The hard cover book weighs in at about 5 pounds (about 700 pages) . Almost too uncomfortable to read in bed. It's kind of a preposterous plot about (no spoiler, you get the idea in the first couple of pages) women who become wrapped in a cocoon when they fall asleep. I'm only about a 3rd of the way in but it's well written so it keeps your attention. The interesting thing is that it's co-authored by someone named Owen King and the brief bio on the flyleaf doesn't tell you it's Stephen King's son. I've never seen a father and son team write a book and I'm thinking it's a cheap shot by Stephen to give his kid a boost.