I do one of these for every SK novel I finish so I figured I wouldn't break tradition.
First off, I read the complete and uncut version. Absolutely loved the novel. I'd have to put it right near the top of my list in regards to King's works, although It and 11/22/63 are very dear to me.
The character development and relate-ability is flawless imo. He led me to love Stu Redman, admire Nick Andros, loathe/sympathize Harold Lauder, shake my head at Trashy, crush on Frannie, fearstruck and are Mother Abigail/Flagg, befriend Larry Underwood, laugh at Glen Bateman, be mesmerized by Kojak, and be oh so proud of Tom Cullen.
Now, to the actual material. I read this 1400 pager in a mere two weeks. Which isn't out of reach but with a 45 hour work week it's not light reading. I just couldn't stop. Very well done sir.
Alas, the ending, the much talked about segment of every King story.
To conclude I would like to thank Sai King on yet another captivating story and adventure that is sure not to be my last. Now I'll knock out Brown's Inferno before I reach back to the shelf for Carrie, Insomnia, The Shining, Needful Things, or Nightmares and Dreamscapes. (I'm a compulsive book buyer). Any suggestions on which of those I should read first?