This was my very first full length Stephen King and it was creeptastically great! I've only read short stories and Different Seasons because no matter how good people said he was I figured most of the other Stephen King books would be too scary for me. I'm a huge fraidy cat and I don't need to read anything I'm afraid to read after dark or has me looking over my shoulder when I go downstairs to the kitchen without turning on every light.
This was the perfect gateway King and while I kept hearing Kathy Bates voice in my head at first, the book was able to show the whole spectrum and nightmare that is Annie Wilkes in way more small details and nuances.
Now to re-watch the movie with the WWJD* morning book club :)
*What would Jessie do