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
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
Nominee: Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel (2005)
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
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
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
By far, Song of Susannah is the weakest book in the series so far. If this had been Book 1, I probably wouldn't have even bothered going forward in the series. But apparently, 'ka' willed otherwise,
In this story, the ka-tet seems to be broken when Mia takes away Susannah with the help of a magic artefact (which I will not name). Will the rest of our gunslingers be able to get her back, with the help of Pere Callahan and Henchick of the Manni?...more
There are so many mixed reactions on King inserting himself (or a version of himself anyway) into his books. Some call it...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
But Song of Susannah is brilliant in that set up. I love the revelations that come from this book, about Roland, about the world, about the Tower and Ka and everything. We learn so much that will be important in this book, that it's surprising that the book is so short. Well... Short for King. The mass market pap...more
It is time to follow the Beam once again.
I must say that I have not been as impressed with the journey so far as most reviewers have been. I've read a lot of King that has easily garnered 5-star ratings, but none of the books in this series have quite made it for me. Yet, I am committed to continue because despite the bumps, he is my favorite author.
Song of Susannah follows the personae of Susannah (Odetta + Detta) and Mia, who are s...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
In this sixt...more
Mia refuses to listen to the advice of the on...more
Jake, Callahan, and Oy: 4 stars
Susannah and Mia: 0 stars
In the sixth installment of the Dark Tower series our Ka-tet is split into the three above groups. Roland and Eddie are tracking town Tower, Mia is dragging Susannah around in order to deliver her chap, and Jake, Callahan, and Oy are trying to save Susannah.
Roland and Eddie’s POV is incredible. Not only is there a really intense gun scene but there is also some really trippy time traveling paradigms that they explo...more
This story loops and folds back on itself with Mr. King going so far as to.... well that...more
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In the Kingdom of Ago, the clocks tick... but their hands never move.
There is an Unfound Door
and memory is the key which opens it.”