The Dark Tower Series Collection: The Gunslinger, The Drawing of the Three, The Waste Lands, Wizard and Glass, Wolves of the Calla, Song of Susannah, The Dark Tower

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The Dark Tower Series Collection: The Gunslinger, The Drawing of the Three, The Waste Lands, Wizard and Glass, Wolves of the Calla, Song of Susannah, The Dark Tower

  1. Stephen Edwin King was born the second son of Donald and Nellie Ruth Pillsbury King After his father left them when Stephen was two, he and his older brother, David, were raised by his mother Parts of his childhood were spent in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where his father s family was at the time, and in Stratford, Connecticut When Stephen was eleven, his mother brought her children back to Durham, Maine, for good Her parents, Guy and Nellie Pillsbury, had become incapacitated with old age, and Ruth King was persuaded by her sisters to take over the physical care of them Other family members provided a small house in Durham and financial support After Stephen s grandparents passed away, Mrs King found work in the kitchens of Pineland, a nearby residential facility for the mentally challenged.Stephen attended the grammar school in Durham and Lisbon Falls High School, graduating in 1966 From his sopho year at the University of Maine at Orono, he wrote a weekly column for the school newspaper, THE MAINE CAMPUS He was also active in student politics, serving as a member of the Student Senate He came to support the anti war movement on the Orono campus, arriving at his stance from a conservative view that the war in Vietnam was unconstitutional He graduated in 1970, with a B.A in English and qualified to teach on the high school level A draft board examination immediately post graduation found him 4 F on grounds of high blood pressure, limited vision, flat feet, and punctured eardrums.He met Tabitha Spruce in the stacks of the Fogler Library at the University, where they both worked as students they married in January of 1971 As Stephen was unable to find placement as a teacher immediately, the Kings lived on his earnings as a laborer at an industrial laundry, and her student loan and savings, with an occasional boost from a short story sale to men s magazines.Stephen made his first professional short story sale The Glass Floor to Startling Mystery Stories in 1967 Throughout the early years of his marriage, he continued to sell stories to men s magazines Many were gathered into the Night Shift collection or appeared in other anthologies.In the fall of 1971, Stephen began teaching English at Hampden Academy, the public high school in Hampden, Maine Writing in the evenings and on the weekends, he continued to produce short stories and to work on novels.

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  1. Spoiler Free Review Well, it s been a few years since I finished reading The Dark Tower Series and I have decided to share a few thoughts First of all, I have to say that this was a massive undertaking from Stephen King and he didn t disappoint well, until I got to the ending anyway The books are beautifully written and he has managed to create a whole new universe of places and characters whose only relation seems to be that mysterious Dark Tower The prose flows flawlessly, the characters are e [...]

  2. I want to go back and rate them individually, due to all the ravings about how awful the last three books are vs the genius of the first four and there is certainly a difference but not too much but for now I must say that this series is life changing as a whole If you make it past the first book you will be hooked into the Tower story and will carry on with Roland until the end, which itself serves as another place of polarizing opinion I fall on the side that the ending was perfect,the very en [...]

  3. loved this series, can t say enough good things about it It has taken him over 20 years to write it I started with the very first book the gunslinger in the early 80 s, not knowing it was going to be a series I don t think Mr.King did either I liked it very much, I still had the original publication, a little hardback book, up until a couple years ago when I lost everything I owned when the second book came out years later, I was totally hooked, sat on pins and needles waiting all those years fo [...]

  4. After finishing this long series, I would say it was definitely worth the time It was original and had a different feel from most of Stephen King s work especially the first four books While I feel that portions could have been tightened up and some all together abandoned and reworked, I still feel that this was a great adult adventure story revolving around good and evil and the human condition I also have to give King kudos for his willingness to really go outside of general fantasy and stretc [...]

  5. The first book in the series is good not great, though Read it, and then give yourself a favour and read a plot summary for the rest on The novels are full of small and large plot fragments that are unrelated to the main plot, are going nowhere or just make no sense whatsoever The rest of the plot is very predictable, full of clich s and obvious recycling of King s other novels Overall, the whole series feels like it was written for homework at writers class, only the deadline had passed and the [...]

  6. I was unsure how much I liked the Gunslinger in the first Tower Book, but was told the series got better, so stayed with it Roland of Gilead is a crusty cowboy intent on his quest to find the Tower, and the first book isn t as good as the others, but necessary In it, Roland sacrifices a young boy named Jake in his quest, although Jake has died once before in an auto accident on the streets of New York When Roland lets him die again, Jake s last words are, There are other worlds than these That s [...]

  7. Some genuinely great moments are rendered a waste of space as King fails to deliver on every setup The deaths of the crimson king, the spider baby and the wizard are all uninteresting throwaway moments, as though King couldn t be bothered Neither should you.

  8. I have read thousands of books Two have made me cry, the first was black beauty and i was six The second was one of the dark tower series, im not saying which one because i dont want to give anything away, but these books get you so emotionally involved its hard not to cry at some point.

  9. An epic in the full sense of the word Amazing, if only for spectrum King manages to combine high fantasy, western, science fiction, romance, horror, and numerous other genres into an intricately created, well, not world, but universe of universes that forms what can truly be called his magnum opus Admittedly, the length of the series is daunting, and can prove to be a problem for the reader as he or she forgets previous developments along the way But my advice is the same as King s enjoy the jou [...]

  10. I am writing independent reviews for each book Some books in this series I loved than others Notwithstanding this, I would have to say The Dark Tower series is my favorite of all of Kings work.

