19 Fairy tales

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Rayzer

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Hi all.
Hope you are well.
This question is the main reason I registered on here, I'm hoping you can help me out.

I've read the Dark tower series quite a few times and this one thing has bugged me for years.

In wolves of the calla( il try and find the exact place when I'm home) there is the point when the ka tet is talking about the number 19. Then the get to talking about classic fairy tales.

When Roland asks how many fairy tales there is, the others all answer 19 unamimously.

So my question is this.

Did King just say there was 19 takes for the sake of the plot? Or is there actually 19 classic western fairy tales? I can't find the answer.

Any insight would be greatly appreciated.

R
 

GNTLGNT

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Jun 15, 2007
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Hi all.
Hope you are well.
This question is the main reason I registered on here, I'm hoping you can help me out.

I've read the Dark tower series quite a few times and this one thing has bugged me for years.

In wolves of the calla( il try and find the exact place when I'm home) there is the point when the ka tet is talking about the number 19. Then the get to talking about classic fairy tales.

When Roland asks how many fairy tales there is, the others all answer 19 unamimously.

So my question is this.

Did King just say there was 19 takes for the sake of the plot? Or is there actually 19 classic western fairy tales? I can't find the answer.

Any insight would be greatly appreciated.

R
...I think it's a joke at Roland's expense....nothing more complex than that....
 

Rayzer

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Aug 29, 2018
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...I think it's a joke at Roland's expense....nothing more complex than that....

Hi GNTLGNT
I've just reread the passage I was thinking about. I believe you may be exactly right. It certainly look like it was a joke. It mentions how nineteen had become a buzzword like bumhug for them.

You have no idea how long I've pondered this haha. Thanks for helping me to clear it up.
R
 

GNTLGNT

The idiot is IN
Jun 15, 2007
87,651
358,754
59
Cambridge, Ohio
Hi GNTLGNT
I've just reread the passage I was thinking about. I believe you may be exactly right. It certainly look like it was a joke. It mentions how nineteen had become a buzzword like bumhug for them.

You have no idea how long I've pondered this haha. Thanks for helping me to clear it up.
R
...my pleasure....it’s one of the many places that Steve’s quirky humor shines....