It's not one of my favourites. BUT just because it's not one of mine doesn't mean it's not worth reading. You may love it. Only you can judge that. So don't let anyone elses opinion sway you - if you think it sounds interesting, go ahead and read it.
I am deep in the story and it is an audio CD set from the library. I am moved and sincerly horrified at the real monsters SK brings into focus between Scott's dad and Dooley. I hesitate to listen at times as Scott's past is so desperate. Lisey is "a strong women" stronger than I. I would say love storey above all else.
Okay this has encouraged me to go back to Lisey and Manda now after I pit the book down a few weeks ago. I agree it's a little trying, but while reading I was thinking to myself that the heaviness and sense of confusion seemed very fitting considering the grief she feels over losing Scott. Takes a little longer to get the action, but I've rarely dumped a book, and never a King, so I'm glad I saw this thread. Thanks!
I am reading it now, and so far, I REALLY LIKE IT! It is creepy for me in a way, though (which isn't a bad thing, I don't think) because it reminds me a lot of my wife and I. But I must say, I'm hooked. Just started part 2!