OK so it was on the old board, and bound to come back here at some point, can start it up again by asking for oppinions? I have just finished the dark tower series (minus WTTKH) and I'm looking for my next book, I kind of whittled it down to Cell, Firestarter and Joyland. I would rather have a quick start (I know Cell starts pretty quick), I seem to be drawn to and touched by young characters like Ellie in Pet Sematary, the Losers, Dinah in the Langoliers, Trisha from Tom Gordon etc (I know firestarter has Charlie), and I don't want an overly long book (I know joyland is short). Any suggestions? My fave 3 are IT, 11/22/63 and The Stand if that helps. And of course, anyone else looking for help with this age old question, feel free to ask here.