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    Quote Originally Posted by bsaenz24 View Post
    Love it!!!
    I don't!

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    If you do start a thread separate from this one, have Brian let me know, as I might not see it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bev Vincent View Post
    I don't!
    Gee whiz, Bev, come on already! I have a soft spot for LitB.
    "I'm a vegan. "

    ---Kirby Bliss Blanton , The Green Inferno (2013)

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    Giving this one a miss Bev. Sorry. Will get the trade edition though. The DT series are just not my fave chiefly because I don't really like the last three books. The final book was great as a standalone novel but taken into context with the other books always thought that the first four were superb but that SK kind of sold himself short on the last three. There's a feeling of him rushing things too forcefully to wrap up the series after the accident made him realize the possibility of this thing not getting done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bev Vincent View Post
    There's no doubt in my mind that Ron and Akiva are serious about wanting to get this done. Akiva brought the project to Ron when they were working on A Beautiful Mind and they were gutted to see the rights get snapped up by someone else and pleased when they became available again.

    At the time I spoke with them, Warner's was still in play, but after Warner's declined, someone else expressed interest in financing it, so we'll see. There's been no public news since then, and I think they're a little more cautious about making announcements since the first "definite" announcement of a release date bit them on the butt.
    Thank you very much for the information I am glad to see that it is being taken seriously by those involved. It will be a huge undertaking to bring a story not well known to the general public, but I feel in the end it will be well received if done right.

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    Here's an interview with me about The Dark Tower Companion by Blu Gilliand at October Country

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    And here's Blu's review

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    Hi Bev, those reviews are very cool.
    I want to know one thing about "The Companion"...the information that we can found in the comics (the plot and the stories) will be analized in a separate way from the books? I mean, will be treated in a whole separate chapter?

    Long days and pleasant nights, sai.
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    Yes, although I concentrate primarily on the differences from the books. If the stories -- or sections of the stories -- are substantially the same, I say that, and then point out the differences. In other situations, where there isn't any analogous story in King's books, I review the plot in more detail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bev Vincent View Post
    Yes, although I concentrate primarily on the differences from the books. If the stories -- or sections of the stories -- are substantially the same, I say that, and then point out the differences. In other situations, where there isn't any analogous story in King's books, I review the plot in more detail.
    Thanks a lot !

    I think that I'm gonna buy the book soon...I'll let you know

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    I saw a paperback of this in B&N today and flipped through it. Looked pretty good. Glad I gotthe s/l of it.
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    ---Kirby Bliss Blanton , The Green Inferno (2013)

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    Cool -- I haven't seen a copy "in the wild" yet!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FrankP View Post
    I'd love to be able to buy this book at this time, and under normal circumstances I wouldn't hesitate. Ahhh, but my funds are running low for a while, and I'll have to pass
    Oh what the heck...I'm going to order mine now while supplies last

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    That's the spirit!!!!
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    Oh what the heck...I'm going to order mine now while supplies last

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    Finally! I got the book! I'm on the page 219, and it's looks very interesting. What a killer cover!

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    The way that every important scene of the 'Dark Tower' books are explained, it's very clarifying, and it has the essential information of every novel.

    If you are out there Bev, I have a question for you, about the map (it is a very cool map, and pretty clever)
    Eluria is near the Desatoya Mountains, after the events of the prequel of 'The Gunslinger', Roland heads west, and he has no destination in mind yet. How he could reach Pricetown to buy the mule without seeing the Western Sea or Tull?

    And for the same reason... Eluria is located in Desatoya's Mountains North? South? or... where?

    Anyway,
    Thanks for giving us (to the tower junkies) a new book for exploring the series.

    Long days and pleasant nights, sai Vincent.

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    The cover art is by a Spanish artist named Nekro. I, too, was blown away by it.

    There are so many inconsistencies in the geography of Mid-World that I did not attempt to address them all. It's simply impossible. I don't think King ever thought it out. I never expected my map to have any internal logic at all. I drew it on a whim. What convinced me to include it was the information from Wind Through the Keyhole, which placed Gilead solidly on the North beam. A line of text said that a train used to run west to the Mohaine, and when I drew a line west, that's where it ended up!

    However, as I stated in the book, since Mid-World is laid out like a clock, if there's a North beam (12 o'clock), there cannot be a beam that runs southeast (halfway between 4 and 5). They have to be south-south-east (5) and east-south-east (4). So it's broken from the get-go and I did the best I could with the inconsistencies.

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    The cover art is very beautiful, it looks very surreal and powerfull at the same time. Nice detail that Nekro it's a Spanish artist!

    "The Wind Through the Keyhole" indeed has many 'key' information for the geography of Mid-World, but like you said, still there are many inconsistencies. Anyway, the map is one of the best I ever saw. There is no map with all the regions of Mid-World like this one. It helps a lot!

    Thanks for taking the time for answer my question!

    Greetings from a Chilean fan.

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    I knew at the time that I was creating it that it would be unique. Robin Furth has done maps of regions, but no one has ever attempted to assemble them all before. I was sure it simply wasn't going to work at all, like pieces from several different jigsaw puzzles, so I was gratified when I found something that made at least SOME sense!

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    Will the in-stock slipcases measuring 7 3/8 X 10 1/4 X 1 1/4 fit this book Dan or Brian? Thanks! Looking to place a decent size order soon and want to mitigate my shipping cost .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian861 View Post
    Will the in-stock slipcases measuring 7 3/8 X 10 1/4 X 1 1/4 fit this book Dan or Brian? Thanks! Looking to place a decent size order soon and want to mitigate my shipping cost .
    Looks like no on this one, and there doesn't appear to be one that it would fit in.
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