So I have done it, I have completed reading the new Stephen
King book, Doctor Sleep. As one may have
already been informed, by way of the wonderful internet, Doctor Sleep is the
sequel to The Shining that we never expected, and never knew we wanted. It portrays the life of Daniel Torrance,
Danny, as a grown up man, and how he lives with his gift of the shining. As one would expect, there is a story to be
told here, a story of loss, fear, the paranormal, the supernatural, and
family. You get to run into surprises,
and mystery, and surprisingly, handling some of the hardest things life can
throw at you. In short, I would say
that, even if you have only seen Stanley Kubrick’s film “The Shining”, you should
give this book a read.
That isn’t to say that the movie is on par with the book,
but if you haven’t the patience to read one novel so that you may understand
the next, it is the next best thing.
This book drew me in right away, and captured my attention. I will do my best during this write up not to
give anything away. It starts by
covering years of a struggle I am far too familiar with, having witnessed it
throughout my life, living in fear that I may one day serve the same
punishment. When the story picks up
later, it is after the eventual calming of Dan’s life, naturally, the events to
follow would make him relive so much of his past, that I admire him.
I know that I cannot go much further than this without ruining
the book for anyone, but it is a must read.
Buy it on Kindle, Nook, Google, iTunes, or even grab the physical copy
if that’s your thing, hell, borrow it from a friend, but read this book. I don’t say this often about books I read,
but when I do, you can take it to the bank.
Stephen does it very well, again.