Just started reading this again (the last time may have been when it was released), and even just a few pages in, I'm drawn in. Drawn into the story, but also King's...universe, if you will. I haven't kept up with King, started to lose a little interest in the mid-Nineties, "Rose Madder" is responsible for that.
I started reading King even before I discovered Bruce, my first was Pet Semetary and I was 11. Then Cujo (first the zombie cat, then the rabid St. Bernard...would this be considered good parenting today? 😂)
Anyway, one line really stood out in the aboslutely awesome start of the book, when the car crashes into Hapscomb's Texaco in Arnette, Tx.; an ambulance comes to transport the driver to hospital: " ...red domelight pulsing blood-shadows across the gas station's tarmac".
That's either an absolutely fantastic description, or a bad, cheap one.
I love it, to me, it's a great description - though I've never seen a blood-shadow, I still know exactly what it looks like, thanks to Stephen, here. And it reminds me of why I used to love Steve so much, I just might fall in love with him all over again.