I decided to read this after watching the film. I was expecting the book to be a lot better than the movie, as is common for most books-to-movies. The book wasn't bad, just not what I was hoping for, especially since I had actually enjoyed the movie. This was also my first attempt at any Stephen King and I have been told that his novels are better than his short stories. I would still recommend reading this story to anyone looking for a quick scare.