Cape Coral Bookies

The book for the June meeting discussion is "Doctor Sleep" by Stephen King. 

On highways across America, a tribe of people called the True Knot travel in search of sustenance. They look harmless—mostly old, lots of polyester, and married to their RVs. But as Dan Torrance knows, and spunky twelve-year-old Abra Stone learns, the True Knot are quasi-immortal, living off the steam that children with the shining produce when they are slowly tortured to death. 


Haunted by the inhabitants of the Overlook Hotel, where he spent one horrific childhood year, Dan has been drifting for decades, desperate to shed his father’s legacy of despair, alcoholism, and violence. Finally, he settles in a New Hampshire town, an AA community that sustains him, and a job at a nursing home where his remnant shining power provides the crucial final comfort to the dying. Aided by a prescient cat, he becomes “Doctor Sleep.” 

Then Dan meets the evanescent Abra Stone, and it is her spectacular gift, the brightest shining ever seen, that reignites Dan’s own demons and summons him to a battle for Abra’s soul and survival. This is an epic war between good and evil, a gory, glorious story that will thrill the millions of devoted readers of The Shining and satisfy anyone new to this icon in the King canon.

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  • Helen G.

    a lively and informative discussion

    2 · June 8

  • Sandy W.

    Sorry, Gang. I won't be joining you tomorrow. Still recovering from knee replacement. Hope to be back in the swing of things next month.

    1 · June 6

  • Bonnie M

    My mother fell and broke her hip, so I have driving to the east coast a lot! I should have gotten the audio book, but I didn't, so I never read it. I will see you all next month!

    June 6

  • Marsha L.

    I'll be missing you ladies and your vibrant discussion. Have a great summer--happy reading!

    1 · June 2

  • Jan Briggs A.

    I am so sorry that I can't make it this month. I am proctoring the SAT exam again. I am planning on being there in July. I miss everyone.

    June 1

  • Choochie

    Can't make it this time; will be out of town. Read the book; my grade is a C+. Not his best, but some interesting concepts.

    1 · June 1

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