Book Club


Doctor Sleep by Stephen King, Part 2: Discuss



If you've made it this far, you've no doubt begun to understand why many have called Doctor Sleep a book in the "classic King" tradition. The novel, at its halfway point, is almost over-the-top terrifying, with a sense of dread permeating the pages as the plot chugs along onto its seemingly inevitable destination.

King's use of repetition is a huge part of what makes the book so frightening: the repeat performance of the top hat, the baby boy in the too-big t-shirt and the dirty diaper, the Teenytown train, all of it reminds me of what is, to me, the most horrific of all of King's work, It.

You can find discussion of Part 1 here, and Part 3 here.