Another engaging story from the King. For the parts where Detective Jack got touched and subsequently controlled by the evils, I was truly frightened by the atmosphere. The character of Hollie is both strange and lovely - I admire her.
The layers of interpretation for this “outsider” are complex and intriguing. Yes for those crimes and atrocities in the history of time that men could never truly understand, this “outsider” has made it concrete and despicably clear. From this perspective, the supernatural is merely a heightened reflection of reality, with some key parts exaggerated or altered beyond so that the essence of being can be revealed with the utmost truth.