The Shining by Stephen King Summary
Jack Torrance sees his stint as winter caretaker of a Colorado hotel as a way back from failure, his wife sees it as a chance to preserve their family, and their five-year-old son sees the evil waiting just for them, as they journey into a world in which old horrors come to life to destroy the living. Reprint.
Doctor Sleep by Stephen King Summary
An epic war between good and evil, a gory, glorious story that will thrill the millions of hyper-devoted readers of The Shining and wildly satisfy anyone new to the territory of this icon in the King canon. King says he wanted to know what happened to Danny Torrance, the boy at the heart of The Shining, after his terrible experience in the Overlook Hotel. The instantly riveting DOCTOR SLEEP picks up the story of the now middle-aged Dan, working at a hospice in rural New Hampshire, 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 tween 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 . . .
Doctor Sleep by Madison Smartt Bell Summary
Sophisticated suspense from a National Book Award finalist, about a hypnotist tormented by insomnia and a hunt for a killer: “Excellent...revelatory writing.”—The Washington Post Book World Adrian Strother is a hypnotherapist who, paradoxically, can’t get to sleep. He’s left New York to ply his trade in a depressed section of London, treating phobias and addictions and doing the occasional job for Scotland Yard. That aspect of his work is about to get him involved with the case of a serial killer who targets little girls, as he treads the line between tortured wakefulness and surreal sleep, wrestling with his own demons and fighting to keep his past at a distance. Now the gifts of his cursed insomnia will be called upon to unlock the secrets of a man who believes he has discovered the key to immortality. Part spiritual pilgrimage, part psychological thriller, Doctor Sleep is witty, menacing, and “a rip-roaring good read” (Los Angeles Times). “A wonderfully inventive novel in the genre of the hard-boiled detective story, with metaphysical overtones...a poetic thriller, perfectly orchestrated, beautifully written, reverberant and entertaining.”—The Baltimore Sun
Doctor Sleep: A Novel by 80% DISCOUNT Summary
Stephen King returns to the character and territory of one of his most popular novels ever, The Shining, in this instantly riveting novel about the now middle-aged Dan Torrance 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 this icon in the King canon.
The Outsider by Stephen King Summary
Soon to be an HBO and Sky Atlantic limited series starring Ben Mendelsohn. 'If you read only one thriller this summer, make it this one' Daily Mail A horrifying crime. Water-tight evidence points to a single suspect. Except he was seventy miles away, with an iron-clad alibi. Detective Anderson sets out to investigate the impossible: how can the suspect have been both at the scene of the crime and in another town?
Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker Summary
"Sleep is one of the most important but least understood aspects of our life, wellness, and longevity ... An explosion of scientific discoveries in the last twenty years has shed new light on this fundamental aspect of our lives. Now ... neuroscientist and sleep expert Matthew Walker gives us a new understanding of the vital importance of sleep and dreaming"--Amazon.com.
Doctor Sleep: A Novel By Stephen King (Trivia-On-Books) by Trivion Books Summary
Trivia-on-Book: Doctor Sleep by Stephen King Take the challenge yourself and share it with friends and family for a time of fun! Doctor Sleep, a sequel to Stephen King’s 1977 novel The Shining, picks up on the life of Daniel Torrance. The boy with “shining abilities” survived his evil dad and escaped the horrors of Overlook Hotel. Dan, now a middle-aged man, struggles with alcoholism and despair. To redeem himself, he joins Alcoholics Anonymous in New Hampshire and works in a hospice facility, where he is dubbed “Doctor Sleep,” for helping the dying cross over to the afterlife. Through spiritual communication, Dan connects with another shiner, Abra Stone, who he must save from the True Knot, quasi-immortals living off of the life-force (or “steam”) of psychic children who were tortured to death. In October 2013, Doctor Sleep reached the top spot on the New York Times Best Sellers list for combined print and eBook fiction, as well as hardcover fiction. It was awarded the 2013 Bram Stoker Award for Best Novel. You may have read the book, but not have liked it. You may have liked the book, but not be a fan. You may call yourself a fan, but few truly are. Are you a fan? Trivia-on-Books is an independently curated trivia quiz on the book for readers, students, and fans alike. Whether you're looking for new materials to the book or would like to take the challenge yourself and share it with your friends and family for a time of fun, Trivia-on-Books provides a unique approach to Doctor Sleep by Stephen King that is both insightful and educational! Features You'll Find Inside: • 30 Multiple choice questions on the book, plots, characters and author • Insightful commentary to answer every question • Complementary quiz material for yourself or your reading group • Results provided with scores to determine "status" Promising quality and value, come play your trivia of a favorite book!!
