History Literature / DoctorSleep

8th Sep '16 12:07:35 AM tommythegun
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* WasOnceAMan: The True Knot are said more than once to no longer be human.
7th Sep '16 11:45:20 PM tommythegun
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* PsychicChildren: Danny starts the story as one, Abra is one, they're sustenance for the True Knot.
7th Sep '16 11:44:15 PM tommythegun
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* CuteBruiser: Abra is the shining version of this, a child whose powers repeatedly outclass (and, more than once, are used to curb stomp) adult shiners.
7th Sep '16 11:14:56 PM tommythegun
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* ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections / ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney: The True Knot is said to have over a billion dollars in assets, a web of holding companies and company towns, and connections at every level of government, making them untouchable by conventional means.
7th Sep '16 3:22:12 PM tommythegun
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* AlasPoorVillain: [[spoiler:Dan sees two members of the True Knot embrace each other before they die and, despite all they had done, is moved by the sight.]]

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* AlasPoorVillain: [[spoiler:Dan sees two members of the True Knot embrace each other before they die and, despite all they had done, is moved by the sight. Snakebite Andi screams for mercy, from "Daddy," when Dan tortures Crow Daddy's location out of her as she's dying.]]



* BerserkButton: For Rose: do not touch the hat, and do not call her a coward.

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* BerserkButton: For Rose: do not touch the hat, and do not call her a coward. [[spoiler: For Dan: Rose nearly succeeds in using Dan's unresolved "bottom" moment to trick him into killing Abra in a rage.]]



* BodyHorror: Abra discovers that she can transport herself into someone else's head...and can feel when someone else is trying to do it right back.

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* BodyHorror: Abra discovers that she can transport herself into someone else's head...and can feel when someone else is trying to do it right back. The turnings and deaths of the True Knot members cause their bodies to gradually become transparent, apparently one layer of tissue at a time.



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



* CallBack: Danny's job interview with Kingsley is directly compared to his fathers interview with Oswell 20 years earlier. Danny even thinks of Kingsley as an "officious little prick" when he is momentarily frustrated at Kingsley telling him to not show up late, drunk or high, but quickly pushes it aside.

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* CallBack: Danny's job interview with Kingsley is directly compared to his fathers interview with Oswell Ullman 20 years earlier. Danny even thinks of Kingsley as an "officious little prick" when he is momentarily frustrated at Kingsley telling him to not show up late, drunk or high, but quickly pushes it aside.



* CuteBruiser: Abra is the shining version of this, a child whose powers repeatedly outclass (and, more than once, are used to curb stomp) adult shiners.



* EvilDetectingDog: Dogs can sense that the True Knot are up to no good.

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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 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.

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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.



* JediMindTrick: Dan and Abra pull one of these on a classmate of Abra's who seems likely to interrupt one of their early meetings.

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* JediMindTrick: Dan and Abra pull one of these on a classmate of Abra's who seems likely to interrupt one of their early meetings. Rose the Hat is capable of it as well.



** Also Danny Torrence preferring to go by "Dan" as an adult.

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** Also Danny Torrence preferring to go by "Dan" as an adult. [[spoiler: And, by the end of the novel, by "Doc," his parents' nickname for him.]]
9th Jun '16 7:58:23 AM Prfnoff
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'''''Doctor Sleep''''' is a novel written by Creator/StephenKing and a sequel to one of his most famous novels, ''Literature/TheShining''. Danny Torrance is now an adult struggling with alcoholism. He works at a hospice where, aided by a prescient cat, he is able to use his "shining" to give aid and comfort to the dying. He meets Abra Stone, a young girl with a "shining" of her own, who is being stalked by the True Knot, a group of psychic vampires who sustain themselves on children like her.

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'''''Doctor Sleep''''' ''Doctor Sleep'' is a novel written by Creator/StephenKing and a sequel to one of his most famous novels, ''Literature/TheShining''. Danny Torrance is now an adult struggling with alcoholism. He works at a hospice where, aided by a prescient cat, he is able to use his "shining" to give aid and comfort to the dying. He meets Abra Stone, a young girl with a "shining" of her own, who is being stalked by the True Knot, a group of psychic vampires who sustain themselves on children like her.
1st Dec '15 4:41:04 AM Maniago
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* SawStarWarsTwentySevenTimes: briefly mentioned in passing; Pence Effersham, a boy Abra apparently knows, loves to brag about how many times he has seen ''Film/TheAvengers2012''
29th Aug '15 10:58:40 AM Movienut376
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* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler:It's implied that Rose is pushed to her death by the ghost of Jack Torrance, who appears at the end to give one final farewell to Dan.]]
19th Jun '15 5:46:57 AM Alvin
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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.

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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 vampires' horrible deaths in the finale.
7th Jun '15 12:32:30 AM ChrisDen
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* AsYouKnow: The prologue functions as a summary of the events of The Shining for people who havent read the original, first with a newspaper story of the hotels destruction, which is belived by everyone to have been an accident and Jacks death was caused by a "heroic attempt at averting the disaster", and by Danny's monologues and conversations with Halloran.

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* AsYouKnow: The prologue functions as a summary of the events of The Shining for people who havent haven't read the original, first with a newspaper story of the hotels destruction, which is belived believed by everyone to have been an accident and Jacks Jack's death was caused by a "heroic attempt at averting the disaster", and by Danny's monologues and conversations with Halloran.



* BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind: The psychic combat between Rose, and Abra & Dan.

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* BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind: The psychic combat between Rose, and Abra & and Dan.



* BrassBalls: The aformentioned BandOfBrothers, along with Abra's father, Dave, get the jump on the True Knot. They shoot without concern (and, in some cases, experience). John even slams himself into a True Knot member who was about to kill Dave. Later, Billy Freeman rams his truck into a lookout platform to distract Rose, injuring himself in the process.

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* BrassBalls: The aformentioned aforementioned BandOfBrothers, along with Abra's father, Dave, get the jump on the True Knot. They shoot without concern (and, in some cases, experience). John even slams himself into a True Knot member who was about to kill Dave. Later, Billy Freeman rams his truck into a lookout platform to distract Rose, injuring himself in the process.



* VillainousBreakdown: Rose goes through several over the course of the book, most noteably when Danny kills Crow Daddy.

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* VillainousBreakdown: Rose goes through several over the course of the book, most noteably notably when Danny kills Crow Daddy.
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