I read it because HULU is doing a 6 episode mini-series based off it. I can’t wait to see the mini-series. I LOVED this book. I’ve never been so angry and proud of the author as I read. The story is well written, well told and moderately believable (which is what makes good fiction great). This isn’t my favorite SK book, I prefer his short story collections but this has to be my favorite of his large novels.