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    Sounds like a plan Teri

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    Yea but I am afraid to bring my book to work. lol. Might take some time to get through TWTTK that way...but then again with DT I may read it all before my 3 days off are over, assuming it comes monday or tuesday. I hear its not very long...for SK anyway

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    300 and some odd pages as I understand it

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    Defintiely a 3-day book!
    "I'm a vegan. "

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

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    But a 3 day to a normal person is like two weeks for me. I'd have to get REALLY into the story to make me read at home instead of watching tv...tv is just easier even though reading is better.

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    I found TWTTK one of the best DT books--I couldn't put it down.
    "I'm a vegan. "

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

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    I hope I'm the same way.we agree on wizard and glass being the worst and the drawing of the three being the best so I imagine ill agree.

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    I ranked it second (t TDot3, of course!). It's not narratively like TDot3, It's Roland telling stories, but it's well-done.
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    rolands stories is what i hates about wizard and glass.

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    I had the same reservations you have, Teri, but it's different here. In W&G, Roland told stories that he felt he had to, this one is simply a fond memory of his childhoos that he tells cause they have time to kill. Roland (King) admits that when he started telling stories, he wasn't very good at it (W&G), but he feels he's gotten better at it (he has). I think you'll like it.
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    No doubt.

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    I liked Rolands original DT story so I cant wait for this one!

    Hope the CD slipcase gets made soon so that the book can ship!

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    Quote Originally Posted by srboone View Post
    Roland (King) admits that when he started telling stories, he wasn't very good at it (W&G), but he feels he's gotten better at it (he has).
    What are you trying to prove here, Squire??

    sk

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    Aaaahhhh, my challenges to W&G have uncontested for too long my friend....
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    True enough Siep, we've just learned to ignore him - Squire dangles pretty, shiny lures, but we wee fishies swim on by oblivious

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    Overall, I was not impressed with the Dark Tower Series. I found it too cheeky in places and was not happy about Stephen putting himself in the story. I also thought tying most of his other tales into it was a cheap "plug". I did however enjoy some parts of it. It could have continued on with more "gunslinger" back story. By the time I got halfway through Song for Suzannah I was pretty much over the whole tale. And I am a true die-hard fan of Stephen's body of work. For me his tales as Bachman are for some strange reason, his finest works. That's just my opinion, Gentlemen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randy D. Rubin View Post
    It could have continued on with more "gunslinger" back story.
    Agreed. One of the reasons Wizard and Glass is my favorite - correction, is man..ehm, most people's favorite DT novel.
    (And I told myself NOT to go there again......)


    Quote Originally Posted by Randy D. Rubin View Post
    For me his tales as Bachman are for some strange reason, his finest works. That's just my opinion, Gentlemen.
    Glad to hear you say this. I also prefer many Bachman works over King's. They're darker, more violent.

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    I'd like to pick me up a HC copy of The Bachman books sometime. Thought I'd just throw that out there.

    I'd like more gunslinger backstory as well. I still see lots of untapped potential there, maybe King will do something with it.

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    I am not even gonna get started on the current conversation and just say that I finally finished the talisman and it was overall a great story even though I thought there were a good 200-300 pages, including some poorly used adverbs, that could have been cut. Normally I am ok with kings lengthyness but a lot of this one seemed unnecessary. Maybe I have an issue with straub that I am currently unaware of.

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    Just picked up "The Tyranny of the Night" by Glen Cook. Love his "Black Company" series, so hopefully this one will be good too.

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