Doctor Sleep




      Doctor Sleep
Soon to be 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 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 Best Read [ Doctor Sleep ] author [ Stephen King ] – bluevapours.co.uk

Stephen Edwin King was born the second son of Donald and Nellie Ruth Pillsbury King After his father left them when Stephen was two, he and his older brother, David, were raised by his mother Parts of his childhood were spent in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where his father s family was at the time, and in Stratford, Connecticut When Stephen was eleven, his mother brought her children back to Durham, Maine, for good Her parents, Guy and Nellie Pillsbury, had become incapacitated with old age, and Ruth King was persuaded by her sisters to take over the physical care of them Other family members provided a small house in Durham and financial support After Stephen s grandparents passed away, Mrs King found work in the kitchens of Pineland, a nearby residential facility for the mentally challenged.Stephen attended the grammar school in Durham and Lisbon Falls High School, graduating in 1966 From his sopho year at the University of Maine at Orono, he wrote a weekly column for the school newspaper, THE MAINE CAMPUS He was also active in student politics, serving as a member of the Student Senate He came to support the anti war movement on the Orono campus, arriving at his stance from a conservative view that the war in Vietnam was unconstitutional He graduated in 1970, with a B.A in English and qualified to teach on the high school level A draft board examination immediately post graduation found him 4 F on grounds of high blood pressure, limited vision, flat feet, and punctured eardrums.He met Tabitha Spruce in the stacks of the Fogler Library at the University, where they both worked as students they married in January of 1971 As Stephen was unable to find placement as a teacher immediately, the Kings lived on his earnings as a laborer at an industrial laundry, and her student loan and savings, with an occasional boost from a short story sale to men s magazines.Stephen made his first professional short story sale The Glass Floor to Startling Mystery Stories in 1967 Throughout the early years of his marriage, he continued to sell stories to men s magazines Many were gathered into the Night Shift collection or appeared in other anthologies.In the fall of 1971, Stephen began teaching English at Hampden Academy, the public high school in Hampden, Maine Writing in the evenings and on the weekends, he continued to produce short stories and to work on novels.


      Doctor Sleep
 By Stephen King IBN : 1982131802 Format : Paperback – bluevapours.co.uk
  • Paperback
  • 544 pages
  • Doctor Sleep
  • Stephen King
  • 15 October 2018
  • 1982131802

10 thoughts on “ Doctor Sleep

  1. Greg says:

    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 hands on Doctor Sleep Seasoned fans know that the movie, while engrossing in its own right, is very different in many ways, and doesn t even begin to plumb the psychological depths that the book does You could read 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 hands on Doctor Sleep Seasoned fans know that the mov...

  2. Will Byrnes says:

    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 supernatural talent for writing kids, and can keep you turning pages, losing sleep, and getting back late to work from your lunch breaks from King s site We will presume for the purposes of this review that you have There is a boy now a man ...

  3. Tiya Rosa says:

    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

  4. Dave says:

    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 Seriously, I m pretty much a saint I have magic powers and it never even crosses my mind to profit from them.Abra Hi, I m a totally normal teen, you can tell because of all my pop references Game of Thrones 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 Seriously, I m pretty much a saint I have magic powers and it never even crosses my mind to profit from them.Abra Hi, I m a totally normal teen, you can tell because of all my pop references Game of Thrones Fruit Ninja I m also all heroic, like, totally I also have no imagination at all, just like Dan.Both Together, we fight crime Rose Hi, I m Rose, I m s...

  5. Kemper says:

    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 Danny Torrance, and he s just as screwed up from his experience as you d expect him to be.Like his father, Dan has grown up to be a bad tempered drunk, and he uses the booze to blot out his psychic powers as he drifts 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 Danny Torrance, and he s just as screwed up from his experience as you d expect him to be.Like his father, Dan has grow...

  6. Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin says:

    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 ListTHIS BOOK IS FREAKING AWESOME I love this is a sequel to The Shining and in the beginning of the book it goes into some things from when Danny was young Even though Danny, his mom and Dick Halloram survived from the tragic and scary as hell events that happened at the Overlook Hotel, some of the ghosties 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 goo...

  7. Nilufer Ozmekik says:

    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 Grady Twins spooky images as we see them stand up holding hands near open door They say in unison Come, play with us Danny This year I told my husband their clothes could be best pair for our Halloween costumes And he 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 Grady Twins spooky images as we see them stand up holding hands near open door They say in unison Come, play with us Danny This year I told my husband their clothes could ...

  8. megs_bookrack says:

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

  9. Lyn says:

    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 of these talented professionals could put on a great show in their sleep They ve been doing it so long that they knew their craft as well as how to win over a crowd.Stephen King is also a wily old master craftsman who 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 of these talented professionals could put on a great show in thei...

  10. Dan Schwent says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here 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 people, want with her After all the glimpses shown in NOS4A2, I knew I d be reading this one hot off the presses Was I disappointed Well, I don t think it was a home run.I loved the story of Dan Torrance, 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 people, want with her After all the glimpses shown in NOS4A2, I knew I d be reading this one hot off the presses Was I disappointed Well, I don t think it was a home run.I loved the story of Dan Torrance, recovering from his experience at the Overl...

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