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Order & Links?

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

  1. Tery

    Tery Dreaming in Middletown Moderator

    Same here. I looked at the cover of The Gunslinger several times before I gave in. I kept thinking, "Why would Stephen King write a western?" Derp.
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  2. morgan

    morgan Well-Known Member

    I've read BoB at least four times and the DT series only once. I'm not coming up with the connection either.
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  3. Spideyman

    Spideyman Uber Member

    Connection to the Dark Tower SeriesEdit
    Bag of Bones features a house named Sara Laughs. This house is the Twinner of Cara Laughs, the house on Turtleback Lane that was the center of the walk-in activity. By extension, Mike Noonan is also the Twinner of Stephen King, both being writers who own a summer house name Sara/Cara Laughs.

    The number 19 is used various times.
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  4. morgan

    morgan Well-Known Member

    Thanks, Spidey! I remember all those things about BoB, but not The Gunslinger. :a11:
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    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ....Hiya Victor!....
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  6. Victor Wrobel

    Victor Wrobel New Member

    Do you know what? I think that you are totally right "recitador", I'm thinking now that should be better I get the DT to read and stop to think about other connections books, at least just for now. Because on this way (reading just DT and few book in parallel as "The Stand" that is very important), I can have a good experience with DT, right? Otherwise I can get tired to read many books together DT, and DT can get bored for me maybe. Many thanks for the advice "recitador"!!!

    "Spideyman", many thanks for this map. I realized that before when you post it here in the fisrt time, very cool.

    Guys, just to make sure. Have any official Stephen King's order about this Reading? Regarding DT? As I said before, I will not read in the order, just to avoid get tired the DT, but I would like to know if have any official order to read those books.
  7. doowopgirl

    doowopgirl very avid fan

    Me too
  8. Spideyman

    Spideyman Uber Member

    No official order that I am aware of.
    I read the journey as it was published, and taken the journey many times since.

    I think you will not tire if you read them one after the other. The Dark Tower is a journey, not just books. Each one continues the story, quest, journey. You become one with the characters. You become part of the journey.
    Think of the books as parts of the whole. Read the flow of the story book after book.
    Many of us had to wait for each part. To be able to read each as a complete journey is life changing. Just my thoughts. Enjoy!!
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  9. Victor Wrobel

    Victor Wrobel New Member

    Thanks "Spideyman", very kind of you, thanks for share your opinion.

    When you said "I think you will not tire if you read them one after the other." You mean read only the Dark Tower? Or even all conecctions as that books that I mentioned before Bag of Bones, Dragon Eyes (all the other books that have connection with the Dark Tower)?
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  10. Spideyman

    Spideyman Uber Member

    I meant to read only the Dark Tower books. My thinking is that it is a continuous journey, you finish The Gunslinger and proceed, go to, The Drawing of the Three and so forth. Think of it as binge watching a TV series (to view an entire season of the shows one after another over a period of time). The books are one story. Yes, the other books do have connections. Having read as published, as well as re reading the entire series as one story, personally, I enjoyed it more reading each DT book one after the other. You will find reading the connections, after completing the DT books, as little treats. Meeting familiar characters, seeing the connection. That is just may way of looking at it.
    Others may feel the connection books should be read in- between the DT books. Just giving you my thoughts.
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  11. Victor Wrobel

    Victor Wrobel New Member

    Awesome "Spideyman"! Many thanks again about your thinking. Now I'm pretty sure that I will enjoy in this moment DT books, instead of reading other connections, I'll let the connections for later. You "Spideyman" and "recitador" help me a lot to decide how enjoy better DT. I'm really grateful for this.
  12. Spideyman

    Spideyman Uber Member

    You are most welcome. Enjoy the journey!
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