I'm not through with the book, but damn is it ever freakin' me out. I just finished reading the chapters about room 217 and I had to get away from the book for awhile. My heart was racing, the quietness of the room started getting to me, and my breathing became more rapid. If that makes me a wuss, then so be it. But holy moly! At first I was wondering why this book is acclaimed to be scary, but now I know. Sheesh! I don't want to go to sleep!!! What's weird is I want recommendations for books to do this same thing to me. I guess I really like scary books! Any suggestions?