Yes, I love the book. And, I love the original movie, but the book was way better to me. I won't even go into the remake. But, yeah. Love the book, loved most of the characters and it was when Stephen King was at the top of his game. The way he got you invested in everyone, the heart break and despair Louis felt really came through, plus it was just plain scary. One of my favorite King books, glad you enjoyed it. I think it's a book every horror fan should read at least once.
I haven't watched either movie because I've been waiting until I've finished reading the book first. I think I'll sit down to watch both movies whenever I have some free time on a day off. I can probably knock them both out in a day.
I liked the book for that same reason. Stephen King did a good job of getting you invested in the characters and it helped to draw you in.