It had been a while since I had read a Stephen King novel. As always, I enjoyed the story a great deal. King has a way of writing and building characters that is second to none, and I can't recall ever reading his work and not coming away entertained. This novel is a sequel of sorts to his famous book The Shining, but it certainly stands along as its own story. I cannot say much that has not already been said about this book, but I would recommend it and I think that it shows King has not lost a step.