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Dark Tower [Paperback]

Stephen King
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

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Feb. 16 2012
The final volume sees gunslinger Roland on a roller-coaster mix of exhilarating triumph and aching loss in his unrelenting quest to reach the dark tower.Roland's band of pilgrims remains united, though scattered. Susannah-Mia has been carried off to New York to give birth, Terrified of what may happen, Jake, Father Callahan and Oy follow.Roland and Eddie are in Maine, looking for the site which will lead them to Susannah. As he finally closes in on the tower, Roland's every step is shadowed by a terrible and sinister creation. And finally, he realises, he may have to walk the last dark strait alone...You've come this far, Come a little farther, Come all the way, The sound you hear may be the slamming of the door behind you. Welcome to The Dark Tower.


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'King's magnificent uberstory is finally complete... King's achievement is startling; his characters fresh... his plot sharply drawn... It is magic.' -- Daily Express on THE DARK TOWER 'Join the quest before it's too late' -- Independent on Sunday on THE SONG OF SUSANNAH

About the Author

'At the age of 19 Stephen decided he would like to write an epic similar to The Lord of the Rings. The 'spaghetti Westerns' of that time [specifically The Good, the Bad and the Ugly] and a poem written by Robert Browning, 'Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came', became the inspiration for his magnum opus. The series written and published separately over a period of 22 years consists of seven books and the short story, 'The Little Sisters of Eluria' published in his short story collection, EVERYTHING'S EVENTUAL.' From the author's website.

