Dr Sleep ***SPOILERS***

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skimom2

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Just finished Dr.Sleep and it was great visiting with Danny again. I always wonded about what happened to him later. Now I want to revisit The Shining (for the 5th time).
It was interesting (to me, anyway--lol) how much Mr. King's writing has changed in the years since THE SHINING. The basics haven't changed (true characterization, plotting, etc.), but the execution definitely shows maturity.

Going back to THE SHINING is never a bad idea :)

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Walter Oobleck

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Stephen King has written in Danse Macabre that "humor and horror lie side by side, and that to deny one is to deny the other." We should probably credit that babysitter from Wisconsin who locked four-year-old Stephen in the closet, the same one who planted his head on the couch, planted her ample bottom on his head, and proceeded to fart. He tells us that although the experience was horrible, it was also funny. How is this same idea illustrated in Doctor Sleep?

I've read a number...or maybe only one...thread/posts to do with Daniel Torrence's rock-bottom...as in...he could of should of would of...prevented this that the other. Could he have? Or was that only...hindsight...which really, was more than hindsight given Daniel's sight. What was Daniel's rock-bottom and should other things have bothered him more?

This one they'd have to have read The Shining. Jack was a man more sinned against than sinning. In what way is Daniel different? Would you say that he is the...complete opposite? That he carries guilt...the guilt of others? Would that be going too far?
 

twingles3

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Stephen King has written in Danse Macabre that "humor and horror lie side by side, and that to deny one is to deny the other." We should probably credit that babysitter from Wisconsin who locked four-year-old Stephen in the closet, the same one who planted his head on the couch, planted her ample bottom on his head, and proceeded to fart. He tells us that although the experience was horrible, it was also funny. How is this same idea illustrated in Doctor Sleep?

I've read a number...or maybe only one...thread/posts to do with Daniel Torrence's rock-bottom...as in...he could of should of would of...prevented this that the other. Could he have? Or was that only...hindsight...which really, was more than hindsight given Daniel's sight. What was Daniel's rock-bottom and should other things have bothered him more?

This one they'd have to have read The Shining. Jack was a man more sinned against than sinning. In what way is Daniel different? Would you say that he is the...complete opposite? That he carries guilt...the guilt of others? Would that be going too far?
Thanks, appreciate it but I am curious to hear what you thought was funny in Dr. Sleep.
 
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VultureLvr45

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Walt, you rock! Added to WO's questions,

Why does he befriend Abra?

Are the true knot all that different from the average person?

Why does Danny try so hard? To rescue, to 'do the right thing', to teach and help?

(Thank-you, thank-you for writing this Uncle Steve 8)
 

FlakeNoir

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Story content would be great!
Okay, here are a few... in no particular order:

  • How would you describe the True Knot?
  • Where is the True Knot's 'base camp' located?
  • How does Abra first make contact with Dan?
  • What prompted Dan to hit 'bottom' with his addiction?
  • What role does Abra's great-grandmother play in the downfall of the True Knot?
  • How does Dan deal with the 'inhabitants' left over from the Overlook Hotel?
 

Walter Oobleck

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Thanks, appreciate it but I am curious to hear what you thought was funny in Dr. Sleep.
  • The event that plagued Dan to do w/the drugs & leaving town.
  • The description of Dan in the truck on the way to Colorado.
  • Billy Freeman is funny, as is Concetta, Loretta, as are others from time to time.
  • The Overlook ghosts are funny...at times and to a degree.
  • When Dan confesses, the reaction he got, the reaction he expected...that was funny.
  • When the Knot and Andi are in the theatre and one of the Knot is as interested in the movie...that was funny.
  • When one of the Knot is in the head of another and the other yells and the reaction...that is funny.
  • Some of the description of the Knot is funny...the description tells how they blend, what they acquire to do so.
  • The description of the Knot at the Kozy Kampground, the description of the owners before/after...funny.
  • "Circling the drain"...that is funny.
 
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twingles3

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  • The event that plagued Dan to do w/the drugs & leaving town.
  • The description of Dan in the truck on the way to Colorado.
  • Billy Freeman is funny, as is Concetta, Loretta, as are others from time to time.
  • The Overlook ghosts are funny...at times and to a degree.
  • When Dan confesses, the reaction he got, the reaction he expected...that was funny.
  • When the Knot and Andi are in the theatre and one of the Knot is as interested in the movie...that was funny.
  • When one of the Knot is in the head of another and the other yells and the reaction...that is funny.
  • Some of the description of the Knot is funny...the description tells how they blend, what they acquire to do so.
  • The description of the Knot at the Kozy Kampground, the description of the owners before/after...funny.
  • "Circling the drain"...that is funny.
Appreciate your input. It will be a lively discussion! Love Stephen King and am thrilled to be hosting this book for my club!
 
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