t felt like I was reading a Stephen King novel at times. I did enjoy the book, however. I thought the story was pretty unique. I liked to concept of the inner world and having a way to cross over. The characters were great. I loved Vic and how she was so far from perfect. I think Lou was my favorite though. The scenes in Christmas Land were pretty frightening. Not one I would want to see on the big screen. One side note, for fans of Stephen King novels. Try to see how many references to his father's books that the author throws in the mix. It was kind of neat to pick them out. One thing to note, this book is LONG! But worth the journey.