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KING'S THE DARK. TOWER. THE DARK TOWER VII. “Pure storytelling An absorbing, constantly surprising novel filled with true narrative magic. The page for the book The Dark Tower VII in the official Dark Tower website. Contents. Illustrations. Part One: The Little Red King. Dan-Tete. I: Callahan and the Vampires. II: Lifted on the Wave. III:Eddie Makes a Call IV.

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I felt short-changed. The idea for the close of the story, the coup de grace, is brilliant. But it could have been spelled out more clearly perhaps. A tough call since you don't want to over do it. The end message that I took at least is that the journey was and is for all of us the important thing.

Not the ending. And that if we set our sights on the end goal and sacrifice everything to get it, we will lose out on every level. Roland, who we admired for his unflinching commitment to the cause, for the doggedness with which he pursued the tower, is doomed to start at the beginning and repeat the hunt yet again for Ka is a wheel and he is bound to it.

The strengths we saw in him, the willingness to sacrifice everything, even friends at the very end, are now shown as his weaknesses. His only chance to leave the wheel and find peace is to see this truth - that the important things are those he sacrifices time and again.

His singularity of purpose is his curse, not his strength - the friendships and loves he encounters in the NOW are what matters, not the paper-thin Crimson King trapped in an empty tower. The path he plots toward the tower is the crucial thing - not if he gets there.

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This is a beautiful, powerful way to conclude such an epic and I applaud King for his vision. I just wish he'd written it in a way that connected better with me when I read it. View all 25 comments. A memorable final hundred pages to a book and series that were highly imaginative but also drawn out and uneven.

View all 14 comments. Aug 30, Jason added it. I finished the Dark Tower last night. I hadn't plannet to, I really needed to get to bed, but once I got so close, I had to continue.

I think the Dark Tower series is King's crowning achievement as a writer. In Roland Deschain, he's created I think his greatest and most dynamic character. He is dark, brooding, yet classicly heroic all at once, full of, like all real people, many contradictions and inner turmoils. His quest for the Dark Tower I feel is not only a holy one, not just his destiny, but something of his own personal validation, an obsession, the only way he could justify the deaths of so many loved ones and companions over the years.

The series clearly has taken on a different life from the one it started with, as most series probably do. I think King switched gears a number of times which makes for slightly shaking continuity, but I think he did his best at finding ways to weave it together.

A lesser writer wouldn't have been able to do so. He has said he plans or at least would like to rewrite them, and I think that is interesting and would love to read them again. I probably will whether he does so or not. The part you're waiting for. The part we all read seven big books for. I realized at least two or three books ago that there would be no way he could end it that would please everybody.

And as I read on, I had no idea how he'd end it and decided to have no preconceived notions or hopes. But boy, I sure didn't expect that! I have to say, that upon reading the intro to the final chapter from the Storyteller himself, the warning to not read on and leave the story as it is, I was tempted to do so. I know many wouldn't agree with me, but I think Roland entering the Dark Tower and the doors shutting behind him wouldn't be a bad way to end the book.

It would leave it to your imagination, what he would find there. I really almost put it down to sleep on it. But then I thought no, I have to go on. I've come this far! Yes, in a way, the ending is tragic, sad, and extremely unfair. We have read now thousands of pages worth of Roland Deschain's torments and struggles he's gone through to get this far, and then only to have been blasted back to the beginning?

It's horrible. It makes you angry. Or at least shocked. A knee jerk reaction might be to say that it was a cop out, that King didn't know how to end the book at went this route at the last minute. I don't really believe that.

In a way, yes, I find the ending bittering. My heart really is broken for Roland. I don't think I've ever read a book with an ending that has left me so effected. I even reread the very end of it again this morning over breakfast. Yes, the ending is bittering, and yet, I love it in a lot of ways too. Not love it as in this is the way I think it should have ended, but love it because it knocked me on my backside, love it in the way that you can love a bad thing at times. In a way, to me at least, the ending just might make a little sense.

It you really think about it Would he pass into a sort of Heaven, rejoined with his love Susan and his former Ka mates? That is probably the ending some people wanted. And if that's what happened, I would have been fine with that too.

Would he have confronted God himself? And if so, what would Roland have done before such a God? Roland, one of the things that makes him so wonderful, is kind of a jerk.

