I've read it several times over many years, and each time I find it to be simply a confusing mystery with very little horror. I can't believe that King heaped such high praise upon this story, with one of the lamest endings I've ever encountered.
Dean Crawford wanted to be a pilot, but his plans were foiled when he discovered he was color blind. As he really wanted to do something he enjoys, Crawford tried writing instead and his books have topped Amazon's charts ever since. As our Author of the Day, Crawford chats about why he enjoys science-fiction and how it would probably take an alien invasion for humans to discover our humanity.