So glad I stuck with this one. Once the book FINALLY got around to discussing the Colorado Kid, it captured my interest and held it. As a fan of the tv show Haven, which is very loosely based on this book, I had a wee fangirl moment when a character named George "Wournos" showed up. :)
Anyway, to those who do watch the show don't worry about being spoiled. One beef with the book is that the mystery is never solved and Stephen King talks a bit about that in the notes. Fans of Stephen King will probably get his point, but it was lost on me.