Beneath A Vengeful Sun (Tales of the Shining Lands)
What else do you need, really? Dark vs light, colorful baddies vs our everyman and everygirl. And that is indeed enough. But it is not all that King uses. He gives us a look at how people can really help people overcome, or at least handle their problems. When asked, in the NPR interview, whether his AA depictions were from personal experience, King says that the second part of AA stands for Anonymous, so he declined to offer a yes or no, however You could say, having read these two books and knowing that I was a very heavy drinker at the time that I wrote "The Shining," and I haven't had a drink in about 25 years now - you could draw certain conclusions from that…I've done a lot of personal research in these subjects.
And the wisdom one can find in AA permeates the novel, from the importance of recognizing that we need help from others, to accepting our past and dealing with it, a very strong, serious element. King sets the time of the events by referring to external realities, like who the president is, calls on contemporary cultural references, such as a mention of the Sons of Anarchy and a Hank Wiliams Jr song.
He also mentions a variety of other writers in his travels, some approvingly, John Sandford, George Seferis, Bernard Malamud, Bill Wilson some not so much the authors of the Twilight and Hunger Games series, and Dean Koontz and Lisa Gardner, although he may merely be playing with the latter two.
It has been my experience with reading Stephen King that his conclusions sometimes offer a poor partner to the journey one takes in reaching them. That is much less the case here. The ending is not an alien spider disguised as Tim Curry with bad fashion sense or alien young playing with humans in a ham-fisted manner. And the journey is indeed fun. But I had some gripes. King gives Dick Hallorann a cameo here, which was fine, and the strongest of those. Tony returns for a look-see but goes alarmingly quiet at crucial moments. We could have used a lot more about Tony other than the weak explanation that is offered near the end.
If the True Knot are so bad-ass, how come there are so few of them? There is an explanation offered of prey-predator stability of numbers, but I found that unpersuasive. And why the hell introduce view spoiler [Jack if he is not going to be a part of the action? Sequels present a danger.
One of the things that is stimulating about any book, any story is newness. That is why most sequels are not as popular as their predecessors. It is hard to avoid a been-there-done-that problem when working atop existing material. The next story in line is unlikely to retain the sparkle, the shine of what went before.
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There is enough distance in the story from the events of the past, and little enough overlap with those characters that the story seems fresh. When events from The Shining are mentioned, they do inform the current action and do not distract much. In fact there could have been more of that. So, in that way, this is a very nice addition. There is another element involved. Any event, any activity, is a product of the thing itself and of the perspective from which we view or participate in it. I read The Shining many years ago. I have not come across much in horror lit that is still scary in that way, in the several decades since.
I will not have any nights on in my case days of lost sleep because of the images King has proferred. But then, I am getting on, and am looking at those scary things with aging eyes. Someone younger which would be almost all of you reading this might find them far more frightening than I did. So while Doctor Sleep might not cause much by way of lost rest, it is good, mainstream Stephen King and thus, hardly a snooze. The Doctor of Horror is in. Wake up! It references the cat that most likely was the inspiration for the one in this novel - This Cat Sensed Death.
What if Computers Could, Too? View all 65 comments. A sequel, huh? I didn't feel much for Danny when I was going through The Shining since Jack Torrance pretty much had me by the balls, but I guess - this being a Stephen King book - I can give it a try. Oh, who am I kidding? View all 18 comments. Nov 13, Dave rated it did not like it. Dan: Hi, I was a total scumbag, meaning I once swiped a few bucks, a horrible horrible thing for which I'll never forgive myself, and, oh yeah, almost forgot, I used to get in bar fights all the time and I for all I know, I killed people during a blackout.
Anyhoo, nowadays I'm heroic. Seriously, I'm pretty much a saint. I have magic powers and it never even crosses my mind to profit from them. Abra: Hi, I'm a totally normal teen, you can tell because of all my pop references! Game of Thrones! Fru Dan: Hi, I was a total scumbag, meaning I once swiped a few bucks, a horrible horrible thing for which I'll never forgive myself, and, oh yeah, almost forgot, I used to get in bar fights all the time and I for all I know, I killed people during a blackout. Fruit Ninja! I'm also all heroic, like, totally! I also have no imagination at all, just like Dan.
