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Register Free To Download Files | File Name: Dr Sleep Stephen King PDF. DR SLEEP STEPHEN KING. Download: Dr Sleep Stephen King. DR SLEEP. Reading Joyland and Doctor Sleep as Complementary Stories Clotilde Landais Between July and August , Stephen King finished writing two novels. Stephen King Doctor Sleep Shining – 2 Stephen King DOCTOR SLEEP A novel We stood at the turning point. Half-measures availed us nothing. –The Big Book.
In the little town of Frazier, New Hampshire, he works at a hospice where his shine allows him to help people die. However, this new orderly life is disturbed when a gang of psychic vampires who call themselves the True Knot targets a young girl with the shine, Abra.
To protect the girl, who happens to be his niece, Dan has to face his old ghosts on the former grounds of the Overlook Hotel. Even though the novel may not be considered a sequel per se, Doctor Sleep refers directly to The Shining: Doctor Sleep also refers indirectly to another novel by Stephen King: Joyland, which has been written more or less in parallel to Doctor Sleep.
Joyland tells the story of a young man, Devin Jones, who takes a summer job at an amusement park in North Carolina. Devin grows fond of the park and becomes obsessed with its ghost, a young girl who had been killed in the haunted house and whose murder remains unsolved.
Based on its summary, Joyland does not seem to be related to Doctor Sleep, mostly because the two novels have no character in common. However, these two novels, both finished in , share some themes and figures. Both novels are also quests. Furthermore, there are other figures that less evidently link the two novels. This essay will demonstrate how these figures interact with each other in Joyland and Doctor Sleep, and why these novels should be read as complementary stories.
The first figure that is common to both Joyland and Doctor Sleep is the hero: Who had been his invisible friend, once upon a time. The one who sometimes brought visions [from the past and future]. The one who sometimes warned. The one who had turned out to be a deeper and wiser version of himself.
At 10, she feels the death of another boy with the shining, as he is killed by the True Knot.
These are vampire-like creatures, immortal as long as they can suck the life out of children with the shine. The final confrontation takes place at the True Knot sanctuary,12 which is located where the Overlook Hotel used to stand.
In her quest, Dan is only a helper. There was nothing clear about the thing in her head. That was her birthmark, invisible but real. Her parents no longer talked about the crazy shit that had happened when she was little.
Maybe they thought the thing that had caused that stuff was almost gone. She had just learned to control it.
Not completely, but mostly. Now she rarely saw things before they happened. Or take moving stuff around. Sometimes she could make people do things. There were other things, too, some for which she had no name, but the one she was thinking about now did have one. She called it far-seeing. As in Doctor Sleep, the character and narrator on whom Joyland focuses, Devin Jones, is not the true hero of the novel.
It was touching another world. When the author considers readers as side-participants, the latter then feel part of a conversation with the former, who leaves some clues for them to find, and readers feel rewarded when they do so. Such problem solving willingness not only requires the ability to identify relevant information in the narrative, it also requires the capability to retrieve such information or previous knowledge.
There is a second figure common to Joyland and Doctor Sleep who plays on the same mechanisms of inference, previous knowledge or memory, and collaboration: In Doctor Sleep, the villain is almost immediately identified as the head of the True Knot tribe, Rose the Hat, who is described as follows: Two men, one quite old and one appearing on the edge of middle age but appearances could be deceiving , flanked a woman of startling beauty.
Her cheekbones were high, her eyes were gray, her complexion creamy. Her masses of black hair were tied back with a broad velvet ribbon. Usually she wore a hat — an old and battered tophat — but she had left it in her motorhome this day.
Staying in place on this wealth of hair in spite of the crazy angle at which it was cocked, was a jaunty tophat of scuffed velvet. He wore a derby hat tilted on his coal- black hair. He looked like a cartoon carnival barker from an old-time newspaper strip. For readers who have discovered Joyland before Doctor Sleep and who actively apply such previous knowledge to Rose, they understand immediately, based on her very first appearance and description that she is the villain.
Even though it is a cap and not a derby, it is still a clue for readers with an active semantic memory. Those things troubled me as well, but there was something else. It was maddening because I felt like it was staring me right in the face. Never mind the goddam tattoo, I told myself. But what else could it be? The sunglasses masked his eyes. The goatee masked his lower face, and the slightly tilted bill of the baseball cap shaded his forehead and eyebrows.
Readers with a previous knowledge of Doctor Sleep, but also Joyland readers with active participation in the act of reading, are susceptible of connecting the dots at that point of the story. If intertextual semantic memory cannot apply, intratextual knowledge could, allowing all readers the pleasure of solving the crime before the narrator, as pointed out by Flesch: However, as implied in the last quote from the novel and by Flesch, mystery authors tease their readers by misleading them.
Stephen King is no exception. The man with the bird on his hand and a straight razor in his pocket. He welcomes Devin and tells him where to stay,46 he teaches him how to operate the Carolina Spin,47and he takes care of him when another employee, Eddie Parks, makes him work too hard.
Moreover, he speaks of the killer with some sort of admiration: Did you know that? His grin widened.
They never caught him. In the end, of course, the mystery is solved. It was the hat. A fucking tilted cap? However, whatever the result, they still take pleasure in the narrative. Anomalous suspense also arises in regard to the third figure common to both novels: It can be a positive action, such as love, but it can be for revenge purposes as well. Both Doctor Sleep and Joyland perfectly illustrate such traditions as both novels show ghosts who act out of love as well as ghosts who act out of revenge.
In Doctor Sleep, as in The Shining, there are several ghosts. Massey from Room and Horace Derwent,56 are mentioned early in the novel to explain how Dick Hallorann teaches the 8-year-old boy to trap them in a lockbox, in his mind.
Readers with such an input or those who have read Joyland first may guess that ghosts have a role to play in the final confrontation with Rose and the True Knot. However, such input does not ruin suspense, as William Flesch notes: We [readers] participate by anticipating, and good stories.
The general principle here might be taken from Hitchcock: Three ghosts intervene in the battle against the True Knot: Dan had kept her in a lockbox in his mind, just like the ghosts of his childhood, and he releases her into the Overlook Lodge where all the True Knot members but two are gathered, an act which results in their deaths.
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