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This review is from: Insomnia (Paperback)
This was the first Stephen King book that I ever read. Until then, I mistakenly thought that Stephen King only wrote horror - this book really opened my eyes. The hero of the book is an elderly man and a very likeable character - and his story gave me the same feel-good factor as watching Cocoon. I have now started reading the rest of King's books - perhaps 20 so far and this is still one of my favourites, though King himself doesn't think it is one of his best (according to his comments in On Writing).