Author: Stephen King
Sinopsis: 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 12-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.
Source: Bought it (in English) – HAUL
This book takes place a few decades after the ending of The Shining.
This book’s writing is, in a word, perfect. The words flow in harmony and in such a way that made me feel exactly what the characters were feeling. The point of view switches are spot-on and keep us hooked on the book.
The story itself is very intense. The book starts with creepy stuff and the last scenes made my heart jump. Also, given that there are several points of view, the story can be more intriguing.
I love this book’s characters. You get to know Hallorann’s past, which is a lot darker than expected. It’s also great to see Danny again, this time as a grown man. The ”villains” are written in that unique way that can make you say ”the villain’s my favorite character”. Every character feels real, all of them act and think like a real human. They also evolve beautifully.
The ending itself made me feel sad, I was saying goodbye to the characters that felt as friends.
Do yourself a favor. Read this book.
Rating: 5 stars