After all that trouble, all that sacrifice, if said God said something Roland didn't like, I think, much like Conan, he'd tell his Maker to take a flying leap, maybe even draw his gun on him and get blasted into nothingness. But why this? Why the torture? I think the answer is in Roland himself. I think it's a sort of punishment for Roland's arrogance and pride.

I think Roland's destiny was to save the Beam, save the Dark Tower. He did that. But he insisted on moving on. He saved the Dark Tower, saved the Beam, and yet it was not enough. As always and as echoed by the voices he hears at the end of the book he has to have it His way. And for that, I think, like something out of Greek myth, he has to pay a price. And as King himself says in the Afterword, there is a bit of hope.

In the next incarnation, he has the Horn of Eld. Something he didn't have in the previous. Perhaps, just perhaps, with some more trial and error, once the Beam and the Tower saved perhaps stilling getting all the way, so as to kill the Crimson King , Roland may just turn around and go back to the Callas, and live out the rest of his days quiet and peacefully, maybe as a sort of Sheriff, then going to the Clearing at the End of the Path, and THEN be united withi Susan, Cuthbert, Alain, and the rest.

Maybe I'm just grateful that King didn't end it the way I feared. The more I read on, and the more sai King appeared, I was terrified and more and more certain that once Roland met face to face with the Crimson King, that it would be Stephen King himself.

Thankfully, I was wrong. And then, I feared even worse, that once he got to the top of the tower, that there he'd find Stephen King, sitting in a pseudo office of sorts, surrounded by old books and manuscripts, as mad as the Hatter, banging away at an old typewriter and tossing the crumpled up pages over his shoulder making a big pile. That's what I feared, and compared to that, I like this ending just fine. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.

To view it, click here. Learned a valuable lesson with this book I am one of Stephen King's 'constant readers. They all seem Learned a valuable lesson with this book They all seem to have been written in a rush after King's brush with mortality when he was hit by that van.

What a waste of all the great material he had to work with.

If I was rating the first four books, my review would have been five stars. Hated the way the vast world of the gunslinger kept getting smaller, with constant trips back to good old New York, to dabble in real estate and investing in Microsoft.

Real friggin' epic. All the metafiction King attempted by writing himself into the story falls flat, and I think breaks the contract he made with readers in earlier books, to play it straight with us and deliver something majestic.

All the lame Harry Potter references begs for comparisons between this series and Rowling's, which just wrapped up. I hope King read Deathly Hollows and saw the way a writer can end their story with a satisfying bang, instead of this muddled, poorly plotted disappointment.

I could go on and on, but it is getting late. Gotta say, though- I'm surprised by all the five star ratings. View all 16 comments. The re-read The quest for the Dark Tower comes to a brutal conclusion.

This is the end of my favorite epic of all time. I'm just going to mark the rest of the review as spoilers. Read at your own risk. Has it really been seven years since the last time I read this? When the last Dark Tower book was finally published in , I took a Friday off work to make sure I'd have plenty of time to read that first weekend. The re-read has almost been like a completely new book.

Well, there's no real way to sugar coat this. The first time through, I shed silent man tears at the deaths of Eddie, Jake, and even Oy the billy-bumbler.

Since I knew what was coming, you'd think I'd be able to brace myself during the re-read. There were silent man tears shed once again. I think it was actually worse this time since I knew what was going to happen. So much has changed since when I last finished this book.

People have passed through my life and some have passed on altogether. To the clearing at the end of the path, as Roland would say. A lot happens in seven years. When Roland calls out the names of his ka-tet and the others outside the tower, I'd be lying if I said I hadn't thought of doing something similar.

There's a feeling of suspense throughout most of the pages, from the battle at Algul Siento to the saving of Stephen King to the final fight at the end. Roland's feeling of loss was a very real thing. I know because I felt it too.

I think it was actually Roland's feeling of loss that pushed my buttons rather than the actual deaths and the breaking of the ka-tet. When the toughest son of a bitch in all the worlds cries, it's some serious shit. By the time this book rolls around, Roland is a vastly different person from the ruthless Man with No Name he was in The Gunslinger.

