I'm thinking the "revision" wasn't a good thing. This book was SO close to being a decent "summer -read,' that I actually felt sorry, for it. In the end, though, I was just plain disappointed. AND, a tad peeved. Too long and went NOWHERE.....slowly.
He seemed to lose momentum, as he wrote. He began to meander and then downright WANDER from the main premise / plot. Then, it abruptly ended. Loose ends all over the place.Sadly, by then, I didn't really CARE what came of things.
With exaggerated nonchalance.He seemed to be winking, as in "me, too" but we weren't privy to the joke.
The wind Through the Keyhole: The Dark Tower - # 4.5, certainly CAN stand alone, should the reader have lived beneath a rock, when the Dark Tower series dominated the literary fiction world - from 1974 (?) ALLLLL the way to 2004 (??). Yet, it fits so neatly into the niche between "Wizard and Glass" and "Wolves of the Calla" that I feel it a MUST READ, foe every Kingaholic - myself chief amongst these. As with most of King's stories, I became instantly sad and lonely for characters immediately after the initial end-of-story-satisfaction began to dissipate. However, in the case of "Wind Through the Keyhole", I found myself wandering over to the main bookshelf and pulling out both the 4th AND the 5th books, of the series! I could decide to rejoin the characters - prior to this latest adventure, OR move along with them, once again - as I had several years ago - to their NEXT one, in the Calla. What a gift! Thanks, Steve. Oh, and BONUS - he self-narrates this one!! To my fellow "constant reader" (King's phrasing) I say - ENJOY!
Any of the books of "The Dark Tower" = all are equally thrilling, engaging and unforgettable.*This one was reminiscent to my favorite period in the Series ="The drawing of the three."
His own enthusiasm for the material and his unique sense of humour.
A true serendipity. The series was satisfying, as it was written. I'd read it over the nearly three decades during which it was released, and then RE-READ it, once I owned the entire series!! This unexpected segue was certainly not extraneous to the original story, but added a deeper level of commaraderie, companionship and admiration to and for the "ka-tet."
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