Catch Up Reading Challenge – Review 7

Song of Susannah by Stephen King“Tomorrow could be too late even if the magic hasn’t gone away” – Eddie Dean Song of Susannah.

I actually finished this book over a month ago. But, I forgot to post a review for the Catch Up Reading Challenge.

This is the sixth book in the Dark Tower series. All of our friends spend much more time in a modern universe than they do in Mid-World. Susannah is battling her inner demons and is preparing to have her “baby”. In the meantime, Eddie, Roland, Jake and Oy are trying to find her while continuing to move toward The Dark Tower.

As I mentioned in a previous post, there was a lot of “buzz” about Stephen King writing his alter-universe self into this story. His character plays a pretty significant role in this book and I found it entertaining. My question for the detractors is, “Who are we to tell a bestselling author how to write his/her stories?” If you don’t like it, fine. Opinions are like…well, you know how the saying goes. But, just because you don’t like it, doesn’t make it wrong.

I am going to be tackling the last book in the original series, The Dark Tower, soon. But, I keep picking it up and thinking, “Am I up for tackling 1072 pages right now?” and the answer keeps coming back, “Nope! But, soon.” I promise!

Here is an updated list of books I will be reading for the 2013 Catch Up Reading Challenge:

  1. Wizard & Glass: The Dark Tower IV by Stephen King
  2. Wolves of the Calla: The Dark Tower V by Stephen King
  3. The Song of Susannah: The Dark Tower VI by Stephen King
  4. The Dark Tower: The Dark Tower VII by Stephen King
  5. The Wind Through the Keyhole by Stephen King
  6. Carrie by Stephen King
  7. Cycle of the Werewolf by Stephen King
  8. Doctor Sleep by Stephen King (due to be published in 2013)
  9. Dolores Claiborne by Stephen King
  10. Joyland by Stephen King (due to be published in 2013)
  11. The Stupidest Angel: A Heartwarming Tale of Christmas Terror by Christopher Moore
  12. Practical Demonkeeping by Christopher Moore

About Paul H-C

Just an avid reader in the little town of Bangor, Maine (Yes, that Bangor...home of Stephen King). When I'm not reading and drinking coffee, I sell cell phones by the sea shore.
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