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The Dark Tower by Stephen King
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** spoiler alert ** Wow, the end of the journey, the clearing at the end of the road. My feelings of the series are very high. Several of the books were so very excellent. Books 1-3 were really phenomenal. 4-5 were quite good too.

For me, the series began to sag under its own ambitious weight. Yet, when you come this far -- a career-spanning story of such magnitude -- you have to see it through.

I didn't love the final two books. I especially didn't like how King broke, nay smashed, the 4th wall by introducing himself and characters from other books not his own. And yet by book 7, the device began to grow on me. It seemed fitting even that King should be apart of this story, as in life he really has been.

The false ending really fooled me. I was terrified that it all ended happily with Susannah, Eddy, and Jake Chambers. But the real final ending was probably the most fit for this series, right where we began, the Gunslinger perpetually chasing the Man In Black to the end of time.

Long days and pleasant nights.
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Reading Progress

March 3, 2019 – Started Reading
March 3, 2019 – Shelved
March 3, 2019 – Shelved as: library
March 4, 2019 –
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March 5, 2019 –
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March 7, 2019 –
13.0%
March 8, 2019 –
23.0%
March 9, 2019 –
27.0%
March 17, 2019 –
32.0%
March 19, 2019 –
39.0%
March 20, 2019 –
43.0%
March 20, 2019 –
47.0%
March 21, 2019 –
49.0%
March 22, 2019 –
60.0%
March 25, 2019 –
80.0%
May 26, 2019 –
96.0%
May 26, 2019 –
98.0%
May 27, 2019 – Finished Reading

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