Even before the Dark Tower was completed, it was one of the books against which I measured all others. Since re-reading the entire saga a second time, I'm happy to say that it still is. That's not to say I don't have any complaints about the saga. For one thing, I felt like Eddie and Walter both went out like chumps.

Walter's portrayed as a big bad throughout the series and didn't really do much. It made Mordred seem like a capable threat but I would have preferred Walter dying by Roland's hand. Speaking of Mordred, his storyline almost felt tacked on and I felt the whole Susannah-Mia thing was overly complex.

The Crimson King was a little bit of a letdown as well. The final battle felt like something out of a video game and I couldn't help but picture The Crimson King looking like Dr. Robotnik from Sonic the Hedgehog. The ending seems to be a big problem for a lot of people. I didn't have a problem with the ending during the first read, nor do I have a problem with it now.

The underlying theme of the series is that Ka is a wheel. Roland going back to the beginning reinforces that fact. King also let himself an opportunity to redo the series if he is so inclined in Roland having the Horn of Eld in his possession at the resumption of his quest. It was my favorite epic when I was 19 and will probably be my favorite epic when I'm It's not for everyone but few really good books are.

I'll be reading it again in the future. Hopefully sooner than another seven years. View all 27 comments. Jun 10, Emma rated it liked it Shelves: This just fizzled out for me. It wasn't so much the ending itself - the wheel of ka seemed quite apt -so much as the let down of so many loose ends of the story.

How events and characters had played such a large part in the story, only to come to almost nothing. I didn't like Stephen King's inclusion in the story. In the previous volume I thought it was quite clever, but in this volume it really read like he'd just run out of ideas and was prepared to throw in any old nonsense in order 2. In the previous volume I thought it was quite clever, but in this volume it really read like he'd just run out of ideas and was prepared to throw in any old nonsense in order to just get the series finished.

View all 5 comments. Sep 10, Jacob Jones-Goldstein rated it did not like it Shelves: It's not just the non-ending. Its the way he spends two books essentially stripping the series of everything good about it and replacing it with trite, poorly done, nudge nudge wink wink garbage. I waited years to find out how this would all end and to get a hastily done, sloppily written, poorly thought out book, capped with a lecture on how endings suck, swiftly followed by a non-ending is in a lot of ways insulting.

I understand King didn't have a lot of desire to finish the series and was ti It's not just the non-ending. I understand King didn't have a lot of desire to finish the series and was tired of people bugging him about it. But this book and the previous one feel very much like King giving his readership the old one finger salute. View all 11 comments.

All the weary miles, endless deaths, heroic stands, and lost loved ones is finally coming to an end for Roland Deschain of Gilead and his ka-tet. And the weary but dedicated fan can finally savor that ending. An ending that will somehow, someway tie up all the loose plots and cause all their frustration about the years between novels, the endless lore changes, the confusing multiverse, and even Stephen King writ Originally reviewed at Bookwraiths Reviews The quest for the Dark Tower is ending!

An ending that will somehow, someway tie up all the loose plots and cause all their frustration about the years between novels, the endless lore changes, the confusing multiverse, and even Stephen King writing himself into the story to disappear from their minds For the end of the Dark Tower Saga will be a wonderful, dramatic, earth-shattering ending. The same kind of ending Tolkien provided fantasy fans with in The Return of the King, where a reader watched breathlessly as Frodo and Sam slunk across the desolate plains of Mordor, striving to reach Mount Doom and destroy the One Ring; only to discover to their sheer wonder and delight that the tale was still not done, but that Tolkien would allow them to follow along behind the hobbits for just a little longer - until the true ending at the Grey Havens.

Immediately, Roland and his friends set forth to stop the Breakers of Algul Siento and save the Beam, protect the Rose whatever it really is in New York, and stop Stephen King from being run down by a real life automobile and killed. Everything begins to take shape for the final push to the Dark Tower. What caused the Crimson King to go insane and begin to attack the Tower? Why was it so damn important for Roland to get to the tower in the first place?

When did the old ones die out and leave their machines, or when did the worlds first start moving on? And finally - after all else has been completed - where is the Dark Tower, and what will happen when Roland finally enters it?

