This was my very first time reading horror, my very first time reading Stephen King. I thought I should give it a try just to see what it’s all about. There were far too many unnecessary details that detracted from the story. Instead of expanding on the scary, gruesome details or adding more of them throughout the book, we get details that don’t even matter to the story.
It was interesting to try to understand what this kind of trauma could do to a person in a short amount of time. Could witnessing death and gore really affect the mind so much? It’s a good question to ponder.
I actually liked the book in a creepy crawly goosebumpy kind of way. The details that mattered had my heart racing, putting me on the edge of my seat. My main complaint would be to trim the fat and only include the meat. Four out of five stars.