Doctor Sleep (Paperback)Stephen King (author)
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The scintillating sequel to The Shining will soon get the Hollywood treatment in a film starring Ewan MacGregor. Skilfully deploying the terror and atmosphere of its iconic predecessor, Doctor Sleep is a more than worthy follow-up to a horror classic.
Soon to be a major motion picture starring Ewan McGregor!
An epic war between good and evil, a gory, glorious story that will thrill the millions of hyper-devoted readers of The Shining and wildly satisfy anyone new to the territory of this icon in the King canon.
Following a childhood haunted by terrifying events at the Overlook Hotel, Danny Torrance has been drifting for decades.
Finally, he settles into a job at a nursing home where he draws on his remnant 'shining' power to help people pass on.
Then he meets Abra Stone, a young girl with the brightest 'shining' ever seen. But her gift is attracting a tribe of paranormals. They may look harmless, old and devoted to their Recreational Vehicles, but The True Knot live off the 'steam' that children like Abra produce.
Now Dan must confront his old demons as he battles for Abra's soul and survival...
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Number of pages: 512
Weight: 359 g
Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 40 mm
'King's own supplies of creative steam show little sign of being depleted.' - The Sunday Times
'King finds a mode of the supernatural that has a melancholic beauty.' - Guardian, Book of the Week
'All the virtues of his best work.' - Margaret Atwood, New York Times
'A gripping, powerful novel, all the more so for being patently heartfelt.' - Financial Times
'King is a very remarkable and singular writer. He can catch dialogue, throw away an observation or mint a simile, sometimes, brilliantly...Storytelling is everything - and by golly does he know how to carry the reader. ' - Observer
'Doctor Sleep is King expertly returning to the milieu of his most beloved novels, combining not just elements from the original Shining but themes and imagery familiar from King's books, including Carrie, Salem's Lot, Firestarter and It. It also has a structure King has often utilised before, with a group of essentially good people having to band against a gang of baddies but within this structure King works masterful variations, showing just with a brilliant storyteller he is. When King is on form, as he is in Doctor Sleep, he has no rivals for sheer page-turning suspense. It is as addictive as anything he has written: a triumph from the world's finest horror novelist.' - Sunday Express
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