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Doctor Sleep
Doctor Sleep: A Novel | Stephen King
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Geemom1118
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Sooooo I‘ve never read anything by Stephen King. I saw this one and thought it sounded good. I‘m about to give it a try during spooky season. Say a prayer for this single Momma 😬

TrishB Just a note that it‘s a sequel. 3mo
Geemom1118 @TrishB Thanks! 3mo
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dylanisreading
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Going to start this today. I have a paper copy of the book on my shelf so I can go back and forth if I want. Today's been a bit of a slow day mentally, but last night I read some comics that were great. +1

+ 10 (2 podcast episodes)

#scarathlon2022 #TeamMonsterMash

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Twainy
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🎧 The sequel to The Shining. Surprisingly good book.

I had reservations.

There‘s a bit about Danny & his mom growing up then there‘s a time jump to adulthood on his own & drunk as a skunk due to … the shining.

And boy it takes off from there with callbacks to the original.

I liked this book.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2

Reggie I like how he intersects that evil group with Charlie Manx from his son‘s book Nos4A2. It‘s only a paragraph but it‘s a nice dad to son nod. 4mo
Twainy @reggie yesss! I never noticed how much he brings up previous books until I was reading them back-to-back. 😁 4mo
TheNeverendingTBR Excellent sequel. 3mo
Twainy @TheNeverendingTBR yes. I might have liked it more than The Shining & The Shining was my entry way to King. 3mo
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This book was way better then The Shining by a long shot. I really enjoyed the characters and the story way more. There were some parts that I found slow and drawn out. But I was really interested in this story. 4/5 stars

TrishB I agree, not a big The Shining fan, but loved this one. 4mo
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AllDebooks
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Oooooh I'm such a scare-dey cat. I'll be watching from behind the cushion. Final season episodes of WD, cured me of my zombie phobia that's for sure. 🙀🧟‍♀️🧟‍♂️🙀

#TeamSlaughter #Scarathalon2022

@Clwojick

5feet.of.fury Sleepy hollow TV or the movie? 5mo
AllDebooks @5feet.of.fury I was thinking the movie, I didn't know there was a tv series. So now I'm thinking both 🤔 🤗📺 🎬 5mo
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Twainy
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Another few gifts. The Shining was my first Stephen King book so book two is totally on my TBR!!

A washi tape holder? Yesss! Already filled 😁

A box of 15 different pens to try! I‘m such a sucker for stationary items, pens, washi, stickers, paint, etc … Awesome!

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bookish6
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I loved this book, I think I liked it more than the first one.
Going to watch the movie now

TrishB I liked it more than The Shining too 👍🏻 13mo
BookwormM I loved the movie hope you enjoy it 13mo
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MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm
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5 ⭐️s
This was a really great sequel to The Shining, definitely lived up to my expectations. Seeing little Danny grow into a man with his own baggage was raw and real. I loved all the characters, even down to the side characters that take Dan under their wings when he hits rock bottom and is struggling to find the right way up again. The True Knot were evil, but their family-like unit felt realistic and made them more horrific.

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MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm
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My goals for the #20in4Readathon are to finish the tagged book and start Eaters of the Dead. We‘re driving to visit family this weekend, so hopefully I can get in plenty of reading time on the road. Not sure how much I can squeeze in while there. 😅

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Zoes_Human
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AUDIO REREAD

I love the audio even more than the print version. Will Patton does an incredible job with it. On this reread, I really wish King had chosen a different nickname for Barry of the True Knot. It wasn't necessary to use that particular word, and I don't think it added anything to the story.

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AloeMantis
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#Scarathlon2021 #TeamSlaughter @Clwojick

I really enjoyed seeing Doctor Sleep, on Netflix! I might have a rewatch of The Shining again this year. -- With a TV episode of Halloween Wars, my favourite pick was the Wendigo cake. 🎃🦌

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Nessavamusic
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Today‘s #LittensDressedinBlood prompt:

“Enter Sandman”

This was the first that came to mind.

MidnightBookGirl I LOVE this book! It's funny, because I don't love The Shining, although I've read it many times. 1y
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Gaylagal2
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These aren't my absolute favorite characters, they're are so many🤓

Danny and Abra from Dr Sleep would for sure be trying to get the good ghosts to cross over and then destroy the bad ones 🤙 And when that was all over they'd roast some smores and talk about her homework and great books!

#litsysummercamp
@ImperfectCJ

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JanuarieTimewalker13
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This book started out SO slow, I would literally fall asleep after 5 pages.I‘ve been reading it for MONTHS! Something kept me hooked, however...and it finally picked up and then I went running with it. I really enjoyed this read. Dare I say I liked it more than its predecessor? Yes, I think so.

