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The Dark Tower by Robin Furth
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Oct 29, 2010

it was ok
bookshelves: picture-books, she-and-or-they-but-not-he

Maybe over the years I've built the battle of Jericho Hill up in my own head to the point that no depiction could ever be satisfying. Maybe it's not Robin Furth's fault that this feels so flat & anticlimactic. Maybe I was a fool to get my hopes up after The Fall of Gilead and start believing in this series again. There are so many disappointments here. Somehow nine years pass in a two-page spread - would've been nice to see some of the things that happen over nine years but oh well. There's some muddled sequence about a laser that's wonderfully illustrated but confusing as hell. There's yet another traitor in their midst - I mean, c'mon, can we please use another plot device? I can't even tell what his treachery is supposed to accomplish, other than a few guys get killed and another woman/mother gets to be brutally murdered. And then the battle itself is such giant letdown. A few pages, everyone dead, wham bam over. Bummer.
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Finished Reading
October 29, 2010 – Shelved
April 13, 2011 – Shelved as: picture-books
November 20, 2014 – Shelved as: she-and-or-they-but-not-he

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message 1: by Dan (new)

Dan Schwent Your review sums up why I quit reading the Dark Tower comics after the first six issues. I figured they wouldn't live up to my expectations and I didn't want the books to suffer as a result.

Melissa You were smart. I'm going to pretend I never read this & make up the battle in my head. Much more satisfying.

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