Bleak, relentless and beautiful. Mostly the first one, though. I love that we're left to fill in the blanks ourselves. What are The Squads? When does this take place? How the hell did we get to the point of letting 100 young men walk to the death (well, 99, really)?Easily my favourite thing Stephen King has written (excepting the first three DT books, natch) and I'm now fighting myself to not go troll all the one star reviews. Fuck the naysayers, read this book.