Both: Together, we fight crime! Rose: Hi, I'm Rose, I'm super scary! Did you notice how convenient it is that we can't fly in planes? I mean, convenient for the heroes, not for me. We also are too good to use guns, despite the fact that we're as easy to kill, if not easier, than an ordinary human. Seriously, how the hell did we survive in medieval Europe, when getting around was a serious ordeal? Especially when me and my gang are hilariously incompetent.
Anyway, I have a really cool hat. View all 34 comments. Sep 24, Kemper rated it liked it Shelves: spooky-powers , uncle-stevie , , horror. Remember that psychic little kid in The Shining? Like his father, Dan has grown up to be a bad tempered drunk, and he uses the booze to blot out his psychic powers as he drifts Remember that psychic little kid in The Shining? Like his father, Dan has grown up to be a bad tempered drunk, and he uses the booze to blot out his psychic powers as he drifts from town to town working menial jobs. The early part of the book focuses on Dan hitting bottom, and then trying to pull himself together with the help of Alcoholics Anonymous.
He winds up with a job as an orderly at a hospice where he earns the nickname of Doctor Sleep for his ability to provide an easier death for the patients. Dan becomes aware of a little girl named Abra with a shining ability that dwarfs his own, but unfortunately Abra has also come to the attention of group of vampire like creatures calling themselves the True Knot. They pretend to be humans who roam the country as a harmless pack of tourists in RVs while they track down and feed on the psychic energy collected from torturing children with the shining, and Abra would be like an all-you-can-eat buffet to them.
This book is almost two separate stories. One is about Dan Torrance struggling to come to terms with the legacy of his father, his abilities and his alcoholism. The other is about the battle to save a little girl from a pack of vicious monsters. King does a decent job of trying to make these two tales intersect while revisiting some elements from The Shining , but it ends up feeling like less than the sum of its parts.
And I liked the character of Abra a lot. The idea of a powerfully psychic young girl with a bit of a mean streak was great. Kinda like if Carrie White would have had decent parents and a happy childhood. That just seems weird in a Stephen King novel which generally feature wholesale carnage and a lot more collateral damage from the bad guys. So in all their years of kid killing, including back in olden days of yore, they never snatched a kid with measles or chicken pox or polio or typhoid or something? None of this made a lot of sense to me. Also, I listened to the audio version of this, and the narration by Will Patton is simply outstanding.
I feared the idea of King returning to one of his best known works, but it turned out to be a remarkably solid effort with a lot of things I liked about it. View all 28 comments. I said I wanted this to be a movie after I read it I love this is a sequel to The Shining and in the beginning of the book it goes into some things from when Danny was young.
Even though Danny, his mom and Dick Halloram survived from the tragic and scary-as-hell events that happened at the Overlook Hotel, some of the ghosties come back to haunt Danny. As an adult Dan is traveli I said I wanted this to be a movie after I read it As an adult Dan is traveling around, he's an alcoholic, and he finally lands in a nice little town. He's also trying to get sober. What I found in reading the book is that not only did Dan inherit the alcoholism from his father, he started drinking to stop the shining and the bad things it put in his head.
But, from time to time his friend Dick's words would come back to him. The Overlook burned and the most terrible revenants went into the lockboxes, but I can't lock away the shining, because it isn't just inside me, it is me. Without booze to at least stun it, these visions will go on until they drive me insane. Then, like a flashlight beam in the dark, Hallorann's voice: Son, you may see things, but they're like pictures in a book. You weren't helpless in the Overlook when you were a child, and you're not helpless now. Far from it. Close your eyes and when you open them, all this crap will be gone.
So Danny now Dan lives in the town of Frazier and is a groundskeeper for a little village called Teeny Town. He works with a man that turns out to be a good friend and fellow shiner named Billy Freeman. Billy doesn't have the shining as strong as Dan but it's still there. He gets him the job and the man that runs most of the town gets Dan in AA and it's all going good. Meanwhile, down the way little Abra Stone is born and she is born with a powerful shining. I just love her. She starts contacting Dan when she gets a little older.
