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Doctor Sleep (Shining Book 2)

By: Stephen King

Review

King's own supplies of creative steam show little sign of being depleted.


A powerful sequel to The Shining



King finds a mode of the supernatural that has a melancholic beauty


All the virtues of his best work


A gripping, powerful novel, all the more so for being patently heartfelt


King is a very remarkable and singular writer. He can catch dialogue, throw away an observation or mint a simile, sometimes, brilliantly . . . Storytelling is everything - and by golly does he kno

Product Details

  • Pages:500 pages
  • Publication Date:Tue Nov 19 2013
  • Publisher:Hodder & Stoughton
  • Language:English
  • Readers:125

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Review

King's own supplies of creative steam show little sign of being depleted.


A powerful sequel to The Shining



King finds a mode of the supernatural that has a melancholic beauty


All the virtues of his best work


A gripping, powerful novel, all the more so for being patently heartfelt


King is a very remarkable and singular writer. He can catch dialogue, throw away an observation or mint a simile, sometimes, brilliantly . . . Storytelling is everything - and by golly does he know how to carry the reader.


DOCTOR SLEEP is King expertly returning to the milieu of his most beloved novels, combining not just elements from the original THE SHINING but themes and imagery familiar from King's books, including CARRIE, SALEM'S LOT, FIRESTARTER and IT. It also has a structure King has often utilised before, with a group of essentially good people having to band against a gang of baddies but within this structure King works masterful variations, showing just with a brilliant storyteller he is. When King is on form, as he is in DOCTOR SLEEP, he has no rivals for sheer page-turning suspense. It is as addictive as anything he has written: a triumph from the world's finest horror novelist.


It's a gripping, powerful novel, all the more so for being patently heartfelt.


DOCTOR SLEEP is a warm, entertaining novel by a man who is no longer the prisoner of his demons, but knows where to find them when he needs to call on them.


Thirty-six years on from his horror classic, THE SHINING, Stephen King's sequel shows he still has plenty of creative steam. Book Description

STEPHEN KING returns to the characters and territory of one of his most popular novels ever, The Shining.

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