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Re: Dark Tower, Stephen King (minimal spoilers)
« Reply #15 on: September 09, 2011, 05:59:33 PM »
Hey David - Erm, spoilers?

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« Reply #16 on: October 20, 2011, 08:18:50 PM »
I'm now about two hours into the second book.  That one took a left turn at Albequerque...
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« Reply #17 on: October 20, 2011, 11:38:13 PM »
I'm now about two hours into the second book.  That one took a left turn at Albequerque...

Well..  yea, almost none of the other books are like the first.
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Re: Dark Tower, Stephen King (minimal spoilers)
« Reply #18 on: December 09, 2011, 11:37:46 AM »
Couple of hours into book 3.  Going great so far.  I love the was King describes monsters...
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Re: Dark Tower, Stephen King (minimal spoilers)
« Reply #19 on: December 09, 2011, 01:52:44 PM »
I am actually kind of jealous of you for reading it for the first time.  I loved that book.
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« Reply #20 on: December 09, 2011, 02:03:47 PM »
I am actually kind of jealous of you for reading it for the first time.  I loved that book.

*knock on wood* I'm going to feel that way, hopefully often, once my daughter gets a bit older...
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Re: Dark Tower, Stephen King (minimal spoilers)
« Reply #21 on: December 21, 2011, 11:09:42 AM »
Just finished book 3 last night.  I'm alternating with other books, so I'm gonna have to wait a bit to resolve the cliffhanger and go on to book 4.  :P
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« Reply #22 on: January 01, 2012, 01:55:17 PM »
Is anyone excited about King releasing an 8th book? I feel like I won't really care about what happens since the events are supposed to take place before book 5 (I believe).
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Re: Dark Tower, Stephen King (minimal spoilers)
« Reply #23 on: January 01, 2012, 04:06:14 PM »
Is anyone excited about King releasing an 8th book? I feel like I won't really care about what happens since the events are supposed to take place before book 5 (I believe).

The books to me were always more about the characters than the ending, so yes I will buy it the moment it hits Audible.
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Re: Dark Tower, Stephen King (minimal spoilers)
« Reply #24 on: February 01, 2012, 02:21:41 AM »
just stop after book 4.  the rest of the books do not exist.

but really, after his accident stephen king's writing really changed.    I wouldnt say worse, but the dark tower took a hit as he was halfway through the series when it happened.

Agreed.

Except for maybe Martin and Tolkien, who I consider on a whole different playing field..."The Dark Tower" series really is right up there with some of the great fantasy series.....for the first 4 books....
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Re: Dark Tower, Stephen King (minimal spoilers)
« Reply #25 on: February 07, 2012, 06:28:02 PM »
I damn near said "Thankee sai" getting off the bus today (however you spell it; I've only listened to it).
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Re: Dark Tower, Stephen King (minimal spoilers)
« Reply #26 on: February 07, 2012, 07:10:30 PM »
I damn near said "Thankee sai" getting off the bus today (however you spell it; I've only listened to it).

HA!  I've done that too. 
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« Reply #27 on: February 07, 2012, 09:00:48 PM »
I damn near said "Thankee sai" getting off the bus today (however you spell it; I've only listened to it).

HA!  I've done that too.

Funny. I think I did it pretty recently out of habit without any clue as to what it was from. I had totally forgotten.

After I read those books I said "thankee sai" constantly, now it just comes out randomly.

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Re: Dark Tower, Stephen King (minimal spoilers)
« Reply #28 on: February 07, 2012, 09:05:58 PM »
I tended to say Thankee, I left out the Sai part. 
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Re: Dark Tower, Stephen King (minimal spoilers)
« Reply #29 on: February 13, 2012, 06:00:30 PM »
just stop after book 4.  the rest of the books do not exist.

but really, after his accident stephen king's writing really changed.    I wouldnt say worse, but the dark tower took a hit as he was halfway through the series when it happened.

Agreed.

Except for maybe Martin and Tolkien, who I consider on a whole different playing field..."The Dark Tower" series really is right up there with some of the great fantasy series.....for the first 4 books....

I'm about half-way through book 5 now, and I'm not seeing the massive dropoff in quality that has been alluded to.

The change in narrators has been disappointing (though also not as bad as Audible reveiws would have me believe), but I'm still really enjoying it.
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