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I will never learn...........

Discussion in 'The Dark Tower VII: The Dark Tower' started by staropeace, Oct 24, 2016.

  1. staropeace

    staropeace Richard Bachman's love child

    Each year, I re-read this series...mostly because it seems to define me. It pretty well sums up what I feel is important in life, somehow. It's morality nods to my own.
    I read this last book with a heavy heart no matter how many times I read it. The sorrow is not polished to a bluntness by familiarity. There is no written work that can move me so very much. OUCH, it hurts so hard. What an idiot I am for putting myself through this again. lol
    What Stephen has created goes beyond good. It is almost supernatural ....a miracle of storytelling. Nothing comes even close to this. I am amazed that another human being can touch me this much. What a gift he has!!!!!
     
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  2. MarkS73

    MarkS73 Well-Known Member

    Each year all seven books? Are you a really fast reader? If i would do that there would be no time left to read anything else...:)
     
  3. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...nice analysis and review sweets....
     
  4. SHEEMIEE

    SHEEMIEE Well-Known Member

    me and Frank reacquaint every year, I just wish he could have read them all before he went to his clearing - imagine VIII read by him !
     
  5. staropeace

    staropeace Richard Bachman's love child

    I am a very fast reader....I read a book a day if I am not working. Then, it is about every three days.
     
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  6. mal

    mal Well-Known Member

    Hi Staropeace, I've read the series three times and can understand what you mean by no blunting of the emotional impact on subsequent reads. Even though I know it's coming it hits me hard (pick your heartbreak...there are several). All the best, mal.
     
  7. Spideyman

    Spideyman Uber Member

    I'll join the group as a re reader. Each journey is like a new one. The happening hit hard.
    And I was one who could not stop when given the opportunity. Everything is/ was as it should be. Life changing with each journey.
     
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  8. kingricefan

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

    I think that even after 100 re-reads that it would still be an emotional rollercoaster. Those characters become real to us and when one passes from the story it likes losing a loved one for real. I've re-read the series probably 5 times now (and was in the middle of the next cycle but stopped after book 4) and it hits me gut each time I get to 'those' parts.
     
  9. muskrat

    muskrat Dis-Member

    Oh yeah, me too. I re-read the whole series at least every couple three years or so. Sometimes I just read certain volumes, like Wastelands--I've probably read that one the most--or the Susan section of Wizard and Glass. And there's something so down home and satisfying about Wolves of the Calla, too. Those three are me favorites, the three 'W's (Wastelands, Wizard, and Wolves). But even when I try to just read certain parts of DT, I usually wind up reading the whole thing.
     
  10. Doc Creed

    Doc Creed Well-Known Member

    Mine too.
     

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