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Thankee-sai

silver1

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*taps throat three times with right hand*

Ok. Any Dark Tower fans out there? Have you read Wolves of the Calla yet? What did you think?

I want a thread about all things Roland et. al

So let's discuss.
 

MalGlo

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hehe this is funny cause mel/mingster and i were just talking like oy! on msn..

oy!
ake!

I've read Wolves of the Calla... as per usual it was a great read.. I love being brought into the world of Roland.....

I was very pleased to read in the book that the next 2 books are already done and are going to be released next year....

p.s. I say thankee-sai all the time :)
 

silver1

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So does Susan bite it in the next one?

I say yes.

And I'll guess that by the end of the series, Jake is the only one left.
 

MalGlo

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i was thinking the same about Jake... his character got a lot of attention in 'wolves' so it wouldn't be surprising....

there was a lot of tie-in with Salem's Lot in this book.... once again Stevie King utilized a large portion of something he already wrote...

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.....
 

silver1

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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.....
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.

I think every character environment still remains unique. They're just all related on one another.

Although I am very curious as to where he's going to take the whole " 'Salem's Lot book, "I'm a REAL person! Not a work of fiction!" deal.

Interesting stuff indeed.

Thank "The Man-Jesus" then next one comes out in August (instead of like 8 years from now ;) )
 
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Evil Dynovac

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I received the new hardcover editions of all five books as a present for Christmas. I am re-reading the Dark Tower now. There is some great language in that book...

Brown woke him up an hour later. It was dark. The only light was the dull cherry glare of the banked embers.
"Your mule has passed on," Brown said. "Tell ya sorry. Dinner's ready."
"How?"
Brown shrugged. "Roasted and boiled, how else? You picky?"
"No, the mule."
"It just laid over, that's all. It looked like an old mule." And with a touch of apology: "Zoltan (his raven) et at the eyes."
"Oh." He might have expected it. "All right.:
Brown surprised him again when they sat down to the blanket that served as a table by asking a brief blessing: Rain, health, expansion to the spirit.
"Do you believe in the afterlife?" the gunslinger asked him as Brown dropped three ears of corn onto his plate.
Brown nodded. "I think this is it."

The wind moaned, a witch with cancer in her belly.
 

LivingRoomPornstar

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haha, actually I remember it was this series that took my mind off the pain of a severed medial collateral(sp?) ligament, while i was in the hospital.

I was knee-checked in the final game of the regular season of my second last season of hockey

Dan
 
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~atp~

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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. ;)
 

silver1

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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. ;)
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?

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.
 

Cri

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I reallllllllllllly want to read this thread but I can't cuz I haven't read it all yet :confused: :confused:

grr grr grr!
 

~atp~

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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?
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...


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.
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...


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 forgot about that! Ok, so he divulged a bit more about Roland's past...that's always cool. :) ...I really like the 3rd book because of how curious I am about Roland's character, and his history.



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... :)
 

Dirtymatt

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Ok, I am a huge Steven King fan in general and have read nearly every book he has written. From this perspective I love the way he manages to incorporate all of his books together- especially the Hearts in Atlantis connection with the low men and the breakers. Not quite sure how The Regulators with the low men will fit into the grand scheme of things but im sure it will work out.

Not a huge fan of the Harry Potter references with the sneetches, or that of Spiderman with Dr Doom or even Star Wars, as I prefer to think of this series as an alternate to all of those mentioned above, but I have to admit that this wasn't one of his best books. The storyline was about average really, it seemed to deal more with the parallel in NY with the rose rather than the actually story. The ending seemed rather abrupt too, like he wrote one big story and then cut it in thirds to finish the story.

I think that one of the katet will die, but im not sure which one it will be, if its Jake then he will surely come back again, maybe it will be Pere Callahan if he joins.

I also hope that he covers all the partial stories that you read about from Rolands past, those involving Jamie- who doesnt seem to have as much coverage as Alain and Cuthbert.

Here's to the next book

matt
 
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Dirtymatt

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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]
I agree about the film version- it could be amazing, any suggestions on who to play the parts?

matt
 

silver1

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Problems with turning the story into a set of movies.

1. It's too long. There's gonna be 5 books by the time it's all done. I don't see anyone investing that kind of time/money etc. into it.

2. The Gunslinger, the first book and in terms of a movie, the most important to hook people into it, wasn't really that good or overly compelling.

3. Now that they're REALLY throwing in the Salem's Lot stuff, I just don't see the regular movie going public really getting it. I mean, how many people read or heard of Salem's Lot and would really get the whole, "everything's tied together" concept.

At the end of the day, I'd love to see a big 7 movie epic made. But I don't see the mass appeal being big enough to get the backing for it. Too bad though.

Anyways. Who would I cast?

Bruce Campbel as Roland ;)
 

Dirtymatt

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theres going to be more than five books in the series, this is the fifth, plus two more so seven in total.

matt

I suppose that Hollywood could mess around and come up with an effective cinema version.
 
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