Stephen King is perhaps the contemporary master of horror writing, his books having been sold in over 350 million copies and adapted into feature movies. He has published 50 novels and over 200 short stories, and has received many acclaims and award for his writing.
In 1977 King published what would later become one of the staples of horror fiction: The Shining. Stephen King masterfully follows the story of Jack Torrance, a recovering alcoholic and a writer who takes a job as a winter caretaker of an isolated hotel. He moves there with his wife and son, five year old Danny. After a storm strikes, an evil influence takes hold of Jack, putting his family in grave danger.
The beautifully sown plot and intrigue have made readers from all over the world avid for a sequel to this genre masterpiece. Stephen King delayed writing it until 2011. After two more years of waiting, the sequel to the book has hit the bookshelves, just last month.
Stephen King ‘s Doctor Sleep
Doctor Sleep is the chosen name for the part two of The Shining. The story picks up the story of Danny, the 5-year old psychic from the first book, who is now a recovering alcoholic, tormented by horrific visions and demons. He is a middle-aged man working at a nursing home, and using his telepathic power to help elder people die in peace. He struggles constantly to escape his past and his encounters with evil, but all that turns to dust the instant he comes across a group of immortal drifters.
The book is action-filled and full of suspense, skillfully created by King, and as opposed to The Shining, which mirrored the fear of writer’s block, Doctor Sleep focuses more on giving the reader a wild ride to remember.
The book has already received positive reviews, being called” addictive” and a “ triumph”. Would you read Doctor Sleep?
Here is the trailer of the movie The Shining:
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