Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Doctor Sleep

Written by: Stephen King

First line: On the second day of December in a year when a Georgia peanut farmer was doing business in the White House, one of Colorado's great resort hotels burned to the ground.

Why you should read this book: Picking up where The Shining left off, Doctor Sleep follows Dan Torrance from a young boy learning to deal with ghosts to a young man suffering from the pain instilled by his gift and poisoned by his father's legacy of alcoholism. Dan finds a better place, where he can pursue sobriety, find his true calling in life, and make friends with a magical baby named Abra, but as Abra grows up, her abilities comes to the attention of the True Knot, a group of traveling psychic vampires who eat kids like her. The odds are against Dan and Abra as they work to outmaneuver a creature much older, much more experienced, and much more endowed with resources than they are.

Why you shouldn't read this book: You're a drunk and you don't care how it affects those around you.

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