this is probably my favorite Stephen King book. I have read it 3 times, each time during lengthy trips across the world, and ech time I've read it it was as if it was my first. It is a very great book for me. For some reason I can imagine things in the book PERFECTLY, or at least in a way that makes the book truly come alive for me anyway. Each place they went to hide from Entragian was a place that I had been in in my life before or at the time I first read it. For instance the seedy, abandoned theater that they took to for shelter was the pornon theater that my father had purchased when I first read the book. And the way taht the theater was described didn't prove me wrong at all but actually made it seem like, in a wierd way, he was talking about the same building. But, either way that you imagine it, you are bound to enjoy it, because it is truly an excellent book. very creepy and...I guess that atmospheric would be an ok word to describe it. It picks up really fast..like right when it starts..Anyway. I Strongly reccomend this book as well as the sequel written under King's pseudonym, The regulators. You are sure to enjoy them.