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Old 29-03-2012, 10:04   #101
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I'm halfway through Under the Dome

Very solid, enjoying it an awful lot. Being King I'm already expecting the letdown ending (no spoilers please!) but damn he does the build up so well, tense stuff right now
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Old 29-03-2012, 13:26   #102
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Just finished 11.22.63.
Fantastic stuff.
My favourite since Hearts in Atlantis.

King really is an amazing author.
Not as consistantly good as he use to be,
but still here after nearly 40 years still
capable of the odd masterpiece.
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Old 25-04-2012, 09:50   #103
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I see the new Dark Tower book from King is out now ‘The Wind Through the Keyhole’, and it’s been getting very impressive reviews.

I’m in the process of reading the Dark Tower at the moment (halfway through Book 2) and I’d be curious to know if this new one should best be read in chronological order (I think it’s supposed to be between books 3 and 4?), or after reading the original series??
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Old 25-04-2012, 12:18   #104
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Its a standalone story but does somewhat fill the gap of what happened between two of the books, therefore I'd say read the lot first then this one, there's also a short Roland/Dark Tower story in one of his later collections but I forget which one.

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Its called The Little Sisters of Eluria and its in his short stories collection called Everything's Eventual

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Old 29-04-2012, 10:48   #105
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The Wind Through the Keyhole is supposed to fit between books 4-5 and is a story within a story as it's Roland recalling a time in his youth where his mother told him a childrens fairy-tail. So expect it to get a bit meta.
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Old 14-05-2012, 12:52   #106
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After getting through His Dark Materials (which I thought were fantastic, if a little 'meh' in places also), I'm back with King and am about a third through Desperation. Reading it on the bus on the way to work and it's got me so hooked! Really does feel like a real-time thriller with some weird ******* going on and it's got me genuinely unnerved.

Brilliant so far. I've heard The Regulators is a little off though?
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Old 22-05-2012, 18:05   #107
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Just finished Firestarter. This was a book of King's that I had missed.

Brilliant story and characters. I can see why he is thinking of a followup
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Old 24-05-2012, 14:41   #108
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The Guardian is doing a re-read of King's books in order.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012...en-king-carrie
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Old 24-05-2012, 19:35   #109
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I've only just started reading the Dark Tower books, and am caning through them, brilliant stuff.
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I've only just started reading the Dark Tower books, and am caning through them, brilliant stuff.
They're my favourites. Are you going to read The Wind Through the Keyhole inbetween Wizard & Glass and Wolves of the Calla? Be interesting to hear how it fits in from someone who is reading them all for the first time but it might slow the pace down an awful lot.

I've yet to do Wind Through the Keyhole and was contemplating doing a series re-read and sticking it in the middle.
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Old 09-06-2012, 10:22   #111
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Just finished "Under The Dome", and grief, what a pile of kakadoodle. This was a book I was glad to finish, but it wasn't just bad enough to give up on.

I can see the whole idea, in that (this won't spoil anything) if you put a glass over some bugs, what do you think would happen....and what would further happen if "this" happened under that glass, or "that happened).

That ending though, it makes a mockery of (major spoiler here)


I suspect some things that happened, especially approaching then end, King was trying to shock, but this can only work if you care about the characters.

It was ok, but not the best at all, and frankly way too long IMO. Also, and I know I'm not alone here, it was slightly spoilt by thinking of the Simpsons movie
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I am reading 11-22-63. Brilliant stuff!
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Just finished "Under The Dome", and grief, what a pile of kakadoodle. This was a book I was glad to finish, but it wasn't just bad enough to give up on.
it was definately one of those books where you enjoy the journey more than the final destination, and I kept thinking there was going to be more of an ending/explanation than there was, but given how quickly I seemed to get through I figure it can't be as bad as I think
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Just finished Wind Through the Keyhole, I really enjoyed it. Much better than Dark Tower 6 and 7 imo which I found a real let down.
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Cheers mate...I read it years ago, but don't remember too much about it...just bits about The Mist and the Raft...

Just finished Night Shift and thought it was excellent, although found the last story horribly depressing...which I guess is a sign of good writing!
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They're my favourites. Are you going to read The Wind Through the Keyhole inbetween Wizard & Glass and Wolves of the Calla? Be interesting to hear how it fits in from someone who is reading them all for the first time but it might slow the pace down an awful lot.
Not sure yet. Halfway through The Wasteland now, and am aware that Wizard & Glass is a flashback book so may carry on and do Wind Through the Keyhole last. But I may change my mind before then
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Well the Dark Tower series has won me over now, first book was painfully hard going but really picks up and now on Wizard & Glass. Listening to them all as audiobooks in the car which I highly recommend as guy who reads it is very good.
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Just finished 11.22.63.
Fantastic stuff.
My favourite since Hearts in Atlantis.

King really is an amazing author.
Not as consistantly good as he use to be,
but still here after nearly 40 years still
capable of the odd masterpiece.
I'm currently about a third of the way through 11.22.63 and so far really enjoying it. The story is really gaining momentum and I'm gripped.
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