King has written another brilliant book in the following installment of “The Shining.” Doctor Sleep intertwines three stories. First, Danny Terrance coming to grips of his situation after the tragic events of the hotel while battling his demons. Second, Abra who is a young girl and she has an even greater use of the shining. Third, we are introduced to the True Know. They are semi-immortal beings who prey on children who possess the shining. They torture to capture their “steam” and they are able to live a long time.
In this book, it was great to see King developing Danny’s gift and his struggles. I could relate to the ever consuming desire to drink and Danny becoming sober due to things he did to suppress his gift. Danny goes through some terrible times but we see him growing into a mature individual who helps dying individuals go to the other side.
Another element that I enjoyed was the shining used by the characters. It is described as premonitions, mind-reading, and the ability to be inside a person’s mind. I loved the struggle Abra and Dan had with the Rosie the Hat. I also liked the traps that Abra set and her, even though a young girl, being developed by Dan just like he was mentored.
Without giving too much away, I recommend this page turner for anybody.
9.85 / 10