I have read every book in the series and am currently on the last one, but this one was BY FAR the worst. It was so unneccessary. By the end I felt like King was just putting in words to fill the pages to make a sale on another book. (that he knows anyone reading the series would have to buy) Don't expect ANY action in this ENTIRE book, very slow and absolutely meaningless.
I'm sorry, but did King get homework from his shrink or something? "Go home and deal with your alcohol demons!"
This book went NO WHERE. At least, no where that couldn't have been tagged onto the next book.
And if it had to stand alone, then it should have been shorter and much more to the point.