“The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed”
Little did I know when I read that first line that 4,768 pages later, I would read it again.
Having just finished The Dark Tower: The Dark Tower 7, I am experiencing a bit of post-book depression. (If that is a real thing.)
Despite reading like a maniac, I actually felt myself slowing down toward the end of this book. I really didn’t want the story to end. I wanted Roland to reach the tower. Really, I did. But, at the same time, I wanted the completion of that quest to lead into another and another and another. Alas, it’s not to be.
I grew to read “Mid-world speak” like I was a native; I traveled back in time with the characters and recalled events that defined the history of my generation; and I mourned the loss of friendships developed while reading the 7 books.
I am trying very hard not to include any spoilers. All I will say here is that, for me, everything was wrapped up perfectly.
I truly believe that fans of The Lord of the Ring trilogy, Louis L’Amour westerns, and time travel sci-fi will enjoy the journey Roland and his Ka Tet shared. Read it, you’ll love it. I promise!
Here is an updated list of books I will be reading for the 2013 Catch Up Reading Challenge:
Wizard & Glass: The Dark Tower IV by Stephen King Wolves of the Calla: The Dark Tower V by Stephen King The Song of Susannah: The Dark Tower VI by Stephen King The Dark Tower: The Dark Tower VII by Stephen King
- The Wind Through the Keyhole by Stephen King
Carrie by Stephen King
- Cycle of the Werewolf by Stephen King
- Doctor Sleep by Stephen King (due to be published in 2013)
Dolores Claiborne by Stephen King
- Joyland by Stephen King (due to be published in 2013)
The Stupidest Angel: A Heartwarming Tale of Christmas Terror by Christopher Moore Practical Demonkeeping by Christopher Moore