I am so glad that a friend of mine suggested this to me. When I opened it and started reading, I was afraid I wouldn't get into it. I hadn't sought out any info on the series at that point, so I thought that it was simply a western. I was pleasantly suprised when I realized that it is more like a science fantasy horror dystopian...thing. I should have known better considering Stephen King wrote it.
I will definitely be checking out the sequels soon.