Going hand in hand with Stephen King's 'Desperation,' 'The Regulators' is one of the funnest, wildest, most harrowing stories I've read. If you like stories where a bunch of people are trapped in a truely extraordinary situation, then give this one a go!
If you are a Stephen King fan, Richard Bachman (wink, wink) will not disappoint you. The story is engrossing and confusing at first and you may (or may not) wonder what the Hell is going on (this will make sense if you've read enough King) but all comes together in the end and you are left with an appreciation of the author's creativity.
The story is an original and I'm looking forward to reading "Desperation" as well.