a movie after I read it... now the movie is coming out! I hope it?s good! MY BLOG: Melissa Martin's Reading List THIS BOOK IS FREAKING AWESOME! I love this is a sequel to Th...

    Remember that psychic little kid in The Shining? Have you ever wondered what he?d be like as an adult after surviving a haunted hotel that drove his drunken father crazy and gave him a case of the redrums? If so, you?re in luck because Stephen King has now told us what happened to ...

    Dan Torrance grew up to be an alcoholic, just like his father. But now he's in recovery and working in a hospice where he uses his Shine to comfort people when they die. But what is his connection to a young girl named Abra Stone? And what does The True Knot, a traveling group of RV pe...

    A very good Stephen King book. I went to see a concert last year featuring Joan Jett, Cheap Trick and Heart. Promoters called it the Hall of Fame tour because all three bands were in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. It was a great show, we had a blast. I got the impression that any o...

    Enjoyed this even more the second time through! I firmly believe this is the best duology ever written. I doff my cap to Sai King. He is a master. Update, 9/14/19: Considering reading this for a third time next month. I already know I am obsessed with the story but have...

    I hesitated to read DOCTOR SLEEP for about a minute. I was worried that it wouldn't live up to The Shining, and everything would be ruined. RUINED! Luckily that was not the case at all. I should have had more faith in Stephen King's love and respect for these characters. I am s...

    SEVEN THINGS FLASHING IN MY MIND when somebody asks me ? did you watch Shining?? One : The car moves along the road and we see the humongous mountains and Wendy Carlos and Rachel Elkind?s eerie composition starts to play on the images as we whirl around the mountains? TWO: ...

    Being a big fan of Stephen King, especially his early work, I waited with nervous anticipation for Dr. Sleep. I reread The Shining for the first time in years, just to reacquaint myself with the world of Danny Torrance and the Overlook Hotel. It was on my kindle within minutes of it be...

    Once upon a time, there was a girl. She liked to read, but was at a crossroads between being too old for childish books, and a bit too young for cheesy romance novels with Fabio on the cover. The girl loved scary movies and all things horror and wondered if maybe there were things writ...

    That cover is the epitome of perfection. So perfect that is should be on my shelves. Like, right now. I'm waiting. *stares at bookshelves* EDIT: I'M GETTING AN ARC OF THIS MY LIFE IS OFFICIALLY MADE ...

    Stephen King?s title of ?great storyteller? is firmly strengthened with this full-length novel, which reprises some of the key roles from The Shining. Picking up briefly after THE SHINING?s completion, Danny Torrance and his mom have moved on, away from the horrors of Colorado....

    Actual rating: 4.75 ? This was a great book that was much more than a simple sequel. It's a book with its own story and doesn't just depend on the fame of The Shining. Of course there are references, and reading the first book before this one will help you understand the content...

  • Sadie Hartmann Mother Horror
    Jan 20, 2015

    (Disclosure: I used to work at Stephen King's publisher and read Doctor Sleep in December 2012.) Get ready. If I can make just one recommendation: whether you're a longtime King fan or fairly new to his stuff, it wouldn't be the worst thing to read The Shining before you get your h...

    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. Stephen King was at this long before Harry Potter lived under the stairs. He has a preternatural (not to say super...

    A sequel, huh? I didn't feel much for Danny when I was going through The Shining since Jack Torrance pretty much had me by the balls, but I guess - this being a Stephen King book - I can give it a try. Oh, who am I kidding? ...

    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. Anyhoo, nowadays I'm heroic. ...

    Reread with For Love Of A Book with pretty badge. I said I wanted this to be a movie after I read it... now the movie is coming out! I hope it?s good! MY BLOG: Melissa Martin's Reading List THIS BOOK IS FREAKING AWESOME! I love this is a sequel to Th...

    Remember that psychic little kid in The Shining? Have you ever wondered what he?d be like as an adult after surviving a haunted hotel that drove his drunken father crazy and gave him a case of the redrums? If so, you?re in luck because Stephen King has now told us what happened to ...

    Dan Torrance grew up to be an alcoholic, just like his father. But now he's in recovery and working in a hospice where he uses his Shine to comfort people when they die. But what is his connection to a young girl named Abra Stone? And what does The True Knot, a traveling group of RV pe...

    A very good Stephen King book. I went to see a concert last year featuring Joan Jett, Cheap Trick and Heart. Promoters called it the Hall of Fame tour because all three bands were in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. It was a great show, we had a blast. I got the impression that any o...

