A Journey That Has Been Amazing...

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campbell2013

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Wow. And to think I have the chance to write the first post on a new message board...a MB that I am sure promises as much journey and adventure as the books we talk about...I have spoken many times on my reading journey since June, when I started Under the Dome. However, the amazing scope and sheer awe of my Dark Tower Journey has kept me silent for most of the 3,600 pages I have completed of the approximately 3,965 pages. (not counting WTtK, say sorry). I have laughed, eewed!, been shocked, been amazed, and recently shed tears....it is truly the grand adventure! ... I think the message is not one of ultimate darkness.

However, I have not yet reached the Tower. I don't know what awaits...I'll let you know when I get there....
 

shookme

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Wow. And to think I have the chance to write the first post on a new message board...a MB that I am sure promises as much journey and adventure as the books we talk about...I have spoken many times on my reading journey since June, when I started Under the Dome. However, the amazing scope and sheer awe of my Dark Tower Journey has kept me silent for most of the 3,600 pages I have completed of the approximately 3,965 pages. (not counting WTtK, say sorry). I have laughed, eewed!, been shocked, been amazed, and recently shed tears....it is truly the grand adventure! ... I think the message is not one of ultimate darkness.

However, I have not yet reached the Tower. I don't know what awaits...I'll let you know when I get there....
You're almost there!
 

The Nameless

M-O-O-N - That spells Nameless
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I think I'm at about the same point as you. All though you will probably finish first, the Dark Tower has been quite heavy going for me, at times seeming drawn out, and I have taken a few breaks in between - just recently, in the space of about 6 weeks I probably read about 3 pages, I just couldn't be bothered - got a "readers block". Anyway, I'm back to reading each night now, and am about 200 pages from the end of DT.7.
 

campbell2013

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Shepherd, MI
Thankee Sai! Nameless, I am on floor 99 of a certain structure...I began my journey on September 8th, and finished the first four on October 8th. Originally wanting to finish by Halloween for no particular reason, I have decided to savor the final half of the seventh volume. I know that WTtK is there...but to me the first 7 is what I want to complete first. I can't believe I am this close....as for next...11/22.63 and I thought i could time it right then on that day in our keystone earth I would be there by level of the Tower...
 

campbell2013

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On another note, where did the "like" and "thanks" buttons go? Edit: I see it...too bad that we don't have "Thanks" anymore...I was just telling someone how nice that was and that FB should have a feature like that...but then I was like, no, we can keep it here...:(
 

AnnaMarie

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On another note, where did the "like" and "thanks" buttons go? Edit: I see it...too bad that we don't have "Thanks" anymore...I was just telling someone how nice that was and that FB should have a feature like that...but then I was like, no, we can keep it here...:(
There is a "like" button. It's on the bottom right of each post.
 

campbell2013

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Jul 10, 2013
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Shepherd, MI
Hmmm...there goes the epic-ness of the Dark Tower VII thread... with a bunch of comedic button suggestions...sigh...

With that being said...

Let's get back to topic....

The most epic fictional journey I can now say I have experienced...7 volumes of wonder that cannot be described fairly with words. I know that the Wind Through the Keyhole is there...but to me, I have achieved my own journey to my Dark Tower. As many of you know, because of my ADD as a teenager/kid, I tried many times to read but finished few...with the help of, yes, Ritalin, if it please ya or not, it does me as I now have completed that which I never thought possible...This series has kind of been my own Tower. My ADD my own battle. While I know there's help from my meds, I pursued on my own interest and am glad to say I am better for it.... Mayhap I'll take the journey again someday...for now...My thoughts are still on the Tower and Roland ....
 

FlakeNoir

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Apr 11, 2006
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Hmmm...there goes the epic-ness of the Dark Tower VII thread... with a bunch of comedic button suggestions...sigh...

With that being said...

Let's get back to topic....

The most epic fictional journey I can now say I have experienced...7 volumes of wonder that cannot be described fairly with words. I know that the Wind Through the Keyhole is there...but to me, I have achieved my own journey to my Dark Tower. As many of you know, because of my ADD as a teenager/kid, I tried many times to read but finished few...with the help of, yes, Ritalin, if it please ya or not, it does me as I now have completed that which I never thought possible...This series has kind of been my own Tower. My ADD my own battle. While I know there's help from my meds, I pursued on my own interest and am glad to say I am better for it.... Mayhap I'll take the journey again someday...for now...My thoughts are still on the Tower and Roland ....
(Sorry about the button thing.)

I think lots of people feel this way about the DT series, it's very personal--Stephen is so good at this, he finds the 'spot' and taps in.
Glad you enjoyed it and congratulations on your own personal successes. :smile:
 

campbell2013

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Flake, I say Thankya-Thankya Big-Big....

I have started what I am sensing is the normal period of depression/wantonness following the completion of the series....I just didn't want it to end...I have a 90 page essay on the Anglo-Saxon riddlic nature of the stories, another 28 page essay...I did start Little Sisters of Eluria....I want to read Insomnia, ..and Black House, and Hearts, and all those....just having a hard time deciding what to begin investing my time in....
 

FlakeNoir

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Flake, I say Thankya-Thankya Big-Big....

I have started what I am sensing is the normal period of depression/wantonness following the completion of the series....I just didn't want it to end...I have a 90 page essay on the Anglo-Saxon riddlic nature of the stories, another 28 page essay...I did start Little Sisters of Eluria....I want to read Insomnia, ..and Black House, and Hearts, and all those....just having a hard time deciding what to begin investing my time in....
I felt like this too, the series is such an emotionally charged one and I dunno... somehow many people for some reason seem to read it/complete it during an equally tough emotional time period in their lives.