But then something unprecedented happens in this grand finale of a sweeping epic. That is right. It is not going to happen. It was I set my watch and warrant on it the kind only a good God would save for last, full of monsters and marvels and voyaging here and there.

I can stop now, put my pen down, and rest my weary hand. Yet some of you who have provided the ears without which no tale can survive a single day are likely not so willing. You are the grim, goal-oriented ones who will not believe that the joy is in the journey rather than the destination no matter how many times it has been proven o you. You are the unfortunate ones who still get the lovemaking all confused with the paltry squirt that comes to end the lovemaking. You are the cruel ones who deny the Grey Havens, where tired characters go to rest.

You say you want to know how it all comes out. You say you want to follow Roland into the Tower; you say that is what you paid your money for, the show you came to see. I hope most of you know better. Want better. I hope you came to hear the tale, and not just munch your way through the pages to the ending.

For an ending, you only have to turn to the last page and see what is there writ upon. But endings are heartless. An ending is a closed door no man or Manni can open. And so, my dear Constant Reader, I tell you this: You can stop here.

Should you go on, you will surely be disappointed, perhaps even heartbroken. There is no such thing as a happy ending. Ending is just another word for goodbye. And so after reading pages about Roland the Gunslinger, a reader is given a choice: Or that he was an attorney, because he just put a disclaimer in his book; a disclaimer that basically admits the ending sucks. A clever buildup to a nothing happens. A huge belly flop into the abyss of bad endings. A book that just stinks. A useless exercise in futility that is very similar to a hamster running as fast as he can on his exercise wheel.

Maybe it was just a great idea, which he never really plotted out to guarantee that it ended correctly. Try to think back to all the fun you had here.

And no one is going to like this ending. You might love the series or the characters and not want to admit how horrid this last book was, but deep down you realize it.

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Tolkien took me to the Grey Havens once upon a time. View all 20 comments. No pudo haber uno mejor. Si, es verdad. Hacer este viaje es una experiencia que de verdad te marca la vida. Y eso es de apreciar. El ka es una rueda, que gira y gira sin cesar. La verdad es que no es para tanto. Pueden comenzar a leer desde ya el pistolero hasta mago y cristal sin tener ninguna referencia de cualquier otro libro del autor.

Esto debido a que SK introduce nuevos persojanes y cambia el estilo de escritura sin aviso previo, mientras lees parece que se supone que deberias conocer determinados detalles que el autor no se detiene a explicar. View all 6 comments. Mar 10, Elizabeth Sagan rated it it was amazing Shelves: My first thought was, he lied in every word The journey is over.

You have no predictions, no clues, no nothing. You enter the Dark Tower. You begin to climb the stairs and soon enough you find yourself at the top of the Dark Tower, watching your name carved on the last door. You open it. And you understand How your dreams and hopes mean nothing. Because you forget. And you start a new cycle. And again.

Until the end of time. That is the truth. This spoiler-laden review was brought to you by the number 19! With Special Guest Star: The Eraser Hi kids! The gunslinger waved to his pal, The Eraser, and thanked him for his help in dispatching the Kooky Krazy King of Krimson.

The Eraserhead. The gunslinger, now alone, turned towards the tower which not coincidentally towered into the clouds. He hated that song. And dark. On the first floor he encountered Musty, the six-legged smelly mutant cat. Now get along and let me up those stairs. The next level of the tower offered a buffet of cheese and mayo sandwiches and a case of Nozz-A-La Cola to wash it down, but all the gunslinger could think of was pound cake.

Pulling more even longer threads of cat hair from his mouth, the Gunslinger grew queasy, but strains of that horrible song put him back on track and he climbed upward.

The next few floors offered nothing more than a few lobstrosities here and some slow muties there. After he completed the painful climb through those floors the gun slinger reckoned he could get along without a few less fingers and toes.

Gan, you got to help me turn this furshlinger song off! Cackling laughter floated down from the next floor. He knew it was the legendary gunslinger, Quick Draw. Quick Draw greeted him with a huge grin. Behind her was the door to the off switch. He opened it, only to be greeted by a familiar bright light and a hot desert sun. As the door was slammed behind him and his brain swirled inside his head, he felt something in his pocket.

