Roland di Gilead e il suo ka-tet (Eddie, Susannah, Jake e Oy, uno strano animaletto parlante) sono intrappolati in una carrozza di Blaine il Mono, il treno teleguidato dalla stessa intelligenza malefica che ha sterminato la metropoli di Lud. L'ultimo cavaliere si salva vincendo una sfida davvero particolare... solo per ritrovarsi in un'America alternativa, spopolata da una misteriosa superinfluenza. In un mondo che "va avanti" sempre più rovinosamente, è infatti facile sconfinare in luoghi e tempi paralleli attraverso le sottilità, gli insidiosi passaggi per l'altrove via via più frequenti. Nello spiegare ai suoi compagni di avventura che cosa sia questo fenomeno, Roland è costretto a rituffarsi nel proprio lontanissimo passato e, in una notte che pare senza fine, narra la tragica storia di Susan Delgado, del loro amore immortale e di una sfera magica che sembra scaturita da un'antica leggenda...
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There seem to be two distinct schools of Dark Tower readers. One school consider this the weakest of the seven volumes. They can't see what the point is. A huge flashback - stuff that has already happened - how does that advance the plot? I call these people the Rolands. The other school considers t Leggi tutto
(A-) 84% | Very Good Notes: A slow, but never dull, build to a thrilling climax, it provides the sorely needed back-story lacking in previous books.
In the immortal words of The Queen Simply … the … BEST . And yet I seem to be the only person who feels that way about this 4th installment of the Dark Tower series. Can you please riddle me why that is, sais ? It’s not that fans of the series dislike this novel, but I often see it cited as their least Leggi tutto
Stephen King ended the third book in the Dark Tower series on a wicked cliffhanger in 1991. By 1994 my patience had grown thin, especially after King had delivered 787 pages of pure crap with Insomnia . Even worse was that he actually had the nerve to tease some of the DT stuff in that overstuffed ab Leggi tutto
Possibly the most controversial Dark Tower novel, as King has the audacity of mainly backstorying and retrospecting around instead of continuing the main plot. King often said that writing outside his comfort zone is something he avoids and fears, but sometimes does, and that entering the realms of e Leggi tutto
Wizard and Glass, the 4th-installment of Stephen King's epic Dark Tower series, successfully added 5-years to my life. Honestly, what can I even say about this book? It is immense. Epic. A beautifully told story of love and loss. It's tragic, it's moving, it's so damn good. If you are reading this, y Leggi tutto
I think I might be done with this series. Wizard and Glass was a dissapointment for me, unfortunately, despite looking forward to reading Roland’s backstory. The book’s main problem was that it was BORING as hell. I struggled for two months to finish and I started to skip at the end. I did not like Leggi tutto
After all this time, laid out for all of us to read, we get the making of Roland! How Roland became the man we first met in The Gunslinger , is narrated by Roland in a tale of Wizard and of Glass. For some Constant Readers this is the book of The Dark Tower series, the making of The Gunslinger, or sh Leggi tutto
“If it’s ka it’ll come like a wind, and your plans will stand before it no more than a barn before a cyclone.” The fourth book in the Dark Tower series finds Roland telling his ka-tet the story of the first time he encountered a thinny, and also his first love, Susan Delgado. Sadie and Jake of 11/22/6 Leggi tutto
This buddy-read has been long- Some of our ka-tet have fallen...some have been left behind in the dust. We have picked up a few new members along the way- but only the strongest and most cunning will survive the whole journey to The Daaaaark Tooooooower. Buddy-read with our fearless leader- Quick Dra Leggi tutto
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