Originally Posted by SAI
GREAT idea, but, unusualy for King, I found the characterisation lacking. The main villain is ridiculously over the top (less a character than a rant really) and the teenagers dialogue is pretty laughable. Still, it moves at a relentless pace, is gripping, and has several stunning set pieces. Middling King.
King can't write interesting characters anymore. Either the good guys are all blandly heroic, boring and prone to corny, irksome dialogue/humor, or the bad guys are all EVIL, capital E, exclamation point. Despite the length, I found it a quick read because it is, like the definition of King's recent work, disposable Big Mac material.
(Bret Easton Ellis) - 3/10
Pretty bad followup, but at least lucky to not get less than zero from me!