What began as a series I would have expected to be studied in literature classes some fifty years from now and would have ranked as finer than the Lord of the Rings series has become the pop fodder that Stephen King naysayers have falsely accused him of for years. Is it better to burn out or fade away? In Stephen King's case, I suspect die-hard fans would have preferred the series left uncompleted, leaving their imaginations to follow the logical path this series had begun with book IV.
No longer. Not only has Stephen King revised his premise for the book from this point on, he has reissued the first four to better fit with his new ending. When you have to rewrite the first 4 books to fit… Read more