Yes, yes it is. I re-visit this book once a year. The feeling of kinship gives me strength and inspiration. Genuinely scary in places, funny in others, I always let out a big sigh when I get to the end. (I've only posted this because of the "reviving threads" suggestion and not even sure I'm doing that right!). Never did like clowns. Or spiders. I'd recommend it as a first step into Kings work.