It dawned on me that I have read all of Stephen King's last three releases. I hadn't picked him up since Carrie and The Shining back when.
While every Stephen King book is a relative page turner, I often skip over paragraphs and pages. He's engaging, but adds a lot of fluff. I have mixed emotions on his work. It is always compelling, but I am not sure if I am always left satisfied. Like a Big Mac gut ache three hours later.
The book is a sequel to The Shining. After seeing the movie and reading the book I never really asked myself "what happened then". From the press I read Mr. King and many of his fans asked that very question. Whatever.
It picks up with Danny 30 or so years down the line. A drinker. The under-story is of AA redemption.
King handles some tension well enough with a kidnapping mid-way through and resolves it with enough meat on the bone to finish out the story. I was thankful for that.
If this book were a movie I would recommend waiting until it comes out on video. Good but not 12 bucks.