  11. I love this series of books I have suggested it to many people and been specific that altough they are very dark in some places, they are not the typical horror that Stephen King is known for I was given the first book The Gunslinger as a birthday gift almost twenty years ago I started it and put it down only to pick it up again five years later The second time around, I flew through it and immediately went out to buy books two and three At the time, those were the only ones to have been written [...]

  12. Stephen King is a consistently terrific, not to mention prolific, writer However, his Dark Tower series, which he began writing at age 17, far over reaches all of his other writings He himself refers to it as his grand masterpiece, and I fully agree This series is much less gory than many of his works, yet filled to the brim with thrills and nightmares, hopes and dreams, and even love Even if you have shunned King in the past, you Must beg, borrow, or steal well, you don t have to go That far to [...]

  13. After reading the final line, I felt redeemed in spending as much time reading the series in its entirety After letting the ending sit with me for a bit, my first thought was I need to go back immediately and re read the first book.Well played Mr King, my new favourite books

  14. what can you even say about these books Epic, heartbreaking, uplifting The master doing some of his best work in these I got so attached to the characters And cried for them as well.

  15. I have found, after reading many of Stephen Kings book s, that his endings are often disappearing I believe he writes such an amazing story that the ending can t keep up with them This is NOT the case in the 7 book Dark Tower series This series has one of the best endings of all his books I ve read The story itself flip flops from page turner to it s an effort to continue reading Their are a lot page turners than not The further you get in the series the exciting it becomes and suddenly you ha [...]

  16. If you love Stephen King and you haven t read this seriesen you don t really love Stephen King The Dark Tower Series is an epic adventure through different worlds and times, with all of the subtle detail that you expect from a King book You might need to take notes if you want to keep the plot straight, but that s the beauty of it The complexity here is mind blowing, yet the way it all neatly fits into place is pure mastery.Roland is an understated protagonist, in a menacing, I ll blow your head [...]

  17. I have listened my way through this series and am presently listening to the last one The Dark Tower on audibook I have enjoyed it tremendously, so much so that people have smiled at me very amused on my walks when I have uttered some comment of appreciation or horror I listened to these books mostly while I was walking I admire Stephen King greatly and have read all his books and I mean all except for The Dark Tower and I am happy I waited for it to be complete because I would have been enormou [...]

  18. Sigh Stephen King is very popular on If I am going to read all the popular books on , it means reading a lot of Stephen King, which is someone I ve never been interested in reading But I was told that the Dark Tower series was his best, his masterpiece So I figured I d start there And it has been a disappointment Actually some of the books were okay Even the last book had some good pieces to it But frankly the series was overly long and overly pointless And yet perhaps part of the reason is that [...]

  19. Holy cow I read the whole series of 7 books, can t believe it Science fiction western fantasy, or whatever it is it did keep me going, however you get a little invested just because of the sheer size of the work, and get that I gotta stick with the characters to the end Def a bedside read to help on thoes nights when you can t sleep I understand their is a flashback book 8 in the series, might read it too The only criticism I may have is Stephen King putting himself in the book in a kind of came [...]

  20. Definitely an epic, at least in terms of size, from Stephen King.It was interesting to read them all one right after the other, since he started writing it when he was in his 20s as a serial to writing full blown novels 5 a year it seems like after fully maturing as a writer.They start off interesting enough, but it really felt like King lost direction towards the end The insertion of the Author avatar was a bit of a Deus Ex Machina and really didn t feel right Also, par for the course with Step [...]

  21. Another masterfully crafted plot from Stephen King Through his meticulous shaping of their personalities, I feel as though I truly know each of these characters The magic of this series is how real it seems to be Perhaps I will one day stumble upon a half invisible door myself, which leads to a forgotten world.Friendship, romance, honor, adventure, mystery, fantasy, science fiction You want it, the Dark Tower s got it.

  22. This series not the idea started with The Gunslinger He was making refrences before then It takes a literary genius to incorporate an idea and presence of one series of books into half the novels he has written.

  23. Other Worlds Than These A Dark Tower ReviewDisclaimer I have been cursed with a particularly dismal memory Though I have spent the last week reading through the 2000 pages of the last three books of the series, even now the story leaks out of my mind like sand through a clenched fist I apologize in advance if I attribute events to the wrong character or story in the series.First, my background as it relates to the Dark Tower I was born in 1990, and so didn t have to wait 34 years for the complet [...]

  24. I consider myself one of Stephen King s Constant Readers but had never tackled this series I read King to reacquaint myself with the genre I know and love horror I am not, in general, a fan of fantasy novels, and I have never read LOTR When the Dark Tower movie was announced, I knew I had to delve into this saga before watching the movie, despite my reservations As a review of the series, I ll jot a few notes I treat this collection like you would the broad concept of art if it makes you think, [...]

  25. It s been a while since I have reviewed a book mainly because I decided that I would read the entire 4300 pages making up this Dark Tower series that has this month was released as a movie I do not intend to see it because it can be nowhere nearly as absorbing as the written word For a Stephen King fan, the series does not disappoint It is difficult to describe the diversity of experiences that he includes It is easier to list them but in doing so it does not do justice to the experience of bein [...]

  26. The Dark Tower has been and will remain one of my favourite series favourite books really I was young when I first opened the Gunslinger maybe fourteen years old I borrowed it at the local library, most books I read back then I borrowed from the library we were immigrants and we had no extra money to spend on books Also, this was way before e ink I think what I love most about these books is not the plot, although it is great, nor the characters, although I have carried them in my heart these ma [...]

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