Doctor Sleep

Doctor Sleep Book Details

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 True Knot travel in search of sustenance. They look harmless - mostly old, lots of polyester, and married to their RVs. But as Dan Torrance knows, and spunky 12-year-old Abra Stone learns, The True Knot are quasi-immortal, living off the "steam" that children with the "shining" produce when they are slowly tortured to death.

Haunted by the inhabitants of the Overlook Hotel where he spent one horrific childhood year, Dan has been drifting for decades, desperate to shed his father's legacy of despair, alcoholism, and violence. Finally, he settles in a New Hampshire town, an AA community that sustains him, and a job at a nursing home where his remnant "shining" power provides the crucial final comfort to the dying. Aided by a prescient cat, he becomes "Doctor Sleep."

Then Dan meets the evanescent Abra Stone, and it is her spectacular gift, the brightest shining ever seen, that reignites Dan's own demons and summons him to a battle for Abra's soul and survival. This is an epic war between good and evil, a gory, glorious story that will thrill the millions of hyper-devoted fans of The Shining and wildly satisfy anyone new to the territory of this icon in the King canon.

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  • Greg

    (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 h...

  • Will Byrnes

    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 lon...

  • Tiya Rosa

    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...

  • Dave

    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 ...

  • Kat

    shouldve left this one in the drafts, mr. king...

  • Kemper

    Remember that psychic little kid in The Shining? Have you ever wondered what hed be like as an adult after surviving a haunted hotel that drove his drunken father crazy and gave him a case of the redr...

  • Melissa ? Dog/Wolf Lover ? Martin

    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 its good! MY BLOG: Melissa Martin's Reading ListTHIS BOOK IS...

  • Nilufer Ozmekik

    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 Elkinds eerie compositio...

  • megs_bookrack

    Enjoyed this even more the second time! I firmly believe this is the best duology ever written. I doff my cap to Sai King. He is a MASTER....

  • Lyn

    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 ...