    Enjoyed this even more the second time through! I firmly believe this is the best duology ever written. I doff my cap to Sai King. He is a master. Update, 9/14/19: Considering reading this for a third time next month. I already know I am obsessed with the story but have...

    I hesitated to read DOCTOR SLEEP for about a minute. I was worried that it wouldn't live up to The Shining, and everything would be ruined. RUINED! Luckily that was not the case at all. I should have had more faith in Stephen King's love and respect for these characters. I am s...

    SEVEN THINGS FLASHING IN MY MIND when somebody asks me ? did you watch Shining?? One : The car moves along the road and we see the humongous mountains and Wendy Carlos and Rachel Elkind?s eerie composition starts to play on the images as we whirl around the mountains? TWO: ...

    Being a big fan of Stephen King, especially his early work, I waited with nervous anticipation for Dr. Sleep. I reread The Shining for the first time in years, just to reacquaint myself with the world of Danny Torrance and the Overlook Hotel. It was on my kindle within minutes of it be...

    Once upon a time, there was a girl. She liked to read, but was at a crossroads between being too old for childish books, and a bit too young for cheesy romance novels with Fabio on the cover. The girl loved scary movies and all things horror and wondered if maybe there were things writ...

    That cover is the epitome of perfection. So perfect that is should be on my shelves. Like, right now. I'm waiting. *stares at bookshelves* EDIT: I'M GETTING AN ARC OF THIS MY LIFE IS OFFICIALLY MADE ...

    Stephen King?s title of ?great storyteller? is firmly strengthened with this full-length novel, which reprises some of the key roles from The Shining. Picking up briefly after THE SHINING?s completion, Danny Torrance and his mom have moved on, away from the horrors of Colorado....

    Actual rating: 4.75 ? This was a great book that was much more than a simple sequel. It's a book with its own story and doesn't just depend on the fame of The Shining. Of course there are references, and reading the first book before this one will help you understand the content...

    Hmmm? Lemme ask you this... Have you read SK? Have you, really? Have you lost yourself in his thoughts and characters and their problems? Have you FELT his stories take over you? If you have, as I have, then you know this review will say nothing you don?t already know. If you...

    OMG THIS IS MY 2013 BIRTHDAY PRESENT! :D I LOVE YOU, STEPHEN KING! ------- After Goodreads decided to unveil their new censorship policy regarding author behavior reviews and shelves (sorry, let me be accurate: NEGATIVE author behavior reviews and shelves...), I decided that I wa...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ 4.5 Stars Have you ever caught yourself, maybe while reading a Stephen King book or maybe just at some random moment, wondering whatever happened to little Danny Torrance? Lucky for all of us Stephen King did...

    I wanted to love this book and I read it with eager enthusiasm. However, I found that the voice of this book, Danny Torrance, was all wrong. This didn't feel like Danny to me. I was scared in some parts--the enemies are formidable--but the story was not engaging. I was expecting more. ...

  • megs_bookrack
    Nov 02, 2015

    (Disclosure: I used to work at Stephen King's publisher and read Doctor Sleep in December 2012.) Get ready. If I can make just one recommendation: whether you're a longtime King fan or fairly new to his stuff, it wouldn't be the worst thing to read The Shining before you get your h...

    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. Stephen King was at this long before Harry Potter lived under the stairs. He has a preternatural (not to say super...

    A sequel, huh? I didn't feel much for Danny when I was going through The Shining since Jack Torrance pretty much had me by the balls, but I guess - this being a Stephen King book - I can give it a try. Oh, who am I kidding? ...

    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. Anyhoo, nowadays I'm heroic. ...

    Reread with For Love Of A Book with pretty badge. I said I wanted this to be a movie after I read it... now the movie is coming out! I hope it?s good! MY BLOG: Melissa Martin's Reading List THIS BOOK IS FREAKING AWESOME! I love this is a sequel to Th...

    Remember that psychic little kid in The Shining? Have you ever wondered what he?d be like as an adult after surviving a haunted hotel that drove his drunken father crazy and gave him a case of the redrums? If so, you?re in luck because Stephen King has now told us what happened to ...

    Dan Torrance grew up to be an alcoholic, just like his father. But now he's in recovery and working in a hospice where he uses his Shine to comfort people when they die. But what is his connection to a young girl named Abra Stone? And what does The True Knot, a traveling group of RV pe...

    A very good Stephen King book. I went to see a concert last year featuring Joan Jett, Cheap Trick and Heart. Promoters called it the Hall of Fame tour because all three bands were in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. It was a great show, we had a blast. I got the impression that any o...