They are more connected than they know at first, but I'm not telling you what that is :- A little bit later Dan starts working at Rivington House, it's an elderly home and he helps them when they are going to pass over. He's so very kind to these people and I love this about him. They have been around for years, they pray on the deaths of kids with the shining. They suck in their steam. Yeah, it's a little crazy but I like this story line. I don't like these people and couldn't wait to see them strung up in their own knot.
They also go to major disasters and stand around sucking in the steam of what I'm guessing anyone with the shining in them that were in the disaster. They have a leader that is the most evil of them all and she's coming after Abra. Beware Rosie the Hat, until she meets her match!
I loved this book so much. Just to be taken back into the world of The Shining, I know it's not the same, but to have a book that continued The Shining was so wonderful. It turned out that the True Knot owned a campground that was set up where the Overlook used to be, that opened up a whole new can of worms. There IS something that happened there that brought a tear to my eye :- I might have to go and watch The Shining today :- I wish this one was a movie too!! View all 21 comments. Aug 14, Dan Schwent rated it liked it Shelves: This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.
To view it, click here. Dan Torrance grew up to be an alcoholic, just like his father. But now he's in recovery and working in a hospice where he uses his Shine to comfort people when they die. But what is his connection to a young girl named Abra Stone? Was I disappointed? Well, I don't think it was a home run. I loved the story of Dan Torrance, recoverin Dan Torrance grew up to be an alcoholic, just like his father. I loved the story of Dan Torrance, recovering from his experience at the Overlook with his parents in The Shining , only to become an alcoholic just like his old man.
His road to recovery was well done and I loved how the connection to Abra Stone unfolded. Dan's friends were well done and I found myself dreading which one of them would die at the bloody conclusion, as is the fate of many Stephen King supporting cast members. There were some nice Easter eggs in Doctor Sleep. Maybe Joyland started life as a fragment of Doctor Sleep that got cut out like a bad appendix. Also, I have a feeling Stephen King read a book about carnies and felt the need to work as much lingo into his work as possible. Another thing I loved was the True Knot.
I love the idea of a bunch of psychic vampires riding around in RVs, draining kids of their Shine to rejuvenate them. Rosie the Hat was pretty vile and her compatriots were almost as bad. I almost feared for Abra Stone's life. My main problem with the book is that Abra was too damn powerful and I never thought for a moment that she wouldn't survive. When she outmaneuvers the bad guys at every turn, there's no sense of jeopardy. The ending was straight from the Nerf factory. I don't remember another Stephen King book where so many of the good guys survived the final encounter. Still, it was a fun read and there were some tense moments.
We'll call it a 3. View all 37 comments. Sep 30, Lyn rated it really liked it. A very good Stephen King book. It was a great show, we had a blast.
I got the impression that any of these talented professionals could put on a great show in their sleep. Stephen King is also a wily old master craftsman who A very good Stephen King book. Stephen King is also a wily old master craftsman who knows how to grab a reader and hold him entranced for hundreds of pages. And while I would agree that he, like Joan Jett and Ann Wilson, could put on a great show without trying very hard, I think he did put some extra effort into Doctor Sleep, his sequel to his masterpiece The Shining.
While this takes off from where The Shining left off and then goes on to tell its own story, this is in many ways an amalgam of many of his best stories and returns to many of the themes that have made him one of our most successful writers.
Besides trying to scare the heeby-jeebies out of us, King explores themes of family, life and death, extra sensory perceptions, and the demons that haunt us, paranormal and mundane. King, a recovering alcoholic, wrote The Shining as an alcoholic and Doctor Sleep speaks from this mature, embattled perspective. Sadly, but fittingly, little Danny Torrance becomes too much like his father and has succumbed to his inherited drinking problem. In this way, King provides an allegory for secrets held and like so much of his writing, finds the horrific without delving too far into fantasy.
We are our own worst enemies — and nightmares. Years after the tragedy at the Overlook, Dan Torrance is making his way from childhood to alcoholic despondency to an edgy and fragile temperance. Like most recovering alcoholics, he takes his life one step at a time, and one day at a time. And his gift of shining remains. Using his special abilities to help dying patients in a hospice, he has come to the sobriquet of Doctor Sleep.
