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Does this take place on Earth?

Discussion in 'The Dark Tower I: The Gunslinger' started by Caleb_L, Sep 12, 2015.

  1. Caleb_L

    Caleb_L Member

    Please no spoilers.
    I am expecting to get the entire Dark Tower series (including the wind through the keyhole) as a Christmas gift in three months.
    I know this is like a fantasy action but i'm afraid to google questions about the book, because i'm afraid about accidentally spoiling it for myself.

    The only question I have is; does this take place on earth or is it like a song of ice and fie where it is in a whole other universe, where somehow the people know English?

    Thanks a bunch.

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  2. not_nadine

    not_nadine Comfortably Roont

    There are other worlds than these.

    You will start to talk funny, but still English. It happens.

    Enjoy your journey.
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  3. muskrat

    muskrat Dis-Member

    It goes back and forth between our world and Mid-World. I don't want to tell you too much. Just read em.
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  4. not_nadine

    not_nadine Comfortably Roont

    This will get your started. I kept a copy next to me while reading the first time.

  5. muskrat

    muskrat Dis-Member

    Look at the big old map and tell me you don't wanna read DT. And that's just for the last three books.
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    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...Earth?...sure, at least one version of it.....
  7. not_nadine

    not_nadine Comfortably Roont

    Right. This is a better one for start. This is the one I kept folded in .

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  8. Tiny

    Tiny RECEIVED:Annoying Questions award

    Well... I cant understand how you can ask such a thing and say
    No spoilers
    In the same breath.

    Rolands world is not ours, diff universe, and he's uniVerse is 1000 2000 or more
    Years in our future.

    I hope thats not a spoiler

    Mr king himself has had harsh words for people that are scared of Spoilers, harsh words
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  9. HollyGolightly

    HollyGolightly Well-Known Member

    You'll love it! I put it off for years, convinced it wouldn't be my thing. And then I spent 2 years reading nothing but DT books. I did pick up an accent. You will as well. I'm fighting the urge to speak it now, so I must go and let you learn your way.
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  10. not_nadine

    not_nadine Comfortably Roont

    I still speak Calla, if it will do ya.

    I say Thankee, sai. for someone holding a door for me.
    I say big big. Get weird looks.

    It is wearing off, I need to re-read.
  11. César Hernández-Meraz

    César Hernández-Meraz Wants to be Nick, ends up as Larry

    I guess Scott's answer is good enough. Just finished the first chapter of the first book (I am about to start "The Way Station" later today), and having people remember Christ's name means this must have been an Earth once (or has people who come from an Earth).

    It is like "The Stand". It happens on Earth. Obviously not ours, since we are still alive, but it is Earth.
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  12. champ1966

    champ1966 Well-Known Member

    Alternate Universe
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  13. Great Dane

    Great Dane Well-Known Member

    It almost seems to me like it takes place in the future, wayyyyyy in the future. It was The Man in Black's words that made me wonder, something about our great great great great great grandfathers walking on the moon, etc.

    It seems like earth, but a future earth.

    It's good to know they still jam to Hey Jude, though.
  14. Chelle71

    Chelle71 Well-Known Member

    Oh wow...have fun in there :D
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  15. Tery

    Tery Dreaming in Middletown Moderator

    Great music is great music across all dimensions. ;)
  16. kingricefan

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

  17. not_nadine

    not_nadine Comfortably Roont


    ~edit , say sorry - deleted link. It was good but realized it had questionable content for this site.
  18. César Hernández-Meraz

    César Hernández-Meraz Wants to be Nick, ends up as Larry

    Now I'm curious... :calm:
  19. Mary Strickland

    Mary Strickland Well-Known Member

    I accidently discovered The Dark Tower when I saw Volume V on sale in a book store. (Seriously neglecting my reading while raising kids.) I read Wolves of the Calla, Volume V, and collected all the rest (I - Vii) reading all the rest. Turned out, I enjoyed each volume because I knew some of what was ahead. If you have read any King books, there is no wrong way to read them. Just enjoy!
  20. Kingunlucky

    Kingunlucky Well-Known Member

    Parallel universe.

    The technology most likely advanced wildly differently and or much faster, also the existence of magic,

    The Territories is similar as well, but it's clearly a separate world from Mid-World, but within the same multiverse.
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