Song of Susannah (The Dark Tower #6)
The next-to-last novel in Stephen King's seven-volume magnum opus, Song of Susannah is at once a book of revelation, a fascinating key to the unfolding mystery of the Dark Tower, and a fast-paced story of double-barreled suspense.
To give birth to her "chap," demon-mother Mia has usurped the body of Susannah Dean and used the power of Black Thirteen to transport to New York...more
“I hold to no God,” Roland said. “I hold to the Tower and won’t pray to that.”
Damn, I love that line. It so perfectly sums up Roland, his quest to find the Tower, what it’s cost him, and how he knows he isn’t done paying yet.
For years, it seemed like Dark Tower had been walking in aimless circles during the long breaks between the third, fourth and fifth books. We knew that King had finished the final three volumes after ...more
Stephen King has indulged in the ULTIMATE form of ego stroking in this volume and it pissed me off. The plot could've been structured some other way to avoid what he's doing right now - you *can* adjust plot, much as it sometimes hurts to do so - and the fact that he went ahead and wrote what he wrote is annoying and... well, gross. It's gross.
I had hoped, by the ...more
Susanna/Mia uses Black Thirteen and flees to New York to have her baby. Roland, Eddie, Jake, and Callahan get the Manni to open the Unfound Door and end up in the wrong places. Can Roland and Eddie convince Calvin Tower to sell them the lot where the Rose grows? Can Jake and Callahan find Susannah before she has her baby?
Song of Susannah was my least favorite book in the Dark Tower series the first time through. Susannah has never been my favorite character in the Dark Tower sag ...more
Extraordinary! I almost cannot wait for the ending, no matter how controversial.
Full review to come.
Dark Tower reviews:
#1 The Gunslinger
#2 The Drawing of the Three
#3 The Waste Lands
#4 Wizard and Glass
#5 Wolves of the Calla
#6 Song of Susannah
#7 The Dark Tower
Well played Mr. King, well played. Very clever of you to lower my expectations going into the final book with this less than stellar attempt. Clever indeed. Now I’m not going into the final book with my expectations set at “best series finale ever!” and more hoping for “nicely wraps up the series”.
Whilst not the strongest in the series (possibly the weakest, if you can really call it weak) this was still an exciting read in places. Certain parts of the story actually were really good and mad ...more
I give SoS four stars. For me, it was a great installment, no doubt, to the series. However, I can't give it the extra star to make it a five star installm ...more
On "THE GUNSLINGER" His first book in a very long series starts out well enough.
On "THE DRAWING OF THE THREE" Gotta chuk!? Gotta up-chuk!? Okay, not so bad but not as good as the first.
On "THE WASTELANDS" The series improves with fast-paced, difficult to follow forays into alternate realities.
On "WIZARD AND GLASS" The best ...more
I know authors of serials sometimes put themselves in the story (Clive Cussler comes to mind,) but it's usually don ...more
Well he certainly did it but not in the great subtle way he should have done, wouldn't that have made a great series.
"The man in black moved through the desert and the gunslinger followed"
King starts off this series with these words. It's pure. It spells out the whole serie ...more
I also want to talk about what I think will probably be the single greatest sticking point for most reade ...more
Dosadan do bola. Cijela knjiga na neki način dodje kao „međuigra“ koju smo viđali u It . Razlika je što je ta međuigra se dešavala u podglavljima , dok je ovo čitava knjiga.
Najveći problem je što ovdje nisam imao onaj osjećaj da MORAM nastavit čitati. Knjiga i nije baš toliko loša , ali ipak mi je falilo ONO nešto. Ni Edi/Roland momenti nisu mogli izvući „Suzaninu pesmu“.
Stvarno mi je žao , ali ovaj dio moram o ...more
Nominee: Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel (2005)
I don't want to get spoiler-ish, but each page (or in this ca ...more
It's quite ironic that, less than a year after announcing his impending retirement, Mr. King has graced us with one of the best pieces of writing he's put out in years (excepting "Blind Willie," one of the strongest stories of his career). After a string of books ranging from the mediocre (From a Buick 8, Wolves of the Calla) to the out-and-out bad (Dreamcatcher), during which, one can assume, King decided to hang up his hat, we get Song of S ...more
And looked back on my busy day
Eleven hours in the Tin Pan
God, there's got to be another way
God, there's got to be another way
first comes Denial and Isolation.this can't be happening
then Bargaining.it isn't that bad i will just forget about it
then Depression. all is lost ,5 excruciating books with nothing in return
then comes the rage how dare he ,how fucking dare he to break the fourth fucking wall
Who Are You ?
There are so many mixed reactions on King inserting himself (or a version of himself anyway) into his books. Some call it ...more
With this volume, I felt as if WOLVES OF THE CALLA, SONG OF SUSANNAH, and THE DARK TOWER were conceived as one final 2,500 page book. Sure, WOLVES stands ...more
Audio book: Not much to say about this that hasn't been said in my previous reviews really. George Guidall is a pretty good reader, but I still miss the voices of Eddie and Susannah that Frank Muller did.
Mr. Guidall does have an excellent voice for the narration of the story, and Roland, probably better than Mr. Muller, but I find him lacking on ...more
And really, I can't say I wasn't warned, but how the heck are you going to stop reading a fantastic book series after getting 5 books in, and knowing there are two more out there. No on ...more
Seriously though, Stephen King did a fantastic job of recovering this story after so many years of it sitting on the shelf--though book 4 was abit of a ...more
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