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  • Jul 31, 2020

    I haven't seen a thread for this incredible series, I recently finished it.

    Absolutely loved all of them but Wizard and Glass and The Dark Tower reign supreme for me.

    Anyone else been on the path of the beam? Say thank yah

    I'd love to keep this as a spoiler thread to discuss this brilliant, entertaining, mind bending, ridiculously audacious story.

  • Aug 4, 2020
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    rozco

    I haven't seen a thread for this incredible series, I recently finished it.

    Absolutely loved all of them but Wizard and Glass and The Dark Tower reign supreme for me.

    Anyone else been on the path of the beam? Say thank yah

    I'd love to keep this as a spoiler thread to discuss this brilliant, entertaining, mind bending, ridiculously audacious story.

    Been wanting to read this especially when i found out that Stephen King's books are all connected through this universe he created, and sprinkled throughout this series but it's just such a daunting task man. Way too many books, but i might just bite the bullet and do it tbh

  • Aug 4, 2020
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    I gotta ask, does the book series end like season 8 of GOT? As in Lotta hype then disappointing ending? I'm only worried of putting in time then feeling cheated, but I'm intrigued

  • Aug 5, 2020
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    Tha7osavage

    Been wanting to read this especially when i found out that Stephen King's books are all connected through this universe he created, and sprinkled throughout this series but it's just such a daunting task man. Way too many books, but i might just bite the bullet and do it tbh

    I'd never read any King before I started. Since I started The Gunslinger I read IT in between a few of the books, and I'm reading The Stand now. I would suggest just diving into The Gunslinger.

    It's not necessary in any way to read any of the books that directly connect to the Dark Tower, but it can't hurt and if you really wanted to this is the order I would suggest:

    The Stand

    The Shining

    I: The Gunslinger

    II: The Drawing of the Three

    III: The Wastelands

    IV: Wizard and Glass

    Wind through the Keyhole (I actually haven't read this yet, but it's a direct Dark Tower novel, placed in the middle but released years later...IV is mostly one big flashback, and this book is a story within a story, so depending on how anxious you are to get back to the main story this is up to your discretion. I would probably read it)

    The Little Sister of Euloria

    'Salems Lot

    IT (least necessary, very loose connection but feels important)

    Insomnia

    On Writing

    V: Wolves of the Calla

    VI: Song of Susannah

    VII: The Dark Tower

  • Aug 5, 2020
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    Ronald_Vegan

    I gotta ask, does the book series end like season 8 of GOT? As in Lotta hype then disappointing ending? I'm only worried of putting in time then feeling cheated, but I'm intrigued

    I absolutely loved the ending, but it's definitely divisive, but not in the way GOT was where the quality just took sort of a nosedive (I personally dug the final seasons ), more in a Sopranos type of way where it's a really interesting choice and when you look back it sort of feels like the only thing that could really make sense.

    The Gunslinger is a quick read and I think pretty representative of the series, even though it's much simpler and sort of a prologue in a way. If you like that I can't imagine you won't enjoy reading the entire series. I took my time with it, reading one or two in a row every few months.

    As someone who had never read King, and who loves fantasy and has a major appreciation for horror, I was obsessed with the series and it's made me a huge fan of King.

  • Aug 5, 2020
    rozco

    I'd never read any King before I started. Since I started The Gunslinger I read IT in between a few of the books, and I'm reading The Stand now. I would suggest just diving into The Gunslinger.

    It's not necessary in any way to read any of the books that directly connect to the Dark Tower, but it can't hurt and if you really wanted to this is the order I would suggest:

    The Stand

    The Shining

    I: The Gunslinger

    II: The Drawing of the Three

    III: The Wastelands

    IV: Wizard and Glass

    Wind through the Keyhole (I actually haven't read this yet, but it's a direct Dark Tower novel, placed in the middle but released years later...IV is mostly one big flashback, and this book is a story within a story, so depending on how anxious you are to get back to the main story this is up to your discretion. I would probably read it)

    The Little Sister of Euloria

    'Salems Lot

    IT (least necessary, very loose connection but feels important)

    Insomnia

    On Writing

    V: Wolves of the Calla

    VI: Song of Susannah

    VII: The Dark Tower

    Bruh there鈥檚 a whole ass reading order for SK books?!

    I鈥檓 a big King fan myself, and I鈥檝e already read a few of these, but ngl you got me intrigued. Would be a whole different experience reading them in order like this. Good lookin out, I may just do it

  • Aug 5, 2020
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    rozco

    I absolutely loved the ending, but it's definitely divisive, but not in the way GOT was where the quality just took sort of a nosedive (I personally dug the final seasons ), more in a Sopranos type of way where it's a really interesting choice and when you look back it sort of feels like the only thing that could really make sense.

