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The Dark Tower
    #3355575 - 11/13/04 02:14 PM (12 years, 29 days ago)

How many of you are Stephen King fans and have read The Dark Tower cycle? I finished it a couple weeks ago. I'd be interested in your opinions on it. I absolutely loved it. I read the Gunslinger in 1982. The books just got better and better in my opinion. I think The Drawing of the Three and The Wastelands were the best. King is the master of storytelling IMO.


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Re: The Dark Tower [Re: newusername222]
    #3355586 - 11/13/04 02:17 PM (12 years, 29 days ago)

I'm in the process of reading the series, I'm on the wizard and glass. Its a wicked series I just wish I had more time for reading.


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Re: The Dark Tower [Re: Gillette]
    #3355600 - 11/13/04 02:19 PM (12 years, 29 days ago)

Cool. I read them all and now have started back over with the audiobook series. I listen to it when working out and driving. I'm on Wizard and Glass right now too. I'm about 3/4s of the way through it. It keeps getting better so ENJOY!


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Re: The Dark Tower [Re: newusername222]
    #3355612 - 11/13/04 02:21 PM (12 years, 29 days ago)

yeah Im about 250 pages into the last one. Im gonna be sad when it ends though. I had a thread in OTD about the dark tower a few days ago, but not to many responses. My favorite series though, by far.


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Re: The Dark Tower [Re: beejay]
    #3355656 - 11/13/04 02:31 PM (12 years, 29 days ago)

beejay- I know what you mean. Having been following the DT cycle for about 23 years, it was hard to believe it had ended. I hope it's made into a movie one day. King says it will be several years before he allows it to be put into a movie though.


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Re: The Dark Tower [Re: newusername222]
    #3363175 - 11/15/04 10:50 AM (12 years, 27 days ago)

A fantasic series of books, incredibly well written. I'm still awaiting an English version of the last installment to come to the book stores though, and the delay is causing me some pain, I've got to find out what happens after Blain the Pain! Tell me!

No! Don't tell me, I'll stall for a while longer. The long rambling, back-chasing, flash-back ridden story line has never been far from my mind. It's funny how a fictional character/s can fit so snuggly as to almost seem like actual people. Or do I just smoke too much when I read?

A movie would be feckin' great! On a LOTR tip, with a cast of.........?


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Re: The Dark Tower [Re: newusername222]
    #3363201 - 11/15/04 11:02 AM (12 years, 27 days ago)

Some books, possibly this series, should never be put to movie.

Movies always lack that extra touch of magic that can only be experienced through reading a book and utilizing your imagination. I'm not a big fan of television, it takes away from mental creativity and also ruins some of the better stories of our time. There are a few shows I watch occassionally though.

I've never even read this series, but I know King is truly the King and I imagine this to be another masterpiece by him.

Anyway, maybe now I'll pick up one of the books. What is the name of the first in the series?


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Re: The Dark Tower [Re: newusername222]
    #3363222 - 11/15/04 11:15 AM (12 years, 27 days ago)

You should pick up Black House then too...it ties in with the Gunslinger books in a crazy way.


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Re: The Dark Tower [Re: Silven]
    #3363306 - 11/15/04 11:51 AM (12 years, 27 days ago)

The Gunslinger is the first in the series. It was written about 30 years ago. I'd actually suggest reading the second book first. It is "The Drawing of the Three", and then go back and read the gunslinger.


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Re: The Dark Tower [Re: adrug]
    #3363329 - 11/15/04 11:58 AM (12 years, 27 days ago)

The Dark Tower (Book VII) has a listing in the front of all the books that are tied into the dark tower cycle. Black House and the early book to that one, The Talisman, are only two. The Stand, Salem's Lot, and Heart's in Atlantis are three others. Also, if you haven't seen the short story book "Everything's Eventual", there is a story about Roland in that book.


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Re: The Dark Tower [Re: newusername222]
    #3363732 - 11/15/04 01:46 PM (12 years, 27 days ago)

If you guys do decide to read Black House, read the Talisman first cause Blackhouse is its sequal. As far as a movie goes I would love to see it happen... so long as its at least 24 hours long. It would be an amazing film if allowed the proper time to tell the tale. Who would yall cast as characters? I was thinkin Clint eastwood for Roland obviously, maybe Hallie Barry for Susanna, not sure about the others though.


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Re: The Dark Tower [Re: beejay]
    #3363898 - 11/15/04 02:25 PM (12 years, 27 days ago)

The Talisman was my favorite king novel. Black House was also an amazing book.

Id like to see a talisman movie, with samuel l jackson as speedy.


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Re: The Dark Tower [Re: Pathos]
    #3363916 - 11/15/04 02:30 PM (12 years, 27 days ago)

yeah that would be supa cool


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Oh shit, don't drink it.... It would eat away your esophagus...
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Leave me out of this pissing contest, you fascist wang-dang-doodle!
Hattori Hanzo said:
If on your journey, you should encounter God, God will be cut


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Re: The Dark Tower [Re: beejay]
    #3392655 - 11/21/04 11:58 AM (12 years, 21 days ago)

Shit! I was once again checking for the English version of the last installment of DT and I clocked The Dark House but neglected too pick it up as I was chomping at not finding the one I wanted!
Ah! The Talisman part two!?!
I'll be slipping out of work early on Monday to nab that number! No worries! Find out how Wanderin' Jack's getting on.
This is the book co written with Peter Straub, yes?


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Re: The Dark Tower [Re: SummerBreeze]
    #3392902 - 11/21/04 02:07 PM (12 years, 21 days ago)

Dark Tower rocks! I haven't read Wolves of Callas yet, I'm waiting for it to come out in paperback.
I reckon the best Stephen King story is The Stand, and the ultimate Stephen King is his short stories.
Talisman was great, but I didn't really get off on Black House in the same way.


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Re: The Dark Tower [Re: SummerBreeze]
    #3393420 - 11/21/04 05:47 PM (12 years, 21 days ago)

Quote:

SummerBreeze said:
This is the book co written with Peter Straub, yes?



Sure is. Go get it!


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Re: The Dark Tower [Re: Pathos]
    #3393455 - 11/21/04 05:55 PM (12 years, 21 days ago)

awright, I never saw this many DT readers in one place. :smile:
You try to to tell ppl who read King, but not that series, gotta read it for yerself.
Please don't tell me, I have the last two, but haven't read them yet due to school :thumbup:


Edited by LouiseLouise (11/21/04 05:56 PM)


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Re: The Dark Tower [Re: LouiseLouise]
    #3393742 - 11/21/04 07:02 PM (12 years, 21 days ago)

dam is the last book good so far. As a resident of the DArk Tower I must say that it was nice of Mr. King to educate people on my home. What a swell guy. Rock on gunslingers... if it does ya well :smile:


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Anjaba said:
Oh shit, don't drink it.... It would eat away your esophagus...
mantis said:
Leave me out of this pissing contest, you fascist wang-dang-doodle!
Hattori Hanzo said:
If on your journey, you should encounter God, God will be cut


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Re: The Dark Tower [Re: beejay]
    #3394311 - 11/21/04 09:33 PM (12 years, 21 days ago)

After you finish it PM me what you think about the ending. DOn't post it cause don't want to blow it for any fans. Yes, the last is possibly the best of all. I couldn't put it down.


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Re: The Dark Tower [Re: newusername222]
    #3394353 - 11/21/04 09:46 PM (12 years, 21 days ago)

my favorite so far is the drawing of the three. once i get some time this christmas after finals ill finish the series. I just finished... shit i cant remember which one that was. it was the one where roland was a boy and met susan.. oh well
edit:wizard and glass


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