The Waste Lands (The Dark Tower #3)
Roland, The Last Gunslinger, moves ever closer to The Dark Tower of his dreams-and nightmares-as he crosses a desert of damnation in a macabre world that is a twisted image of our own...
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The fourth volume in the tale of the Dark Tower should appear - always assuming the continuation of Constant Writer’s life and Constant Reader’s interest - in the not-too-distant-future.
It took six years for the next book to come out.
Six. Goddamn. Years.
Six years may not seem too bad to fans of authors who only release a book every decade or so, but there’s a couple of factors that made this false sta ...more
DISCLAIMER: Many aspects of THE GUNSLINGER ACTION ADVENTURE EXPEDITION are comprised of potentially dangerous activities involving giant cyborgs, possessed buildings, demon rapists and extras from the cast of Deliverance, do you ken it. There is a risk of serious injury, being Roont or even Charyou Tree. Therefore GUNSLINGER KA-TETS WITH DINH ONLY. While training and remembering the face of your father can reduce the inherent risks, Ka is a wheel and they cannot be completely eliminated do you ...more
Buddyread with amazeballs Karly (Click to read her review)
First Book: Gunslinger
Second Book: The Drawing of the Three
Soooooo...this’ll be the last review of non-romance this month aside from my Not Yet Read posts. Annnnd, I don’t feel like writing a review. I guess, I’ll try to incorporate my feelings on this book in a creative way
T- Time spend on this novel. I know, I listened to audiobook, but that actually takes much longer for me! The book is 18 hours! I have it on (x2) or even (x3) to try ...more
The Waste Lands is probably my favorite Dark Tower book and epitomizes what I like about the series. It's got the lost technology, lots of action, more bits about Roland's world, and makes Roland's ka-tet complete. The st ...more
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Fabulous buddy-read with my Dark Tower Posse: Quick Draw Stepheny, Jumpin' Jeff, Calamity (slow poke) Bev, and last but not least- Bronco Bustin Black Jackin' Jason- The name stands PERVERTS!!!!
Five weeks after The Drawing of the Three- Roland, Susannah, and Eddie are deep into the woods of The Out-World- where they encounter Shardik- a ginormous cyborg bear on his last legs.
After putting him out of his misery- they realize- they have to follow the path of the beam to The Mid-world...
....but fir ...more
This review might contain some spoilers? I'm not sure if some people would consider them as spoilers, so read at your own risk! You've been warned.
The most amazing thing about this book would be the fact that Jake fucking Chambers is back! If you've read my review of The Gunslinger (book 1) then you'd know how much I love that kid. We can be friends again King, that much I can say.
(view spoiler)[ Fuck you, Roland. You let him ...more
The Waste Lands is the third installment in the Dark Tower series. I’ve been through this series so many times over the years I have lost count. But what has made this trip so important is all of the wonderful people I have gotten to take along the Path of the Beam. I would like to thank my posse for allowing me to hold their hands and guide them on this most epic of quests. Rootin’ Tootin Pistol Packin’ Delee, Jumpin’ Jeff , Calamity Bev and last but certainly not least, Bronco Bust ...more
And there I was, dreading going back to it, not really digging it but knowing deep down in my small, black, oil-pumping heart (funny, those adjectives work for many of my various parts) that I should li ...more
Here's hoping we both love this one as much as The Drawing of the Three
Okay, so this one DIDN’T do it for me like The Drawing of the Three.
I have a reader belief that you may, or may not, share and it’s this: I LOVE brilliant writers! I love the spastic tug and weave of trying to figure out what this, obviously smarter than I, person is trying to pull forth with his/her story. I love the head ...more
Where The Gunslinger was a correlating collection of stories and The Drawing of the Three brings the main characters together, The Waste Lands actually moves the quest forward, gives some background (not a ton mind you), and gives us some direction.
