This is my first Stephen King other than On Writing
. Too much backstory before actually getting to the hotel. Other than that, it was engrossing! I would go for pages without even realizing that I was reading. To me that's the real sign of a master writer.
The more I think about this book, the creepier it gets. I had the worst time falling asleep last night. The gradual decline of Jack is very realistic. I think my being the mother of small children makes this book prey upon my imagination more than it otherwise would.