The End. (spoilers)

Discussion in 'The Dark Tower VII: The Dark Tower' started by The Nameless, Nov 14, 2013.

  1. HollyGolightly

    HollyGolightly Well-Known Member

    It was a beautiful and memorable journey. I'm sorry to see it end, but
    that ending leaves enough to the imagination that you can play with it in your mind for years to come.
     
  2. EMARX

    EMARX Well-Known Member

    You are so right Holly. King does have such a knack to leave us with just enough to play with on so many occasions.
     
  3. jt0565

    jt0565 Well-Known Member

    the beauty of the end is that
    it is just another beginning.
    Gan only knows what things this turn of Ka's wheel will reveal.
     
  4. blunthead

    blunthead Well-Known Member

    I like what sK himself has said about his choice of conclusion for the series, the gist of which is that after all it's the only one possible, and that we all know it.
     
  5. RandallFlagg19

    RandallFlagg19 Well-Known Member

    I read the coda, but I would have been ok with the ending of Roland just entering the tower. I got about a third of the way through “the dark tower” and realized it didn’t really matter what was in the tower.
    I like the concept of “it’s the journey that matters, not the destination”: though I picked this concept up from Dan Millman, another author with a shattered leg who writes metafiction.
     
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  6. Evil Queen

    Evil Queen Well-Known Member

    I finally finished this one a few weeks back. I was surprised at the ending because I had avoided most spoilers about it so I had no idea how it was going to end. It was good. And the end to the Crimson King, that made me think he(evil) is never really gone, it's always watching us, waiting for us....very true. I was sad though that there will be no more stories about Roland. I have grown to seriously love him. Isn't that crazy? :D
     
  7. Evil Queen

    Evil Queen Well-Known Member

    and no, I didn't stop at the Coda, how could I? King knew we had to gone on, 'cuz that's just how us Constant Readers roll. :D
     
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  8. The final open door of the tower, almost the real Lurianic Kabbalistic Gilgul neshamot.
    Go back and fix own actions destroying worlds.
     
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  9. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

  10. VikingVagabond

    VikingVagabond New Member

    I just finished the series last night (say hallelujah, say amen) and although I am still processing it all, at this point I do know these two things:

    1) As others have said, Ka is a wheel and the ending was so beautifully reflective of that. I agree with those who feel it could not, should not have ended any other way. I felt it was brilliant.

    2) During my reading of the series, there were so many times when I would shriek with frustration when King would write that Roland or Eddie or Susannah or Jake knew something, but they didn't know how they knew it. I thought - at the time - that King was being just downright lazy and simply didn't want to do the work that was needed to explain. But now, now I feel differently and I need to cry Sai King's pardon. As we now know, Roland will be making his journey to the Dark Tower yet again (and perhaps again and again and again, and has probably already made that journey countless times already), so when he knows something but doesn't know how he knows it, it's most probably because he learned it or discovered it on one of his previous journeys to the Tower. And I feel the same goes for the rest of our beloved ka-tet, that the reason they know something (but do not know how they know it), is because they, too, have learned or discovered it on a previous incarnation of the journey that they are destined to continue to take with Roland until...well, that part, I don't know, but I suspect as so many others do, that Roland needs to get "something" right. Now, I don't know if King intended it that way, but I'm so in awe of his storytelling genius right now that I'm more than willing to give him credit for it.

    I apologize for the long post, but I just must say one more thing...thankee, Sai King, for an unforgettable journey that made me laugh and cry and yell and swear and hold my breath and forget to make dinner and sit on the edge of my seat and feel like I was part of Roland's ka-tet...thankee big-big!
     
  11. blunthead

    blunthead Well-Known Member

    That phenomenon happens in "real" life, of course, via deja vu so for the reader it doesn't seem like cheating. In The Dark Tower's case it's foreshadowing of and on a grand order.
     
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  12. The Nameless

    The Nameless M-O-O-N - That spells Nameless

    Welcome to the boards. I'm glad you learned the error of your ways ;) you can be forgiven for thinking it was laziness by king, the real reason wasn't revealed until the very end of a very VERY long tale.
     
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