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At which point in Wizard and Glass did you stop reading? The homage to Wizard of Oz isn't persistent and the W&G story is its own. Also, sK's homages are found throughout the Dark Tower series, and to me are an integral part of the fantasy, as if similar stories exist in similar Worlds.It's possible it was because I was in my mid-20's, but did any one else find the comparisons to TWOO too much? I actually quit reading the series because of this book.
I didn't like that Oz stuff either. But the Susan part of the book, holy crow--that's down home Gunslingin. Finish the series. You got Wolves next--if you don't dig that, then son, you just don't dig DT.