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Old 09-26-08, 05:46 AM   #1
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has anybody ever read the Dark Tower books by Stephen king?
First I want to say they are THE best books ever written!! lol
Second, I have a question about the ending but I dont want to give anything away incase someone reads this who hasnt read the ending yet! lol coz i thought a certain something at the end, but i was having a discussion with someone about it yesterday and he said something different happened to what I thought!!!
hehe i want to prove im right! :BIGtongue:
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Hi Hilani.
Yeah, I loved these books. :)
The first one really hooked me.
The ending was a trick. Totally unfair. ;)
I should read them again. It's been so long!
I bought it and started reading the last one the day it came out.
So I can try to discuss it with you, but, lol.

I still remember the very first line though... :)

The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed... ;)
Pretty sure that's right.
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Old 10-01-08, 02:08 AM   #3
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Yeah thats right :D
The best first sentance of any book! lol
Oh i loved the ending, it was so clever! I dont think any other ending would of worked as well...it made me cry though lol, as soon as I finished it I went right back to the first book...neverending cycle! lol
Which one was your favourite?
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someone please talk me into giving these another try. I didn't like the first one much.
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The first one - SK was rather young - it has a pretty different tone than the others...
I loved it. But The 2nd, and for sure 3rd and so on are vastly different I think...
Why not just pick up the seconds and see for yourself?

If you agree you should reread 1 though... before you keep going.
What do you say Hilani?

My favorite, Hilani? Hmm. I loved the riddles on Charlie... Tho that whole section was also vastly disappointing for some reason - don't think I liked that book as much... was that 4?
I did love the first... Loved them all, lol. I could name specific parts, lol...
but we might have to start another post labeled DT spoiler or something... in case Juno actually does decide to read or whomever... :P
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Personally, I found the ending to be a bit of a cop-out.
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crabs!!!!!!!!!!! did-a chak..did-a chuk lmao ..gloriously creepy. lol..loved the first gunslinger book now that I recall it...it isn't related to The Talisman as I had thought ...though similar.
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Haha, I still remember those crabs. I love this series, and like someone said earlier in this topic, I really need to read them again. I'm a huge fan of Stephen King and haven't read this series in a few years.

Oh, and about the ending, "Ka is like a wheel". There is definitely something different this time around though.

Oh, and ashesaway, The Talisman is connected to the Dark Tower series, it just isn't a prequel. It shares common elements. And the sequel to Talisman, Black House, has places that are in The Dark Tower series. Also, characters from the Dark Tower series appear in Black House.
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oh wow..i need to reread them all then.That'd be a great diversion.
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Second thoughts, I really don't think this is for me.
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