This is the first Stephen King novel I have read so I have no idea whether it is up to his usual standard, better or worse, then
others. The concept of an everyday object in near universal use being the agent of horror is well done and, by and large,
sustained though some of the effects seem to appear rather late in the day - I could not see the point of the levitation scene
near the end, for example. While the characters are somewhat stereotyped - the nerdy young schoolboy and the beautiful
teenager, etc. - there is consistency.