A struggling family. A drunk. A creepy ass hotel and even creepier ghosts. Sounds corny, but Mr. King delievers quite a story.
King makes the story believeable. He also has enough foils to 'balance' out the story. King understands that the audience will take advantage of the Hermeneutics of Suspicion. But just in time other characters join in on the looney-times.
I recommend this book for older teens and adults. Why? Some situations most likely won't be understood by a younger audience. I'm just a random exception. And it may seem like a long read, but I promise the pages will fly by.
Shortly and sweetly? A largely interesting, humorous, terrifying (emphasis on terrifying), and accomplished read.