I only was able to read about 70 pages of NOS4R2, and quite, it was too abstract and surreal with the heavy character POV. Half the time I was like, What...?
Don't get me wrong, there are some good parts thus far but I am finding it a bit tedious as I move through it because King has this way of going too far into supporting character back story which is often unnecessary. And he also is getting a bit carried away with his detailing which was already too much. Detailing works in some cases but, I don't know about in this one as there are a lot of characters.
This was promoted as the sequel to The Shining but aside from a few familiar characters and a few reminiscences it has nothing to do with it and there are a lot of "wtf???" and eye rollers. I won't spoil it any further though! lol
I feel the same as you did with NOS4R2... it is very abstract and also with too many characters, so many that I was also confused. I couldn't get through it the first time, waited a few months then tried again and managed to get through it but don't ask me about the details. I couldn't tell you. Which is really disappointing because before the story line goes all "Dark Towers" it was going well.
I liked Horns by Joe Hill a lot better. That one has characters you can relate to and is much less ridiculous, as well as minus child murdering psychos... enough of that already.