I gave into temptation and bought a hard cover book in the after-Christmas sales. I rarely buy them because, at the rate that I go through books, buying hard cover would become very expensive, very quickly. Talk about a budget-buster! However, this was reduced to $15.00 and I’ve been dying to read it. I’m usually pretty patient when it comes to waiting for the paperback version of a book but, when I saw that price, my patience crumbled. Of course I’m talking about……
Doctor Sleep by Stephen King! Eeeeee!!
This is the long past-due follow up to The Shining where young Danny , who now goes by Dan, is an adult dealing with his “gift” of the shining. He is an alcoholic (like dear old dad), using booze to keep the shining at bay and moving from place to place when he finds a place that fits and manages to go on the wagon. His life eventually collides with that of a child named ,who has the shining more strongly that anyone he’s ever met, and a dark group called The True Knot who will destroy her if given the chance.
I haven’t gotten very far into the book yet so can’t honestly give a full review but I can say that I am already hooked. Any fan of Stephen King will be in fandom bliss over this one! Mr. King has the ability to grab you right from page one and not let go of your imagination until he’s good and ready to. There have been books of his that have stayed with me long after I closed the book after the last page was read.
Now there is one other thing, besides price, that usually keeps me from buying hard cover books – the weight. That bloody thing weighs a ton and makes my purse feel like a suitcase! It’s worth it though
What are you reading?