If you’re a regular reader of The Robot’s Pajamas, you’ll know that for whatever ungodly reason I decided awhile back to read every single one of Stephen King’s mass published works. Well, there’s another book in the Dark Tower series, so that means I’ll have to read it. I thought I was safe, but nope I have to jump right back into the world of Roland the Gunslinger. I bet some of you are thinking that I’m crazy, because the Dark Tower series is awesome. Well, I used to think that way, kids. I used to love, and I mean loooove, the Dark Tower Series, but I lost that love at about the second to last book and the final one really sucked.
This new book in the Dark Tower series, The Wind Threw the Keyhole, will fill in a gap left in the novels that I didn’t know existed or cared to investigate further. I guess we’ll see if it can capture that magic again when it’s released. It just might, as long as King doesn’t figure out a way to insert himself back into the story.
And if you’re wondering why I hated the ending to the Dark Tower, incredible spoiler alert. It was one of the biggest blunders of epic story history when Flagg wasn’t killed by Roland. You know, the guy Roland had tracked through about six books. That would be like Luke not ever confronting Darth Vader or Dorthy never meeting the Wicked Witch. It was an even bigger blunder to have Roland fighting a crazy old coot who just threw Phantasm balls at him, instead of having an epic showdown with the Crimson King. Perhaps the plot hole that’s going to be filled is why the Crimson King was so lame.
Thanks to: Boing Boing