I prefer science fiction, fantasy, and horror without the spaceships, dragons, and zombies.
Note to readers: Don't read the Introduction by Jonathan Letham until after you've finished the novel. Like many introductions, it completely spoils the novel.
I felt this book had too much falling action. That's it. Nothing else negative to say about this one. Every other aspect of this book I found to be absolutely delightful. This will easily find itself at the top of my 'Best of 2014' list and in my list of all-time favorite novels (if I had one written out somewhere).
This--not The Haunting of Hill House--is Jackson's masterpiece.
That last line is mainly for Charlene of Char's Horror Corner