The Dark Tower

BadKarmaBadKarma The Advanced Literature monsters burned my house and gave me a 7 Join Date: 2002-11-12 Member: 8260Posts: 2,156Members
Just finished the last book, gotta say goddamn. That was a hell of a ride.

For those of you not in the know here, it's Stephen King's big honkin' series, his "Lord of the Rings". I know your thinking, "Ah yea Stephen King schlock horror garbage". Not true. All his other books are total popcorn, this series is his masterpiece. Just start with "The Gunslinger". It's a short read, I dare you not to be hooked.

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  • ANeMANeM Join Date: 2003-05-13 Member: 16267Posts: 1,444Members, Constellation
    edited March 2005
    I'm on the Waste Lands (Jake, part 3) right now.
    Karma speaks the truth (Choo-Choo, and that is the truth). The books are awesome. The Gunslinger is a little hard to get into, but still fairly enjoyable. But after that it really starts to get good.

    Edit: I have filled my random quote Quota for today.
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  • BadKarmaBadKarma The Advanced Literature monsters burned my house and gave me a 7 Join Date: 2002-11-12 Member: 8260Posts: 2,156Members
    You say true, I say thankya. (By christ you'll get that sooner or later)
  • DragonMechDragonMech Join Date: 2003-09-19 Member: 21023Posts: 6,781Members, Constellation, Reinforced - Shadow
    QUOTE (BadKarma @ Mar 8 2005, 09:48 PM)
    Just finished the last book, gotta say goddamn. That was a hell of a ride.

    For those of you not in the know here, it's Stephen King's big honkin' series, his "Lord of the Rings". I know your thinking, "Ah yea Stephen King schlock horror garbage". Not true. All his other books are total popcorn, this series is his masterpiece. Just start with "The Gunslinger". It's a short read, I dare you not to be hooked.

    I'm on Song of Susannah right now - just started it today in fact. Awesome, aint it? ^^
    I see custom titles. <_< >_>

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  • CplDavisCplDavis I hunt the arctic Snonos Join Date: 2003-01-09 Member: 12097Posts: 4,153Members
    Is this the book with that dude with the big long revolver on the cover of the book?
    I think my friend was reading that.
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  • BadKarmaBadKarma The Advanced Literature monsters burned my house and gave me a 7 Join Date: 2002-11-12 Member: 8260Posts: 2,156Members
    Like I said, there's 7 books, many differant editions. Could be anything your friend was reading.
  • Cold_NiTeCold_NiTe Join Date: 2003-09-15 Member: 20875Posts: 6,073Members
    T__T

    I was racing my mom's boyfriend to see who would get to the end first. I stopped reading for like 3 weeks cause school was pouring it on, and I turn around and find him a book ahead of me. >_<

    I'm on Song of Susannah. He's on The Dark Tower. God!! Aaaahhh.

    I wanna read but at the same time I can't afford the time. I think I am going to go cry.
  • RenegadeRenegade Old school Join Date: 2002-03-29 Member: 361Posts: 1,966Members
    Favorite quote from the books: (Roland): "We don't deal in chance. We deal in lead."

    Comalla along to the end, may it do ya fine. biggrin-fix.gif
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  • Cold_NiTeCold_NiTe Join Date: 2003-09-15 Member: 20875Posts: 6,073Members
    QUOTE (Renegade @ Mar 9 2005, 01:34 AM)
    Favorite quote from the books: (Roland): "We don't deal in chance. We deal in lead."

    Comalla along to the end, may it do ya fine. biggrin-fix.gif

    Call me Fannin...

    Richard Fannin......

    Shake the hand that shook the world, Roland.



    I get the chills reading that line.
  • BadKarmaBadKarma The Advanced Literature monsters burned my house and gave me a 7 Join Date: 2002-11-12 Member: 8260Posts: 2,156Members
    Flagg/Fannin/Ect. is possibly the ultimate badass.
  • BadMouthBadMouth It ceases to be exclusive when you can have a custom member titl Join Date: 2004-05-21 Member: 28815Posts: 1,018Members
    Ka is a wheel.

    that, in my opinion, is the line which has the most meaning in the entire series. It basically explains everything.

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    now, the first book, the gunslinger, was a flop. I hate to say it but its true. (I am a King fan btw) It was kind of boring and sometimes, confusing. But I can forgive that considering that he wrote that book when he was only nineteen.

