It all begins with a visit from a reporter from a big newspaper that’s going around collecting stories of the unexplained. When he leaves, without a story, Vince and David tell Stephanie the story they didn’t tell the newspaperman, the story of the Colorado Kid.
Because it doesn’t have an ending or all the answers, they know the big papers won’t be interested or would only be interested in an altered version. That’s why they didn’t tell him about it. It was their story, and now Stephanie’s.
As with the big papers I think that the readers of this book will either love it or hate it. I don’t think there will be many in betweeners for this one.
Personally I love it. The tone King uses in the book is so fresh and entertaining to read! This book is in some cases very different from King’s usual books but at the same time it’s so King. It’s a wonderful book. I bet Frank Darabont or Rob Reiner will turn this one into a blockbuster before long…it’s that kind of book.
It’s also a rather short book. It's only 184 pages but King knows exactly where to end the story. If the book had been longer (or shorter for that matter) it wouldn’t have worked.