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5.0 out of 5 stars THE END OF THE GREATEST SERIES EVER! Nov. 14 2005
Format:Paperback
When I finally got around to reading this series, I made a liar out of myself! I enjoyed every other book that King has written and have read most of them. BUT I didn't like the sound of DARK TOWER and the cowboy in all that desert, so I told everyone I liked ALL his books except the DARK TOWER series. Well, I finally read one and was hooked right from the start, and that's how I made a liar of myself. I then went on to read them all. Now, like many other King fans, I hate to see the series end.
I have always adored Stephen King's writing, and the man himself! He has the most fantastic, dark imagination and sense of timing than any author ever. His books are masterpieces, yet King has remained his sweet, humble self. (Can you believe he allowed me, a little known author, to use a quote he wrote, put my own spin on it and make it my own!) If that isn't generosity, I don't know what is!
As you can see, I recommend this book without qualification ... and I've learned a valuable lesson--never say never! I made a liar out of myself this time, but I'm delighted for the opportunity to have had such a fabulous reading experience.
Thanks, Stephen King, for countless hours of entertainment ... not only with your books, but your movies, as well!
KING'S THE KING, for sure!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Do me fine, say thankya! Jan. 21 2006
By Irish1
Format:Paperback
This has been one of the most amazing reading experiences of my life! (I'd say the most amazing, but I have a vivid memory of discovering Tolkien when I was a kid.) The sheer sweep and scope of the story is awesome, and the intricacies of the plot keep the reader's attention focused - if you plan to read this, bring your attention span along!
One of the things I loved most about the books (apart from Stephen King's own involvement in the tale) was the many links to his other works - eg., finally discovering what became of a character from a much earlier book, and finding answers about 'low men in yellow coats'.
Go ahead - join the 'ka-tet'. Go on the gunslinger's journey, and find out if all manner of things will be well.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A good journey, Feb. 10 2006
By Rylin
Format:Paperback
Thoroughly enjoyed the series. It captivated me and made me think. Hard to put down and always looked forward to the next one. Sad to see it end. Or did it? You never know!
Another series I've begun reading recently that lovers of this one may enjoy is The Unsuspecting Mage, Book One of the Morcyth Saga by Brian S. Pratt. It's a good read too. I love it so much, I'm telling everyone. He's new on the scene but I think is destined to leave his mark on the genre of fantasy.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A great end to an amazing series. May 4 2014
By Ty2K
Format:Mass Market Paperback|Verified Purchase
Stephen King ends the series right with this book. Say what you will about this book, but it closes the series and it doesn't feel cheap. Some people may moan and groan about the ending but if you stop and think about the other books, it makes sense, it feels right. Easily a tie for one of the best books from 'The Dark Tower' series. Holds much re-read value.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Okay Oct. 30 2013
By Gbytes
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
After reading through the entire series I found the last book mediocre. The quickness with which the "bad guys" are taken care of was anticlimactic and almost felt rushed. The constant references to himself in the storyline became, in my opinion, obnoxious. The last book seemed to enlist more pseudo science and magical realm objects/characters/actions than I felt comfortable with, leading me eventually to feel the story was silly. After reading the series I would not recommend it unless the person was a Steven King fan. I was disappointed.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Format:Hardcover
I won't ruin any elements of this story for those who are still reading, or have yet to discover this amazing series by Stephen King. All I will say is that after years of waiting, King has given an astounding finale to his masterwork.....Roland the gunslinger is ever so close to his tower, he and his friends experience joy, sadness, loss....and you will find yourself unable to put this book down, wanting to find out what happens next as the tower looms closer and closer....as King puts it, "Come a bit further constant reader, for the tale is almost done..." All will be revealed, and I love the ending!! Read this series! GREAT!
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Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
For those that enjoyed the series as much as I did, this is a great book and a good send off.
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Twirling finger Jan. 14 2006
By Raggo
Format:Hardcover
I just finished this book maybe an hour ago. I've thought my way in and out of the ending, and I want to share my thoughts.
Truly, this is a work of genius.
I suppose that it fits that some people are angry at Mr. King for the ending, but in the end I blame that on one thing. I blame the story he used for his potent and valuable message, that he used his excellent fantasy adventure to illustrate the danger of doing one thing too much in life. Twirling your finger indicating you want things to hurry up.
When I began reading "coda" it became so clear to me that he was spelling the message out for the reader, almost nervously, that we should not have rushed to the end, that it was a shame if we twirled our finger at Mr. King as he wrote, rushing to the end, the Dark Tower. The idea that the it was not about the end, but about the journey. That Roland could not stop and be happy atlast, that his obsessive need for "the end" drove him to lose everyone and everything he cared about. Over the last two-hundred pages I really started to dislike Roland, and dislike what it was that he was doing. I loved this character until this last 1/3 of the series. It started to feel like he was the villain, and that he fooled us all along the way. We were Jake, and Eddie, and Susannah, and he fooled them all.
His obsession, affectly foreshadowed by Eddie referring to him as a "tower-junkie," (eddie would know best) can only lead to an unhappy ending. There is a serious lesson in the layers of writing Mr. King has done here. How many here can say that they've ever known a true obsession to end well? What someone else said about people like this, is once they achieve their goal, they only make bigger goals for themselves. They never find satisfaction, they never find rest.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Bought the book for someone
I didn't read it since i bought the book for someone else than myself. I think he enjoys it. He says it's a good book.
Published 18 months ago by Maria
5.0 out of 5 stars The last chapter? We will see :)
I was eagerly yearning for the ending, after started reading this in the 80's. At first I detested the ending, then after some thought, decided it was in fact perfect. Read more
Published on Nov. 25 2010 by Joel Andrews
4.0 out of 5 stars Marathon Series that leaves an impression...
This is a general review about "The Dark Tower" series from Stephen King. I have memorable highlights from each and every book and they are all very much separate and unique and... Read more
Published on Dec 8 2007 by JD
3.0 out of 5 stars Good, but not Great *SPOILER ALERT*
I must be one of the few who didn't think the last book in the series was brilliant. Overall the series is very enjoyable, "The Drawing of the Three" is my absolute favourite. Read more
Published on Nov. 20 2007 by Rebecca Gustafson
5.0 out of 5 stars Flawless. Beyond compare.
The perfect final book in a perfect series. An absolutely addictive combination of love, adventure, fantasy, magic, gunfire and everything else you might dream about. Read more
Published on Aug. 21 2007 by Illya Zubaryev
5.0 out of 5 stars Say Thankya Big! Big!
This was the best series I have ever read! I couldn't put the book down - I am sad to see the story end, but I'll look forward to reading his new books this year.
Published on May 20 2006 by Frozen Reader
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