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09-03-2004, 08:37 AM #1
Stephen King's Dark Tower Series
I see that King has wrapped up the series.
I read the Gunslinger and The Drawing of the Three but kinda lost interest.
Is this a series of books worth revisiting?Charlie, here comes the deuce. And when you speak of me, speak well.
09-03-2004, 11:39 AM #2
Liked this series, and have a couple to finish it up yet.
I think I started reading the first one about 8 or more years ago, and went back and reread all that I had last summer. Wasteland and Wizard and Glass were both IMO better than the Drawing of the Three, it was a bi too drawn out.
Haven't read Wolves of the Cahalla (sp?) but it sounded interesting.Skiing, where my mind is even if my body isn't.
09-03-2004, 02:41 PM #3
Sweeeeet, i had no idea that there were 3 more books out. The last I read was Wizard and the Glass. I loved the series, like the dark feeling when reading. Old world meets western.
Gonna go get em.
09-03-2004, 05:18 PM #4
Finished reading book IV a few months ago. I love the series. Freak said it best, cant complain about bad ass cowboy gunfights and a little magic thrown in for good measure.
Also I've noticed some referances to Robert Frost poetry in the works. The Witch of Coos is a poem by frost, and one of the towns used in the series Frost uses as well.
09-03-2004, 11:50 PM #5
Well, did you enjoy the first couple books?
09-07-2004, 01:17 PM #6
I consider them all together as one huge King novel.
First book is like the first chapter, introducing the protagonist and environment.
2nd book introduces the rest of the band.
3rd book sets them on thier journey.
4th continues and fleshes it out more.
Last book closes it out.
I'm enjoying some of the the little echos of earlier novels and short stories.
Glad he's finishing the thing. I was worried that with his accident he'd never get it done.Good runs when you get them.
09-13-2004, 08:37 AM #7
The 7th and last Dark Tower book is going to be fucking awesome.
There. I said it.
edit: 8 days bitches!
09-13-2004, 10:17 AM #8
Finished Wolves, last night. End was a bit more future intertwined than I would have liked, but good.
As mentioned gotta dig the gunfights etc, loved when Eddie was in the bookstore and kicked the hell out of Jack Andolini and the other guy, great imagery.
Gotta swing by the Library today and pick up Song of Susanah.Skiing, where my mind is even if my body isn't.
10-11-2004, 09:19 PM #9
Finishing the last book, it's really good. Hard to wrap it up though I have taken longer to read it than most books. I keep setting it down not really wanting to find out how it ends. I haven't ever read a series of books over such a stretch of time.
King puts a lot of himself on display for the reader in this one, pretty interesting, IMO.
Anybody else get through it yet?Skiing, where my mind is even if my body isn't.
10-12-2004, 09:12 AM #10
I'm about 1/4 of the way into book 7. So far so good. I enjoyed all of the others, Thought Wolves of the Calla was a bit contrived and it seemed like he was just putting stuff on the page to get it done. Song of Susannah was much better and this book is got a good start.
Liking how everything is getting tied together and small details from other books keep popping up in later books.
Please no spoilers for book 7
10-13-2004, 08:42 PM #11This Space For Rent
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The end of the last book sucks, King as much admits it.
10-14-2004, 10:34 AM #12
Bastards! I read the first three (before the other three were done, if I recall) many years ago and LOVED them. Dark, creepy but enthrawling thanks to a bottomless lead character and interesting side shows. I remember a big, sick robotic bear and blind black lady, among others. Soooo good. Now I'm going to start over. Grassy ass!"All God does is watch us and kill us when we get boring. We must never, ever be boring."
10-14-2004, 10:58 AM #13Originally Posted by BobMc
Bittersweet end. Didn't like it when I first finished it, but I think I like it now. Kinda goes back to some of the things he talked about in 5 and 6, Ka is a whell, yaddah-yaddah.
With Vinamn on the last two books, Wolves dragged out, it was interesting but not as good as Song of Susannah.
Couple of times I wished I had a few more Stephen King books on hand to check out character names. I think there is an additional book written by an outsider with the connections to characters throughout the series and what other books they come from. Saw it in Waldenbooks, but didn't really read into it much.Skiing, where my mind is even if my body isn't.
10-14-2004, 12:11 PM #14Originally Posted by CaddyDaddy77
10-14-2004, 12:13 PM #15Originally Posted by CaddyDaddy77
I'll have to get that once I've finished the books.Good runs when you get them.
10-14-2004, 11:09 PM #16Originally Posted by TomK
Oh, and back to the original question, which I neglected to answer in any of my previous posts, yes, it is worthwhile to pick the series back up.Skiing, where my mind is even if my body isn't.
10-15-2004, 07:16 AM #17
I was driving home from the Whites last weekend and passed the town of Gilead, Maine. Pop 126
10-15-2004, 10:17 AM #18
There's a crimson king motel just outside of Stowe.
10-16-2004, 08:43 AM #19
Here is the Book that I mentioned "The Road to the Dark Tower" it details all of the links in SK's other books as well as a documentary of SK's writing process during the DT series
10-18-2004, 07:25 PM #20Originally Posted by VinmanGood runs when you get them.