    Enjoyed this even more the second time through! I firmly believe this is the best duology ever written. I doff my cap to Sai King. He is a master. Update, 9/14/19: Considering reading this for a third time next month. I already know I am obsessed with the story but have...

  • Nilufer Ozmekik
    Feb 16, 2018

    (Disclosure: I used to work at Stephen King's publisher and read Doctor Sleep in December 2012.) Get ready. If I can make just one recommendation: whether you're a longtime King fan or fairly new to his stuff, it wouldn't be the worst thing to read The Shining before you get your h...

    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. Stephen King was at this long before Harry Potter lived under the stairs. He has a preternatural (not to say super...

    A sequel, huh? I didn't feel much for Danny when I was going through The Shining since Jack Torrance pretty much had me by the balls, but I guess - this being a Stephen King book - I can give it a try. Oh, who am I kidding? ...

    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. Anyhoo, nowadays I'm heroic. ...

    Reread with For Love Of A Book with pretty badge. I said I wanted this to be a movie after I read it... now the movie is coming out! I hope it?s good! MY BLOG: Melissa Martin's Reading List THIS BOOK IS FREAKING AWESOME! I love this is a sequel to Th...

    Remember that psychic little kid in The Shining? Have you ever wondered what he?d be like as an adult after surviving a haunted hotel that drove his drunken father crazy and gave him a case of the redrums? If so, you?re in luck because Stephen King has now told us what happened to ...

    Dan Torrance grew up to be an alcoholic, just like his father. But now he's in recovery and working in a hospice where he uses his Shine to comfort people when they die. But what is his connection to a young girl named Abra Stone? And what does The True Knot, a traveling group of RV pe...

    A very good Stephen King book. I went to see a concert last year featuring Joan Jett, Cheap Trick and Heart. Promoters called it the Hall of Fame tour because all three bands were in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. It was a great show, we had a blast. I got the impression that any o...

    Enjoyed this even more the second time through! I firmly believe this is the best duology ever written. I doff my cap to Sai King. He is a master. Update, 9/14/19: Considering reading this for a third time next month. I already know I am obsessed with the story but have...

    I hesitated to read DOCTOR SLEEP for about a minute. I was worried that it wouldn't live up to The Shining, and everything would be ruined. RUINED! Luckily that was not the case at all. I should have had more faith in Stephen King's love and respect for these characters. I am s...

    SEVEN THINGS FLASHING IN MY MIND when somebody asks me ? did you watch Shining?? One : The car moves along the road and we see the humongous mountains and Wendy Carlos and Rachel Elkind?s eerie composition starts to play on the images as we whirl around the mountains? TWO: ...

  • Sh3lly
    Jan 26, 2018

    (Disclosure: I used to work at Stephen King's publisher and read Doctor Sleep in December 2012.) Get ready. If I can make just one recommendation: whether you're a longtime King fan or fairly new to his stuff, it wouldn't be the worst thing to read The Shining before you get your h...

    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. Stephen King was at this long before Harry Potter lived under the stairs. He has a preternatural (not to say super...

    A sequel, huh? I didn't feel much for Danny when I was going through The Shining since Jack Torrance pretty much had me by the balls, but I guess - this being a Stephen King book - I can give it a try. Oh, who am I kidding? ...

    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. Anyhoo, nowadays I'm heroic. ...

    Reread with For Love Of A Book with pretty badge. I said I wanted this to be a movie after I read it... now the movie is coming out! I hope it?s good! MY BLOG: Melissa Martin's Reading List THIS BOOK IS FREAKING AWESOME! I love this is a sequel to Th...

    Remember that psychic little kid in The Shining? Have you ever wondered what he?d be like as an adult after surviving a haunted hotel that drove his drunken father crazy and gave him a case of the redrums? If so, you?re in luck because Stephen King has now told us what happened to ...

    Dan Torrance grew up to be an alcoholic, just like his father. But now he's in recovery and working in a hospice where he uses his Shine to comfort people when they die. But what is his connection to a young girl named Abra Stone? And what does The True Knot, a traveling group of RV pe...

    A very good Stephen King book. I went to see a concert last year featuring Joan Jett, Cheap Trick and Heart. Promoters called it the Hall of Fame tour because all three bands were in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. It was a great show, we had a blast. I got the impression that any o...

    Enjoyed this even more the second time through! I firmly believe this is the best duology ever written. I doff my cap to Sai King. He is a master. Update, 9/14/19: Considering reading this for a third time next month. I already know I am obsessed with the story but have...

