I have listened to many of King's books and I think that they are all keep you entertained and satisfied. The Dark Tower series has not been an exception... until this one.
King listened to the first five books on audio in order to receive inspiration for his last two books. The inspiration could not have come from God, because I have just found out that King is God. What? How can someone even think of puting this in a book they write even if it is fiction? Why would such great characters and a great story be twisted to make King God? I am baffled by where he is taking the story. It makes me wonder if I will even use my audible credit to get Book VII or if I should just read a spoiler to find out who survives in the end. I wish that I would have done it for this book.
He goes into some spill about how readers 'expect' books and that we have some right to receive them just because they exist. That is ironic since I could care less if I even read Book VII.
Like other reviews I have glanced at I am disappointed I can't give King a negative star.
Stephen king has gone over the edge with this one. The book was entertaining at times, but I can't figure out if Stephen King is a self depricating megalomaniac, drinking more than he claims during the writting of the novel, or trying to give meaning to his life.
If you read the rest of the books you probably will have to read this one because you've come so far, and it is so close to ending, but I suggest you rent it from the library.
Unfortunately, the Dark Tower series is just getting worse. The story failed to go anywhere at all. Compared to the earlier parts in the series which contain complex images and clever narrative, this book is vague and rambles on with characters being developed and then mysteriously dropped from the narrative. Frankly, you can skip this one as it will not bring you any closer to the Tower...
I have read every book in the series and am currently on the last one, but this one was BY FAR the worst. It was so unneccessary. By the end I felt like King was just putting in words to fill the pages to make a sale on another book. (that he knows anyone reading the series would have to buy) Don't expect ANY action in this ENTIRE book, very slow and absolutely meaningless.
I'm sorry, but did King get homework from his shrink or something? "Go home and deal with your alcohol demons!"
This book went NO WHERE. At least, no where that couldn't have been tagged onto the next book.
And if it had to stand alone, then it should have been shorter and much more to the point.