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the dark tower

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by delta9blazer, Oct 17, 2002.

  1. delta9blazer

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    anybody read these? i've read the first two, i'm looking for 'the wastelands'.
    are there any more after that one?
     
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    I've read them. Good series !!!! Roland is so kewl !!! I can't remember if there is a 4th book or not.
     
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    I read the second book (I think... /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif) I really thought it was cool. Pretty different for King, probably one of his best IMHO. I want to read the others now.

    Rene
     
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    yeah, definitely one of my faves. that and the stand. a much better book than movie, IMO.
    i just finished reading the regulators, and now i'm 'bout halfway through desperation.
    weird, even for king.
    i had a hard bound copy of all of his books (gerald's game was the last one), but i lost most of them in one of my moves when i was younger. too bad, i re-read them often.

    anybody read clive barker? now there's a weirdo.
     
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    Of all the books i've read the only ones I collect and re-read are Robert Heinlein.

    Someone had lent me the Darktower book I read and I meant to check the other ones out and just never got around to it. I definitely want to read them though!

    Steven King books are usually really good, but the movie versions blow chunks 90% of the time. Needful things was a great book and a really lame movie...

    Christine was good in print and as a movie which is pretty rare... /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif

    Rene
     
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    There are only 3 right now. I read The Wastelands in a weekend. It was excellent. I might have to go reread them it's been a long time. Read the first one in '91 in Saudi.

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    Excellent series, read 'em all! It si different for King, but just as good or better than his "typical" stuff.
     
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    I'm an avid Stephen King fan! There are 4 in the Dark Tower series to date:

    The Gunslinger
    The Drawing of the Three
    The Wastelands
    Wizard & Glass

    His new novel, Black House, also makes references to the Dark Tower series. Lots of his novels are interconnected in some way which is why he is so cool /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif According to the Stephen King website, the 5th in the Dark Tower series will be out soon!!

    Yes, I'm a dork /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif
     
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    good series but it really streched out to long time wise. i remember reading the first one in the bahamas during a rain strom years ago. i have all of the books but im gonna have to re read them to refresh my memory. something about a train ride in the last one i read still bounces around my mind from time to time. it seems i enjoy kings other books more than his horror books. ones like the green mile and such.

    craig
     

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