I have to admit, when I first began reading Doctor Sleep, I was concerned. The mini hero of The Shining had turned into a dissociative fugue, lost in drugs and alcohol. His state was more than depressive and I found myself wanting to place the large novel aside. Then Abra and the True Knot stepped into the picture.
They brought to the story all the purpose Dan Torrence needed and the book to life! I started on Monday and finished on Wednesday! I was amazed, anxious and compelled to see what would happen next! That's the sort of book a reader is jonesing for when it comes to horror.
Stephen King is a man of detail and he gives it to you in this book, on a moderate scale. None of that over-kill that presses one to jump ahead a few sentences or to the next paragraph. I admit, it's a bit slow once Dan transforms from the adorable kid with Tony in the back of his throat into the coke-fiend in adult years, but once he gets where he's supposed to be, it's all good! Be prepared for about thirty pages of bar fights, stealing and guilt, then burn through and don't look back.
This book tells of Dan's maturation while dealing with a child who won't leave his mind or chalkboard alone. The second story told of the True Knot, an inhuman group in search of Steam- a person's essence that grants immortality- from particular people. Dan and Abra, the girl, and the True Knot come together with an clash so epic, it could only be written by the great man himself. Check out Doctor Sleep!
*Rating: 👓👓👓👓👓/5 Specs
*Enclave is next.
**Book from my personal collection.
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