Doctor Sleep - Stephen King

Doctor Sleep

By Stephen King

  • Release Date: 2013-09-24
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 4,171 Ratings)


Now a major motion picture starring Ewan McGregor!

From master storyteller Stephen King, his unforgettable and terrifying sequel to The Shining—an instant #1 New York Times bestseller that is “[a] vivid frightscape” (The New York Times).

Years ago, the haunting of the Overlook Hotel nearly broke young Dan Torrance’s sanity, as his paranormal gift known as “the shining” opened a door straight into hell. And even though Dan is all grown up, the ghosts of the Overlook—and his father’s legacy of alcoholism and violence—kept him drifting aimlessly for most of his life. Now, Dan has finally found some order in the chaos by working in a local hospice, earning the nickname “Doctor Sleep” by secretly using his special abilities to comfort the dying and prepare them for the afterlife. But when he unexpectedly meets twelve-year-old Abra Stone—who possesses an even more powerful manifestation of the shining—the two find their lives in sudden jeopardy at the hands of the ageless and murderous nomadic tribe known as the True Knot, reigniting Dan’s own demons and summoning him to battle for this young girl’s soul and survival...


  • Excellent!

    By MusikReborn
    This is a great sequel to The Shining! Does not disappoint!
  • Dr Sleep

    By Halsterx
    I gave Dr Sleep 5 stars (4-1/2 if I could have). Being a long time “constant reader” of King, I was happy it didn’t disappoint. I couldn’t put the book down. I truly enjoyed the character development and the unique, unexpected and sudden King style of story telling. Dr Sleep was a very worthwhile read and I recommend it even to the non-King readers (although first reading the 5 star “The Shining” is a prerequisite) Hal R
  • The perfect sequel.

    By Laura Renèe
    One of my favorite Stephen King books and the perfect sequel to The Shining. It is extremely well written and impossible to put down once you get started. It’s one of those books you can read over and over again without growing tired of it. Stephen King killed it again and as with all of his books it was worth every dollar spent.
  • Phenomenal

    By MindyPH1694
    I love it!
  • Missed opportunity

    By crunch
    I found Dr. Sleep simply insufferable. A follow up to The Shining which was a brilliant psychological/horror story to a super dumbed down story with preposterous villains that simply tries too hard to connect the dots to the past. Disappointing.
  • Loved It

    By NeenerDuke
    The Shining as a story was something that I always knew about, but even though I’ve been reading Stephen King since childhood, I’d not actually read it until this year. I knew the movie, the story of the scary hotel in the mountains and the spooky stuff that happened there. But, on finally reading The Shining as a grown woman with a lot of trauma in my past, the thing that actually scared me about it was this man justifying and excusing his abusive behavior in more and more ridiculous ways. This struck me as so frighteningly real, so authentic a representation of abuse that I couldn’t help but love and hate the book all at the same time. Now that I’ve just finished Doctor Sleep, I’m again blown away by just how frightening the story is. Not because of the scary monsters, but because of the struggle that Doc, and eventually Abra, have to face with trying to jump off of the wheel that turns the cycle of abuse and addiction. It is always so amazing to me the way that SK hides these deeply real and relatable stories so perfectly inside the fantastical and terrifying stories of otherworldly monsters. I loved it. Thank you, Stephen.
  • loved it

    By books81419
    Great read!
  • Wonderful.

    By Mike L.J.
    As always, this is a fantastic piece of literature from Stephen King. The story was very gripping as soon as the book started. The character development was absolutely amazing. I really felt for the Stone family and Dan as the book progressed. My father is an alcoholic so this book really resonated with me, and I feel like I was able to take away a lot from it.
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  • Dr. Sleep...When is the movie!?!?

    By Bobby N Bella
    Great sequel to The Shining. Seeing Dan Torrance all grown up and the new adventure is astonishing.