Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Review: Doctor Sleep

Doctor Sleep
Doctor Sleep by Stephen King

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Loved it. A great continuation from the original story. Stephen King was back in his wheelhouse.

The story is about as good as a sequel can get. Within the first few chapters, you felt as if you just put down The Shining and picked up this book. A re-introduction of a couple of your favorite characters followed by a couple of great scenes will put you right back into the world of Danny Torrance. We all remember Danny, riding his tricycle around the resort and of course his "red rum."

You won't be disappointed with his story, decades later. While bringing the past into the present, King introduces a fresh take with new characters you can root for and villains that will scare your socks off.

Not sure how he pulled off a sequel so long after the original, but he did. Without falling into the trap of a cookie-cutter horror novel, Doctor Sleep is more robust, with deeper meaning than the original. Awesome.

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  1. I'll be reading this in the next month or two. I spent all of last month listening to the audio version of The Shining while walking the dog and/or exercising as a way to re-visit the original story before diving into the sequel.

    1. Good thinking, although he does a great job with bringing back The Shining into the current story. Hope you like it as much as I did.