I'm really enjoyin ...more
I know that I'm reading this series from a privileged position. This is my first time traveling with Roland. Yes, I did wait for the series to be complete. And, um, kin ...more
Eddie, Susannah and a few more very endearing vagabonds remain with Roland on his ever important quest for "The Dark Tower". There are dangerous obstacles that they all must work together to surpass, and some wonderful riddles that keep the ole mind mill turning. As the group delve deeper into the terrain of an extremely strange, dilapidated, mid/parallel world, each of them in different ways, are ...more
This is (only) the second time through The Waste Lands and I enjoyed it as much, if not more then the first read. The world King creates in this series is unforgettable and the characters become very real, to the point that I actually miss them when I finish a book.
This books ends with a huge ass cliff hanger. Fortunately for me and Stephen King I did not read this series as it was released. I tried to imagine how I would have felt if I had to wait "six. goddamn. years." as one of my frie ...more
Damn me and my hyperbole; predicting this to be the greatest novel I’ve ever read and take the series to a new level of awesomeness and sit atop the pedestal of unbeatable works of fiction. Damn me Richard!
Don’t get me wrong, this was a strong entry with plenty of positives, but after reading some really strong reviews and people stating this is where the series leaped to a new level and was a series favourite I built it up in my mind to be more than what I got.
Some of the things which I ...more
The beam all things serve it!
A multi-layered story of thrill and adventure.
A band of pilgrims, knights set upon a journey, a journey in ultimately that they will come to realise fear and terror, love and courage. Journey to a ultimate goal a destination the Tower and this strikes a similarity to our own goals and journeys today to happiness and sadness, paradise and hell, success and failure, light or darkness. As we follow this band upon their paths we warm to their fears and courage, humour a ...more
I loved, loved, loved this book. By far, this is my favorite installment, so far, of the Dark Tower series. There was so much which happened in The Waste Lands, which made it hard for me to put down. (unfortunately, real-world exists, and kicks us out of Mid-world.)
Okay, if you don't want to be spoiled of the wild ride of The Waste Lands, you might want to stop reading...:)
(view spoiler)[ First and foremost, I was beyond happy when Jake r ...more
I aim with my eye.
I do not shoot with my hand; he who shoots with his hand has forgotten the face of his father.
I shoot with my mind.
I do not kill with my gun; he who kills with his gun has forgotten the face of his father.
I kill with my heart.”
The Gunslinger's Catechism
“Ka—the word you think of as ‘destiny,’ Eddie, although the actual meaning is much more complex and hard to define...,”
‘tet, whi ...more
Where do I start with this one? Do I talk about how it's one of the best 3rd books I've ever read in a series? That's kind of a weird honor isn't it? I mean, you can call a book "one of the best you've ever read" but when you start to say it's the best 3rd entry in a series of books, you're getting weirdly specific. Do I talk about how much I love Roland, Eddie, Suzannah and Jake? Do I say that they're probably my favorite group of 4 people to ever trek across Mid-World in search of a giant ...more
«No apunto con la mano; el que apunta con la mano ha olvidado el rostro de su padre. Apunto con el ojo. No disparo con la mano; el que dispara con la mano ha olvidado el rostro de su padre. Disparo con la ment ...more
Sad, sad day :(
This is probably the 20th time I have read this particular book in the series. Not sure why this one grabs me so; but it has and it does.
We continue to follow our Ka-tet through forests, cities and with Blaine through the true Waste Lands. We realize there are worse things our there than machines or lobstrosities. There are people who mean to do you harm; so beware. At the end of that line, we also await a meeting with Blaine. The only thing to rescue us from the people of Lud; pubes and ...more
One thing I really liked was how each one’s world was running parallel to the others. I found that fascinating! And what can I say about the ‘anticipation’! King leads his readers ...more
Starting to really get to know the characters now, they all seem to open up a lot more in this book.
I have decided that Blaine, is a bit of a dick, he almost dropped my rating of this book from a four star to a three. Just because it seemed a bit stupid for me and it didn't really fit with the rest of the story in my opinion. However he's there so may as well deal with him. ...more
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I won't play silly games
I'm just a simple choo choo train
And I'll always be the same.
I only want to race along
Beneath the bright blue sky
And be a happy choo choo train
Until the day I die.”