    I hesitated to read DOCTOR SLEEP for about a minute. I was worried that it wouldn't live up to The Shining, and everything would be ruined. RUINED! Luckily that was not the case at all. I should have had more faith in Stephen King's love and respect for these characters. I am s...

    SEVEN THINGS FLASHING IN MY MIND when somebody asks me ? did you watch Shining?? One : The car moves along the road and we see the humongous mountains and Wendy Carlos and Rachel Elkind?s eerie composition starts to play on the images as we whirl around the mountains? TWO: ...

    Being a big fan of Stephen King, especially his early work, I waited with nervous anticipation for Dr. Sleep. I reread The Shining for the first time in years, just to reacquaint myself with the world of Danny Torrance and the Overlook Hotel. It was on my kindle within minutes of it be...

    Once upon a time, there was a girl. She liked to read, but was at a crossroads between being too old for childish books, and a bit too young for cheesy romance novels with Fabio on the cover. The girl loved scary movies and all things horror and wondered if maybe there were things writ...

    That cover is the epitome of perfection. So perfect that is should be on my shelves. Like, right now. I'm waiting. *stares at bookshelves* EDIT: I'M GETTING AN ARC OF THIS MY LIFE IS OFFICIALLY MADE ...

    Stephen King?s title of ?great storyteller? is firmly strengthened with this full-length novel, which reprises some of the key roles from The Shining. Picking up briefly after THE SHINING?s completion, Danny Torrance and his mom have moved on, away from the horrors of Colorado....

    Actual rating: 4.75 ? This was a great book that was much more than a simple sequel. It's a book with its own story and doesn't just depend on the fame of The Shining. Of course there are references, and reading the first book before this one will help you understand the content...

    Hmmm? Lemme ask you this... Have you read SK? Have you, really? Have you lost yourself in his thoughts and characters and their problems? Have you FELT his stories take over you? If you have, as I have, then you know this review will say nothing you don?t already know. If you...

    OMG THIS IS MY 2013 BIRTHDAY PRESENT! :D I LOVE YOU, STEPHEN KING! ------- After Goodreads decided to unveil their new censorship policy regarding author behavior reviews and shelves (sorry, let me be accurate: NEGATIVE author behavior reviews and shelves...), I decided that I wa...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ 4.5 Stars Have you ever caught yourself, maybe while reading a Stephen King book or maybe just at some random moment, wondering whatever happened to little Danny Torrance? Lucky for all of us Stephen King did...

    I wanted to love this book and I read it with eager enthusiasm. However, I found that the voice of this book, Danny Torrance, was all wrong. This didn't feel like Danny to me. I was scared in some parts--the enemies are formidable--but the story was not engaging. I was expecting more. ...

    Just finished the galley. A HUGE disappointment. (NO SPOILERS) Do you find Nan the hat, measles and shotguns scary? It?s well known that King postponed publication of DOCTOR SLEEP from January 2013 to fall 2013 since he admitted it needed some serious editing. Imagine Shirl...

    In this the sequel to 'The Shining', Danny Torrance - who had psychic visions as a child -is a very troubled adult. ***** As the story opens Dan Torrance (Danny Torrance from "The Shining") has grown up to be a violent, itinerant alcoholic who suffers from blackouts. His diffic...

    This is the story of what happened to this little boy: Danny Torrance is all grown up and an alcoholic just like his dad. Dan finally decides to join Alcoholics Anonymous and is in recovery, working at a hospice when he telepathically meets a girl named Abra Stone. She's got ...

  • Johann (jobis89)
    Jun 17, 2016

    (Disclosure: I used to work at Stephen King's publisher and read Doctor Sleep in December 2012.) Get ready. If I can make just one recommendation: whether you're a longtime King fan or fairly new to his stuff, it wouldn't be the worst thing to read The Shining before you get your h...

    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. Stephen King was at this long before Harry Potter lived under the stairs. He has a preternatural (not to say super...

    A sequel, huh? I didn't feel much for Danny when I was going through The Shining since Jack Torrance pretty much had me by the balls, but I guess - this being a Stephen King book - I can give it a try. Oh, who am I kidding? ...

    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. Anyhoo, nowadays I'm heroic. ...

    Reread with For Love Of A Book with pretty badge. I said I wanted this to be a movie after I read it... now the movie is coming out! I hope it?s good! MY BLOG: Melissa Martin's Reading List THIS BOOK IS FREAKING AWESOME! I love this is a sequel to Th...

    Remember that psychic little kid in The Shining? Have you ever wondered what he?d be like as an adult after surviving a haunted hotel that drove his drunken father crazy and gave him a case of the redrums? If so, you?re in luck because Stephen King has now told us what happened to ...

