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Manda (BookWenchManda) | 1858 comments Song of Susannah
Song of Susannah (The Dark Tower, #6) by Stephen King

GR summary:
To give birth to her "chap," demon-mother Mia has usurped the body of Susannah Dean and used the power of Black Thirteen to transport to New York City in the summer of 1999. The city is strange to Susannah...and terrifying to the "daughter of none," who shares her body and mind.

Saving the Tower depends not only on rescuing Susannah but also on securing the vacant lot Calvin Tower owns before he loses it to the Sombra Corporation. Enlisting the aid of Manni senders, the remaining katet climbs to the Doorway Cave...and discovers that magic has its own mind. It falls to the boy, the billy-bumbler, and the fallen priest to find Susannah-Mia, who, in a struggle to cope with each other and with an alien environment "go todash" to Castle Discordia on the border of End-World. In that forsaken place, Mia reveals her origins, her purpose, and her fierce desire to mother whatever creature the two of them have carried to term.

Eddie and Roland, meanwhile, tumble into western Maine in the summer of 1977, a world that should be idyllic but isn't. For one thing, it is real, and the bullets are flying.

These are the simple vectors of a story rich in complexity and conflict. Its dual climaxes, one at the entrance to a deadly dining establishment and the other appended to the pages of a writer's journal, will leave readers gasping for the saga's final volume (which, Dear Reader, follows soon, say thank ya).


I read this as part of my Stephen King/Dark Tower Challenge. This was my favorite of the Dark Tower novels. There was so much going on and so much development, but it all flowed together smoothly. I love how King incorporates himself into this story. Wow!

4/5


message 2: by J (new) - rated it 4 stars

J Austill | 828 comments Definitely the most under rated of the Dark Tower books. For some reason people don't like the real world portions and incorporation of King himself. I felt this is where things got back on track and started to set up for the big finish.


Manda (BookWenchManda) | 1858 comments I agree J. I thought it was a delightful add and made sense with all the talk and exploration of parallel universes.


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