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Order & Links?

Discussion in 'General Discussion & Questions' started by Toni_S_UK, May 16, 2017.

  1. Toni_S_UK

    Toni_S_UK Well-Known Member

    Apologies if this has been asked, I didn't want to read through too many threads as I didn't want any spoilers.

    I haven't read any of the Dark Tower books! I will be getting onto them in the next few weeks. Now, what is the order they need to be read in? I know that there are also other books that relate to the series and want to read in order and not spoil anything for myself! :hammer:
     
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  2. doowopgirl

    doowopgirl very avid fan

    I think you need to read them in numerical order. A lot of SK books have references to the DT series. Don't worry, none of it will spoil the series for you. If you read the series first, many references will just enrich the whole experience for you.
     
  3. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...yep, DWG has it right....read them in order of release and then all the other "asides" from the novels outside Mid-World will make much more sense.....
     
  4. Toni_S_UK

    Toni_S_UK Well-Known Member

  5. kingricefan

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

    Read them in order then go back for a re-read. Why? Just because you'll want to after you finish that last line in the 7th book.
     
  6. Spideyman

    Spideyman Uber Member

    :clap:
     
  7. Spideyman

    Spideyman Uber Member

    :okay:
     
  8. DiO'Bolic

    DiO'Bolic Not completely obtuse

    You will need to read It, Insomnia, The Stand, Salem's Lot, Hearts in Atlantis, The Mist, The Eyes of the Dragon, Everything's Eventual, Rose Madder, The Talisman, From a Buick 8, Firestarter, Dreamcatcher, Cujo, The Long Walk, Misery, and The Dead Zone to help provide some background information that enriches the DT story BEFORE reading the actual Dark Tower series. Then read the Dark Tower series in published order. Hope this helps. :p
     
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  9. kingricefan

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

    That's ALOT of homework, Dio! ;;D
     
  10. DiO'Bolic

    DiO'Bolic Not completely obtuse

    Well, she asked. I wouldn't lead anyone astray, now would I? ;):)
     
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  11. Spideyman

    Spideyman Uber Member

    Here is a flow chart of related books to the DT

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  12. Toni_S_UK

    Toni_S_UK Well-Known Member

    That's perfect! Thank you :)
     
  13. All Hail The Crimson King

    All Hail The Crimson King Well-Known Member

    I say, don't worry about reading most of those other books. Just read the Dark Tower Series in chronological order. Three books you will want to read along with the series. Before, during or after, is Black House, Insomnia & Hearts In Atlantis ( especially Low Men In Yellow Coats.) You do not need to read them to understand the series but they are very good to read to understand some important background events & characters that are connected to the Dark Tower Series.
     
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  14. recitador

    recitador Speed Reader

    t3? he and straub getting together again?
     
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  15. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...it's a classic example of one of those "someday" projects. I feel they both would love to work together again, but getting the time seems to be the boat anchor....
     
  16. recitador

    recitador Speed Reader

    well here's hoping they pull it off
     
  17. Victor Wrobel

    Victor Wrobel New Member

    Hello everyone!

    Still regarding this topic, sorry about that, but it is an interesting thing to know, at least for me.

    I was researching in Brazil some sites about the order to "read" some book, just to have a good background in the DT stories, and I found the suggestion below. A really would like your master opinions about that, once this is the biggest site regarding SK, I'm right?

    Order - Book
    01° The Dark Tower I: The Gunslinger
    02° Bag of Bones
    03° The Dark Tower II: The Drawing of the Three
    04° Eyes of the Dragon
    05° The Dark Tower III: The Wastelands
    06° The Stand
    07° The Dark Tower IV: Wizard and Glass
    08° The Dark Tower VIII: *The Wind Through the Keyhole
    09° IT
    10° Insomnia
    11° Salem`s Lot
    12° The Dark Tower V: Wolves of the Calla
    13° Misery
    14° Desperation
    15° The Regulators
    16° The Dark Tower VI: Song of Susannah
    17° Everything`s Eventual (Read Tales: "The Little Sisters of Eluria" and "Everything`s Eventual")
    18° The Talisman
    19° Hearts in Atlantis
    20° Black House
    21° The Dark Tower VII: The Dark Tower
    22° Rose Madder
    23° Buich 8
    24° The Mist
     
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  18. recitador

    recitador Speed Reader

    if it were me, i wouldn't break up the main series that much. i actually read a lot of the side novels before i ever read the dark tower series, and i didn't lose anything from it. if anything i'd say read the dark tower novels, read the side books, and then circle back around and re-read the dark tower, because you'll spot a few more things this way. you don't really need the side novels to get what's going on in the dark tower.

    ETA: wind through the keyhole does take place sort of mid journey, so that one would be fine to read sort of in the middle like that.
     
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  19. Spideyman

    Spideyman Uber Member


    Here is one possible map of connections:

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  20. recitador

    recitador Speed Reader

    having just read bag of bones recently, i didn't even realize the DT connection. i just had to look it up.
     
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