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message 1: by Mary (new)

Mary I'm actually on my way out to the bookstore to buy this


message 2: by Greg (new)

Greg Strandberg I've wanted to read this ever since finishing the Dark Tower books a couple years ago. I actually have a used copy, have had for a year now, but I'm too lazy. I need to get my act together.


message 3: by Will (new)

Will M. Mary wrote: "I'm actually on my way out to the bookstore to buy this"

Good luck, Mary! Hopefully you'd like this more than I did.


message 4: by Will (new)

Will M. Greg wrote: "I've wanted to read this ever since finishing the Dark Tower books a couple years ago. I actually have a used copy, have had for a year now, but I'm too lazy. I need to get my act together."

Every King book should be read sooner or later.


message 5: by Ctgt (new)

Ctgt Nothing wrong with you Will. Some books work on a personal level some don't. This was my first King book many, many years ago so it always held a special place for me. I reread this just a few months ago with a group and it didn't hold up as well, probably 4 stars now. I left the 5 star rating up for nostalgia sake.


message 6: by Will (new)

Will M. Ctgt wrote: "Nothing wrong with you Will. Some books work on a personal level some don't. This was my first King book many, many years ago so it always held a special place for me. I reread this just a few mont..."

Still hoping my reread in the future would at least make me bump it up to 4 stars.


Erin *Proud Book Hoarder* Definitely a slow paced book. I did enjoy this one more than most King stuff.


message 8: by Will (new)

Will M. It's the opposite for me, because I loved all of his other works that I've read. Except for Wizard and Glass.


message 9: by Paul (new)

Paul What a vampire story should be. Creepy.sorry Anne rice you lose.


message 10: by [deleted user] (new)

Great review as always, Will!


message 11: by Will (new)

Will M. Hanna wrote: "Great review as always, Will!"

Thank you, Hanna!


message 12: by Jacob (new)

Jacob Smith just finished reading it Will, my feelings about Salems lot were very similar!


message 13: by Will (new)

Will M. Jacob wrote: "just finished reading it Will, my feelings about Salems lot were very similar!"

Glad to know we're on the same page!


message 14: by Dewey (new)

Dewey Did you read the revised edition. The ending on that is awesome.


message 15: by Jeanette (new)

Jeanette NOTHING is wrong with you. There are tons of good King books, and most are better than this one was. You have good instincts and I love an honest review. Keep going with that instinct attuned and read some of his others instead- lots to pick from that hold much more than just buckets of gore and blood.


message 16: by Will (new)

Will M. Jeanette wrote: "NOTHING is wrong with you. There are tons of good King books, and most are better than this one was. You have good instincts and I love an honest review. Keep going with that instinct attuned and r..."

Thanks for this comment! Makes me feel better about how I felt after reading this novel.


message 17: by Andrew Williams (new)

Andrew Williams Thanks for this review. I'm on a King steal right now, I came to this book after The Stand. I liked getting a dark image of a New England town, but none of the characters really came alive for me. My fav characters were Eva Miller and Weasel Craig. Everyone else had a real flair that I wanted to read more about but was only exposed minimally.

And then there's the 300 page intro. The Stand which I just read has action in the first sentence.


message 18: by Sinead (new)

Sinead Donnelly Sums up exactly how I felt. Stephen King doing Vampires I expected to adore this. Also, I didn't find Ben all that interesting which added to the problem.

The chapters after the epilogue were fantastic however,


message 19: by Cadaver Synod (new)

Cadaver Synod It's not just you, I had the same although experience as you. Not a bad book, and worth a read, but I don't think it will be receiving a re-read.


message 20: by Dallas (new)

Dallas I'm glad that I'm not the only one who felt this way. I liked the book and some parts definitely had my attention but as a whole I don't think I ever felt truly scared. I also feel the same way about the Wizard and Glass. I did not enjoy that book nearly as much as the first three, and I often found myself struggling to get through it.


message 21: by Suzie (new)

Suzie Hendrix So glad I’m not the only freak. I really wanted to love this book, as it’s one of Kings favorites, however it struck me as mostly boring with a few interesting parts sprinkled in.


message 22: by Dom (new)

Dom I just finished it and I agree with pretty much everything you said. Someone told me I should read this before reading wolves of the calla because it spoils some it. I have to say wolves wouldn’t have spoiled much.


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