He pulled it out to reveal — curiously - a magic wand… I want to thank my Goodreads Buddy Readers for an incredibly epic journey that spanned years, and especially our din, Sai Stepheny, who always makes buddy reads an enriching and fun experience.

Thankee and long days and pleasant nights, ya crazy Mah Fah!!. View all 17 comments. Yet dangers still lie in the way, and secrets, and the greatest mystery of all: What can be found at the top of the Tower? It had its upsides and downsides. Sometimes it seemed like a pendulum spinning endlessly back and forth between tedious boredom and spectacular amazement.

This seventh volume was difficult to get through. Although the beginning kicked off with a continuation of the climactic part of Song of Susannah , this book as a whole was the most boring part of the Dark Tower series since the second book. I was wondering sometimes if it deserved to be simply abandoned.

But I convinced myself that I had gotten this far. I had to see the ending. And it turned out to become one of my favourite series of all time. Because the ending is fucking perfect. Contrary to a lot of people, I found the final set of chapters to be an excellently fitting way of ending a Stephen King book, the perfect ending to the Dark Tower series, and one of the best endings I have ever read in speculative fiction.

Long days and pleasant nights. May we meet in the clearing at the end of the path when all worlds end.

And that did him fine. Dark Tower reviews: View all 7 comments. Nov 12, Kathryn rated it it was amazing Shelves: The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed. I don't think a sentence has intrigued me more in the literary world. The italicized sentence started the long journey of Roland Deschain of Gilead, line of Eld.

And, it finishes King's telling of Roland Deschain's, dan-dinh of the ka-tet, journey. I'm sitting here, thinking, trying to formulate the right words to say what I need to in this review. It's almost 3 a. Emotionally, I don't think I could handle another installment.

I don't think I could handle another trip in Roland's life. I say this with praise, not disdain. A much lighter read will be taking place after this I was a little worried King would leave things unfinished in areas. With a story so involved, so many characters, and odds and ends to tie up, I was worried I would be left wondering, "What happened to?? I think that is a small part of what made this story so great. Was this the ending I wanted? To be quite honest, I didn't know what I wanted, well, maybe to some degree.

Was it what I expected? Absolutely not. Am I left feeling empty? Am I feeling like I need emotional therapy because of how many times I have cried reading this book? Well, we won't go there All I really knew was I didn't want him to die. If you've read it, you know what happens. For future readers, I won't spoil it for you, like I had someone keep doing to me.

And it pissed me off beyond belief. Also, I knew, I wanted him to make it to the Dark Tower, and then I honestly didn't know what after that.

I have read some different reviews, and people wondering why King ended this book the way he did, and I think I get it. I think I understand I will have to think about it, though. Am I disappointed in the ending? Things really began to make sense for me in this book. Loose ends tied with their other half to close out the importance.

And everything fit together so perfectly, so magically, and there were no loose ends for me. I'm going to get into some spoilery junk, so if you haven't read it, do yourself a major solid, and don't cheat I understand why Eddie died.

It was ka. When Eddie died, I felt like I was so damned angry at King. I thought, "Finally, father and son are together Finally, Roland can stop beating himself up over dropping Jake. King just had to go there. Break my heart. Jake is without a doubt, my favorite character in this series. I don't know if I can fully explain why, but he is. I think its because his parents cast him off to the side, and let someone else raise him without any regard to his feelings There's a wisdom which comes from knowing "the truth", say thank ya, and Jake definitely shows it in this journey.

Having Jake die But, I guess in the end, he didn't really die He just took his life to somewhere where Mid-World can't harm him any longer. Roland, I've definitely loved since he openend the three doors, and formed his ka-tet. Well, Jake's journey into Mid-World for the second time was different, as we all know. There was never a time when I felt like I didn't like Roland. I always felt like When Roland was around, I felt like the ka-tet was safe. Safe from harm. But, I guess even the most powerful of gunslingers can't save everyone, can they?

Well, he made me laugh quite a bit. He reminds me a bit of my older brother. Always cracking jokes, even when it's inappropriate. I really enjoyed the way his character grew and changed from junkie to a gunslinger who can stand with the best of the best Roland of Gilead. Eddie really grew on me, and matured over time.

I think it is what partially helped him to grow on me. His undying love for Susannah proved he was more than just a recovering junkie wasting his life on drugs. It proved he was human, had a heart, and a will to live.

