this is a very interesting book and a pretty unique book from stephen King. I have read many books from him and why people consider him a horror writer is beyond me. This book is, nevertheless, verygood. I think that it does a very good job at transporting you to the time in which it takes place. the characters are very good and King's attention to detail in this book (which I have now come to expect) Is very enjoyable for me for reasons that I have no idea. It is very well written, anyway, and it is a very entertaining story, or set of stories, anyway. If you have seen the movie but have not yet read the book, this book is much better and is very different than the movie. Many things were taken out of the movie(for good reasons) and certain things were just changed, I'm assuming to make the movie more interesting, but I think that it failed. And certain things that were cut out of the movie I don't think should have been,(For instance, the part in which Bobby is nearly assraped by a perverted man in the park while feeding birds, which would have been a pretty interesting scene I think) Anyway, I 'm getting bit off topic right now,but I think that I've made my opinion clear enough.