History Literature / DoctorSleep

24th May '18 2:36:01 PM Mareon
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* WholePlotReference: To Literature/{{Dracula}}. Rose The Hat is Dracula, Debra is Mina, Danny is Van Helsing, The Baseball Boy is Lucy, The Rest of the Boys are Lucys Suitors, The True Knot is Draculas Brides. (Danny even got Van Helsings Scene where he went away from Mina and mostly offscreen murdered Draculas Brides.
4th Apr '18 2:51:59 AM nyxxious
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* CompellingVoice: Snakebite Andi can cause people to fall into a deep sleep by asking them if they're feeling sleepy.

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* CompellingVoice: Snakebite Andi can cause people to fall into a deep sleep by asking them if they're feeling sleepy. [[spoiler:The title Doctor Sleep is also implied to be about Danny. His shining ability is to help patients pass on, when he tells them to go to sleep.]]
4th Nov '17 2:52:17 PM SventheCrusader
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* LighterAndSofter: Compared to ''Literature/TheShining'', partially because Daniel's sobriety is going much better than his father's.

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* LighterAndSofter: Compared to ''Literature/TheShining'', partially because Daniel's sobriety is going much better than his father's. In a way, this book is one of the strongest testaments to King's evolution as a writer when thrown into contrast with its predecessor; where ''Literature/TheShining'' is brutal, clipped-toned, and almost unpleasant to read, ''Doctor Sleep'' is written in the casual, personal style for which Stephen King would become known from about the late 80s onward - which, [[LifeImitatesArt fittingly enough]], neatly coincides with King's own recovery from alcoholism and drug addiction.
27th Oct '17 11:13:32 AM NonperformingAuthor
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* SmugSnake: The True Knot can come across as this when dealing with Danny and company, looking down on them simply because they are humans. Their very first encounter with Danny's crew went south quickly since Danny's group brought guns and the True Knot group only brought syringes to sedate a child. Rose also underestimated Danny and Abra numerous times, resulting in her group being wiped out.
** Even before Danny and Abra entered the picture, they managed to contract measles from a boy they ate.
27th Oct '17 11:00:25 AM NonperformingAuthor
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* TechnicianVersusPerfomer: Dan and Abra. Abra has what is likely the strongest Shining in the setting, dwarfing even Danny at his best, but Danny, with much more experience, was able to Shine more effectively and efficiently, as demonstrated when he and Abra swapped consciousness and accessed her vast power.

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* TechnicianVersusPerfomer: TechnicianVersusPerformer: Dan and Abra. Abra has what is likely the strongest Shining in the setting, dwarfing even Danny at his best, but Danny, with much more experience, was able to Shine more effectively and efficiently, as demonstrated when he and Abra swapped consciousness and accessed her vast power.
27th Oct '17 10:59:44 AM NonperformingAuthor
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* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Referenced by name, even. When the True Knot feed on Bradley Trevor, "the baseball boy", what they don't realize is that Bradley was incubating a case of the measles, and it starts to make them sick. [[spoiler:However, the real point at which it is referenced is referring to how Dan defeats most of the remaining True Knot members: he holds the spirit of Concetta, Abra's recently deceased great-grandmother, in a lock-box in his mind, and releases it against them. They absorb it as steam, but it kills them all.]]

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* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Referenced by name, even. When the True Knot feed on Bradley Trevor, "the baseball boy", what they don't realize is that Bradley was incubating a case of the measles, and it starts to make them sick. sick and even kills some of them. [[spoiler:However, the real point at which it is referenced is referring to how Dan defeats most of the remaining True Knot members: he holds the spirit of Concetta, Abra's recently deceased great-grandmother, great-grandmother who died from cancer, in a lock-box in his mind, and releases it against them. They absorb it as steam, but it kills them all.]]



* PayEvilUntoEvil: Abra is a supporter of this after receiving the psychic backlash of the horrendous torture and murder of the "baseball boy" the True Knot fed on. Even Danny is slightly disturbed at how excited she is at seeing the vampires' horrible deaths in the finale.

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* PayEvilUntoEvil: Abra is a supporter of this after receiving the psychic backlash of the horrendous torture and murder of the "baseball boy" the True Knot fed on. Even Danny is slightly disturbed at how excited she is at seeing the vampires' horrible deaths in the finale. [[spoiler: He also released Harvey Derwent against the True Knot in the finale, who killed Silent Sarey.]]