It is here that Dan discovers a young girl who makes his shining look dim by comparison; as his is a flashlight, hers is a light house. Dan also discovers an antagonistic group who feed on human suffering, and the suffering of those with the shining is their most cherished delicacy. Rose the Hat. From Northern Ireland centuries ago — drawing on the vampire parallel Rose was once Irish Rose, but now in her leadership role, she is Rose the Hat, appearing with a cocked to one side old top hat.
King has made a good living on making bad guys scary and evil and in Rose he has given us one of his most dire, giving old Barlow a run for his money. So I raise my lighter to you, Mr. King, great show. View all 13 comments.
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Luvtoread Terrific review, Lyn! I don't know why I haven't read this book yet!! Lyn You'll like it, thanks Feb 22, AM. Aug 01, Delee rated it really liked it Shelves: own , horror-medium-rare-not-too-bloody , fantasy , supernatural-or-paranormal , october-reads , reviewed. I was worried that it wouldn't live up to The Shining, and everything would be ruined. Luckily that was not the case at all. I should have had more faith in Stephen King's love and respect for these characters. I am sorry for ever doubting you Stephen.
These children have what The True Knot feeds off, something they call "steam". Their leader- Rose "The Hat" learns of a little girl -named Abra- that will keep them in steam for a very long time. Danny Torrance is all grown up, but far from happy. He is still haunted by his past. To numb the pain, and keep the ghosts at bay, he follows in his fathers footsteps with the bottle. Dan finally settles down in a little town in New Hampshire , joins AA, and finds a little bit of peace Abra needs his help.
One thing I do know as a fact I will never look at "innocent" summer vacationers travelling in RVs the same. Sep 25, D. Being a big fan of Stephen King, especially his early work, I waited with nervous anticipation for Dr. I reread The Shining for the first time in years, just to reacquaint myself with the world of Danny Torrance and the Overlook Hotel. It was on my kindle within minutes of it being released, and I spent the past two afternoons ignoring housework in favor of diving into one of Kings rare sequels.
So how does it measure up? If, on the other hand, you are looking for the next story in the life of Danny Torrance then you will probably find this much more satisfying. Dan Torrance is a grown man and an alcoholic who has hit rock bottom and is now trying to recover. He works at a hospice where he uses his talent to help dying patients pass over. Over time he becomes aware of another child with The Shining, and this girl is far more powerful than he was.
Sadly, I think the monsters are one of the areas where this book falls short of what it could have been. The problem here is that the author spends too much time in the heads of his bad guys. King is a master of characterization, and that shows with many of the characters in this book. You feel real sympathy for Dan Torrance, and connect with several of the other characters as well. Rose the Hat is no Walking Dude.
But that is really the only flaw of the book. I absolutely do recommend this book, but just take it on its own merits. I give it four stars. View all 17 comments. Oct 29, Blythe marked it as to-get-back-to Shelves: hurry-up , i-need-this-book , will-sell-my-soul-for-this , i-want-it-right-now. That cover is the epitome of perfection. So perfect that is should be on my shelves. Like, right now. I'm waiting.
View all 20 comments. Once upon a time, there was a girl. She liked to read, but was at a crossroads between being too old for childish books, and a bit too young for cheesy romance novels with Fabio on the cover. The girl loved scary movies and all things horror and wondered if maybe there were things written like that. She asked the librarian, who handed her a book. The girl ran home and closed herself up in her room. She sat down and started to read a book called Carrie , by an author named Stephen King.
She devour Once upon a time, there was a girl. She devoured that book and went on to read every single book by her new favorite author, including those under the name Richard Bachman. When those ran out, she explored different authors like Koontz, Saul, Cook, and Crichton, just to name a few. So many doors were opened and so many journeys taken, worlds explored, over many years.
Maybe I'll get back to this story a bit later. I rarely do this, but for King I tend to make exceptions. Finally, the other day my Kindle got a present. I started to panic, envisioning Under the Dome, which sits on my kindle shelf. A book that I've tried to read twice, without success.
