I was so surprised to read this! I really love that book. It's one of my favorite SK books. I wish that I could understand his problems with it. I have read that he did not know he was writing about addiction when he wrote it. I was thunderstruck by that as well. Perhaps he associates it with a difficult time in his own life? For me, that book has spoken to me over and over again over the last 20 years or so. Are there any hard core fans out there who know more about his attitudes towards this book? I would love to know more about why he dislikes it.