Halfway through Doctor Sleep

Discussion in 'Doctor Sleep' started by Lina, Jan 22, 2014.

  1. Lina
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    I just wanted to share my emotions with you as I have read 300 pages, less than a half to go! Such a strange feeling... on one hand, I want to finish reading it as soon as I can, because I am so eager to know what happens next (trying hard not to read any spoilers;)). On the other hand, I don't want it to finish, as I am enjoying it so much! That's probably my most expected book, being a huge fan of The Shining, I was looking forward to the story to continue. So far, I really, really love it. What a way to connect a well-known story to a brand new one! I really like Abra, I am so worried about her... And I like what happens to Danny. So... it's a great story! So far I cannot judge the whole book, when I finish it, I will be sure to share my feeling about the whole book with you.
  2. FlakeNoir
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    Savour every minute, Lina. :)
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  3. Spideyman
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    The story makes you want to turn the pages faster and faster, but your heart knows to slow down and enjoy the charcters. Enjoy reading, Lina. This book is special.
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  4. mustangclaire
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    mustangclaire There's petrol runnin' through my veins.

    I started Dr Sleep last evening at 6, and when I went to bed, I'd read 175 pages of it. I'm ruddy loving it so far. Absolutely loving it, and am so happy that I have no plans for tonight (other than cooking) so I aim to get another 3 hours under my belt. I can't help it, once I start I just can't stop!!!! Was worried as I'd not read The Shining for many many years, and wondered whether I should re-read first, but had to jump in :)
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  5. dsurrett
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    Dr. Sleep and 11/22/63 are my favorite King post-Dark Tower books. Glad you're enjoying it, Lina!
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  6. 91rewoT
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    Glad you're enjoying in Lina! I feel exactly that way about all of King's stories - can't wait to find out what happens, but don't want them to end!
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  7. Lina
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    175 pages during one evening??? :m_curious:Astonishing... I am able to read only about 30 pages a day, in case I have time... Usually I manage to read 10-15 pages a day, after I come home from work just before going to sleep. I am a really slow reader, ain't I?:near_tears:
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  8. mustangclaire
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    mustangclaire There's petrol runnin' through my veins.

    But Lina, when I settle down to read, that's it for me. Dinner has been made, plated up, eaten, tidied away. The family are doing their own thing and I hunker down and don't surface till bed time. And when it's a new book I read quickly, and always go back and re-read. My family know not to talk to me when I get a new book. It's not good really, I should be able to read a bit and put it down but I just can't and wish I read "different" but I just can't.:smile:
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  9. Lina
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    I wish I could sit down and read for a few hours... But if it's a daytime (on weekends, for instance) my family suddenly want me to help them with something. So, I mostly read at night when they are asleep... If I was working this day, I quickly get tired... Such a pity, so little time for reading... But considering that among young people today reading is not popular, I guess I still can be proud of myself, I like reading and I try to do it every day.:wink2:
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  10. mustangclaire
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    mustangclaire There's petrol runnin' through my veins.

    That's brilliant Lina. I am ashamed to say I don't read every day. I can actually go a few weeks without picking up a book. I've had this one since Christmas but have "put off" reading it because I know what i'm like. I tend to attack most things like this. Housework, I will go a couple of weeks without doing much, then bam, I spend 6 hours clearing, sorting, cleaning and then nothing again for a while. I wish I was more of a "constant" reader...:O_O:
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  11. GNTLGNT
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    GNTLGNT Idiot in Situ and Unholy Devourer of Cookies

    ...just don't answer the door if someone in an RV has pulled up outside...just sayin'....
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  12. The Nameless
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    I'm the same as you, usually around 30 pages a day, my problem is that I can only read properly in silence, otherwise it just doesn't seem to sink in.

    Btw, I was the same with abra, concerned for her and wanting to protect her, just like I was with Beverly from 'it' or Trisha from 'tom Gordon', or ellie from pet semetary. I am always the same when he writes vulnerable kids. Sounds sad, I know.

    Enjoy the rest of it.
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    MY feeling was that it impressed the hell out of me that he knew the term 'Cheyne-Stokes respirations.'
    I almost fainted from shock at seeing such a condition being named by a nonmedical person.
    I don't know everything there is to know about Cheyne-Stokes, and I was under the impression that it occurred more from sudden trauma, not sickness that turns traumatic. But I was still impressed that he knew the term at ALL. Considering that in the past he HASN'T known other medical situations that IMHO are way easier to understand than Cheynes-Stokes respirations.
    I thought Cheynes-Stokes was one of the most difficult concepts to learn when I was in Paramedic School, and I'm sure the doctor teaching it to us said it usually happens from sudden trauma, but I wouldn't be one bit surprised if continued use of anti-cancer medicine created a brain function similar to what's happening to the brain during Cheynes-Stokes respirations that are caused by head trauma to the breathing center of the brain.
    It's a hotly contested subject in medical circles, not that anything ISN'T contested in such a way. Doctors love to argue their cases. One time, I passed by two doctors after we'd finished a code blue that ended in the patient's death and, even all the way down the hall, you could hear these two arguing that the failure to revive the patient was the other doctor's fault. Each one though that about the other and each was stating their case in loud protests. I wisely decided to have NO opinion on the matter and kept walking.
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    Welcome back to the new board - I guess Sai King picks up lots of information, since he is such an avid reader. Keep on posting!
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  15. Jojo87
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    I finished Dr Sleep on Saturday. I just loved every minute of the story. Just wish the story could have been longer.
    I have to confess that the Dr Sleep was almost better then Shining.
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  16. Lina
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    Finished it just half an hour ago... Honestly, I can hardly make any comment right now. That is an awesome book! I could not explain how much The Shining and Doctor Sleep mean to me, they played a great role in my life. I have this strange desire to start reading the book again;) I did enjoy it! I think I will make more comments about it tomorrow, when I think things over. But for now I want just to say: thank you, sai King! Of all the books I've read, these two mean a lot to me (I cannot explain why, but they do). Thank you for The Shining and thank you for Doctor Sleep!
  17. Chuggs
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    Where are the comments??? :)
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  18. Lina
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    I guess I left some in other threads... I am just too impressed to comment on details, I liked the whole book and did not even try to analyze it yet;) I just wish I could go back in time and read it again... Well, I hope I will have a chance to re-read it.
  19. Chuggs
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    I certainly understand. ;)
  20. Angelo Bottigliero
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    I shall ask my wife later. Like Dr. Sleep himself, she is a nurse at a hospice. She'll know if this occurs often during 'normal' passing away when lots of cancermedicine is involved. Most of her patiƫnts have it, after all.

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