Written by Stephen King
Number 2 in The Shining
Genre: Paranormal, Thriller, Horror
Original Language: English
Read from 2014-04-18 to 2014-04-24
Read in English
Review: Doctor Sleep is only my third Stephen King book, but definitely not the last. It follows on from The Shining, and we get to see what happens to Danny later in life. It is different in style from what I remember from The Shining, and relies more on the underlying story rather than going from scare to scare. And, who would have known, that King guy is really good at writing a story.
Fortunately Doctor Sleep isn’t “Danny, part 2”, and plenty of new characters are introduced, and much of the story plays out without Danny being a part of it at all. The story seems perfectly paced, gets just complex enough to be interesting without getting annoying, never becomes predictable, and ends just on time. The book has some thrilling moments, but also some really beautiful ones. The characters are established well, and easy to care about. No, Doctor Sleep is not a book that will transform anyone’s life, and it is not a book that sets out to make any deep points or statements. It is just a story, but an extremely well told and entertaining story, and, in my opinion, a better one than The Shining.