My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I'm surprised by how much I enjoyed this story. Stephen King and I have a so-so relationship. He likes to write stories that scare the bejeebus out of me and I like to read his books. I have only read a handful of his books and I'm always careful about which ones I pick up I tend to stay away from the books that were made into movies since the movies scare me.
I read this book in the six serialization format it was originally published in and I have to say, it was worth reading that way. If I had read the books when they were first being published I don't think I could have waited a month between books, especially between books 4 - 5 - 6.
I didn't initially get into the story, the first book kind of dragged so I did wait a bit in between books. I really started to get into the story by book 3 and from there I breezed through the rest of the books.
The one thing that I didn't care for, but I know was important to the format/story, was the flashes forward that start each book. I know because of the format that we had to start off with an older Paul Edgecombe to recap and then take us back into the story he's writing. Otherwise this might just be my second favorite Stephen King that I've read (#1 is The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon).
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