Author: Stephen King, 2013
#1-I love King. #2 I’ve never read a bad King story. Not bad. Overwhelming,
yes. #3 This story was VERY overwhelming. Almost bad. 🤭 #Blasphemy
Back to #1 (since apart of this journey has become sharing a golden nugget about myself): King has written over 60 novels and/or short stories and I’ve read just about all of them. #MiniStan 💁🏾 King creates special places and writes about his characters as they pass through those places. In King-land, everything is connected and every place leads to the Dark Tower. The location in this King chapter is the Overlook Hotel from The Shining.
#2 & #3: Doctor Sleep is the story of the little boy from The Shining, Danny Torrence. King, of course, doesn’t call it a sequel because he’s really just writing about the (place) hotel..or rather, the land it was on. Lil’Danny’s all grown up and messed up and now we get to see how his psychic ability plays out in his adult life. I wanted to like this story. The Overlook Hotel is horror/suspense legend. But, about half way through the book, I was overwhelmed. It takes way too long for us to learn the plot and pinpoint the main characters. Too many themes, unconnected story lines, too many characters and the transitions between time and place were clunky as hell. More than a few times, I had to go back and re-read something to attempt to figure the story out and find my place. The premise was interesting but, he has so much seemingly unnecessary stuff going on, I think, (gasp) I got bored with trying to keep up. Even if you are a King fan, you can skip this one. Solid proof that only Jesus is perfect. 🤷🏾♀️😇 idk, give him 20 years, he’ll fix it in the movie.😜 Book 7 of 24! Originally posted April 13, 2018