    Dan Torrance grew up to be an alcoholic, just like his father. But now he's in recovery and working in a hospice where he uses his Shine to comfort people when they die. But what is his connection to a young girl named Abra Stone? And what does The True Knot, a traveling group of RV pe...

    A very good Stephen King book. I went to see a concert last year featuring Joan Jett, Cheap Trick and Heart. Promoters called it the Hall of Fame tour because all three bands were in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. It was a great show, we had a blast. I got the impression that any o...

    Enjoyed this even more the second time through! I firmly believe this is the best duology ever written. I doff my cap to Sai King. He is a master. Update, 9/14/19: Considering reading this for a third time next month. I already know I am obsessed with the story but have...

    I hesitated to read DOCTOR SLEEP for about a minute. I was worried that it wouldn't live up to The Shining, and everything would be ruined. RUINED! Luckily that was not the case at all. I should have had more faith in Stephen King's love and respect for these characters. I am s...

    SEVEN THINGS FLASHING IN MY MIND when somebody asks me ? did you watch Shining?? One : The car moves along the road and we see the humongous mountains and Wendy Carlos and Rachel Elkind?s eerie composition starts to play on the images as we whirl around the mountains? TWO: ...

    Being a big fan of Stephen King, especially his early work, I waited with nervous anticipation for Dr. Sleep. I reread The Shining for the first time in years, just to reacquaint myself with the world of Danny Torrance and the Overlook Hotel. It was on my kindle within minutes of it be...

    Once upon a time, there was a girl. She liked to read, but was at a crossroads between being too old for childish books, and a bit too young for cheesy romance novels with Fabio on the cover. The girl loved scary movies and all things horror and wondered if maybe there were things writ...

    That cover is the epitome of perfection. So perfect that is should be on my shelves. Like, right now. I'm waiting. *stares at bookshelves* EDIT: I'M GETTING AN ARC OF THIS MY LIFE IS OFFICIALLY MADE ...

    Stephen King?s title of ?great storyteller? is firmly strengthened with this full-length novel, which reprises some of the key roles from The Shining. Picking up briefly after THE SHINING?s completion, Danny Torrance and his mom have moved on, away from the horrors of Colorado....

    Actual rating: 4.75 ? This was a great book that was much more than a simple sequel. It's a book with its own story and doesn't just depend on the fame of The Shining. Of course there are references, and reading the first book before this one will help you understand the content...

    Hmmm? Lemme ask you this... Have you read SK? Have you, really? Have you lost yourself in his thoughts and characters and their problems? Have you FELT his stories take over you? If you have, as I have, then you know this review will say nothing you don?t already know. If you...

    OMG THIS IS MY 2013 BIRTHDAY PRESENT! :D I LOVE YOU, STEPHEN KING! ------- After Goodreads decided to unveil their new censorship policy regarding author behavior reviews and shelves (sorry, let me be accurate: NEGATIVE author behavior reviews and shelves...), I decided that I wa...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ 4.5 Stars Have you ever caught yourself, maybe while reading a Stephen King book or maybe just at some random moment, wondering whatever happened to little Danny Torrance? Lucky for all of us Stephen King did...

    I wanted to love this book and I read it with eager enthusiasm. However, I found that the voice of this book, Danny Torrance, was all wrong. This didn't feel like Danny to me. I was scared in some parts--the enemies are formidable--but the story was not engaging. I was expecting more. ...

    Just finished the galley. A HUGE disappointment. (NO SPOILERS) Do you find Nan the hat, measles and shotguns scary? It?s well known that King postponed publication of DOCTOR SLEEP from January 2013 to fall 2013 since he admitted it needed some serious editing. Imagine Shirl...

    In this the sequel to 'The Shining', Danny Torrance - who had psychic visions as a child -is a very troubled adult. ***** As the story opens Dan Torrance (Danny Torrance from "The Shining") has grown up to be a violent, itinerant alcoholic who suffers from blackouts. His diffic...

    This is the story of what happened to this little boy: Danny Torrance is all grown up and an alcoholic just like his dad. Dan finally decides to join Alcoholics Anonymous and is in recovery, working at a hospice when he telepathically meets a girl named Abra Stone. She's got ...

    Although technically a sequel to The Shining (published in 1977 and probably Stephen King's scariest and best book - step to me, It fans), this book should not be approached as such, because in reality the two novels have very little in common besides the central characters. This isn't...

    Absolutely loved this one all over again. Can?t wait for the movie! Full review to come. ...