I've read quite a few horror novels so far in my life even though I am not in a big favor of the horror novel genre. Some of them I really liked, and some of them I didn't really like. I liked some of them because the stories within them were very interesting to read and I was intrigued by them, and I didn't like some of them, because the stories within them were just unbelievable and - please excuse the two expressions that I am about to use - illogical and overly lame. However, as I was going through The Mist, I couldn't help but like some parts of it, for the story inside it was really good and all the fictional characters were quite interesting to read about. So even though I think of this novel as completely unnecessary, I still have to admit that I enjoyed reading it, and that it holds all the cards that every horror novel should hold for its avid reader. So if you're by any chance a horror novel enthusiast, or just one of those people who love to read a horror novel every once in a while, so they don't get stuck inside of all the various different kinds of love triangles, science fiction vessels, Castles and Wizards way up in the air, and especially don't get stuck in the self-help trap, then my strong suggestion for you is that you get yourself this book and jump straight into the Mist that awaits to devour you and all of your bookworm friends.