A HUGE, confusing LET DOWN. This was one of the absolute best series ever!!!!..... and then he released this final, 7th book. I was the reader who would stall finishing the book I was on until I knew he was releasing the next. Reading several hundred pages an hour meant I REALLY had to pace myself. I am reviewing now, decades later, after making myself re-read this final book of King's series. We are old friends, he and I (in manner of I've loved all his stuff and purchased 99% of it) I have never been disappointed with King in my life until this book. What the heck?! It is like he just said "aw screw it". There's some Salems Lot characters... some werewolfish/vampireish characters that don't fit at all in any of theses books or stories. In what seems to be the equivalent of King giving us all the finger....King puts HIMSELF in the story??... and poorly I will add. Absolutely NO closure is felt with this last book. King completely gave up the story line he spent a decade setting up. This book was so sloppy, ridiculous, and poorly written. I honestly don't believe it was written by King himself. Of the thousand pages there were maybe 3 actual chapters that took my breath, and gave me the goosebumps the previous 6 books caused. Otherwise... This book jumped around, however not in an awesome Pulp Fiction kind of way. I felt cheated after this book and half way through I began wishing I could send King a message to ask him why he just gave up, and did he REALLY write this??? It surprised me how very much this last book bummed me out. I mean it's just a book.... but I have to tell you, after coming to care about these characters, it was as if a really good friend left town without saying goodbye. I felt sad, disappointed, and most of all LET DOWN. I actually regretted buying the book. I intentionally stopped reading King, and have discovered some great new writers. I am sad to say that it's possible that the KING is dead........ =' (

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