I didn't want Doctor Sleep, which features one of my favorite characters, to fall by the wayside and have the same fate. Luckily it picked up and I was trapped in the pages. Doctor Sleep is said to be The Shining 2. While some parts of this may be true, for the most part it's a standalone. You do not have to read The Shining to read this. Read it anyway because it's fuckawesome. There is no spooktastic Overlook Hotel, it has long ago perished. The only real connection between the two books is Dan, our main. Dan, who was a five year old scared little boy in The Shining, now a man.
A man who is a fucked up alcoholic hot mess. The villains aren't ghosts of a haunted hotel, but beings like vampires, I guess , who kill children who Shine. Sucking up their essence as they die. I won't say more about the story. I'm not here to give a full blown play by play, because in essence, then why would you need to read the book? I can say this. If someone who had never read Stephen King, asked me if this should be their first book, I would say no.
This is a quieter Stephen King. It is not a horror story. There's no hiding under the blankets or checking the drain in the bathroom, looking for a creepy clown named Pennywise. The bad guys aren't scary. More like washed up. Shadows of what a bad guy should be. Stephen King knows how to write villains. I repeat, this is really not a horror story. For those of us who have read The Shining, what a joy it was to see some characters we loved from that book.
I wish Tony had more of a story, I'm always curious about him. Perhaps a book for Tony, Mr. For me, reading Dan again was like meeting an old friend after many years. He was forever frozen as a boy in my mind. Now he has come full circle. When you finish a book, normally that's it. Time goes on, you read new books, get involved with new characters. They, in turn, become frozen. What a gift to be able to revisit a character after all this time. My final thoughts. I highly recommend this book. If you're holding out because you haven't read The Shining, don't. Doctor Sleep is well written, snarky at times as only Mr.
King can be, and will suck you in. I even cried once or twice, yes, from The Master of Horror. If you're wondering what happened to the girl, well, she grew up and became a woman. Did she get a HEA? I don't know yet. I do know that she owes a love of reading to a certain author. How do you know, you ask? Well, because. Once upon a time, long ago, I sat down to read a book called Carrie , by an author named Stephen King. My journey isn't over. Actual rating: 4. It's a book with its own story and doesn't just depend on the fame of The Shining. Of course there are references, and reading the first book before this one will help you understand the content much better, but it's clear that this book wasn't just written for the sole purpose of making more money and drawing out a story to an unnecessary length like I have seen done before - I would love to read more sequels Actual rating: 4.
Of course there are references, and reading the first book before this one will help you understand the content much better, but it's clear that this book wasn't just written for the sole purpose of making more money and drawing out a story to an unnecessary length like I have seen done before - I would love to read more sequels of this kind! Like in The Shining , you will find several points of view. This was very well done, despite how different the characters were from each other.
Everyone has their own distinctive voice, which does deserve a mention as the two main characters have a huge age difference and I'm sure not every author would have been able to develop such fitting personalities for both of them. I love that we get an insight into the life of the characters spanning several years before the prime storyline begins. This really helps painting a clear picture of everyone, and I was able to understand Dan Torrance better than I might would have without this leadup.
It was really great to get a more diverse and evolved look at what the gift of "The Shining" is and what it all entails. All in all it was just very interesting and at this point I totally wouldn't be surprised if someone came up to me and told me that they have experienced the same things the people in the book have. Stephen King just has this way of writing that makes everything seem real and believable.
There's a huge banger late in the book that totally surprised me! But again, it was done in a believable way and didn't totally seem unsuitable. Looking back at it, little hints were being carefully and nicely placed throughout the book. I thought the resolution to everything was just perfect. It was done realistically as realistic as it can get with a plot like this and not over the top. I was even tearing up a bit at a certain scene, which I thought was just a perfect addition to connect the previous book to this one. View all 10 comments.
Nov 01, Anish Kohli rated it really liked it. Hmmm… Lemme ask you this Have you read SK? Have you, really? Have you lost yourself in his thoughts and characters and their problems? Have you FELT his stories take over you? Wait, what? How can you not read SK? Do you not know what you are missing out on? OK, well then, listen up close as I explain with an analogy. Think of a joke that you have heard many times Hmmm… Lemme ask you this Think of a joke that you have heard many times, being told by a funny friend.
