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  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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’s a whole ass reading order for SK books?!

    I’m a big King fan myself, and I’ve 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

  • 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’t too far behind him. You check out any of Joe’s books?

  • Tha7osavage

    King one of my fave writers. His son, Joe Hill, isn’t too far behind him. You check out any of Joe’s books?

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

  • 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.

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