    The Gunslinger is a quick read and I think pretty representative of the series, even though it's much simpler and sort of a prologue in a way. If you like that I can't imagine you won't enjoy reading the entire series. I took my time with it, reading one or two in a row every few months.

    As someone who had never read King, and who loves fantasy and has a major appreciation for horror, I was obsessed with the series and it's made me a huge fan of King.

    King one of my fave writers. His son, Joe Hill, isn鈥檛 too far behind him. You check out any of Joe鈥檚 books?

  • Aug 5, 2020
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    Tha7osavage

    King one of my fave writers. His son, Joe Hill, isn鈥檛 too far behind him. You check out any of Joe鈥檚 books?

    I haven't, maybe I'll check him out down the road, whats a good starting point?

  • Aug 5, 2020
    rozco

    I haven't, maybe I'll check him out down the road, whats a good starting point?

    His comic, Locke & Key, is amazing. If you're not into graphic novels, then i'd suggest NOS4A2 (nosferatu). He has some collections of short stories that are really great if you want shorter reads.

  • Oct 28, 2020
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    Books are so hard I wish the movie was good or the show got made

  • Jan 21
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    TravisDeschain

    Books are so hard I wish the movie was good or the show got made

    Bruh first of all, incredible name and avi hahaha.

    That movie was such a mess. The series sounded interesting but I think the best way to do this is to just make a long epic movie of the first book, and then do an episodic series in order from there.

    It would be tricky with Wizard and Glass since it鈥檚 such a major digression, but if they just committed the audience would go along with it for one strange, beautiful, heartbreaking season.

    One of my favorite parts of The Gunslinger was the flashbacks to Roland鈥檚 childhood, so even though I was a little taken back in W&G that it took such a long break from the main story, once I realized that鈥檚 what the book was I was hooked. I鈥檇 been wanting to know more about his past since that section in the Gunslinger and it was such a bold move on King鈥檚 part to dedicate so much time to his life as a young man.

    I really just don鈥檛 think the spine of the story makes sense to start it with Roland in his younger years.

  • rozco

    Bruh first of all, incredible name and avi hahaha.

    That movie was such a mess. The series sounded interesting but I think the best way to do this is to just make a long epic movie of the first book, and then do an episodic series in order from there.

    It would be tricky with Wizard and Glass since it鈥檚 such a major digression, but if they just committed the audience would go along with it for one strange, beautiful, heartbreaking season.

    One of my favorite parts of The Gunslinger was the flashbacks to Roland鈥檚 childhood, so even though I was a little taken back in W&G that it took such a long break from the main story, once I realized that鈥檚 what the book was I was hooked. I鈥檇 been wanting to know more about his past since that section in the Gunslinger and it was such a bold move on King鈥檚 part to dedicate so much time to his life as a young man.

    I really just don鈥檛 think the spine of the story makes sense to start it with Roland in his younger years.

    It's definitely a lot to tackle but if they could figure it out with an hbo tier series it would be goated, the stories so good

    Wizard and glass caught me off guard but ended up being one of my favorites, hearing about young Roland was so dope

  • Emu 馃彸锔忊嶁毀锔
    Apr 23
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    Thinking of reading this but all I read in my off time is poetry. Is this easy summer reading to get through? I read that it's linked to a bigger multiverse and I'm ok reading the his other books if it's pulling me in. Any recommendations on what book I should read before I jump into this?

  • May 2
    Emu

    Thinking of reading this but all I read in my off time is poetry. Is this easy summer reading to get through? I read that it's linked to a bigger multiverse and I'm ok reading the his other books if it's pulling me in. Any recommendations on what book I should read before I jump into this?

    They鈥檙e not difficult books, King in general is very reader friendly and definitely a page turner type of writer.

    I would suggest just diving into The Gunslinger. The Dark Tower is considered the lynchpin to his entire universe, but none of the other books outside of the Tower are essential to understanding anything, there鈥檚 just cool connections.

    If you do want to read other books before, I would suggest reading The Stand, because 鈥渢he man in black鈥 is also the antagonist of that book and it鈥檚 also just one of the greatest books I鈥檝e ever read.

    鈥楽alem鈥檚 Lot could be read before Wolves of the Calla, portions of the storyline serve as a sort of back door sequel to Lot, but that鈥檚 the strongest connection that the dark tower makes with any of the other books as far as I鈥檓 aware.

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