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    I'm really having trouble with this one...think he should have skipped a sequel of the Shining and done one on the Cell...I'm not sure I'll ever finish it...
    I don't feel it's really a sequel to The Shining, but more of its own book with references to The Shining incorporated. I think you could easily read Dr. Sleep without having read The Shining.

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    I agree. It is a story weaved in that fashion. However, I just loved returning to an old friend, so to speak.

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    I finally read Doctor Sleep. First of 2015, and better late than never I guess. Since some time last year, I decided to read a whole lot more. Had been too focused on collecting. I ended up reading 18 SK books in 2014, and my first of this year was Doctor Sleep.

    I really enjoyed the book. I scanned some of the posts in this thread, and I guess where flaws are mentioned, they make sense, but I tend not to over analyze books and find things that are wrong with them. I guess I either just enjoy the book or not, and leave it at that.

    For some reason I can't really explain, it felt Buffy The Vampire Slayerish... The gang working together to take out the big bad...or maybe that's only because I'm in the middle of re-watching Buffy for like, I don't know... the 5th time or so...I tend to re-watch all the seasons every few years...

    But back to DS. If I had one criticism, it would be the final showdown. Maybe it's just me but the victory over Rose the Hat seemed to be too easy. I was expecting her to put up more of a fight. But don't get me wrong, I was delighted when she was finally vanquished.

    Anyway, book reviews are not my strong point as I'm sure you figured out by now... but I liked this one a lot!

    Onto the next...

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    Just finished reading this one as well. I enjoyed it, although I will say it is far from his best work. Also I feel it didn't really work as a sequel to The Shining. I wish he had written it as a stand alone story. As I read it, I kinda put that in my head so that it wouldn't bother me comparing it to The Shining, which I think is in a completely different league.

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    I thought for all Rose's blustering Abra was never really in danger from her

    I actually could see Abra in the future becoming a misguided but dangerous negative force in the world

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    The Losers Club podcast episode on the novel:

    https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/con...t/e/65470618#/

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