A markedly Stephen King novel. A great cross country novel with echos of “The Body”. Overall it is a good read. There are parts that seem long and this is defiantly not for children. We see glimpses of Stephen Kings own drug issues as we move through this book. The point of a boy setting off on an adventure to save his mother goes against the too typical must be an orphan box most authors think of when talking about writing the hero’s journey. As with all of his novels, it leaves you with a lot to think about. Read but realize mature audiences recommended.