Amazing when it's good and still highly readable when it's not so good. I haven't read a King book in ages but it was pretty easy getting back into his frame of mind. the story N. made the whole book more then worthwhile, an amazingly creepy novella that combines Lovacraftian otherworldly horror with obsessive compulsive disorder. Really effective, I had trouble sleeping that night. Some stories struck me as silly, like one about someone being trapped in a johnny on the spot. That story was still very compelling but I kept thinking how silly it was at the same time. Like anew brand of torture porn...Yuck.