I thought for a Stephen King book, this one was a bit sappy. A coming to adulthood book, lost loves, a crippled boy etc. It really never got exciting. I was pretty much bored. I really wish King would go back to his later writings. More thrill and gore that catches you at the begining and never lets you go until the very end.
Its a good book, and interesting, but lacks the real gripping narative I've come to expect from Stephen King. The elements of the mystery at the heart of the story seemed undeveloped, I found myself being uninterested in learning who the real killer was and felt the ending was rather rushed.
I guess I'm a baby...I just love to be read to.
By the time I found out who the bad guy was I didn't even care nor was it surprising even though I didn't suspect him. It wasn't scary or thrilling or suspenseful...just blah. I wouldn't waste time on this one...it is seriously lacking.
I loved this book! Not typical Steven King, but a feel good coming of age tale with a GREAT backdrop of a small town carnival. Supernatural twist that was a really great ride!
Excellent mystery novel from King, one of my favs so far on my year long quest to reading all of his work. A college student coming of age story, while working at a 70s era theme park and a murder mystery surrounding a horror house ride killer. All of King's best elements are here with mystery, nostalgia, murder, ghosts, love lost, love found, and even alittle psychic abilities thrown in as well. Fantastic and fun. Hated for the ride to end!
You needn't have read most of King's contemporary tales to enjoy this yarn with enough youthful innocence combined with supernatural undertones to keep you listening the whole day through.