One for the Road

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Neesy

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Have you read any Dark Tower?

I have not.

Kelly

It is very different from his other books (the very first one I found hard to get into but then it grew on me) - The Gunslinger

It's a series of books (eight in total).
I liked the "4.5 book" as well.

 

not_nadine

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I have not.

Kelly

It took me years to finally read the series. I don't know why, I think that I was put off by fantasy and cowboy things. (Or so I thought) It's not like that.

After joining this board and all the talk - I knew I had to read it. And now I kick myself for years of years of denying myself DT. The first one was difficult for me, I will be honest- But after that................. YEsss.

I feel bad for the original CR's that had to wait years between books. :eek: I don't think I could have stood that!
 

krwhiting

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It took me years to finally read the series. I don't know why, I think that I was put off by fantasy and cowboy things. (Or so I thought) It's not like that.

After joining this board and all the talk - I knew I had to read it. And now I kick myself for years of years of denying myself DT. The first one was difficult for me, I will be honest- But after that................. YEsss.

I feel bad for the original CR's that had to wait years between books. :eek: I don't think I could have stood that!

I should clarify. I've read the first 2, but it was back in 89, 90. So I don't remember them well. I intend to read them all as a group. I actually liked the set-up. But then I got busy reading other things and never got back.

Kelly
 
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staropeace

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I should clarify. I've read the first 2, but it was back in 89, 90. So I don't remember them well. I intend to read them all as a group. I actually liked the set-up. But then I got busy reading other things and never got back.

Kelly
You might meet old friends in the rest of the series.
 
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doowopgirl

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It took me years to finally read the series. I don't know why, I think that I was put off by fantasy and cowboy things. (Or so I thought) It's not like that.

After joining this board and all the talk - I knew I had to read it. And now I kick myself for years of years of denying myself DT. The first one was difficult for me, I will be honest- But after that................. YEsss.

I feel bad for the original CR's that had to wait years between books. :eek: I don't think I could have stood that!
I'm the same. When I got into it I would have been mad with frustration waiting ages for the nextbook. Instead I could gobble them as soon as Amazon could them to me.
 
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César Hernández-Meraz

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If not a sequel, I would simply want to know how much time Ben and Mark spent there after the novel ended. Or if they did not accomplish their goal completely.

I will have to wait to see if that is addressed in The Dark Tower (I dared not click on those spoilers).

I loved this short story (I read it this morning as I came to my work). I already knew there were two Lot-related stories in this book, and I even knew this was the name of one of them, but I had forgotten it (I always try to forget any spoilers to stories I have not read and then try to remember as much as I can from stories I have).

It was a pleasant surprise to see the characters' reaction when they realized where the car had been left. And to learn more about how the surrounding towns have dealt with this infestation. (We only saw part of it in the novel, and from someone else's point of view, and from newspapers.)

As a side note, with so many people saying how the first Dark Tower book is hard to get into, it was nice to see I liked it just fine when I read it. Since I really enjoy "quest" stories, I am used to the way those start (slow, perhaps, and with few characters) and then build up as they go (explore the world, get more characters into the questing party, reveal the characters' goals and motivations). Of course, things exploded even more in the following books, and those are the ones that completely hook you if you are not already convinced. :D