This is my second time reading this book, in all its phenomenal glory. My first read was when I was a teenager and had this unquenchable thirst for Stephen King. But this time around, several years later, I realized that I didnt quite understand WHAT I was reading. As an avid reader of things strange and macabre, Stephen King will always be my favorite writer.
The elements therein are only able to be picked out by someone who can understand the fight between good and evil. It's not just the war between the two in our world, but it is the war within ourselves as well. Stephen doesnt have our Heavenly Father fully understood in this novel, but he is extremely close when it comes to certain scenes. I can appreciate some of his understanding, since I came to the Lord several years ago, and I am uncharacteristically in awe that a writer of horror can somewhat understand some of the Lord's nature in his novel. Reading it the second time, I can grasp the understanding and meaning of this historically and seemingly unending fight for our spirits, our souls.
And as always, I can appreciate the talent he was given to paint these pictures so flawlessly when telling his tales.
I didn't understand this book the first time but I was still entertained by it. Wasn't until the second time that I finally understood where Stephen was going and where he went.
I highly recommend this novel to Stephen King fans, but mostly to those who can and will find the hidden meaning interlaced entirely throughout this novel.
As always, Stephen, you are the best!! Kudos!!