A NovelAudiobook CD - 2013
Returns fans to the characters and territory of The Shining in the story of a middle-aged Dan Torrance, who after decades as an itinerant alcoholic uses his remnant powers to assist the dying before coming to the aid of a 12-year-old girl being tortured by a tribe of murderous paranormals. Simultaneous. Book available.
After decades as an itinerant alcoholic, middle-aged Dan Torrance uses his remnant powers to assist the dying before coming to the aid of a twelve-year-old girl being tortured by a tribe of murderous paranormals.
Simon and Schuster
Stephen King returns to the characters and territory of one of his most popular novels ever, The Shining, in this instantly riveting novel about the now middle-aged Dan Torrance (the boy protagonist of The Shining) and the very special twelve-year-old girl he must save 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 to the dying. Aided by a prescient cat, he becomes “Doctor Sleep.”
Then Dan meets the evanescent Abra Stone, and it is her spectacular gift, the brightest shining ever seen, that reignites Dan’s own demons and summons him to a battle for Abra’s soul and survival. This is an epic war between good and evil, a gory, glorious story that will thrill the millions of hyper-devoted fans of The Shining and wildly satisfy anyone new to the territory of this icon in the King canon.
From Library Staff
Sequels are rarely as satisfying as the original but Doctor Sleep is the exception to that rule. I thoroughly enjoyed this sequel to Stephen King's classic The Shining. The story picks right up from where we left off with Wendy and Danny and continues on until Danny is an adult. As an adult he mu... Read More »
Author Stephen King returns fans to the characters and territory of The Shining in the story of a middle-aged Dan Torrance, who after decades as an alcoholic, uses his remnant powers to assist the dying before coming to the aid of a 12-year-old girl being tortured by a tribe of murderous paranorm... Read More »
FVRL_Maple_Ridge Nov 27, 2016
Sequel to The Shining. After years spent fighting his demons, Dan Torrance is now middle aged, sober and working in a New England hospice where he uses his psychic abilities to ease the passing of terminally ill patients. When Dan meets a young girl named Abra, whose "shining" dwarfs Da... Read More »
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