I have just read the first 100 pages or so of "Lisey's Story", but something about it is reminding me of a Koontz book I read a long time ago. Does anyone else find it similar to Dean Koontz's, "The Bad Place"?
Yes, it is similar in the sense of having another world that the characters go to; here, though, the world is mostly good, whereas in The Bad Place, IRRC, it was an evil place that the bad guys went to.
Koontz writes with the reader in mind. King has come far from that and his offerings from the past 8+ years (at least) show that he's more concerned with his own "expression" than with the reader's perception/entertainment. Kind of like a singer who starts lacing their concerts with their politics. Yeahhh.... I don't really give a crap and that's not what I'm paying you for.