But, being a gunslinger, he also proved his worth. He helped to save the Dark Tower from falling, even if he didn't get to see the Dark Tower itself and touch it. Ka is a real bitch. I cried Told you I need Dark Tower therapy.

Oy provided a lightness, a reprieve from darkness. He added so much character to the story, or at least I thought so. I think I said this in a previous review of one of the DT books, but I love animals. I have two cats of my own, and one of whom is very, very special to me. I thought, for the longest time, Oy would make it to the Dark Tower. I knew better deep down inside. I knew it was Roland's journey to make alone Oy had to die. Did I like it? Oh hell to the no, I did not.

But, at least, it's just a story No real billy-bumbler died. Say thank ya big-big. Susannah, has been my least favorite character. She has been since the beginning.

In a previous review, I said I thought her character was lacking, and I think King really brought her around in the end. She still isn't my favorite, and I don't 'hate' her character in the slightest. In fact, I thought she was perfect for the series. However, she just wasn't my favorite. I, for some reason was surprised she was the one who made it that long on the journey. I really thought after Eddie died, she would be gone Actually, I thought she was going to die first. Don't know why I thought that, but I did.

I knew someone For some reason, I suspected it was her. King definitely proved me wrong. And for that, I say thank ya. I had someone spoil several things in the story for me before I started to read this journey, and it made me quite angry.

Fortunately, I had a few people tell me the story was so much more than those few inklings of spoilers: Blaine the Train, the wolves of Calla Bryn Sturgis, the literary ties to other famous stories, Gasher, Pere Callahan and his story I also really admired him , etc I am glad I took this journey with Roland, Eddie, Susannah, Jake, and Oy, and everyone else they met along the path of the beam.

It was definitely a wild ride. It had it's ups and downs, action-packed and dull or down moments, but all in all, the journey was definitely worth it. View all 36 comments. Original Buddy Read Review: I almost forgot to include my chap Ryder in this epic buddy read!

He says: Saddle up, pards! Well, here it is, folks. The end. We have travelled long and hard. We have had many ups and downs, backward flips, dips, dives, shucks and even a case of good old-fashioned demon rape, say thankya.

Say thankya big-big. The trip has been long and the cost has been high A long tale, like a tall Tower, must be built a stone at a time. But our quest to reach the Dark Tower did not disappoint. I have travelled this path several times.

Aye, hear me well, I beg! But this journey was different; forespecial. Why, you ask? Well, because of my companions.

No matter how many were picked up or the ones who dropped off, the few that stuck with me until the very end made this reread unlike all the others. I would like to say thankya. We are Ka-Tet. We are one from many. We have shared khef. Hear me well, I beg! The fate of the rose must be secured. The fate of Stephen King must be secured.

The man in black, Mordred and the Crimson King must be defeated. But most importantly, we must stop the breakers. For if the beam is broken, the tower will collapse and all worlds will fall into nothingness. Endless darkness for all of eternity. Or is it Todash space where things crawl and creep and slither through the blinding darkness? Our enemies are many. The deck is stacked heavily against us. Don't waste the one or increase the other, if you please. Ka, like the wind. It matters not where it wants you to go, you must follow it at all costs.

For Ka is a wheel, and it does turn. Does it not? Books that evoke emotions, that make me think, that make me feel what the character is feeling… those are the books that mean the most. They mean everything. He has sacrificed everything for the tower- friends, family- even his own mother. Will his current ka-tet be asked to surrender their lives for the sake of his quest? This book may not be perfect- lord knows King does not impress all of his readers all the time.

Certain parts are downright cheesy. But as King himself states in the Coda- the fun is in the journey. Ka is a wheel, do you not see? I think this is what is happening to Roland. He goes his quest over and over and over again, never remembering the time before and always slightly different than the time before.

The signs are all there within the books! Open thine eyes and see!! Never for you.

You darkle. You tinct. May I be brutally frank? You go on. Cort tells him: You'll wear out a hundred pairs of boots on your way to hell. No, he has not. He has been cursed from the beginning. He never learns.

He continues to sacrifice all for the tower. I remember when I first saw that last line. It made me shudder. It made me heartbroken for this tragic character.

