Simply the best. I'm not much of a King fan, but - I'm a Dark Tower fanatic. I've even went so far as to have an image of it etched onto my very flesh. It's hard for me to recommend these books to someone I don't know very well. I only want to "share" them with people who will love them as much as I do. My absolute favorite was The Wizard and Glass. When the scene at the inn plays out, where the boys meet the big coffin hunters for the first time, and Roland gets the drop on Jonas - I was nearly standing on my desk at work yelling "you go boy! you go boy!" I was a quiet receptionist in those day, so it was a little hard to explain. But really, this is the best collection of books I've ever read.
great series, worth the length I started reading these books decades ago, and just finished the last one, Skipping Song of Susannah. This series is a great epic that is a must for both Steven King and Fantasy/Horror fans.
The characters are very well developed, and although it's long long long, it pulls you into a vibrant world that's excellently described and keeps you captivated.
Such a disappointment Until the last three books came out, I'd say this series was King's finest work. In fact, I'd say it's so far and above other King stuff that anyone who normally doesn't like King should give it a try!
However, the last three books were terrible. Well, the 5th (of 7) started a downward slide and the seventh book was nearly unreadable. I HAD to finish it since I've been into this series since the 3d book came out in...oh...'93? It seemed rushed and formulaic at the end, not to mention heavy-handed and self-indulgent to the extreme.
But if you want to read some VERY VERY good books, read the first 4 books in the series and then just leave it. I promise, you aren't missing anything you wouldn't be better off missing.
An interesting project The Dark Tower series has been an interesting project, both on King's behalf and my own, as I started reading it back when there were only two and I was convinced it was going to be a trilogy. Thank god it wasn't. It does get a little long-winded at times, but trust me. You'll be glad he put all that in there.
gunslinger meets Tolkien roland is a gunslinger from a diferent reality that is parallel to our world, he meets a junkie, a boy, and leg less lady. who all become gunslingers in search of a Dark Tower that is the center of all realities. Stephen King combines just about all of his books into this one, or all of his books about this series.
It's a good read, and it comes to an end this november.