A friend that was a HUGE SK fan introduced me to SK a couple years ago and I can't put them down. I have been reading them on and off mixed in with other books I have been picking up. Some people have authors they cling to and SK is mine (for now). I have a question. I often recommend SK to people who are looking for things to read, at work, personal life etc.. I often find though that MANY people can't spend more then 200 pages with a SK book due lack of action and more focus on character/story development. Do any of you other SK fans have this issue with friends or family that have tried SK? I personally LOVE the 200 pages + of getting to know a character, by the end of the book I feel like I know the person, it's extremely rewarding I find. I also used to find people complain that he's over detailed. I never found it that way, in fact just right. I have been reading a book called "The Passage" by Justin Cronin. You wanna talk detail? Check that guy out lol.