There came a time when you realized that moving on was pointless. That you took yourself with you wherever you went.
Finally got around to reading this when I saw there was an upcoming film adaptation. It was gripping. Maybe not King‘s “scariest,” but it adds a ton of lore to the psychic concepts introduced in The Shining and was genuinely unnerving at times. It also had a nostalgic quality as we are reintroduced to Dan Torrance all these years later.
Oh my, I don't even know where to begin with this one! I didn't expect it to end the way it did and I didn't expect to love this book as much as I did. It had me on the edge of my feet the entire time! Being a huge Stephen King fan, I went into thinking it wasn't going to be that great because of how great The Shining was. But boy was I wrong! This book is easily in my top 5 favorite books.
We peer into the life of Danny and the effects “the shining “ has had on him. He struggles with alcoholism and with past memories . The villains are interesting, but they are not justified in the end. That‘s one of the reasons I didn‘t like the ending. It has a lot of build up ,but it was not satisfying for me. I would recommend it if you liked The Shining, and want to see what happens next.
Who‘s excited to see this?! 😁🙋🏼♂️
"You didn't get sober to be stupid, Danny. Keep it in mind the next time you start listening to that itty-bitty shitty committee inside your head."
"Huw was shaking. Holy fucking shit, she barely whispered and that thing heard!"
"Do something for me. Worship me. Stay here with your words, with your body. Worship me. Pray to me like I'm your god. Your goddess."
- AG, "The Bone Orchard"
I thought this was a a great read, it's got A lot going on throughout the book. I wasn't so sure about the True Knot part of the book at first , but I think it worked later on in the book. I was curious what happened to Danny after i read the shining, and I this this book was really good way to show what Danny's been doing in his adult life with the shine. I really liked the ending, it shows how things come around full circle.
Doctor Sleep was actually my first Stephen King novel. I picked up Doctor Sleep on a whim one day while browsing a bookstore. I had no idea this was a sequel to The Shining, so you can imagine I was a bit lost reading it. I absolutely loved this book and couldn‘t put it down I was extremely happy with my spontaneous purchase. Doctor Sleep is definitely on my re-read shelf it‘s been years since I read it!
I absolutely loved the book! I loved learning about where Doc‘s life ended up! I enjoyed all the twists and little surprises! I cried, I laughed and got angry at this book! I had such a hatred for the True Knot and actually cheered whenever one of them died! I was so invested in the story that I thought about the book when I wasn‘t reading it and dreamed of it at night. I loved the character archetypes found in this book!
This is one CREEPY, bone-chilling, hair-raising read! It is an immensely good sequel! I enjoyed this way much more than The Shining. Eerie and gripping plot, fast-paced with suspenseful writing, this is a must read!
For my full review please visit https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2566099399
Ha, that's true! 😏
➡️ I'm enjoying this sequel so far! Creepier than The Shining 😐
#31BookPics Day 17: I was supposed to listen to this #audiobook for the Book Riot Read Harder challenge a few years back. And then I found myself grabbing my physical copy of the novel while listening along to Will Patton‘s stellar reading – and finding myself reading way way ahead, and I realized this is simply not going to work. Audiobooks, clearly, are not for me.
I loved this book - actually more than The Shining (I went there 😁)
I like The Shining but think it got totally over shadowed by the film, which I don‘t like. I don‘t think Jack Nicholson‘s portrayal of Jack portrays the character as in the book.
Anyway - love the return of Danny in Dr Sleep 🖤
Grabbed this for my husband! It's almost that spooky time of year 🎃
Nails available here:
#ReadingResolutions Day 13: I shared my experience listening to an #Audiobook version of tagged title as read by the amazing Will Patton. As I indicated in my blogpost: I found myself grabbing my physical copy of the novel while listening along to Will Patton‘s stellar reading – and finding myself reading way way ahead, and I realized this is simply not going to work. Full sharing here: https://wp.me/pDlzr-e4L
The bf @trioxin_sematary got me this beautiful copy of doctor sleep😚! I LOVED the shining, so far it is my favorite king book! So I'm really excited to continue that story and see what happened to Danny! This sounds like it's going to be really good!!!
Congrats and thanks to @Amy-Laura for hosting #BankHolidayGiveaway 🎉📚🎉
My fave read this year so far has been Doctor Sleep (tagged book). It was so hard to choose one fave book!
I'm looking forward to read A Man Called Ove, Mistborn, Pet Semetary, A Darker Shade of Magic and so many more books this year (too many to name).