* SuddenSequelDeathSyndrome: Not as abrupt as most examples of this trope, but since this story is set some 35 years after the original, both Wendy and Halloran have passed on, Wendy from lung cancer and Halloran from old age.

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* SuddenSequelDeathSyndrome: Not as abrupt as most examples of this trope, but since this story is set some 35 years after the original, both Wendy and Halloran have passed on, Wendy from lung cancer and Halloran from old age. The latter did manage to come back in a fashion.



* TechnicianVersusPerfomer: Dan and Abra. Abra has what is likely the strongest Shining in the setting, dwarfing even Danny at his best, but Danny, with much more experience, was able to Shine more effectively and efficiently, as demonstrated when he and Abra swapped consciousness and accessed her vast power.



** [[spoiler:Horace Derwent:]] "Great party, isn't it?"

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** [[spoiler:Horace Derwent:]] [[PreMortemOneLiner "Great party, isn't it?"it?"]]
27th Oct '17 10:35:51 AM NonperformingAuthor
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* DidntSeeThatComing: Rose's plans accounted for Abra being the motherload of steam. They accounted for Abra being strong. They did not account for Abra [[LittleMissBadass herself]].

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* DidntSeeThatComing: Rose's plans accounted for Abra being the motherload of steam. They accounted for Abra being strong. They did not account for Abra [[LittleMissBadass herself]]. Or Danny.
4th Oct '17 6:23:10 AM Mullon
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* LighterAndSofter: Compared to ''Literature/TheShining'', partially because Daniel's sobriety is going much better than his father's.




FEAR stands for face everything and recover.

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\nFEAR ->''FEAR stands for face everything and recover.''
26th Apr '17 8:10:15 PM IBlameMyRolls
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FEAR stands for face everything and recover.
7th Feb '17 11:51:54 AM Scorpion451
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** [[spoiler:Rose nearly succeeds in tricking Dan into killing Abra in a rage, in a way his father tried to kill his mother.]]

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** [[spoiler:Rose Rose nearly succeeds in tricking Dan into killing [[spoiler: Abra in a rage, rage]], in a way his father tried to kill his mother.]]



* BullyingADragon: after learning how strong Abra really is, Rose becomes ''more'' enthused about hunting the motherload of steam.



* DidntSeeThatComing: Rose's plans accounted for Abra being the motherload of steam. They accounted for Abra being strong. They did not account for Abra [[LittleMissBadass herself]].



* EvilDetectingDog: Dogs can sense that the True Knot are up to no good. It's mentioned as something that sets them apart from normal "RV people."

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* EvilDetectingDog: Dogs can sense that the True Knot are up to no good. It's mentioned as something that sets them apart from normal "RV "[=RV=] people."



* EvilOldFolks: Dick Halloran's paternal grandfather was a sadistic paedophile who was almost certainly mixed up in black magic. He regularly sexually abused his grandson and knew [[Literature/NOS4A2 Charlie Manx]]. He lorded over his relatives, knowing they'd put up with anything if it meant they had a shot at inheriting his money-- which he ended up leaving to [[FridgeHorror an orphanage]]. Even his death didn't stop him from terrorizing his grandson. Luckily, Dick's maternal grandmother Shined, and taught him how to beat his grandfather once and for all. The True Knot qualify as well, as many of them appear to be middle-aged RVers.

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* EvilOldFolks: Dick Halloran's paternal grandfather was a sadistic paedophile who was almost certainly mixed up in black magic. He regularly sexually abused his grandson and knew [[Literature/NOS4A2 Charlie Manx]]. He lorded over his relatives, knowing they'd put up with anything if it meant they had a shot at inheriting his money-- which he ended up leaving to [[FridgeHorror an orphanage]]. Even his death didn't stop him from terrorizing his grandson. Luckily, Dick's maternal grandmother Shined, and taught him how to beat his grandfather once and for all. The True Knot qualify as well, as many of them appear to be middle-aged RVers.[=RV=]ers.


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* IndyPloy: A lot of Dan's assistance takes this form. While he's not as strong in the Shining as he was as a kid, through quick thinking and improvisation he's able to outclass both the True Knot's superior experience with their lesser powers and Abra's UnskilledButStrong abilities.


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* MuggingTheMonster: Rose enters Abra's mind when she's asleep, fully intending to discover everything about her to track her down.
-->'''Abra:''' (you came back Dan said you would and you did)...('''''GOOD''''')
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