Thoughts On Wolves

Discussion in 'The Dark Tower V: Wolves of the Calla' started by OKKingFan, Nov 7, 2013.

  1. OKKingFan
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    Just finished the book today. I thought it was pretty good, although it sure took a long time to get to the action. Still, worth the wait I believe. I also enjoyed the Salem's Lot connection and finding out what happened to one of the main characters and others from that book. Looking forward to Song of Susannah. Slowly, this Dark Tower thing is coming together....very slowly.
  2. The Nameless
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    The Nameless M-O-O-N - That spells Nameless

    Wolves was the 2nd best one for me, behind Drawing of the 3. I enjoyed the stories of the Calla folken and the twists and turns leading up to the battle. Haven't finished dt7 yet but so far, can't see it topping DOT3.
  3. OKKingFan
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    Not sure how I'd rank them, other than to put The Gunslinger last. I liked Drawing of the Three also, plus I really liked the flashback in Wizard and Glass. Interesting how it's coming together. I don't know how he thought of all this stuff. Every book in this series he drops something that sort of blows my mind.
  4. AnnaMarie
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    I'm currently rereading Wolves. So much of this book that I love.

    I think Drawing of the Three is my favourite of the series. But I also love DT7. Well, I love all of them. I didn't like Gunslinger my first read, but I did my second.
  5. staropeace
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    staropeace Richard Bachman's love child

    Wolves...my favorite dark tower novel.
  6. GNTLGNT
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    GNTLGNT Idiot in Situ and Unholy Devourer of Cookies

    ...yeah, I think I like Wolves first, then The Wastelands...
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  7. Cowboy
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    I loved Wolves, probably one of the top ones for me although it is hard to beat the first book.
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  8. Walter Oobleck
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    Walter Oobleck keeps coming back...or going, and going, and going

    I like the "telling tales". That happens in more than a few Stephen King stories...w/some variation w/each telling.
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  9. weezergirl
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    You know it's weird that DOT3 seems to be most people's favorite of the series and it's my least. Least favorite of THIS series though, I still love it I just love the others a weeee bit more.
  10. guido tkp
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    i need to find the time to reread 'em all, first to last...

    my opinion on this one is, unfortunately, not very high, tho...sorry...

    best i can say is at least i liked most of this one...but that's a far cry from the out and out love i feel for 1-4 and TWTK...

    i stand by my my gut feeling that it, like 6 and, especially, 7, felt entirely forced, oddly unnatural in a way none of the others (save the first and last parts of W&G) ever did...

    still...very glad there are many who see it in a different light...

    gives my wee heart some hope that maybe i was just having a bad moment...

    til then...enjoy every sandwich
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  11. skimom2
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    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    I agree, on the whole. Though there were parts that I really liked (and I always love Mr. King's dialogue and characterization), it was very gimmicky. I did like it better when balanced with the things I later learned about the Breakers, but... meh. Same with 6--not horrible, but it felt like filler.

    Incidentally, I feel the same ( "gives my wee heart some hope that maybe i was just having a bad moment") way about UtD. I couldn't get into it at all, but so many people love it that I hold out hope it was just the wrong time or the wrong mood.
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  12. guido tkp
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    i get that, there are a few (SK) books i did not like the first time

    but i'm finding reading all these comments, both pro and con, makes me at least think giving those same books a second shot...

    as a kinda rabid music fan...i was on a site for one of my favorite artists a few years back...and i was offhandedly commenting on how i was not that much enamored with two or three albums made early in that musicians solo career...

    some of the posters took the time to talk to me about those albums, how they felt about them...it made me think more about the albums as progressive entries in a longer, deeper musical arc...

    it all made sense, i gave them another try and i now count those 3 albums among some of my favorites...

    so, you never know what a few years and a bit of maturing'll do, right ?

    now...if i can only find the time to read more...
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  13. AchtungBaby
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    I love Wolves. I want to say it's my favorite, but I can't pick...
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  14. taylor29
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    I really liked Wolves. Although I didn't think it was filler, I could see how it might come across that way. For me, Wolves was an opportunity to emphasize the moral integrity of the "modern" gunslinger. Wizard and Glass focuses on the "don't turn a blind eye" theme, too, but it was so much more about Roland's past and what went into the making of Roland as a man.
  15. Sunlight Gardener
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    Wolves would be very high on my list of favorites in the series. Top couple I would say for sure.
  16. HollyGolightly
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    Loved Wolves - sucked me right in at the first page. Loved meeting
    Father Callahan
    again.
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  17. fonzberry
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    I just finished Wolves. I am re-reading the entire DT series from beginning to end without stopping (well I guess I have to eat, go to the bathroom, and go to work from time to time...).

    I love Wolves. I mean LOVE it. It is the first and only book to ever give me chills while reading. It happened when I got to the ending the first time and everything came together with Roland's plan. It was awesome. I loved it the second time as well. I guess I just love the long anticipation of the Wolves getting closer and closer through the book. It is like a pending doom, like a hurricane out over the water slowly making it way to land and everyone has to prepare for the imminent arrival. I love the townfolk and how he just makes it like a small tight-nit community, like something out of Kansas or Idaho. The whole book is just awesome for me. It is my favorite DT book.

    Also a note. The first time I read DOT3 I hated it. I really just did not like it. But this time through I ended up loving it. I don't find it to be my fave of the series, but it was very enjoyable. I don't know what happened the first time through ... ?


    -f
  18. jt0565
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    I just finished the entire series back to back to back about a month ago. I read them as they came out and waited the years in between and loved them then. I love them all for different reasons even more now that I read them this way.
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