After I finished, I think I may have even taken a complete break from Stephen's work for a book or two and then came back fresh... once I had given myself time to absorb the DT... it took a long time for me to let it all seep in properly.
 

wemcdougall

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Jan 15, 2014
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Feeling far more emotionally attached to this series than what some people would consider 'normal'!
Say sorry :O_O:
Understand many of the thoughts that have been put forth here in this thread and in others in the discussion room. I remember being about 23 yo (1987) and seeing a fancy copy of "the gunslinger" at some comic book store. I asked the clerk if I could take a look at it ( as it had been kept behind the counters), I read the summary page and promptly dismissed it - as in my view this was not a stephen king book. yes, I know, in my defense I was young and stupid (now, just older and still stupid). anyways, move forward 20 plus years and I finally take the plunge and read book 1. takes me forever to get thru (meaning for me 2 weeks, never has a king book taken me more than 5 days to read). I have a difficult time getting thru it, as many of you had the same problem, and am a bit disillusioned over the story. Finally, I break down months later and get book 2 - and love it. sailed thru it and was drawn to the forming of the ka-tet and blown away by the death of jake (even knowing that it was bound to happen). Took me forever to get a copy of book 3, refusing to read any other book until I had gotten thru the dt series, because now I was completely enthralled with the whole story and characters, and I have finally gotten thru all 7 books plus book 8. I actually got book 8 and didn't pick it up for about 3 weeks after finishing book 7. why, because I didn't want it to end. I was so completely taken with this group of people that I didn't want it to come to an end. now having finished the series, I am going thru a bit of a depression/downer over not having roland and the gang in my life, so to speak. some may say that is nuts, but for those of us who feel the same way, it isn't. good stories always go straight to the heart and mind and become lodged inside us forever. one last thing, I am glad that I didn't read the series as king was having them published over 30 years. I would have been going crazy waiting for each new book. thankee, thankee, for being patient with my diatribe.
 

FlakeNoir

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Apr 11, 2006
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Understand many of the thoughts that have been put forth here in this thread and in others in the discussion room. I remember being about 23 yo (1987) and seeing a fancy copy of "the gunslinger" at some comic book store. I asked the clerk if I could take a look at it ( as it had been kept behind the counters), I read the summary page and promptly dismissed it - as in my view this was not a stephen king book. yes, I know, in my defense I was young and stupid (now, just older and still stupid). anyways, move forward 20 plus years and I finally take the plunge and read book 1. takes me forever to get thru (meaning for me 2 weeks, never has a king book taken me more than 5 days to read). I have a difficult time getting thru it, as many of you had the same problem, and am a bit disillusioned over the story. Finally, I break down months later and get book 2 - and love it. sailed thru it and was drawn to the forming of the ka-tet and blown away by the death of jake (even knowing that it was bound to happen). Took me forever to get a copy of book 3, refusing to read any other book until I had gotten thru the dt series, because now I was completely enthralled with the whole story and characters, and I have finally gotten thru all 7 books plus book 8. I actually got book 8 and didn't pick it up for about 3 weeks after finishing book 7. why, because I didn't want it to end. I was so completely taken with this group of people that I didn't want it to come to an end. now having finished the series, I am going thru a bit of a depression/downer over not having roland and the gang in my life, so to speak. some may say that is nuts, but for those of us who feel the same way, it isn't. good stories always go straight to the heart and mind and become lodged inside us forever. one last thing, I am glad that I didn't read the series as king was having them published over 30 years. I would have been going crazy waiting for each new book. thankee, thankee, for being patient with my diatribe.
Welcome to the site. The Dark Tower books can take us over a bit, can't they? :)
 

Neesy

#1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side
May 24, 2012
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Understand many of the thoughts that have been put forth here in this thread and in others in the discussion room. I remember being about 23 yo (1987) and seeing a fancy copy of "the gunslinger" at some comic book store. I asked the clerk if I could take a look at it ( as it had been kept behind the counters), I read the summary page and promptly dismissed it - as in my view this was not a stephen king book. yes, I know, in my defense I was young and stupid (now, just older and still stupid). anyways, move forward 20 plus years and I finally take the plunge and read book 1. takes me forever to get thru (meaning for me 2 weeks, never has a king book taken me more than 5 days to read). I have a difficult time getting thru it, as many of you had the same problem, and am a bit disillusioned over the story. Finally, I break down months later and get book 2 - and love it. sailed thru it and was drawn to the forming of the ka-tet and blown away by the death of jake (even knowing that it was bound to happen). Took me forever to get a copy of book 3, refusing to read any other book until I had gotten thru the dt series, because now I was completely enthralled with the whole story and characters, and I have finally gotten thru all 7 books plus book 8. I actually got book 8 and didn't pick it up for about 3 weeks after finishing book 7. why, because I didn't want it to end. I was so completely taken with this group of people that I didn't want it to come to an end. now having finished the series, I am going thru a bit of a depression/downer over not having roland and the gang in my life, so to speak. some may say that is nuts, but for those of us who feel the same way, it isn't. good stories always go straight to the heart and mind and become lodged inside us forever. one last thing, I am glad that I didn't read the series as king was having them published over 30 years. I would have been going crazy waiting for each new book. thankee, thankee, for being patient with my diatribe.
Welcome @wemcdougall
Great story - I am just starting this DT journey and it sounds like it will be a great experience
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