I was very impressed with this book and I'm so glad that even though Stephen has written himself into history, he continues to produce titles like this. The originality and different storylines taken made this an easy to read, well developed and quality read. Kings recent works will probably never reach the popularity and acclaim of his earlier ones. This is a great disappointment as leaving that line was 100% necessary. King would have been finished had he attempted to submit and try to write a new 'Stand' or a modern day 'Shining'. He has a new style, which benefits from experience and which doesn't feel pressurised into writing another SK classic. As with all immensely popular artists (including musicians and actors), preoccupation with living up to past success is the usual downfall. Avoiding this, King has created another deserved bestseller and it is my expectation that there are a few more years of the same to come.