BookwormM Must confess I loved the film more than the book mainly coz Rose the Hat is so spot on and gorgeous 2y
JanuarieTimewalker13 @BookwormM I have to see the film!! 2y
BookwormM Enjoy 👍warning though it follows the film version of The Shining not the book version (edited) 2y
JanuarieTimewalker13 @BookwormM I started the film, so far I like the book better but I‘m only up to the part when Lucy is flying to see Momo. 2y
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Shallett
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Starting doctor sleep anyone else read this and enjoy it. Is it worth my time

BookwormM I enjoyed it but must confess to preferring the film 🤫 2y
JanuarieTimewalker13 I‘m reading it now. Starts slow....I‘ve been reading it for months...lol... it really picks up around p300 and then it‘s hard to put down. I like it more than The Shining. 2y
Shallett I just dnfed it for the second time 2y
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vivastory
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#unpopularopinion I read this almost 2 years ago, before the release of the Mike Flanagan movie. I thought it was fine, looking at my ranking of the nearly 30 King books that I have read I see that it is near the bottom right above Langoliers, if that says anything. Ditto with the movie. I liked the movie, not as much as The Shining although I know a lot of people actually pref Dr Sleep. #closeup #curiouscovers @Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awesome cover!! 2y
vivastory @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Yeah this is one of the few movie tie in covers that don't bother me 2y
Eggs Well done 👍🏼📚👏🏻 2y
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TrishB I loved the book!! Way more than The Shining. And I liked the film way more. Weird eh. 2y
vivastory @TrishB I wanted to like them both, but they were just a bit...meh for me. I will say that I can see the issue that people have with the adaptation of The Shining since it's so diff from the book. The book is one of the most terrifying I've read though. 2y
vivastory @TrishB I think I have a few controversial opinions on King's books & movie adaptations 😂 2y
TrishB Share away 😁 I love King through his masterpieces and his duds…..and the films are always hit and miss. 2y
vivastory @TrishB I think my two biggest are that 1) I liked IT: Chapter 2 significantly more than Chapter 1. I liked Chp. 1, but I didn't find any part of it unsettling. I also loved how Chap. 2 incorporated flashbacks to when they were children which felt closer to the structure of the book. I did like Chap 1, but at times it felt like an overly long episode of Stranger Things. Whereas Chap 2 was everything I wanted Chap 1 to be (minus the final showdown 2y
vivastory @TrishB with Pennywise). My second big controversial opinion is that I found the ending of Dark Tower to be thoroughly satisfying & when people say that King doesn't know how to end his books I'm always a bit puzzled. I understand, & even agree, with some of the criticism thrown his way but I've truly never really understood this one. 2y
TrishB Have to now admit I have never watched Stranger Things 🤷‍♀️. Yes, I loved the second more. I have become reconciled to The Dark Tower ending, but it wasn‘t my fave, though I loved the series. I have the reread all the other books except the last one, so maybe I haven‘t really reconciled. I don‘t have an issue with any other endings though. It‘s a bandwagon maybe? 2y
vivastory @TrishB When Chapter 2 was released I know that the director was talking about doing an edition in the future that would combine the 2 into 1 movie, which I think would be interesting. I do think you're right about the bandwagon. I will say that book 7 isn't my fave in the series. I'm still saving Wind Through the Keyhole for when I really want to be back in that universe. 2y
TrishB Wind is lovely, a fitting little side story. Perfect in time after Wizard and Glass (which is my fave book). 2y
Reggie I‘m with you on Dr. Sleep being a lesser book than the Shining. Also with you on the new It chapters. 2 is wayyyyy better than one. Book twins, Scott. Also, the Books in the Freezer voted on their top ten King books a couple of years ago and you know what made it in to the top ten?!!!!!! Revival. Which makes me not trust the BITF podcast audience. Also, my hot take is that I love the Dreamcatcher movie. Not a lot of people I know like it. 2y
vivastory @Reggie Book twins! I haven't listened to that particular episode of BITF, but I've been listening to a lot of book podcasts & have been randomly making my way through the archive. I'll give it a listen this weekend. Also, although I haven't read the book I really liked the Dreamcatcher movie! I was thinking recently that I should rewatch it. 2y
Reggie I liked the book. It‘s the first book he wrote after being run over and he hand wrote it!!!! It‘s almost 1000 pages or it‘s over that amount. 2y
JenlovesJT47 This is my all-time fave SK book! The Shining is awesome but I actually like this one more. I think it‘s because I love Danny so much, he‘s such a great character. The movie was decent but strayed too far from the book (although I know it had to because it had to be a sequel to the movie or it wouldn‘t have made sense to non-readers). Oh well! ☺️ (edited) 2y
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LiterallyLiterary
Doctor Sleep: A Novel | Stephen King
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I have to say that I had incredible high expectations for this book. Unfortunately, I dismissed King‘s form of writing when developing these expectations. This is a wonderful sequel to The Shining, an insight into Dan‘s development and the aftermath of the Overlook Hotel. I found that the story moved too slow in sections, as it meandered through the important backstory.

#horror #dread #theshinjng #stephenking #sequel #bookturnedmovie

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LiterallyLiterary
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Next up Stephen King‘s Doctor Sleep; the sequel to The Shining! Doctor Sleep follows Danny, as an adult, who meets Abra, a powerful 12 year old. Determined to protect Abra, and himself, from the murderous tribe, True Knot, Danny finds himself facing old demons.

