Monday, April 29, 2019

Stephen King - The Dark Tower / ...


I was looking forward to read more of The Dark Tower aka The Gunslinger series by Stephen King. Strangely enough, the fact that it's an ending series seems to put me off! I've read part 1 to 6, and they were fine, but I just wanted this series to go on and on, I guess...

To read or not to read, that's the question...


Part 7 stands here on the bookshelf. And I haven't even opened it.


Should I read it?

Update. Well, I did. I did read book 7 The Dark Tower and I found it perhaps the weakest book of them all. Stephen King tried to wrap up the series, and at the same time tried to turn that wrap-up into a kind of 'smart' 'intelligent' ending.

Didn't work for me.

Still, the series as a whole is certainly worth it, I think books 3, 4 and 5 were the better ones.


The movie was a bust. I haven't seen it yet, which poses the same question: should I watch it?

Update. Well, I did see the movie, and it wasn't that bad, actually. It's quite different from the book(s), but movies and books simply are different beasts, so a one-on-one translation simply isn't possible (though movies like Battle Angel Alita prove one can get pretty close).


  1. The Gunslinger
  2. The Drawing of the Three
  3. The Waste Lands
  4. Wizard and Glass
  5. Wolves of the Calla
  6. Song of Susannah
  7. The Dark Tower

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