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The Dark Tower by Stephen King

The Dark Tower by Stephen King

I reviewed this book in depth last March, so I am going to keep this brief and to-the-point. 🙂 The Dark Tower is one of my least favorite books of the series, mostly because of the events that unroll within it.  Don’t get me wrong, it’s extremely well-written, and the last 45 minutes of the audiobook are my favorite in the series.  It’s just that I’ve spent a lot of time invested in these books, and I don’t like seeing the characters I fell in love with, die. I mean, fundamentally, that stinks in any book, but after about the 50% […]

Posted August 13, 2018 in Reviews // 5 Comments //
Song of Susannah by Stephen King

Song of Susannah by Stephen King

Where Wolves of the Calla felt incredibly slow-paced, Song of Susannah rushes past.  In my previous reads, I haven’t really thought about it too much (since the Dark Tower has been a series I’ve read straight through, rather than sneaking other book in between) but nothing really gets accomplished in this one.  King moves the story along, but unlike the satisfaction you get at the end of Wolves of the Calla when the minor boss has been defeated, we are left in Song of Susannah without resolution. I suppose the bright side that is knowing you have to get some sort of resolution in The […]

Posted June 28, 2018 in Reviews // 0 Comments //
Wolves of the Calla by Stephen King

Wolves of the Calla by Stephen King

There are two things I dislike about Wolves of the Calla. One: The pacing is insanely slow.  It’s one of the longest books in the Dark Tower series, and yet, it only needs to tell one story.  In fact, it almost feels like filler to pass the time as Susannah develops her little… problem.  That isn’t to say it’s not an interesting story, but it takes an awfully long time to get to the point. Two:  At least 50% of Wolves of the Calla is a retelling and extension of ‘Salem’s Lot.  Why?  When we get to the Calla, we meet Pere Callahan […]

Posted June 24, 2018 in Reviews // 2 Comments //
The Gunslinger by Stephen King

The Gunslinger by Stephen King

“The man in black fled across the desert and the gunslinger followed.” For a lifetime, Roland Deschain, the last gunslinger, has been following his precious quarry.  His mission is to reach the Dark Tower, and the man and black can give him information to aid him on his quest.  But he is no easy man to catch, for the man appears constantly vigorous while Roland pursues him across a desert, low on water and sustenance. The gunslinger does not move without causing destruction and despair in his wake.  Wherever he goes, death follows.  When he befriends a young boy at […]

Posted November 12, 2017 in Reviews // 0 Comments //
The Dark Tower by Stephen King

The Dark Tower by Stephen King

I have read this book twice, but this was the first time I’ve listened to it.  And, for some strange reason, I remembered most of the ending completely wrong. There are a few spoilers are you go along, impossible to avoid unless I leave my review to “I liked it” so read at your own risk. Characters ❤︎ I have always loved the dark and sinister, but somehow still likable Roland Deschain.  Eddie and Jake and Oy are all well-loved as well, and even Susannah grows on me.  This book sees the addition of a few characters, and a farewell to […]

Posted March 22, 2017 in Reviews // 0 Comments //