#stephenking #thriller #horror #supernatural #paranormal
#sequel #theshining #trueknot

JenlovesJT47 This is my favorite Stephen King book! The movie is good but still doesn‘t really do it justice. ❤️ 2y
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peaches424
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Good for what it is. If you enjoy fantasy, you‘ll like this.

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Kpiper
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I recently reread The Shining. It will always be one of my favorites of his books. How did I not know there was a sequel? I am so disappointed in myself. I just started it last night. I enjoyed the first few chapters, but it‘s too soon to tell which direction it will go.

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Jeannineth
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I am starting this reread of Doctor Sleep this sleepy Sunday. I feel that you either love this book or you don‘t. It‘s definitely not what I expected of grown up Danny Torrance but I enjoy this story nonetheless.

TEArificbooks I love your back splash 2y
BookwormM Enjoyed this and the film 2y
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BookishRedhead
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Reread.
Nice to revisit Danny and Abra.
Just as good the second time round

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BookwormM
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King wrote this to answer the question what happened to that little boy? And to see what Torrance senior could have been with the help of the AA. Both these concepts are explored through the character of adult Danny.

We also get new monsters of the Vampire (kinda) variety in the humanoid form of the True Knot. They definitely gave me Dark Tower vibes as did the Ghostie people.

Film is great and IMO makes more sense of the story than the book.

ladym30 The film was excellent. I have not read the book yet.❤️ 2y
BookwormM @ladym30 I love the actress who played Rose the Hat 2y
ladym30 @BookwormM Me too. 2y
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Valebecerrat
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The continuation the shinning needed

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Gaylagal2
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1. Dr Sleep
2. The way in which King tells and twists the story. To this day I think of this book everytime I iron something with steam! And yes, it's so stupid! LOL 🙄
3. I'm not sure about this one or how to answer. I'll take a look at some other answers
4. I'm not sure if it's my favorite, most memorable lately. Those things from A Quiet Place.
5. Not really. I do like Funkos, bookmarks and coats (lol).
6. Will do 🤓
#CREEPYCHRISTMAS
@teebe

PaperbackPirate #2 LOL! 😂 2y
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KendallHershey
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My happy place 😍😩🥰 I know I‘m in good company here. Tagged book is my current read.

TheNeverendingTBR It's such a great sequel! 👌 2y
KendallHershey @TheNeverendingTBR yes just finished it today! I thought King did a really job with Danny and continuing on the character development for him. It all felt very consistent. 2y
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blairwitch
Doctor Sleep: A Novel | Stephen King
Mehso-so

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jackilynn
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jackilynn
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The 1st time in years I don't have to work on Halloween. My plans tonight consist of curling up under a blanket with a hot beverage, hopefully finishing this book, and maybe watching a scary movie or two. Happy Halloween everyone!! 🎃

Graciouswarriorprincess I have those same nails. Happy Halloween! 2y
jackilynn @Graciouswarriorprincess they have been so much fun. The kids at school keep wanting me to show them how they glow in the dark lol 2y
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reema
Doctor Sleep: A Novel | Stephen King
Mehso-so

As sequels go, it‘s pretty good. I mean we‘ve all wondered what happened to little Danny Torrence when he grew up, right? And this is a realistic look at what his life would likely have been like. And I liked Abra but she didn‘t feel like a real teen to me. I also quite liked Rose the Hat and the True Knot. They made for an interesting story. Parts of the book fell a little flat for me, the pacing felt a bit off, and in other parts I wanted more.

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jackilynn
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Audiobooking while I work on my nails. Getting Halloween ready.

CaffeineAndCandy ᴠᴇʀʏ ᴘʀᴇᴛᴛʏ ❤❤❤ 2y
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Emilymdxn
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Mehso-so

I had mixed feelings about this sequel to the shining. I thought Danny was very well done, and the creepy bits were very creepy, but it had an awful lot of characters who I kept struggling to follow and I missed the smaller scale, weirder, claustrophobic vibe of the shining.

#scarathlon2020 #teamharkness @StayCurious +16 pts

JanuarieTimewalker13 Interesting, I plan to start this soon!! 2y
TrishB I liked it way better than The Shining! 2y
Sleepswithbooks I love this cover. 2y
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jackilynn
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Hey I get that reference!! I find it kind of funny that he mentions his son's character in his own book. A family that writes together....

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Bookwormjillk
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This is the sequel to King‘s classic The Shining. I was dubious, but the story works for me. #Scarathlon2020 #TeamSlaughter #BookspinBingo #AuthorAMonth2020

TheAromaofBooks Great progress!!! 2y
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Luulit
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https://www.luulit.com/product/doctor-sleep-a-novel-audible-audiobook-unabridged...

Audie Award Nominee, Solo Narration – Male, 2014

Stephen King returns to the characters and territory of one of his most popular novels ever, The Shining, in this instantly riveting novel about the now middle-aged Dan Torrance (the boy protagonist of The Shining) and the very special 12-year-old girl he must save from a tribe of murderous paranormals.