30 May 2016

Review: Doctor Sleep by Stephen King

Doctor Sleep by Stephen King is the sequel to The Shining, and in it we find out what happened to little Danny Torrance after the horrors of the Overlook Hotel.

The character of young Abra Stone was my favourite of the novel, and I thoroughly enjoyed Dan taking her under his wing and teaching her a little about the shining. 

The danger that was soon to unite them was a little too 'out there' for me and I wished the novel had just focussed on their lives and unique abilities. I didn't need another battle of good and evil, although the theme made sense coming from the pen of the great Stephen King. (I will say that the source of the danger was innocuous, imaginative - and definitely unique - which did make it entertaining).

Here's my favourite quote, from Page 160 of the book:

"I'll bring you a pine tree float, if you want. That's a glass of water with a toothpick in it."

All in all, I'm glad I found out what became of Danny Torrance, but Doctor Sleep didn't blow me away.

By the way, how cool is this cover? The smoke is animated!

My rating = ***

Carpe Librum!

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  1. I’ve watched the shinning movie but I didn’t know there was a sequel of the book. I got too scared watching the movie so I don’t think I will ever read the book.

  2. It wasn't that scary, trust me.


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