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Has anyone followed the tale of roland?

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posted on Dec, 24 2005 @ 10:56 PM
One of my favorite book series to read is the dark tower.There is alot of information within those words.I havent read them all but let me tell you i look at as one of my bibles.There is alot of play on dimensions and the paranormal for anyone looking to learn alittle bit about them the dark tower is based on this theme.

[edit on 24-12-2005 by toraylin]

posted on Dec, 24 2005 @ 11:13 PM
Yes, I have read the entire series and it is full of hidden meaning for me. It was a little slow going when they got to 'Oz' or whatever in the middle of the series, but it picked up from there and finished with reasonable strength.

Stephen King is truly a creator, if you know what I mean.

posted on Dec, 25 2005 @ 12:21 AM
Stephen King seems to have a much keener than normal insight into what makes people jump or fear..or even be fascinated by what they dont know about . To many people this is what makes him a master story teller.

The first book I read by Stephen King was Salems Lot.

I have not read this book the Dark Tower.

I have read the book The Stand and also have the video. In The Stand once again Stephen King shows his mastery of what makes people fear and tremble.
Also noted in video version of The Stand is his use of cameo performances. Some bit part by him as was done years ago by Alfred Hitchcock. I really like this touch in a movie adaptation of a story. It tells me that many of these authors and directors know more than just special effects to make a movie appealing to a audience. It pleases me greatly to see this still used in movies.


posted on Dec, 25 2005 @ 12:26 AM
Oh Oh you know father callahan orangetom?.Lets just say that i havent read salems lot but i know all about the father and how he got that cross on his forhead.....I cant say anything else just know that there is like eight books in the series well they are all connected somehow.All his books..

posted on Aug, 20 2007 @ 12:26 AM
i read the gunslinger and the drawing of the three in 8 days

right now im half way through wastelands and i LOVE the series so far!

stephen king is an amazing author and i can already tell that the dark tower series is going to be one of the best, if not THE best epic tale i have ever read

posted on Sep, 3 2007 @ 02:53 AM
I've always been a fan of Stephen King, I've read almost all of his fiction work up till wolves of the calla, I think that was the last book I read by him. I haven't read any of his more recent books but I really want to read the last two dark tower books and cell does have me intrigued.

I really enjoy the dark tower series and the way it ties in to all of his other books, a lot of his books are like that, even the short stories. He made a few choices of characters in the dark tower (speaking of cameos...) that I wasn't too enthused with at the time of reading, but I like his writing style a ton so I usually forgive him. He always painted the picture very well in his other books so when he ties them all together in this series, It fits together so splendidly. He had the breakers of the beam in Hearts in Atlantis and the wastelands in the talisman, lots of references to the stand, the list goes on and on of characters and settings, some old, some still being written in now. What a brilliant way to write, create your own universe.... I love that he's still letting that universe spill over into his current writing a bit.

I haven't finished the series yet, I have the last two to read still, But the first five were really great. As good as it was though, I was upset that book four was sort of a flashback the whole time. It was still really good, but I had gotten so wrapped up in the current story that I didn't want to wait for the next part. Icarus Rising mentioned it getting slow, that's the book that did it for me.

If you like the Dark tower series, make an effort to read his whole catalog, It's crazy how much he mixes thing in from other stories. It's a pretty tangled web. Also If you haven't read insomnia, I highly recommend it, that's always been one of my favorites.

posted on Sep, 26 2007 @ 10:45 PM
i just finished up the wastelands tonight and i'm getting ready to read wizard and the glass

i've never been so captivated by a book before, it's literally holding me hostage

posted on Sep, 26 2007 @ 11:09 PM
Wizard and Glass is a weak link in the series, imo. Don't let it slow you down, though. Mr. King more than makes up for it in the subsequent installments.

posted on Sep, 27 2007 @ 05:19 PM
yea that's what i've heard^

but king is amazing.. even at the slow points in his books they are still hard to put down

i'm still looking forward to reading it though

posted on Sep, 28 2007 @ 12:19 AM
The read doesn't change in W&G, its almost like Mr. King was distracted or something, and for the first time in all my years of reading all his stuff, it got a little artificial, and it wasn't as satisfying. Maybe he had to catch his breath after the first installments. Whatever it was, he got over it in a hurry without losing his pace and the series finishes strong. Still a good book, well worth reading, imo.

I don't want to sound like I'm some big critic or anything. I couldn't compare as a writer to Stephen King in a million years.

[edit on 28-9-2007 by Icarus Rising]

posted on Oct, 15 2007 @ 04:27 PM
The only problem I had with W&G was that there was not enough forward progress in it from books 3 to 5 as it was mostly a flashback to Rolands earlier days. King is one of if not my favorite author and I enjoyed the way the DT series tied many of his previous works together. I did, however, feel that it was unnecessary to tie works that were not his own into the final two books, my one gripe in an otherwise unparalled series.

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