Why did I love this book?
Although this was not the first Stephen King book I fell in love with, it was the first that crossed fantasy, parallel universes, and horror, which put it at the top of my list.
I like things dark, but I also like things to be turned on their head, as Jack’s world is when he ‘flips’ into another time to a place called ‘the territories.’ King does this a lot in his writing, as well as developing his characters so fully you feel like you‘re really there with them, as I did with Jack and his companion, Wolf, a talking wolf who comes from the alternate world.
Through the character of Wolf, the darker side of our own world is exposed, allowing us to see things from multiple perspectives. I often find that through darker fiction, we get to see sides of life we wouldn’t otherwise notice.