Stephen King's novel, "Doctor Sleep," is a sequel to his 1977 horror classic, "The Shining." It follows the life of Danny Torrance, the son of Jack Torrance, as he struggles with alcoholism and tries to help a young girl with her own shining abilities. While it can be read as a standalone novel, there are several references to events in "The Shining" that readers may enjoy.

If you're (somehow) not familiar with the work of Stephen King, then you're in for a treat. He's a master of horror and suspense fiction. The good news is that "Doctor Sleep" isn't a horror novel - it's actually a sequel to one of King's most famous novels, "The Shining." 

King has sprinkled references to "The Shining" throughout "Doctor Sleep," so fans of that book will definitely want to read it. But even if you've never read either book, don't let that stop you from picking up a copy of "Doctor Sleep." It's an excellent novel on its own!

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