It's quite a long winded book, but as a result, you feel you know everything about the characters, such is the depth to which they are explained. I loved the film but after reading the book, you realise just how much is missing from the film. Some parts are a bit difficult to read (at least for me) and are quite uncomfortable in thier nature. They dont stop it from being a 5* rating though, or an outstanding book.
Would have been The Dark Tower series but for his messing it all up by putting himself in it. IT is simply the best piece of horror fiction King has ever written. Terrifying, funny, layered, moving and exciting, this book is an amazing piece of literature. Read this, then The Stand uncut, and see an era (now unfortunately long gone) when King was king.
This is a must read book. The book is very long but is defintly worth the effort, in my opinon its Kings best book. Do not be put off if you have seen the film version and did not enjoy it, as the book has alot more story in it than the movie. The book is a scary read, yet is also funny and moving. The charcters are great, and even though its a big book, you'll see yourself flying through it.