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Doctor Sleep (2013)

por Stephen King

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Séries: The Shining (2)

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"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 twelve-year-old girl he must save from a tribe of murderous paranormals. On highways across America, a tribe of people called The True Knot travel in search of sustenance. They look harmless-- mostly old, lots of polyester, and married to their RVs. But as Dan Torrance knows, and spunky twelve-year-old Abra Stone learns, The True Knot are quasi-immortal, living off the 'steam' that children with the 'shining' produce when they are slowly tortured to death. Haunted by the inhabitants of the Overlook Hotel where he spent one horrific childhood year, Dan has been drifting for decades, desperate to shed his father's legacy of despair, alcoholism, and violence. Finally, he settles in a New Hampshire town, an AA community that sustains him, and a job at a nursing home where his remnant 'shining' power provides the crucial final comfort to the dying. Aided by a prescient cat, he becomes 'Doctor Sleep.' Then Dan meets the evanescent Abra Stone, and it is her spectacular gift, the brightest shining ever seen, that reignites Dan's own demons and summons him to a battle for Abra's soul and survival"--From publisher's web site.… (mais)
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Let me just say Stephen King wrote a sequel. For his first ever sequel this rocks. Oddly touching at the most absurd times. Stephen King could write a cereal box and most of us would read it. We are rarely disappointed when we pick up his books. I was awed by this one. He is the Poe of our century and this book exemplifies why. I don't like spoilers so I don't use any but I will say this book is about redemption. You find yourself feeling sympathy for characters characters you would never have thought. Well done Mr. KINGDOM. ( )
  amoderndaybelle | May 27, 2021 |
I bought this book ages ago in Austria as just something nice to spend money on. I wanted to read The Shining first, but couldn't get my hands on it until very recently, so when a longer trip came up and I needed something to take on it with me, Doctor Sleep ended up in my bag.

Honestly, for me it didn't have that horror feel to it. I'm not very well acquainted with horror novels as such and my horror experience is limited to /r/nosleep, so I was expecting it to be chilling to the bone and hard to read at night time, because I'm usually so much of a scared-y cat. However, as soon as the True Knot was introduced, all the suspension was gone for me in the sense of horror. Maybe it's my own personal preference / idea of what horror should entail, but I believe it was lacking the mystery of a horror title. What gets me is the fear and anxiety of not knowing the source of the strange voices or the pile of corpses. However, even though the characters themselves were left out of the loop, the reader had a good insight on everything from pretty much the start of the novel.

Yet this is a five-star read. Why? Because from page one I fell utterly in love with the characters. Dan was such an intriguing person, and his own battle with alcohol and his past made him seem so utterly real. Maybe it's because I don't read as much as I used to, or maybe I have been stumbling around in the pages of the wrong books, but I haven't read about a character as real as him in a while, and I can't wait to start reading The Shining after I'm done writing this review. The dynamics between him and Dick and him and Abra were all just so endearing and heartfelt that instead of being horrified, most of the novel was spent going "aww". This book was pleasantly heart warming and just the type of read I needed during a cold winter.

The only thing I personally wish was explored more was Dan's Doctor Sleep persona and the plot point with Azzie. That was very endearing to me and judging by the title of the book, I would have guessed it to play a bigger role. I was also expecting something to come out of the notion that they wanted to put Abra's grandma to Dan's hospice. Or maybe we could have seen Azzie throughout the book, or helping out at the end of it.

Would I recommend Doctor Sleep if I was asked for horror recommendations? No, probably not. But would I recommend it as a read? Totally! Completely! I believe I have found my new favourite book. ( )
  C0r4a | May 25, 2021 |
If The Shining was about isolation and losing your sense of self, Doctor Sleep is the exact opposite, focusing on support systems and self-actualization. In some ways this book feels less like a sequel to The Shining and more like the spiritual successor to The Stand, with its heavy emphasis on the elaborate lives of its villains and its questions of morality when facing evil. I had misgivings coming into this that I wouldn't want to see little Danny Torrance grown-up and fighting his own battle with alcoholism but I adjusted after the first part and it became one of my favorite aspects of the novel. I don't love this like I love The Shining but honestly I think it's a great sequel, not a true thematic continuation of the original story but an exploration of what you do with your life after the worst has happened, when you have to pick yourself back up and keep living because the rest of the world didn't stop when you did. But if you're lucky it might circle around back to you on your way up. ( )
  jobinsonlis | May 11, 2021 |
Years ago, like millions of readers, I read THE SHINING and was scared out of my head. Following that piece of work by Stephen King, I read everything I could get my hands on, from PET CEMETERY, to IT, to SALEM'S LOT, and the list goes on and on. Every time a new book would come out, I had to read it. Though not written so much to be scary, it finds the little boy Danny, grown up and having issues with alcohol. While overcoming his addiction, his shining (the gift he has) brings him in contact with a young girl (a few years have passed during the story). With a great conclusion to this story line, King has made me glad to be a reader. ( )
  Ralphd00d | May 4, 2021 |
The book picks up where "The Shining" left off after Danny grows up and is in a downward spiral in his life when he starts to discover more to his gift after meeting others like him. But he also finds about others with the gift that use the gift for evil purposes and seek out those that may have even a bit of the gift. Overall it was adequately entertaining, but it almost seemed to be too predictable at times, I felt near the end, I just kept reading so I would be done rather than really enjoying it.. ( )
  sjh4255 | May 4, 2021 |
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What are those virtues? First, King is a well-trusted guide to the underworld. His readers will follow him through any door marked “Danger: Keep Out” (or, in more literary terms, “Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here”), because they know that not only will he give them a thorough tour of the inferno — no gore left unspilled, no shriek left unshrieked — he will also get them out alive. As the Sibyl of Cumae puts it to Aeneas, it’s easy to go to hell, but returning from it is the hard part. She can say that because she’s been there; and, in a manner of speaking — our intuition tells us — so has King.

Second, King is right at the center of an American literary taproot that goes all the way down: to the Puritans and their belief in witches, to Hawthorne, to Poe, to Melville, to the Henry James of “The Turn of the Screw,” and then to later exemplars like Ray Bradbury. In the future, I predict, theses will be written on such subjects as “American Puritan Neo-Surrealism in ‘The Scarlet Letter’ and ‘The Shining,’ ” and “Melville’s Pequod and King’s Overlook Hotel as Structures That Encapsulate American History.”
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"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 twelve-year-old girl he must save from a tribe of murderous paranormals. On highways across America, a tribe of people called The True Knot travel in search of sustenance. They look harmless-- mostly old, lots of polyester, and married to their RVs. But as Dan Torrance knows, and spunky twelve-year-old Abra Stone learns, The True Knot are quasi-immortal, living off the 'steam' that children with the 'shining' produce when they are slowly tortured to death. Haunted by the inhabitants of the Overlook Hotel where he spent one horrific childhood year, Dan has been drifting for decades, desperate to shed his father's legacy of despair, alcoholism, and violence. Finally, he settles in a New Hampshire town, an AA community that sustains him, and a job at a nursing home where his remnant 'shining' power provides the crucial final comfort to the dying. Aided by a prescient cat, he becomes 'Doctor Sleep.' Then Dan meets the evanescent Abra Stone, and it is her spectacular gift, the brightest shining ever seen, that reignites Dan's own demons and summons him to a battle for Abra's soul and survival"--From publisher's web site.

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