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
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 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
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
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
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 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
I know authors of serials sometimes put themselves in the story (Clive Cussler comes to mind,) but it's usually don...more
The Dark Tower series is Stephen King's magnum opus. It ties together a lot of his books. The gunslinger, Roland, is an interesting character and so is the world the series is set in. I've really enjoyed the early books, re-reading them many times. I thought the series ended kind of weakly though. But then again, it would have been difficult to live up to expectations.
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However they are split up into different "wheres" and "Whens".
Jake, Father Callahan, and Oy (a dog like creature who is the fifth member of their Ka-tet)are transported to 1999 New York City in order to find Susannah and save her both from Mia and her possibly demonic child Mordred.
Eddie and Roland however are sent to Maine 1977 where they must secur...more
2 STARS FOR THIS BOOK 6 IN THE SERIES:
A lot of writing about not much. I’d condense the main events into something short and put it at the end of the former book or beginning of the next book. The main stories in this book are:
Mia inhabits Susannah’s body and forces her to sneak away from the rest of the group. She goes to 1999 New York. Jake, Oy, and Callahan go after her.
Roland and Eddie...more
Tavallaan tekisi mieli antaa huonompi arvosana, koska jo pitkään jatkuneet tilanteet ovat edelleen yhtä auki kuin edellisenkin osan lopussa. Jäin kaipaamaan enemmän. Jollain tapaa se tuntuu kuitenkin tarkoituksenmukaiselta (se on ka, ha-ha). Ja jotenkin olisi outoa arvostella vain yhtä osaa kokonaisuudesta. Olen kuitenkin melko vakuuttunut siitä, että Musta torni on parasta, mitä olen ehkä ikinä tullut lukeneeksi, niin monella tapaa.
Ärsyttää kirjan nimen suo...more
Stephen King shows up as a character within his own book! Although I knew he would show up, his appearance made this series MUCH more interesting. (It's hard to avoid spoilers when you're a faithless King fan--the gall of me to think of myself as a true King fan, not having read all of the Dark Tower series!) And ... Stephen King actually dies in the end! Crazy!
Now, I'm yearning to read the seventh book, but the copy I need is somewhere in...more
Susannah-Mia, in pieno travaglio, ha attraversato la porta che dal Calla l’ha condotta nel 1999, per raggiungere coloro che la aiuteranno a partorire il figlio di nessuno. Mia, una nuova inquietante personalità, ha infatti preso possesso del suo corpo, ma stavolta non si tratta di schizofrenia, bensì di una nuova e pericolosa manovra di coloro che servono il Re Rosso e che hanno promesso al demone femminile un corpo per gen...more
The story in this book begins to focus upon Susannah Dean, one of the gunslingers who is also a paraplegic, and how she is pregnant. She doesn't know whose...more
On the one hand, I really enjoy the parts of the book that focus on Roland & Eddie and Jake & Pere Callahan, but on the other hand, the parts that focus on Susannah and Mia, I could do without. In fact, pretty much every time I've read this after the first reading, I've mostly skimmed those parts. I've never found Susannah a particularly interesting character. Her schizophrenia...more
First - Susannah's multiple personalities are getting really old. I'm tired of all of them, and sometimes of Susannah herself. She is my least favorite character in the series, and so understandably, I'm less than thrilled that this book has a lot of focus on her.
Also, I find it coo...more
Stephen Edwin King was born in Portland, Maine in 1947, the second son of Donald and Nellie Ruth Pillsbury King. After his parents separated when Stephen was a toddler, he and his older brother, David, were raised by his mother. Parts of his childhood were spent in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where his father's family...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.”