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Old May 8 2006, 03:40 AM   #1
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Be they horror, suspense, touching or just plain weird, I like them!
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Old May 8 2006, 03:52 AM   #2
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About 1.5 years ago I started King's Dark Tower series. It seemed to be the most recommended fantasy series on every fantasy book forum I've visited. I've read the first 3 novels in the 7 book series. Currently slowly working my way through book 4.

I absolutely love the first 3 books in the series. I'm having a little trouble with book 4. I'm taking a break from it while I attemp to locate a HB version.

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Old May 8 2006, 03:55 AM   #3
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I've found books 1-4 I had no idea there were so many in that series.
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I've found books 1-4 I had no idea there were so many in that series.

The final 3 were released within the last couple years.

King worked hard on getting the last 3 out because he did not want to die before he finished his "uberstory."
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Uberstory? Can someone please tell me what "uber" is?
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Uberstory? Can someone please tell me what "uber" is?
German for "over" or "super".

we get "superman" from Nietzsche's "ubermensch", courtesy of Gerge Bernard Shaw.
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I have read almost all of them. I started reading his before Anne McCaffrey, sorry. I love watching the movies from his book too.
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I'm saving up lawn mowing money for the Talisman-Black House- DT VII AE combo set:

http://secure.grantbooks.com/z-sk-dt-7.html

Just got a Insomnia 1st/1st at value village for 2.99. And an Everythings Eventual 1st/1st for 1$ at a garage sale..
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I think the Dark Tower is simply fantastic - in not a completey weird and off the wall series of books! King stated that the Dark Tower would be about 7 volumes long, and boy did he deliver - although given that he nearly died before completing it, I think he got a little jaded about them towards the end.

I would say that The Talisman is prob my next fav of his books. And The Stand of course...
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I think the Dark Tower is simply fantastic - in not a completey weird and off the wall series of books! King stated that the Dark Tower would be about 7 volumes long, and boy did he deliver - although given that he nearly died before completing it, I think he got a little jaded about them towards the end.

I would say that The Talisman is prob my next fav of his books. And The Stand of course...
Have you read all the DT connected books???

http://www.thedarktower.net/connections/roadmap

Next time I read the series I wanna follow this guide and read everything.
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There are now 7 books so far in total. I have read up to #4 but haven't caught up on the rest yet. I like this series and "the eye of the dragon" best of all his books except for his short stories. Some of them are excellent.
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@ Thom - I have read many of the connected books, and own many of them as well. Not sure if King was being clever when he did this, or trying to increase his book sales LOL. Although it makes for a BIG universe!

@ jube, there are only 7 Dark Tower books, and there will be no more. King stated that there would only be 7, and he was (given the tone of his "authors note" and some of his interviews) sick of working on it by the time he finished it. Work is being done on a comic series that would bet set before The Gunslinger, and tell some of Rolands journey before we (the reader) catch up with him. Although I have seen nought more on this since it was announced. They were waiting for King to green light it at the time.
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There are now 7 books so far in total. I have read up to #4 but haven't caught up on the rest yet. I like this series and "the eye of the dragon" best of all his books except for his short stories. Some of them are excellent.
I liked The Eyes of the Dragon also. I wonder if the younger brother caught up with Flagg?
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Just finished book V, Wolves Of The Calla. Loved it.

Now, before I finish the series once and for all, I'm going to go back and and read some of the connected books. On the agend is: the revised Gunslinger, then Eyes of The Dragon, Insomnia, Hearts In Atlantis, Black House, The Little Sisters Of Eluria before finally reading Songs of Susannah and Everything's Eventual. And I'll probably reread DT II and III somewhere in there before I finish book VII...

I hope to have all this reading done quickly enough that I can reread the final two Frank Herbert Dune books before Dune 7 is released later this summer.
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