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Dec 2, 2013
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I should be crocheting Christmas gifts like I do every year...frantically spending all my free time making afghans. Instead I am completely immersed in Rolands adoloscense. Stephen King the grince who is stealing Christmas this year. I have read everything else but put off the dark tower series because commitingto 8 books is a lot but I'm so glad I did...wonderful as always.
 

OKKingFan

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Welcome to the board Jodi! I'm similar to you. I had read almost everything else but the Dark Tower series. I'm getting close to finishing Book 7 now, and it's driving me crazy that I don't have the time to just finish it off in one sitting. As I'm nearing the end, I'm starting to think Wizard and Glass was my favorite of all the books. I really liked the story of Roland as a younger man as well.
 

The Nameless

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Hi Jodi, welcome. When I read w&g, I was coming of the back of disliking wastelands, and I was so annoyed that they had started to make good progress, then stopped for such a big story (it really is a novel on it's own) that I stopped to re read IT. For a long time I was considering skipping the "susan" back story. When I finally read it, wizard and glass became my 2nd favourite of the series.
 

skimom2

Just moseyin' through...
Oct 9, 2013
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#9
I should be crocheting Christmas gifts like I do every year...frantically spending all my free time making afghans. Instead I am completely immersed in Rolands adoloscense. Stephen King the grince who is stealing Christmas this year. I have read everything else but put off the dark tower series because commitingto 8 books is a lot but I'm so glad I did...wonderful as always.
That is my absolute favorite of the entire series (the graphic--THE GUNSLINGER BORN--rocks, too, if you're into those)
 
Nov 12, 2013
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So i started the dark tower many years ago and stopped in the middle of this volume, it was a bit slow walking and i was more interested in roland and his ka tet than i was in hearing a back story, so fast forward about 3 years later i started over the entire series, i got through the first three very fast, within about 2 or 3 weeks i was back to this one and again was finding it hard to get through, i forced it along and let me tell you it picks up and gets very good, im just about halfway through and cant put it down!!! I love this series and look forward to escaping to mid world every night, i already know i am going to be so sad before its over!!! By the way do you guys think after this i should read part 5 or should i read wind through the key hole after this, does it contain any spoilers at all or just more back story??
 

Walter Oobleck

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Mar 6, 2013
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By the way do you guys think after this i should read part 5 or should i read wind through the key hole after this, does it contain any spoilers at all or just more back story??
If you pick up a copy of The Wind Through the Keyhole and turn to King's Foreword there...(read it for your self) he does write, 'newcomers and Constant Readers alike--may ask, Can I read and enjoy this story [TWTTK] if I haven't read the other Dark Tower books? My answer is yes, if you keep a few things in mind.'
A few paragraphs later, King writes, "For longtime readers, this book should be shelved between Wizard and Glass and Wolves of the Calla...which makes it, I suppose, Dark Tower 4.5."

Either, or, sounds like. I think I'd read it after the story you are reading now...if I had my choice to do it again...and before you start Wolves, maybe go back to W&G, the ending, to refresh your memory of what had gone before.
 
Nov 12, 2013
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Awesome, sounds good, i put it on my christmas list so if i get it or manage to pick it up before i finish wizard and the glass and will read it following this book, i wouldnt mind some more back story at all and learn more about roland in his younger years, the whole flip flop from kid to adult reminds me of IT !! :) and so i think it will make the remaining books that much better since i will know roland that much better and be that much more invested in who he is!!
 

FlakeNoir

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#13
Awesome, sounds good, i put it on my christmas list so if i get it or manage to pick it up before i finish wizard and the glass and will read it following this book, i wouldnt mind some more back story at all and learn more about roland in his younger years, the whole flip flop from kid to adult reminds me of IT !! :) and so i think it will make the remaining books that much better since i will know roland that much better and be that much more invested in who he is!!
It's a beautiful story, but I will just let you know that although Roland is present in the story, I wouldn't say the whole story revolves around him... we do get a peak at earlier him, but there is so much more as well. (Very hard not to give away spoilers)
 
Nov 12, 2013
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Well i hope someone got me the wind through the keyhole for christmas because wizard and glass is going to be done probably by tonight, i have about 150 pages left but it is getting so intense at this point that there is no way im going to be able to put it down tonight until its over, i cant believe i put this down at one point thinking it was boring and slow, i think this may be may favorite in the series so far, its amazing work, i love getting home from work and once the baby is in bed i tell the wife, " Ok babe im going to mid world now, talk to you later!!" It's great!!
 

The Nameless

M-O-O-N - That spells Nameless
Jul 10, 2011
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#15
Well i hope someone got me the wind through the keyhole for christmas because wizard and glass is going to be done probably by tonight, i have about 150 pages left but it is getting so intense at this point that there is no way im going to be able to put it down tonight until its over, i cant believe i put this down at one point thinking it was boring and slow, i think this may be may favorite in the series so far, its amazing work, i love getting home from work and once the baby is in bed i tell the wife, " Ok babe im going to mid world now, talk to you later!!" It's great!!
Welcome on board mate, did you get wttkh then? As much as I love a book, 150 pages in a day is not doable for me. I wish I could read that fast but on the other hand, I get to savour them for longer at my snails pace.
 

Lisey Landon

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May 20, 2009
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#16
This is my favorite book in the Dark Tower series, and I love them all a lot! I just finished it on audiobook, again, and it was as great as I remembered. This was also my first Dark Tower book, and I am so glad that I picked it up, without seeing it was part of something bigger. I never get tired of it!

Enjoy your journey FuntheMental, and welcome to the board! :)
 
Nov 12, 2013
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Unfortunatley i didnt get the wind through the keyhole for xmas!! :( We did a family secret santa and i just got a gift card to the music store, booo i wanted the wind through the keyhole, joyland, and some vinyl records!! ohhh well in time, so instead of reading wolves of the calla, well i actually read maybe 60 pages before deciding to wait to get wttkh first and in the meantime im reading insomnia, its a a fun time so far especially since i just re read IT recently so i am very familiar with derry at the moment!!!
 
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