So anyways the series has an ending... Have we forgotten the other 28 hours? From start to finish, 'The Dark Tower' killed me with its limitless amount of climactic moments. For any true fan that has made there way through King's other works, only to wonder what might happen next, this is the time to pick up the Dark Tower series.
My first exposure to King came with the miniseries based on 'IT'. That remained my only King experience until I happened to pick up 'The Gunslinger' a few years back. Since then I've powered through anything and everything by King that I can get my hands on and I can say with confidence that the Dark Tower series is King at his best. You will not be disappointed! It provides closure not only for the Dark Tower series and the seeming subtrilogy that has happened in the final three books, but also for countless other storylines and worlds in King's universe. For those of you fearing the end: it comes, but slowly, throughout the book. You are eased out of the worlds of the Dark Tower and left with the constant hope that Roland Deschain embodies so well. Long days and pleasant nights.
PS you might want to pick up Talisman and Black House if you can bring yourself to hold off on the final Tower book. Those of you that have read these two know what I mean.
I've been along for the enitre ride to the Dark Tower. Not sure any other writer could have kept me so involved for such a long, long time. Can't say I'm not glad this is the end; am trying to ease up on the "I can't put it down" category!
It is no wonder that in the prologue of the first gunslinger novel King warns that this is a story that he will not live long enough to finish because having read the first four and listened to the last three I would have thought the same if I were the author.
This final chapter of the Dark Tower series brings with it several levels of finality some of a happy nature and others quite sad but each one leaves the reader with a sense of correctness or "KA". This was one of the first times I ever wished one of Kings novels were longer as he tends to be quite verbose. I will miss this group of gunslingers as they have become like family to me along with the reader of the novel I do not think I will find another one that I like better.
You MUST have read or listened to the other 6 books prior to reading this one and if you do this will be a wonderful ending to a rich and detailed story following the lives of vibrant characters especially the magical mystical qualities of Roland who is the brave leader of this Ka-Tet.
Highly recommended and a long road well traveled.
Read book 3 first. then went to 1,2 and re-listened to 3. then 4,5,6 and 7. All in all the series was good. I will say regarding this book I did not like the way it ended. The ride was fun, but unlike some reviews I did not expect the ending that was written, but if you read up to 6 I would say you must do 7. I enjoyed all the characters and wish the story could have gone on longer.
My Mother is blind and I share all the books with her. She also enjoys horrer and King is one of OUR favorite authors. She also listened to all 7 books and was also unhappy with the way it ended. She also did not like the character of the writer that was put in the book. I have spoke to several people who have read or reading 7. Am getting mixed feeling, some pleased, some not. But no one likes the way it ends.
I have read just about every book Stephen King has written. I began the DT series in the early 70's, never imagining the roller coaster I had jumped upon. I think this is King's best work. He ties up the loose ends and brings finality to almost everything. If you read his other books, you will appreciate how he has woven the DT into them.
The ending is perfect. It could be an end, continuation, or new beginning. I'm torn between wanting it to end and dreading the thought of not having the incredible Roland in my life any longer.
I think I may listen to the series again!
This a must read for all King fans. Real fans. The reason I kept with King all of these years is because I didn't want every book I picked up to have a happy ending. If you do, don't read King. I think there are long passages in this saga where King got tired of writing this tale, but I think he knew the final chapter long before it was written. I am sure there are many who won't read it that know exactly the feeling that Rowland has at the end. I have had it a few times myself. The journey is a great one, and you get the sense that this journey has consumed King for many years and he is greatful for the final telling. I can't condem him for that. After reading this book, I am still a King fan and always will be. I can honestly say I was not dissapointed.
The entire DT series...what impresses me most after now having read the saga to its end, is that when I return to the first book (read them the first time, now will enjoy listening to them a second time) I find "future" references that didn't make sense the first time through, because it's talking about something that happens later. What it means is King has had this entire several-thousand-page epic in his head all the while, start to finish. Amazing.
Hello, I am an avid, when I have time, reader and have been with Audible since 2002. I have a vision problem which makes it hard to read books, so the audible format is a God Send!
I have just finished the Dark Tower VII Book. It has been a long journey for me since the first book. I have waited for years to this end. If Ca is a wheel, and it is, then I am destined to read it through again.
If you have joined me in reading the rest of the books, then you are drawn as the members of the Tet. I don?t have words to describe the journey that my mind has been on during the reading of these books. I am sure you share this feeling with me.
Mr. King, If you ever read these reviews? Accept the thanks of one reader, a legally blind music teacher. You have given me years of memories and dreams of Child Roland and the Tet. Long Days and Pleasant Nights.