    19

    the rest of it was totally cool anywayz. Among my favourites are "wolves of the calla", "the drawing of three" and "the wastelands". I just luv Blaine the Mono. the ending of the series is a bit unsatisfactory but it is the way it has to end. It is the ONLY way to end.

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  • CyndaneCyndane Join Date: 2003-11-15 Member: 22913Posts: 3,009Members
    Absolutely wonderful series. I stopped reading after the Drawing of the Three because there was such a huge time lapse before the next one. I re-started when I found The wizard and the Glass and The Wolves of Calcucca had been released. Rencently finished Song of Susanhana and I am waiting for funds to go and buy the final book.
    The Gunslinger was by far the hardest of them to get into but once you do the world never leaves you. I was quite amazed to find that Mr King and I both named our heros Roland and we were both 19 when we wrote the first book. Granted he is older then I am so he wins the thinking of the name first accolade.

    Yes, I am being an english grammar nazi for titles today. I am bored at work, extremely bored.
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  • kidakida Join Date: 2003-02-20 Member: 13778Posts: 1,458Members
    edited March 2005
    I read his "the stand," "eyes of the dragon," and "insomnia."

    I think he's a really good writer.
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  • InsaneInsane Anomaly Join Date: 2002-05-13 Member: 605Posts: 3,832Members, Super Administrators, Forum Admins, NS1 Playtester, Forum Moderators, NS2 Developer, Constellation, NS2 Playtester, Squad Five Blue, NS2 Map Tester, Pistachionauts admin
    I'd be on Wolves of the Calla right now if I could find it in any of my local libraries (no, I don't feel like buying it, I'm a cheapskate).

    I actually found The Gunslinger pretty easy to get into, and I really enjoyed it. It's possibly my favourite so far because the way he wrote it made everything so... surreal. Like the world had actually moved on. I was completely zoned out the whole time I was reading it, moreso than pretty much any other book that I've read.
  • XythXyth Avatar Join Date: 2003-11-04 Member: 22312Posts: 2,625Members
    I just finished reading the last one, after having put it down for a month or two do to school/WoW. Anyway, a truly great series biggrin-fix.gif.
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  • BadMouthBadMouth It ceases to be exclusive when you can have a custom member titl Join Date: 2004-05-21 Member: 28815Posts: 1,018Members
    ypu guys realise that most of his other books revolve around the dark tower? im sure he didn't plan it liek that. It was simply Ka. You can see a part of "the stand" in wizard and glass i think. "insomnia" has something to do with it as well but i havent read it yet. "It" features something about a turtle, possible Manturin. "the talisman" and "the black house" has something to do with Roland's world. you can guess how "salem's lot" fits in. "eyes of the dragon" features a character called Flagg. Coincidence? maybe not.

    and btw, there is a small story called "the little sisters of Eluria". its bout roland but happens b4 "the gunslinger". it can be found in "everything's eventual".
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  • Cold_NiTeCold_NiTe Join Date: 2003-09-15 Member: 20875Posts: 6,073Members
    I keep getting worried someone is going to put a giant spoiler in here and not warn us.

    Man if they do I'll lose my mind.
  • Har_Har_the_PirateHar_Har_the_Pirate Join Date: 2003-08-10 Member: 19388Posts: 1,306Members, Constellation
    i have no idea what you guys are talking about, but i know for a fact that Drizzt Do'urden with a lil help from a couble of Battle-Rager dwarfs could take care of the lot of them, it, whateva.
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  • Cold_NiTeCold_NiTe Join Date: 2003-09-15 Member: 20875Posts: 6,073Members
    QUOTE (Har Har the Pirate @ Mar 10 2005, 03:56 AM)
    i have no idea what you guys are talking about, but i know for a fact that Drizzt Do'urden with a lil help from a couble of Battle-Rager dwarfs could take care of the lot of them, it, whateva.

    Take your R. A. Salvatore elsewhere little man. This be the grownup's fiction.

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  • BadKarmaBadKarma The Advanced Literature monsters burned my house and gave me a 7 Join Date: 2002-11-12 Member: 8260Posts: 2,156Members
    The whole King universe is pretty much laid out. Like it says, the Tower is the axle of the universe, all of them.

    P.S. Desperation deals directly with the Can Toi and Can Tah.
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