My son Ben is 14, I'd love to get him started on The Dark Tower Series. He's a fast and advanced reader and he will have no problem with the depth and breadth of the series. I hesitate though because I wonder how he'll handle the violence and what sex there is. Also once he starts with Mr. King...well we all know once you start. I know a lot of people start King younger. hmmmm Just me thinking aloud. I'd love him to read IT (he was named after Ben Hanscom). The dang group sex and gravel pit scene make me hesitate on that one.