Doctor Sleep by Stephen King || Review

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Title: Doctor Sleep
Series: The Shining #2
Author(s): 
Stephen King
No. of pages
: 570
Genre: 
Horror, Paranormal
Publication date:
September 24th 2013
Date read:
March 29
4.5/5 ★


Doctor Sleep follows Dan(ny) Torrance in his adult lives. It shows how he deals with what happened at the Overlook Hotel and his gift called “shining”. And it’s not exactly a happy life. That is, until he meets Abra, who is just like him. Together they have to defeat this group of travelling “vampires” who are after Abra’s “shining”.

I really loved reading this story. It’s a big book, but it definitely didn’t feel like I was reading a book that’s about 600 pages thick. I just flew through it and enjoyed every single page of it! Doctor Sleep is the sequel to The Shining, but it’s not just a repetition of what happened in the first book. It’s really its own story and quite original, although it deals with a kind of “vampire”. I love how King takes something that’s been milked out for years and makes it entirely his own.

Somehow I didn’t feel this connection with the characters that I just need to give a book 5 stars. That’s why I took half a star, but despite that, it was a great read!

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