Stephen King’s Doctor Sleep

by on Sep.24, 2013, under Syndicated from the Web

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In preparation for Stephen King’s Doctor Sleep I finally read the The Shining. I’m a huge fan of Stanley Kubrick’s near perfect film adaptation and never felt the need to read the book (which was a mistake). The original novel delves deeper into the the psychosis of the abusive Jack Torrance and the Overlook Hotel’s history, but the real focus is little Danny Torrance and his “awakening.” Kubrick’s film is a true horror film, while the book is more of family drama.

The long-awaited sequel, Doctor Sleeps, picks up with a middle-age Danny using the remnants of his gift at a nursing home to help comfort the dying. He meets a 12-year-old girl with the brightest shining he’s ever seen and together they take on a tribe of paranormals that live off the life force of children with the shining. Thus ensues the battle good versus evil which happens to be King’s strongest storytelling approach.

Doctor Sleep is available today in hardcover, Kindle, audiobook, and Audible download. Check back for our review later this fall.

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