Why this book?
There is nothing that screams Classic Horror Fiction quite like a good haunting story. Stephen King’s impeccable style of a slow-burn story with soft hints of horror until it builds into a crescendo of wild visuals and horrific happenings certainly hit home. There is a fabulous cast of characters, that even in the modern age can be related to. That’s the thing about King, despite being written years ago, his books hold relativity because you connect with the characters, not the things they have and do. His graceful way of incorporating back stories for both his main characters and his ghosts just makes the story more chilling. After all, what’s more terrifying—a ghost or a man possessed by addiction?
I felt full emerged and terrified from the first time I read it, and every time I reread it.