Originally Posted by DJ's left nut
I gave up on reading Steven King epic novels after The Stand because abrupt, mediocre endings kindof appear to be his thing.
I just got tired of dedicating hours to a book and then he'd spent 20 pages wrapping it up when earlier in the book he'd spend 30 pages sending a character to get a glass of milk. Maybe that's why I wasn't as annoyed the the Dark Tower series; he never really bothered trying to end them.
The only times I've ever felt like he did a decent job ending stories is in his short story compilations. Otherwise I feel like he just gets tired of writing, kills some folks and calls it a day.
You should give his book 11-22-63 a try. Clearly one of his best efforts in some time.