Doctor Sleep

Hardcover, 531 pages

English language

Published Aug. 7, 2013 by Scribner.

ISBN:
9781476727653
OCLC Number:
793575424

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4 stars (14 reviews)

The now middle-aged Dan Torrance (the boy protagonist of The Shining) must save a very special twelve-year-old girl 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 twelve-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 …

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This is King's AA book. As cultural phenomena go, I think AA is a good thing, though like so many helpful institutions, it can become reified and dogmatic. I read it because I wanted to know what happened next after The Shining. I'm not a King fan, but I think his writing has improved over the years and, well, I wanted to know! Now I do.

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