View Poll Results: What is your favorite Dark Tower book?

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  • The Gunslinger

    5 11.11%
  • The Drawing of the Three

    16 35.56%
  • The Waste Lands

    5 11.11%
  • Wizard and Glass

    17 37.78%
  • Wolves of the Calla

    0 0%
  • Song of Susannah

    2 4.44%
  • The Dark Tower

    0 0%
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    Senior Member Hearing Voices Tito_Villa's Avatar
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    Since the last re-read my order of favourites goes ...

    1. Wizard & Glass
    2. The Wastelands
    3. The Wolves of the Calla
    4. The Gunslinger
    5. The Dark Tower
    6. The Drawing of the Three
    7. Song of Susannah

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    An interesting order there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ozmosis7 View Post
    An interesting order there.
    Why's that then???

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    Senior Member Hearing Voices ozmosis7's Avatar
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    Oh, LOL. Nothing to read into there. I was just saying it was an interesting order is all, and trying to consider what my own order might look like. I guess it would be this...

    1. The Gunslinger
    2. The Drawing of the Three
    3. Wizard & Glass
    4. The Wolves of the Calla
    5. The Dark Tower
    6. The Wastelands
    7. Song of Susannah

    But then again, I haven't read them for some time, so that might change if I did so.

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    Haha no worries. Which do you prefer (if any) out of the original and the revised Gunslinger?

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    Senior Member Hearing Voices ozmosis7's Avatar
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    I couldn't say. I've only ever read one version and since I bought it right away I am guessing it is not the revised one?

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    I think the revised was published just before the release of 'Wolves of the Calla', so yeah i guess you read the original (which i admit to never reading).

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    One of the things I like about the original was it's little inconsistincies with the rest of the series. Ex. Roland's father being Roland the Elder in the original and Steven in the rest of the books. Later, when King becomes a character, he admits that he sometimes misinterprets Gan's voice and gets things wrong. I thought that added a little texture to the whole reading experience. But I can understand why he revised it.
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    Siep, old friend, where have you been hiding? Lots of people here have missed you.
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    Hiding?
    Nah, you've just not been looking in the right places...

    sk

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    Good to hear from you again.before I figured out how to use this forum I enjoyed following your posts and looking at your collection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bookworm 1 View Post
    Good to hear from you again.before I figured out how to use this forum I enjoyed following your posts and looking at your collection.
    Yeah frik I wondered where you went to also. I miss the arguments we'd get into. LOL that's probably not the right word, let's say "disagreements", that's more politically correct I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frik51 View Post
    I don't know if King ruined it that way.
    For some people he did, for others, he didn't.
    Personally, I wish he hadn't put himself in this series.
    I'm pretty sure if he hadn't had his accident, the final three volumes would have turned out much differently.

    sk
    I believe if he had not had his accident the final three books might not have been written at all, or would have taken him alot longer to get around to even doing. I think putting himself in there was genius. With all the other worlds out there and knowing that Jake's and Eddie's worlds were not really "our world", throwing himself in there made the writer think more about the possibility of our world being just one of many, thus helping submerge the reader further into the story.

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    I've just finished The Wind Through the Keyhole and I thought I'd try to insert in my rankings.

    1. The Drawing of the Three. Narratively, imaginatively superior to all the others.
    2. The Wind Through the Keyhole--simply a joy to read; narrativitely simplistic, but the depth and passion of King's vision is unsurpassed in this seemingly unlikeiest of sequels.
    3. The Wastelands. The first half continues the narrative of TDot3. The second part is not as good, but still scores narratively.
    4. Song of Susannah. Exciting and revealing with an unique structure compared to the rest.
    5. The Gunslinger. Narratively simplistic, but well-written and exciting.
    6. The Dark Tower. A satisfying conclusion to the series..and a beginning.
    7. The Wolves of the Callah. Well written and exciting, but a lack of creativity keeps it at the bottom.
    8. Wizard and Glass. Narrative problems, combined with an unreliable narrator and a lack of creativity.

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    Although I've loved all of them my vote goes to Wizard and Glass. Maybe it was because I was just thankful for any Dark Tower book after King's long absence from the series.
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    I kept clicking spoiler to see if you'd really say anthing. lol. I didnt read it. just about 4 words. I just hadda know. haha

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    I always give the reader several chances to take back the "click" on one of my spolier tags.
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    Quote Originally Posted by srboone View Post
    I always give the reader several chances to take back the "click" on one of my spolier tags.
    Oh why, oh why didn't you add just one more spoiler?
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    Would it have really made a difference? Peole say they click on them anyway. I made one with around 10 spoiler tags somewhere on this forum....
    Last edited by srboone; 03-02-2012 at 08:31 AM.
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