I decided that Thackery was a bit much for my recent trip, so I grabbed this King novel at the last moment. It was probably the recent reviews of the final book in the trilogy that made me think of it. Anyway, it was entertaining. I prefer my bad guys a bit less crazy, but King knows how to keep you turning the pages. It was not wonderful enough to inspire me to pick up the second book in the trilogy, but it was good company for a few days.