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The Dark Tower by Peter David
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Recommended to Andrew by: The Minneapolis Airport bookstore
Recommended for: You probably know if you want to read this
Read in December, 2007

Let me start off by saying that I have just started reading the first book in the Dark Tower series. So, I am a bit of an outsider, I guess. The story was pretty well told. It is always a little bit awkward trying to grasp the made-up lingo of a new fantasy world, but I didn't find it too difficult to deal with. I will say, and people will hate me for this, that Jae Lee's artwork is a bit stale and honestly a little bit distracting. This isn't helped by Isanove's coloring, which I have always felt to be artificial and uhhhhh flowery. Overall, a decent read, and probably added a little to my interest in reading the whole series. Oh yeah, a little story: About a year ago a couple of friends and I were held up at gunpoint in Bed Stuy. During which we were all asked to empty the contents of our pockets. One friend had a book in his jacket pocket. When the charming gun wielder asked what it was, he responded "a Stephen King book". I haven't clarified this with him because I was kind of caught up in the moment, but I think it was a Dark Tower book. The gun man's response was one of utter disappointment. I think he said something like, "I don't want that bullsh*t mutha scutha! What else you got!" So, in the future if you decide to go to a punk show in a slightly rough neighborhood, make sure to hide your money in whatever Stephen King novel that you may have lying around.
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