Think of a story that scared you once, being told in a creepy setting. He is not just an author. A performer. This book is no different. How did he turn out to be? How did all the horror change him and in what ways? Those questions made me pick up the second installment. Life is a wheel, its only job is to turn, and it always comes back to where it started. Going into this book, you find that Danny aka Doc has grown up into a man.
A drifter who belongs nowhere. Looking for refuge from his horrors, he gets to a small town where he finds his true calling, working in a hospice. He settles down as Doctor Sleep. Meet Abra, a little girl with shining, just like Danny, only much, much stronger. A little girl in her teens, trying to get by her life, trying to keep her shining from getting in the way of her family.
Unwittingly, young Abra crosses paths with Danny and A woman in the Hat. Danny she befriends but the woman, not so much. Meet the Woman in the Hat. A monstrous, vile being that cares not one bit about anyone apart from the band of homeless dwellers she travels with. She has her mind set on Abra and will not stop till she gets what she has.
Somehow, these three become entangled in an unexpected way and now it is a fight for survival and fight they must. At times, it all becomes a bit too American to understand a few things. Around half-way through the book, the story starts to drag a little. Then what makes it worth a read? Stephen King does. The way he shapes his characters is amazing. The characters, old and new, jump off the pages and grab a hold. The characters have depth, they are not just names on a page. They are people , like you and I.
They are as real as the air you breathe but can never touch or see. Each character, flawed in their own plausible way. Each character has a growth curve that makes sense. Some you love, some you hate. Better than anything I have read by far. Smooth as silk, freely flowing words after words after words.
With the right amounts of cussing and decorum, you are kept on the hook. Go ahead, pick up that book and become a "Constant Reader". Go ahead, revel in the words of this great storyteller. Cheers View all 68 comments. Sep 18, Becky rated it really liked it Shelves: fantasy , reviewed , , multi-dimensional , horror , vampires , owned , mystery-and-thrillers. I created a Booklikes account Meh But then this past week happened.
The friend I met up with was one that I met through Goodreads. And while in Massachusetts, I met another Goodreads friend, and we hung out and had a great time. In a way, I'm a little disappointed in myself, because I am adamantly against GR's new policy in principle, and extremely disappointed and upset with GR about it, but I know that in the end, whether I review here or not makes no difference because I'd still BE here, generating site traffic, because of my friends and the community I still want to be a part of.
Goodreads: 1 Becky: 0 So, let's set the sappy kumbaya shit aside, and get to the review. The Shining is one of my Top 5 all time favorite books, and has been for 20 years, and so it was a scary thought that Doctor Sleep could potentially change how I feel about it. Thankfully, that wasn't the case, but I will say that my opinion of Jack is a little Jack's character is so realistic that he could step off the page, swinging his roque mallet, and bellowing "Come here, pup!
But I love him, and I have pretty definite opinions of his character: Jack was a fundamentally good but flawed person with asshole tendencies, who was dealt a shitty hand in life, and got in over his head in a situation that he couldn't understand and was massively unprepared for. He was always going to lose against the Overlook, but had he avoided that place, I'm certain that he'd have broken the cycle of alcoholism and violence. Now, after reading Doctor Sleep, I don't think I can say that my faith in him is shaken, but just that there's a crack along the line that separates "fundamentally good" from "asshole".
How much of that crack can be blamed on the alcohol is debatable. Probably a lot I commented on this to my friend on the drive up to Boston, because I was surprised at where King imagined Danny to end up. Of course it made sense, but I wonder if it hurt King to write him there I hope it did, because, even though Danny doesn't hold the same place in my heart as Jack, seeing him come back into the world as a violent drunk who hates who he's become was a little painful for me, considering his familial history.
I so wanted him to avoid that. Unfortunately, I can't say Doctor Sleep came anywhere close to being as great as The Shining, but it was very good for what it was. There were times when I felt that things were rushed along a little bit, and timees that things were a bit too easy, and times when the build-up overshadowed the reveal, especially in regards to the final showdown, but for being a continuation of Danny's story, it was good.
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