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Did you cry too? SPOILERS

Discussion in 'The Dark Tower VII: The Dark Tower' started by Smooth, Jun 16, 2017.

  1. Smooth

    Smooth Well-Known Member

    I'm not a real emotional person; I don't cry easily or often. Thanks a bunch Steve. :angry_002:

    I'm a little more than halfway through The Dark Tower and

    Jake just got killed. I'd made the mistake of reading a thread here in which the posting member didn't use spoiler tags and told me Eddie was going to die, and fortunately that was only about 30 pages before that happened. I was so not prepared for Jake to get killed, particularly HOW he got killed. And then? After Roland buries him? Oh, forget about it!! I'm a blubbering mess.

    Am I the only sap who cried at this point?

    I meant to add that there are spoilers in the title of this thread. Oops.
     
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  2. Doc Creed

    Doc Creed Well-Known Member

    No tears. Not during this book. That honor probably goes to Lisey's Story. Maybe a little when
    the Losers are carrying Eddie's body out of the sewer.
     
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  3. ghost19

    ghost19 "Have I run too far to get home?"

    Didn't cry at the end of DT series but went and sat on back patio for quite a while contemplating how perfectly Mr. King wrapped it all up. Started reading DT back in the early 80's so it was one helluva journey for sure.
     
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  4. Zone D Dad

    Zone D Dad Well-Known Member

    Can't say that I did, but
    Jake and Oy were my favorite characters, so I was pretty bummed out for them.
    I remember feeling more relief when I had finished the series after investing so much time in it.
     
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  5. kingricefan

    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    Yes, I cried three times (or maybe four, when I got to the 'real' ending) while reading this book. Steve had me wrung out! When it's my time to go to the path in the clearing, I would like the passage that Roland reads in the woods to be read for the folks at my funeral. I think it's simply one of the best passages I've ever read.
     
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  6. Spideyman

    Spideyman Uber Member

    Read the books as published, so did a little cussing
    thinking I'd never get off that mono.
    Cried many times, Yep - when got to the "real" ending too. The ending was the only possible one. What a journey!!
     
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  7. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...yeah I did.....I've welled up at many scenes in King's writings...he's that good at making you truly CARE about the folks that walk and talk through the pages....that, and I'm just an old softie under the tough bark....
     
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  8. FlakeNoir

    FlakeNoir Beta Tester Moderator

    I was completely ripped to pieces when...

    Eddie died.
    It broke my very heart... and then...

    every loss thereafter just kept pounding what was left of me into the dirt.

    I think I probably called Stephen every name under the sun during this journey. It's possible I even made a few up.
     
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  9. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ....!$&@#%¥€Steve, you$!?&@#%€€!......
     
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  10. FlakeNoir

    FlakeNoir Beta Tester Moderator

    :icon_eek: It's like you were right there, while I was reading and trying not to throw things!
     
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  11. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ....frightening idn't it?....:D
     
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  12. Smooth

    Smooth Well-Known Member

    I'm afraid to open any spoilers because I'm still only on page 601. I'm gobbling it up, but I don't want it to end!

    The passage
    he reads over Jake's grave?
    I love that thought, kingricefan.

    The "real" ending, as you guys are putting it, I can't begin to imagine and while I want to know how it ends, I can't imagine having to put this series down because I've finished it. I'll be in a state of awestruck contemplation, I have no doubt.
     
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  13. FlakeNoir

    FlakeNoir Beta Tester Moderator

    :m_scary:
     
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  14. mjs9153

    mjs9153 Peripherally known member..

    No,I can't say I cried at the end..I shut the book,kept holding it,and was thinking about it..I also read it as published,a lot of years invested..and then like dawn breaking,the perfectness,the utter genius of the end,grabbed me and I smiled..that's all,just smiled..thank you good sir for the journey..:grinning:
     
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  15. Doc Creed

    Doc Creed Well-Known Member

    Blaze and Joyland were two others that pulled at my heart strings. Stephen King has always made me think of good times, though. He can make me laugh like a madman. He writes about death, yes, but more often than not I'm thinking of his optimism and patriotism. He's documented rural Americana (baseball, small town hubbub, academia, beer and rock music) like no other writer. His books are packed with emotion and, similar to Grace Metalious' Peyton Place, reflect the world in which I grew up.
     
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  16. staropeace

    staropeace Richard Bachman's love child

    Lol, wait till the books end. You aint done crying yet. I did cry for this book....yes.
     
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  17. staropeace

    staropeace Richard Bachman's love child

    When I read the last book, I came unto this site to complain about this book...to yell at Stephen. I tried to restrain myself and met some of the best people I have ever known.
     
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  18. kingricefan

    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    Your spoiler is correct, that's the passage. There something about those words that spoke to my soul.
     
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  19. Smooth

    Smooth Well-Known Member

    That. Exactly.
     
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  20. Doc Creed

    Doc Creed Well-Known Member

    Smooth, when I see your name I keep thinking of this guy (I know. You're a gal.)
    JB-Smoove-600x353.jpg
    J.B. Smoove
     
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