The Waste Lands

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Viking, 2003 - Fiction - 422 pages
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Beginning with a short story appearing in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction in 1978, the publication of Stephen King's epic work of fantasy-what he considers to be a single long novel and his magnum opus-has spanned a quarter of a century.

Set in a world of extraordinary circumstances, filled with stunning visual imagery and unforgettable characters, The Dark Tower series is King's most visionary feat of storytelling, a magical mix of science fiction, fantasy, and horror that may well be his crowning achievement. In November 2003, the fifth installment, Wolves of the Calla, will be published under the imprint of Donald M. Grant, with distribution and major promotion provided by Scribner. Song of Susannah, Book VI, and The Dark Tower, Book VII, will follow under the same arrangement in 2004. With these last three volumes finally on the horizon, readers-countless King readers who have yet to delve into The Dark Tower and a multitude of new and old fantasy fans-can now look forward to reading the series straight through to its stunning conclusion. Viking's elegant reissue of the first four books ensures that for the first time The Dark Tower will be widely available in hardcover editions for this eager readership.

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Again, King's style of writing is very compelling. - Goodreads
... and a set-up for a major plot twist ahead.) - Goodreads
It's the power of King's writing I guess. - Goodreads
What a cliffhanger of an ending! - Goodreads
... but what a cliff hanger ending! - Goodreads
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A great book. Even now that most of its ideas have been reused over and over by many other films and books, it makes for an interesting reading.
I like how it completes the second book, almost
like if the writter repented from some of what happened there, and is now re writting it, adding deepness to each character in the process.
From the second part, I liked how Roland takes like half step back, and the other characters half step forward, adding to the main story. Roland is still the boss, but what happens on the minds and hearts of the rest is greatly affecting the outcome of the party.
ˇEnjoy it!

Review: The Waste Lands (The Dark Tower #3)

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The only coherent thought I had when I finished this novel was Um . . . wow. In this book, the gunslinger, Roland, “draws” two more members of the group who will help him reach the Dark Tower. One of ... Read full review

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Stephen King has written more than forty books and two hundred short stories. He has won the World Fantasy Award, several Bram Stoker awards, and the O. Henry Award for his story "The Man in the Black Suit.

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