Series: The Dark Tower

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 //
Wizard and Glass by Stephen King

Wizard and Glass by Stephen King

Wizard and Glass is easily my favorite of the Dark Tower novels. I know in the fanbase for the series that’s a bit of a controversial thing to say. Where we finish in The Waste Lands, Roland and company are aboard a murderous monorail heading at light speed toward their doom.  The only way there is to stop the train is to beat it in a riddling competition.  In the first pages of the novel, we dive into a the world of riddles and games, already at high action. Rather than plunge forward into the world after that, King gives the characters […]

Posted April 12, 2018 in Reviews // 0 Comments //
The Waste Lands by Stephen King

The Waste Lands by Stephen King

Guys, I love this book. The Waste Lands is where The Dark Tower series is REALLY starting to get good.  First and foremost (small spoiler, but honestly, this book is 26 years old) we get Jake back!  Jake and Eddie are my favorite characters in this series, so I love his journey back to Roland’s world.  Second, we get to see the city of Lud, which I think it the first real example of how Roland’s world has “moved on”.  Third?  BLAINE THE MONO. Blaine is my favorite villain in this series.  Probably on my top ten ever.  He is such […]

Posted January 21, 2018 in Reviews // 0 Comments //
The Drawing of the Three by Stephen King

The Drawing of the Three by Stephen King

The next step of Roland’s quest has begun. After his conversation with the Man in Black, Roland faces the long road to the Dark Tower.  He’s starved, dehydrated… Roland Deschain, the last gunslinger of Gilead, is dying. The first door looms near and behind it, what possibilities may arise? Behind the first, the Prisoner. Behind the second, The Lady of Shadows.  Behind the third, Death (but not for you, gunslinger). Meet the rest of the cast. The Drawing of the Three is typical Stephen King style where you get a lot of exposition and character introductions before the story really […]

Posted December 2, 2017 in Reviews // 0 Comments //