I think it's more of a way to drive home the, "Everything in existence, every 'when and where' there could possibly be, is related on everything else and dependent on the Tower" goal of the series.Originally posted by MalGlo
how do you feel about that?? i kind of enjoy how he blends his books.. but i'm curious on the flipside if its an easy way out of building a unique character environment.....
But don't you think the greater story advanced nicely going back to the rose in the lot and the realization of its importance and need to protect it?Originally posted by ~atp~
I finally got around to reading Wolves of Calla...it was "ok". I'm not sure if he really managed to develop the characters much, and the plot development was only meager. We didn't really get filled in on any more history, and I feel like he's using too much recycled material (no, I'm not talking about his meta-integration of other books into this one, I'm talking about his writing style).
Anyway, it was ok. But you could probably read the first three, skip this one, then go to the next and not have missed much, except a semi-neato story about a town and a bunch of wolves.
Actually yah, I enjoyed reading those parts of the book the most, he creates good tension, but I feel like we already knew that the rose was tied inexorably with the Tower already, when Jake first discovered it...I'm not sure I really "learned" anything new...I want there to be some sort of discovery, or mystery, or something...but I felt like he told a nice tale (the Wolves of Calla) without doing any more than teasing us a bit about the main storyline...Originally posted by silver1
But don't you think the greater story advanced nicely going back to the rose in the lot and the realization of its importance and need to protect it?
This is true...I guess he's developed them to a sort of peak...but then characters should go through some sort of change (ie a realization of some kind) in 500 pages...
As for character development, the majority of that happened in "Drawing of Three" and "The Wastelands". The characters won't develop any more by leaps and bounds. Just some small final steps forward now.
And how about the little teasers into the deaths of Alain and Cuthbert? I enjoyed that quite a bit and makes me want to learn more about that suicide charge down the hill.
I agree about the film version- it could be amazing, any suggestions on who to play the parts?Originally posted by ~atp~
As a side note: ever since I was about 14, I've been DYING for two books to come to life on film: The Lord of the Rings and The Dark Tower. I think the Dark Tower could become a great on-screen trilogy... [/B]