I gave this four stars, so I do like the book. There are some really good parts to the book, and I will continue the series. There are plenty of evil ..Show More »characters to hate in this book and bad and good are black and white.
A NURSE CAME IN, WOKE HIM UP AND GAVE HIM A SEDATIVE. This suffers greatly from what I like to call trilogyitis. That is when a author has a great idea for a great book, but his editor talks him into making a trilogy out of it, even though the writer only has enough story to fill one large book. Stephen King usually just writes one big book and it is usually a very good book. Lesser authors stretch out three books in order to sell more books, yet they don't really have that much material. This usually makes the middle of the book pretty boring. With this book you could start at chapter 21 and read to the end and you will have the entire story.
IT CONSTANTLY AMAZED HIM THAT PENNSYLVANIA WAS MORE REDNECK THEN PARTS OF THE SOUTH. This was an interesting observation. I lived in rural Pa. in 1976, which is when this story starts. I came from the Ozarks, but there were as many rednecks as in the Ozarks. This goes back to the winner writes the history books. King pointed out in one of his books that Maine had a similar organization to the KKK, that was very active.
This is not as good as the Joe Ledger Novels, but it is still better then a lot that is available.
The Narrator was good in parts, but kind of phoned it in in other parts.