Book Review by Expert Book Reviews Summary
WARNING: This is not the actual book Doctor Sleep by Stephen King. Do not buy this Review if you are looking for a full copy of this great book.Check out this comprehensive review of Doctor Sleep for a complete look at the plot, the characters, and of course, King's writing style. Doctor Sleep explores themes of innocence and redemption as Dan struggles to come to terms with the horrors of his past. This review includes critical opinions of the novel and breaks down the ways in which Stephen King excels, as well as where he falls short. Doctor Sleep offers compelling, sympathetic characters and a satisfactory conclusion to the story begun in The Shining, though some may feel that the sequel does not live up to the original work. Fans of Stephen King's previous works, including The Shining, Salem's Lot, and the Dark Tower series will enjoy the Easter eggs hidden in the pages of Doctor Sleep.Stephen King's sequel to The Shining follows Jack Torrance's son, Dan, who is haunted by his past in more ways than one. A recovering alcoholic, he struggles both with his gift, "the shining," and the events at the Outlook Hotel. He finds himself drawn to a charismatic and precocious girl, Abra, who has the gift as well. Dan must help Abra survive a secret society, the True Knot, which preys upon gifted children like her.
Book Sidekick by BookBuddy Staff,Bookbuddy Summary
WARNING: This is not the actual book Doctor Sleep by Stephen King. Do not buy this reading Sidekick if you are looking for a full copy of this great book. Use the chapter-by-chapter guide, the character breakdown, and the explanation of Doctor Sleep themes and motifs in this analysis to walk through this chilling, tense read. Stephen King's long-awaited sequel to The Shining, Doctor Sleep, marks the author's return to the horror genre after a foray into science fiction. Loaded with supernatural elements and told in King's signature terse style, Doctor Sleep revolves around Dan Torrance, son of Jack Torrance from The Shining. It focuses on Dan's life after the events at the Overlook Hotel. Dan, now a grown man, struggles with his former alcoholism, while also struggling with his gift, known as "the shining." He finds himself drawn to a girl named Abra who has an even more powerful gift. Together, they must survive while working to expose a merciless secret society that targets children that possess the gift to shine. Stephen King narrates Doctor Sleep from a third-person perspective but gives each character a distinctive voice. Dan must face his demons if he is to help Abra survive. Stephen King skillfully weaves a narrative laden with themes of self-control, innocence, and redemption. He uses subtle clues to help cue readers in on the passage of time and characterization. In all, Doctor Sleep provides a satisfying follow-up to one of King's most celebrated works.
Diary of Thoughts by Summary Express Summary
Diary of Thoughts: Doctor Sleep by Stephen King - A Journal for Your Thoughts About the Book is a journal designed for note-taking, designed and produced by Summary Express. With blank, lined pages in a simplistic yet elegant design, this journal is perfect for recording notes, thoughts, opinions, and takeaways in real-time as you read. Divided into sections and parts for easy reference, this journal helps you keep your thoughts organized. Disclaimer Notice This is a unofficial journal book and not the original book.
Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984) by George Orwell,Matthew Dunster Summary
War is Peace. Freedom is Slavery. Ignorance is Strength. Winston Smith rewrites history for the Ministry of Truth, but when he’s handed a note that says simply ‘I love you’ by a woman he hardly knows, he decides to risk everything in a search for the real truth. In a world where cheap entertainment keeps the proles ignorant but content, where a war without end is always fought and the government is always watching, can Winston possibly hold onto what he feels inside? Or will he renounce everything, accept the Party’s reality and learn to love Big Brother? ‘Dunster – both in his faithful take on the story and in his sometimes extreme but always enthralling adaptation – gets close to the heart of Orwell’s warning, pointing up but not overemphasising its current political resonances.... Newspeak, Doublethink, Room 101 and Thought Police take on a chilling reality in this compelling production.’ – The Independent
The Doctor's Guide to Sleep Solutions for Stress and Anxiety by Robert S. Rosenberg, D.O., F.C.C.P.,Robert S. Rosenberg Summary
Say goodbye to stressful nights lying awake and reclaim the comforts of tranquil sleep. Instead of letting stress and anxiety continually deprive you of a good night's sleep, take action! Reclaim your slumber with The Doctor's Guide to Sleep Solutions for Stress and Anxiety. Author Robert Rosenberg, D.O., F.C.C.P., is a leading expert on sleep disorders and is board certified in sleep medicine. In this book, he offers targeted solutions to help you identify the stressors that deter sleep and reduce stress and anxiety. Removing the obstacles that stand between you and restful sleep is the goal, and this book is the first step. Increasingly, insufficient sleep is considered a public health epidemic. In this book, you'll find essential tools for a good night's sleep: - Learn about current sleep research and patients- stories - Understand chronic mental and physical issues that can disrupt sleep - Find solutions for preventing and managing stress, anxiety, and other conditions that interfere with sleep You can find relief from your symptoms with the clinically tested options in The Doctor's Guide to Sleep Solutions for Stress and Anxiety, benefiting from the latest findings on sleep disorder treatment. Regain energy, reduce your stress levels, and achieve easier and higher quality sleep - and overall better health.
Wakenhyrst by Michelle Paver Summary
A TimesBest Book of 2019. 'Paver is one of Britain's modern greats. This sinister, gothic chiller shows why' BIG ISSUE, Books of the Year 2019. "Something has been let loose..." In Edwardian Suffolk, a manor house stands alone in a lost corner of the Fens: a glinting wilderness of water whose whispering reeds guard ancient secrets. Maudis a lonely child growing up without a mother, ruled by her repressive father. When he finds a painted medieval devilin a graveyard, unhallowed forces are awakened. Maud's battle has begun. She must survive a world haunted by witchcraft, the age-old legends of her beloved fen - and the even more nightmarish demons of her father's past. Spanning five centuries, Wakenhyrstis a darkly gothic thrillerabout murderous obsession and one girl's longing to fly free by the bestselling author of Dark Matterand Thin Air. Wakenhyrstis an outstanding new piece of story-telling, a tale of mystery and imagination laced with terror. It is a masterwork in the modern gothic tradition that ranges from Mary Shelley and Bram Stoker to Neil Gaiman and Sarah Perry.
The Sleep Doctor's Diet Plan by Michael Breus,Debra Fulgham Bruce Summary
Losing weight while you sleep may sound too good to be true, but in fact the connection between inadequate sleep and weight gain (among a host of other negative medical results) has long been recognized by medical researchers. Turning this equation on its head, clinical psychologist and board-certified sleep expert Dr. Michael Breus shows that a good night's sleep will actually enable you to lose weight, especially if you have been chronically sleep deprived. The Sleep Doctor's Diet Plan is designed to help any person who has been frustrated by her inability to shed weight by giving her the tools to overcome the stress, poor habits, and environmental challenges that stand between her and adequate rest. Sleep deprivation is a frustrating reality for many women faced with chronic stress or hormonal changes--and the fatigue, moodiness, and weight gain that come with it might just be the tip of the iceberg. While helping thousands of women implement simple health and lifestyle changes to improve the quality and the quantity of their slumber, Dr. Breus has witnessed not only an upsurge in their energy levels and a diminishing of myriad health concerns, but also significant weight loss achieved without restrictive dieting or increased amounts of exercise. In The Sleep Doctor's Diet Plan, Dr. Breus delves into the science behind this sleep–weight-loss connection, explaining exactly how sleep boosts your metabolism, ignites fat burn, and decreases cravings and overall appetite, and he presents a realistic action plan to help you get your best sleep--and your best body--possible. He shows how you can overcome your personal sleep obstacles with a slumber-friendly evening routine, stress management techniques--even recipes for healthy meals and snacks--to help you fall asleep more easily. If you are ready to stop tossing and turning night after night, if you are done downing coffee to conquer nagging fatigue, and if you have bounced from one diet to another in an effort to find one that really, finally helps you lose the pounds you want, The Sleep Doctor's Diet Plan has the information, advice, and practical strategies you need to get deep, revitalizing sleep--and achieve a slimmer, healthier body in the process.