His penance was to continue an endless loop. All his time spent devoted to the same outcome; each time learning just enough to change some small factor of his new journey, but never enough to gain him entrance to something other than the hell he is facing.

This series means so much to me. It opened my eyes to a whole new way of thinking and created endless possibilities for what lies beyond the veil of death. It comforts me in times of turmoil. I would like to thank my ka-mates for going on this journey with me. I hope it did ya fine, so I do. Long days and pleasant nights, friends. I love thee. Aye, say true, say every one of you.

View all 63 comments. Oct 26, R. Gold rated it it was amazing. It was so nice to have this book to go back to. It was so nice to say I was still working on the dark tower.

I loved this series. I really did. If the point of books are to entertain and give readers an escape from reality this series exceeded all requirements.

So, the first time I read this book I rated it 3 stars, and that was probably a bit high for it, because I hated the ending. I hated it so much, left such a bad taste in my mouth, that it sort of spoiled my thoughts of the whole series.

I wanted to reread it, been meaning to for awhile, since there were details that escaped my memory entirely, but I was afraid to - afraid that I would end up still hating it as much, if not more than before. Allow me to specify. I was ok with the loop. It made a kind of sense, and it left you with hope that this was the last loop.

Roland had the horn. It "felt good, like he never felt it before", and you knew - just knew that this would be the last time. No, it wasn't the loop. It was Patrick fucking Danville being introduced to the story in the last or so pages, and magically erasing out the Crimson King, the ultimate Big Bad of the story who ended up being some asshole on a balcony throwing sneetches!

Oh, I wanked like nobody's business to make this thing make sense, and to make me not hate it so much. And I did it with such aplomb that I ended up actually being quite at peace with the ending. And I'm glad that I did because, honestly, it's a good series. Oh, there are some parts that aren't quite as good as others Waste Lands and Song of Susannah, for instance , and there are parts within individual books which get a bit bogged down, or don't entirely make sense, or have some continuity issues - but, overall, I liked it, and I wanted to like it more.

I liked the world s , and the characters. I loved watching them develop as people and grow as a tet.

I love the many sides of Roland. There was just so much to like about the series, that I didn't want it to end on such a bad note.

Besides, the start of this book is pretty damn awesome. I was caught up in the whole thing from the get-go, even though I was hesitant to pick it up and start it because of my fears of impending doom. The whole first third of the book is pretty much non-stop action and awesomeness So - here's my wank.

Did you feel that the defeat of CK was a bit anti-climactic? Of course you did - because it's not the climax. The real turning points happen when the Beams are saved - first the taking of Blue Heaven and then the saving of Sai King. Sure, as battles goes, the one at Blue Heaven isn't exactly the most exciting of final, epic showdowns - but that was, in many ways, the final showdown.

After that point things are sort of winding down and wrapping up. Deus ex Machine from Hell - or a dan-tete little savior put in the path of ka? I mean, sure, there's this person that isn't mentioned before who comes out of nowhere and becomes really important to the story - but haven't we seen this before? Isn't the series full of these people? Isn't the entire story about ka pushing them along and helping them out? So why not one final dan-tete to help them on their way?

And, hey, at least he is mentioned earlier in the story, and Insomnia is brought to Roland's attention, though he leaves it behind. Wizard and Glass , The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger , with another actor playing young Roland, and Haysbert attached to return as Steven Deschain.

Mazzara said that the series would explore "how Walter became the Man in Black, and how their rivalry cost Roland everything and everyone he ever loved", though McConaughey did not initially sign on for the series. While discussing the development of the series King expressed "we'll see what happens with that. It would be like a complete reboot , so we'll just have to see". In an interview with Collider , King expressed hope for a sequel film in addition to the television series by suggesting that it should be R-rated , have Roland wearing a hat and include the "lobstrosities" from The Dark Tower II: The Drawing of the Three.

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They can hear Rando's screams from the castle when Mordred eats him. She still isn't my favorite, and I don't 'hate' her character in the slightest.

Jake's devotion to the quest propels him in front of the runaway minivan. But it does. Roland gains entry into the Tower while Patrick turns back home. At the top he opens a doorway marked with his name. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

This last story is full of the twists and turns you come to expect as you journey to the tower.

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