This was my second foray into the weird and sometimes disturbing world of Stephen King. I was not disappointed. Previously I read his Dark Tower series, which was excellent. This book was also excellent. It was pretty much a non-stop action page turner from beginning to end. I can't help but think that Mr. King must have a very dark mind to come up with the stuff he writes in books. The villain in this story is absolutely horrifying. The ending is not what I would have expected but I found it interesting and thought-provoking. I know some other reviewers said that they thought it wasn't very originally, but I disagree. Though this book is very long, it works and it is not over-written. I finished it 1000+ pages in less than a week and was biting my nails the whole time!