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Discussion in 'The Dark Tower I: The Gunslinger' started by Ivy13, Nov 9, 2015.

  1. Ivy13

    Ivy13 Well-Known Member

    As much as I hate to admit it, I still harbor a slight resentment towards DT7 so I've not read the entire story twice yet. I do intend to read the full thing again at some point in the future though.
     
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  2. skimom2

    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    Han shot ONLY--lol. (Did I tell you I have a SuperNerd badge? ;D)

    The thing that made me want to throw book 7 at the wall is
    SK including himself in the story.
    I HATED that, and I always will. The end delighted me!
     
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  3. Spideyman

    Spideyman Uber Member

    skimom2 if you still have "edit" please put in spoiler- or attention to a mod.
     
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  4. skimom2

    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    Thank you, Ms. Spidey. I forget that not everyone has read DT in full
     
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  5. Spideyman

    Spideyman Uber Member

    I had to edit my quote of your post--:facepalm_smiley:
     
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  6. Ivy13

    Ivy13 Well-Known Member

    Lol ... ok he shot only :) I'll agree with ya there.

    I actually kind of liked the spoilery part you mentioned there. The ending is what got me. I mean I'd been reading these books since there were only 3 (and 3 was fairly new at that point if I remember correctly) and it felt like forever and ever to finally get 4. Then waiting and waiting for the rest was pure agony. and Then ...

    After waiting for eons and eternities to finally finish the journey and find out just what the heck was behind that door ... it got flipped back to the freaking beginning :a17::confusion::hammer:

    But I'm okay with it now (for the most part lol) ... I just have to get determined enough to be okay with it a second time around :heheh:
     
  7. mjs9153

    mjs9153 Peripherally known member..

    I thought the ending was perfect...I know many were upset and not liking it,but it really was the only logical ending..I went on that long journey,years and years,and then at the end,found it to be the only way it could have been an ending.Tears and happiness,just for me..
     
  8. Spideyman

    Spideyman Uber Member

    mjs9153 - totally agree. Read as published, stood on that mono forever and felt the ending was as it was meant to be.
    Ka is a wheel
    Read it during one of the major tropical storms of that year. Only desire was to complete the journey before being blown away.
     
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  9. Ivy13

    Ivy13 Well-Known Member

    I realized that it was meant to be that way eventually and that it really couldn't have been done any other way ... but at that moment that I read that last sentence ... I was inconsolable
     
  10. kingricefan

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

    I found one of the true Grant editions at Value Village- it is a second printing and it's an ex-library copy but it's a beautiful book and it only cost me $2.99! ;-D
     
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  11. Ivy13

    Ivy13 Well-Known Member

    That is Amazing! I'd love to get my hands on one of them. I found my Plume Michael Whelan copy in this awesome used bookstore nearby and they were the last of the used bookstores around here. Sadly it has since closed down and turned into an Army Surplus store.
     
  12. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Reformed Dirty Pirate Hooker Moderator

    Whew. I thought I was going to have to beat myself. I started a thread after you on what book have you read the most and then I see this, but at least you are asking about only one book, so I don't feel so dumb!;;D

    I have read The Gunslinger once. I've read the whole series once. But, I do feel I need to re-read the whole thing again. So much my old brain has forgotten!
     
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  13. jaunt33

    jaunt33 New Member

    I've read the Gunslinger 4 times, drawing 2x, waste lands 3x, 4-6 2x. and all on audiobook. I flip flip on D7. God did I want it to be something GREAT, but sadly it wasn't. Love Roland more than any character in any story in any media format. Roland is the man.
     
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  14. Robert Gray

    Robert Gray Well-Known Member

    I agree. I enjoy both versions, but the original still seems stronger in regards to characters even if the revision is stronger in so far as technique. Of the seven books, my favorite is Drawing of the Three which I have read more than any other (and I have never kept count). If I had to guess, I'm sure I've read them all at least five or six times and book one and two at least ten times.
     
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  15. not_nadine

    not_nadine Comfortably Roont

    I wish that someone would start a poll. (I don't know how to do it)

    I am just curious.

    'Have you read the Dark Tower series?
    yes, no, will, wanted to' -
    or something along those lines.

    To answer the question - Gunslinger just twice. Re-read again after I finished the series.

    The rest of the books? Many. I seem to be always picking one up and reading parts of them.
     
    Last edited: Mar 10, 2016
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  16. not_nadine

    not_nadine Comfortably Roont

    Oh Doc, Go for it! :grinning:
     
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  17. Doc Creed

    Doc Creed Well-Known Member

    Ok, but I'm blaming you! :)
     
  18. not_nadine

    not_nadine Comfortably Roont

    I know nothing.
     
  19. mjs9153

    mjs9153 Peripherally known member..

    just start a new thread under chattery teeth,and it will ask if you wish to post a poll with it..as for me,read them all,some of them several times..
     
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  20. not_nadine

    not_nadine Comfortably Roont

    Thanks, Doc has started one.
     
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