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The Waste Lands

Discussion in 'The Dark Tower III: The Waste Lands' started by Chuggs, Feb 21, 2014.

  1. Chuggs

    Chuggs Well-Known Member

    This was one of my favorites in the series. Probably due to the fact that, as a child, this was my favorite book to look at, picture wise. I used to love flipping through the pages and looking at the pictures. My dad loves this series, so as he would read them, I would look at the pictures. Then sometimes, I would sneak to the bookshelves and look at them all.

    When I grew up, The Dark Tower series was my first Stephen King read, if I am remembering right.
  2. fljoe0

    fljoe0 Cantre Member

    I think The Wastelands is great. The last third of the book is a thrilling ride. Many don't like the very end (the last few pages - and I won't go into it because it would require spoilers) but I'm ok with it. People probably don't complain about the very end so much now but there were a lot of years between the publications of Volume 3 and 4 and the very end of 3 wasn't much of an ending.

    But, I think the last 100-150 pages of The Wastelands is one of the best thrill rides in the series.
  3. Chuggs

    Chuggs Well-Known Member

    I thought it was good. Thinking I'll re-read it someday.
  4. HollyGolightly

    HollyGolightly Well-Known Member

    @Chuggs You must be young enough to be my son if you were looking at those pictures as a child! I have to admit TWL was not my favorite DT book - I loved Drawing of the Three and Wolves of the Calls. But it was still pretty cool.

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...yeah, I got shoes older than him.....whippersnapper!...get offa my lawn!...
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  6. fljoe0

    fljoe0 Cantre Member

    We all got a big laugh at work one day when one of the young guys at work discovered that my drinking water cup was a souvenir cup (with the date) from SunFest (an annual arts and music festival in West Palm Beach) and it was older than he was.

    You can tell them you have stuff older than them but it's funnier when they actually see it. :biggrin2:
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    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...no kidding...and usually it it has more common sense too...:)
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  8. Neesy

    Neesy #1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side

  9. The Nameless

    The Nameless M-O-O-N - That spells Nameless

    This is my least favourite of the series, pretty much for this reason, only the final 3rd or so is decent - and that's all I found it, just decent. The rest for me was a long winded chore. I actually thought that if w&g was the same, that probably would have been the end for me.

    @Chuggs I had the same thing going on with 4 past midnight as a child, but my versions of the dark towers are all a bit samey in terms of covers.
    They're mostly the same but different colours with a vague theme (tracks, beach etc) with the tower in the distance.
    Last edited: Feb 26, 2014
  10. guido tkp

    guido tkp Well-Known Member

    it's a near tie betwix #2, #3 or #4 as to which, imho, is best in this series...only 'salems lot and possibly the mist can top 'em.

    i easily place these three in my top 5 king books ever...with none of the others even in my top ten...

    no matter how you stack it, tho...this is, again...imho, great storytelling of the highest magnitude...
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  11. skimom2

    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    #2-4 are my favorites (W&G is my favorite of the series). I didn't find it boring at all, and loved the ending! It was exciting :)

    On another note... BOY do y'all make me feel old (lol). I read them as published, and still have the old Plume softcover copies of the first 4 books.
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  12. jt0565

    jt0565 Well-Known Member

    I'm shocked how little most fans liked this one. It is one of, if not my favorite in the series. Even with the cliffhanger ending. And I read it when I knew I had a minimum of 5 years before the riddling would begin.
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