I have been a fan of Stephen King for as long as i can remember. I love the boo factors that literaly fill up the pages, and keep them turning into the wee hours of morning. The First 3/4 of this book, are full of history, and memories, and an fairly intresting story, that written by anyone else would be enough. The las 1/4 of the book has the scare factor, and ghosts lots of ghosts. It took me twice as long to read this as any other of King's work mostly because it was different. It wasn't until the last 300 pages that it became a real page turner.
I was skeptical at the begining because unlike every other Stephen King work this took place somewhere outside of his beloved Maine, that we have come to know and love. The Characters are developed wonderfully and it provides an above average amount of entertainment. Edgar Freemantle is a loveable damaged soul that you just can't help but to relate to. I was sad that the actual horror aspect was limited to the last several hundred pages.