Stephen King – Doctor Sleep (The Shining #2)

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Grāmatas apraksts no Goodreads/Synopsis from Goodreads:

Stephen King returns to the characters and territory of one of his most popular novels ever, The Shining, in this instantly riveting novel about the now middle-aged Dan Torrance (the boy protagonist of The Shining) and the very special twelve-year-old girl he must save from a tribe of murderous paranormals.

On highways across America, a tribe of people called The True Knot travel in search of sustenance. They look harmless—mostly old, lots of polyester, and married to their RVs. But as Dan Torrance knows, and spunky twelve-year-old Abra Stone learns, The True Knot are quasi-immortal, living off the “steam” that children with the “shining” produce when they are slowly tortured to death.

Haunted by the inhabitants of the Overlook Hotel where he spent one horrific childhood year, Dan has been drifting for decades, desperate to shed his father’s legacy of despair, alcoholism, and violence. Finally, he settles in a New Hampshire town, an AA community that sustains him, and a job at a nursing home where his remnant “shining” power provides the crucial final comfort to the dying. Aided by a prescient cat, he becomes “Doctor Sleep.”

Then Dan meets the evanescent Abra Stone, and it is her spectacular gift, the brightest shining ever seen, that reignites Dan’s own demons and summons him to a battle for Abra’s soul and survival. This is an epic war between good and evil, a gory, glorious story that will thrill the millions of devoted readers of The Shining and satisfy anyone new to the territory of this icon in the King canon.

Izdevniecība/Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton

Kā tiku pie šīs grāmatas?/How I got this book?

Nopirku to!

Vērtējums/Rating: 5/5

Mana recenzija/My review

Ja pirms lasīšanas māc šaubas vai Doktors Miegs būs līdzvērtīgs Mirdzumam, tad jau ar pirmajām lappusēm šaubu vairs nav un vari priecāties par atkalredzēšanos ar Deniju, tagad jau Dens, bet man tik un tā Denijs vai nu jau Doktors Miegs.

Diemžēl mirdzums Denijam nevis dod labākas iespējas dzīvē, bet tieši noved depresīvā noskaņojumā, un par spīti pieredzei, kā alkohols ietekmēja tēvu, tā ir viņa izvēle, lai apspiestu savas spējas. Bez tā šķiet Denijs, pārmantojis arī aizkaitināmības vieglumu.

Viss sāk izmainīties uz labo pusi, kad Denijs savos klejojumos nonāk mazā pilsētiņā, kur arī iegūst labu un svarīgu draugu kā Billiju, kā arī pievienojas AA. Grāmatas notikumi no sākuma līdz beigām aptver 15 gadu periodu. Kā jau aprakstā minēts Denijs sastop Abru, kuras Mirdzums, salīdzinot pat ar Deniju, ir daudzkārt lielāks. Abu pirmā saskarsme ir jau viņas zīdaiņa vecumā, un gadu gaitā attīstās līdz ar spējām. Viegla dzīve tādējādi nav arī Abras vecākiem un viņas pediatram Džonam Daltonam.

Bet asumiņu piedod vampīriem pielīdzināmi radījumi, kuri pārtiek no Mirdzuma jeb kā paši sauc Tvaika, un nodēvējuši sevi par True Knot. Patiesā Mezgla līdere Roze Ohāra ir spēcīgākā no visiem, un dažs labs no viņiem ir gandrīz tikpat vecs kā cilvēce; agrāk bijuši lielā skaitā, bet tagad palikusi tikai viņas grupa. Kad Patiesā Mezgla beigu gals ir gandrīz saskatāms, Abra kļūst par Rozes apsēstību. Bet lielākā viņas nelaime rodas no pretinieka pienācīgas nenovērtēšanas.

Abras sastapšana klātienē un tālākie notikumi, rezultātā nonākšana arī agrākās Overlook viesnīcas atrašanās vietā, ir pamatīgs pārbaudījums Denijam, viņa kārdinājumiem un saprātam.

Ne vienmēr vajadzīga asins pirts, lai radītu šaušalīgas izjūtas!

                                                                                                                                                

If before reading this book I had some worries that Doctor Sleep might not be as good as The Shining then already in the first few chapters they are far gone and you can just be happy meeting  again Danny, know Dan, but for me still Danny or later in the book Doctor Sleep.

Unfortunately the shining doesn’t make Danny’s life easy but depressive and despite his experience as how alcohol affected his father that is his exact choice as how to suppress his skill. And it seems that drinking wasn’t the only thing that he inherited from his dad, it’s also the temper and how easy he can get angry.

Everything starts to change for good when Danny in his wandering arrives in small town in which he will find a good and important friend, Billy. Also it helps when he joins AA. The events in Doctor Sleep happen in 15 year time span. As it is mentioned in the synopsis Danny meets Abra who’s shining is much greater than even his. Their first interaction is already when Abra is just a baby. It’s not very easy for Abra’s parents and her pediatrician John Dalton.

Some excitement is added thanks to creatures that could be compared to vampires; they live off the shining or as they call it steam. Their name for themselves is True Knot. Rose O’Hara or Rose the Hat is their leader, she and some other members are old as humanity itself; once they were many but nowadays it’s only her group. When the end for True Knot is almost tangible, Abra becomes Rose’s obsession. But the biggest problems come from underestimating the opponent.

Meeting Abra face to face and the coming events, including eventual visit to a camp ground which once was the place for Overlook hotel, is a major test for Danny’s sanity and temptations.

Not always there has to be a blood bath for good horror and creepiness!

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