Danny Torrance, the notorious physic child (REDRUM, anyone?) is back in King’s second installment of The Shining. Doctor Sleep follows a grown up Danny as he battles his demons, both physically and emotionally. Following in the footsteps of his late father, Danny finds comfort in the bottom of a bottle; masking his psychic abilities as well as his horrifying memories of the year spent at the Overlook Hotel.
Finding the will to accept and fight his alcoholism, Danny soon finds himself needed as mentor to Abra, a young girl with her own shining. Abra and Danny must find a way to escape the wrath of centuries old, murderous paranormals set on violently devouring her psychic “steam.”
I loved reading what happened to Danny. How his life at the Overlook haunted him well into adulthood and how he overcame his curse/blessing. The fight against the True Knot is both exhilarating and horrifying. Young and old unite to fight an ancient evil, with a child’s life in the balance. King really allows you to explore the darker side of human (and otherworldly) nature from the comfort of your bed (safely wrapped in a blanket, with all the lights on).
Pick up a copy of King’s Doctor Sleep and find out how Danny and Abra fare against the True Knot. Or relive the original scare and reread The Shining. Either way, you will not be disappointed. King will leave you chattering your teeth in fright but coming back for more.