I didn't get into Dreamcatcher my first read either, and stopped midway through – it's hard to get past something so vividly described as a shit-weasel, you know? But once I picked it up again and passed the halfway point, I fell in love. All of the characters touched me in some way, and of course bad or painful ends came to the ones I adored the most. Without question, however, I think Duddits is one of the most brilliant characters I've ever seen on the printed page. Plus, this is another book that creates its own secret language – SSDD, y'all.