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The Dark Tower by Stephen King
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Jul 28, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: fantasy, horror, series, favorite-fiction
Read in October, 2010

Roland must gather up the spread out members of his ka-tet and continue on his quest toward the Dark Tower with a very important side-quest to save the beam from the breakers. The answer of whether or not Roland or any other members of his ka-tet will reach the Dark Tower is finally answered, along with some other very interesting surprises.

This entry in the Dark Tower series totally blew my mind. The writing is powerful, and King artfully weaves all the various plot lines together to make a cohesive whole. I genuinely care for the characters, in spite of their flaws, and found myself crying multiple times (something that usually doesn't happen when I read a story). In spite of enjoying some of the individual books in the series very much, I had been a bit uncertain about the series as a whole. The whole concept of the beams and the tower and the rose was a bit odd to me. I can now unequivocally say that this series is well-worth your time. The ending totally shocked me and simultaneously put the whole series in a new light. I wanted to go back and re-read it instantly. I probably will next year. I can easily see doing that. The bottom line is, if you've already started the series and are uncertain about continuing, definitely do. If you're considering starting the series but are uncertain, know that the time spent reading it is well worth it.

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