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Stephen King returns to the character and territory of one of his most popular novels ever, The Shining, in this instantly riveting novel about the now middle-aged Dan Torrance 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 devoted readers of The Shining and satisfy anyone new to this icon in the King canon.

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    Action-packed and bittersweet

    SK brings together a familiar character, some familiar situations and an entirely new brand of evil into a tense page-turner. I dig all the references made to The Shining, and how the new story is cleverly interwoven with it in many ways, that there were also a few instances that tugged at your heartstrings, simply because the Torrances were as relatable as any other family, though not as ordinary. A worthy sequel indeed.

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    The best

    Loved it Stephen King is a genius.it had been almost a year since I started reading this and just picked it back up never forgot one chapter..it was so mind boggling and we'll thought out.cant wait to read more Stephen King novels.

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    Doctor sleep

    Good book, part two of the shinning.

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    King's Done It Again.

    Great book. I often wondered what had happened to the kid in The Shining. Now I know.

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    AA Insight

    Mr King never disappoints. As an AA member. I felt a remarkable kinship with Dan Torrence. Several times I felt a meeting in print was provided better than "The Grapevine". Great 12th step work!

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