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Mar 13, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: forced-to-read-for-school
Read in February, 2009

Reads like the poetic version of 300. Characters are introduced, given a back story and killed in the same verse.
e.g. So and so was a great night if were he not a pagan
Roland took his sword and cut him from the top of his jewel covered helmet and split him to the waist.
How can you not like writing like that, short and to the point.
Be warned though it's highly offensive to Muslims and for some reason they think that they worship Apollo! Very ill-informed.
Anyone who liked the Dark Tower series should pick this up though as it obviously influenced King, from the character name to the group of friends against an insurmountable army, and then the scene with the Oliphant or horn.

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message 1: by Lisa (new)

Lisa I want to read this because I miss Roland so. King also based his books on the Robert Browning poem "Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came".

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