Oh man! This book has heart man, it has heart! I loved it! There was one spot where it slowed down a little more than my liking, but for the tone and style of the book, it did a surprising job of pulling me through most of it. It's told in first person, which is pretty rare these days - and I thought it worked brilliantly. It has such a personal feel because the protagonist is the narrator. I bet first person is going to come back. Don't believe me? Ever heard of a novel called The Hunger Games? Yeah I thought so :) I really cared about these characters. I think King's biggest strength is writing good characters. I didn't know how he was going to end this huge story leaving me satisfied, but he did - and he did it in a way I wasn't expecting. I liked this book so much, I know it is one that will join the few books I will most certainly go back and read again someday. If you've never read King because you're not a horror fan like me - you owe it to yourself to give this one a try. I think you'll find that there's a reason Stephen is the King when it comes to speculative fiction. I read this book via audio book and I wasn't too sure about the narrator Craig Wasson at first. As the story came alive through his voice, however, it grew on me to the point where I can't imagine another voice telling this story. He has the perfect voice for the main character, and his accents were great too! I really enjoyed his read of this amazing novel.