Doctor Sleep

Doctor Sleep Summary

Now a major motion picture starring Ewan McGregor!

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

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

Book Reviews


24 year starting to read again5 star

I read the Shinning and then Doctor Sleep as a way to get back into reading since academia ruined the love for me. At some points I liked Doc Sleep more than the Shinning due to character developments. Some parts of Doc Sleep angered me, such as a plot twist near the end of the book that really did nothing for the story or solving the “who is the steamhead” in one sentence. Overall, i loved this book and I am really sad to say goodbye to Danny.55


Scary3 star

I first thought it was scary But then it just boring35

Tyler H from Charlotte

Good Good Good Sequel4 star

Very good and interesting book if you were a “The Shining” fan and I certainly was!! It wasn’t my favorite but just like Stephen King books, I couldn’t put it down and just wanted to read and read and read so I will absolutely give it a 4 out of 5 stars 😀45


Great Sequel5 star

I never expected a sequel to The Shining and was thrilled when I learned about the release of a sequel. Definitely peaked my interest to pick it up. I enjoyed getting to understand more about what it means to Shine and what exactly can be done with the ability.55


Doc5 star

I’ve been attached to Danny Torrance since I first read The Shining at 12-years-old. I don’t want to say goodbye to the man he has become.55


:) 😍5 star

Love the book and the movie55


Doctor sleep5 star

It here are very few books of S kings that I don’t love. Even if I don’t love them I sure do like them a lot. This is one that I’ll read again....and again.55


Very inspiring5 star

Stephen King is a king. The king of writing. I loved the book. So inspiring. I read some reviews complaining about the multiple references to AA. Am not in AA, but geez did I appreciate those! Stephen King is able to grab the big picture and express it in an entertaining way. Masterful. To be in the inner of one character, and several. Yes I love his rich writing. His vocabulary. Which forces me in any case, to go to the dictionary. Uplifting, enriching, compassionate writing. Yet able to describe things as they are, good and evil. In fair amounts on both sides!55

Khaleel O.

Slightly Above Average and Undercooked2 star

The Movie had a better ending, let me start there. It’s Stephen King so you can expect good, engaging storytelling with the Book. But there is a sneaky lingering sense that he pulled his punches a bit. There is enough raw content in this book to make a masterpiece but he held his hand, maybe because of time? Maybe he ran out of ideas? Or maybe for ‘political’ reasons? Who knows? He could have really turned up the heat in this story with true horror instead of the few teasing tidbits that we got. What we have here is the shadow of a masterpiece that suffers from ‘neatness’, a fair bit of filler and underdeveloped ideas and tangents. I expect Part 2 (Shining Part 3?) and that this universe will be fleshed out. Until then, 2 stars for being only slightly above average, undercooked, and being outperformed by the movie with a lazy ending.25

Running with passion

Not the closure I expected3 star

I can’t believe Danny is gone! I understand his mom being gone but why him?! Very disappointed about that... I would like to see a part three where Danny possibly returns through Abra.....The shining is definitely the best.35

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