I liked the first hundred pages or so and the epilogue, but not so keen on the middle and there was a lot of middle! The book was 760 pages in total.
There are three main themes. The first is about a retired man, rebuilding life after death of wife. This was an interesting theme to think about.
The second theme was about women refuges and abortion clinics; so if these are sensitive subjects, do not read.
The third theme is the paranormal / sci fi theme. I would have enjoyed the book without this because the man’s story was so interesting. Plus this theme did not engage me because too far fetched for me and as so much of it, made the book drag.
This was my first Stephen King. Is it typical?