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
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!