The quest of the Gunslinger and his companions takes a detour as King gives us an insight into Roland's boyhood, a story which occupies most of this long book. It is fascinating stuff if you are already hooked on the series, a richly imagined society from which the world has 'moved on'.
I found it absolutely brilliant (and 'The Wind Through the Keyhole' even better), though the pace is slow at times, bordering just occasionally on the tedious. It would be a mistake to join the series here. Better to start at the beginning, or to read 'Keyhole' which is a stand-alone novel outside the series.
It is King's genius to create three-dimensional characters, living in a strange but believable society, that sets him apart from all other writers of fantasy. (Christopher Priest is my other favourite.)
The Dark Tower IV: Wizard and Glass Pocketbok – 16 Februari 2012
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In the fourth powerful novel in Stephen King's bestselling fantasy quest, The Dark Tower beckons Roland, the Last Gunslinger, and the four companions he has gathered along the road. And, having narrowly escaped one world, they set out on a terrifying journey across the scarred urban wasteland to brave a new world where hidden dangers lie at every junction: a malevolent computer-run monorail hurtling towards self-destruction, Roland's relentlessly cunning old enemy, and the temptation of the wizard's diabolical glass ball, a powerful force in Roland's first love affair. A tale of long-ago love and adventure involving a beautiful and quixotic woman named Susan Delgado. And the Tower is closer...
- Utgivare : Hodder & Stoughton; 1:a utgåvan (16 Februari 2012)
- Språk : Engelska
- Pocketbok : 896 sidor
- ISBN-10 : 1444723472
- ISBN-13 : 978-1444723472
- Rangordning för bästsäljare: #40,796 i Böcker (Visa Topp 100 i Böcker)
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Mr. B. Abbott
More excellent story tellingGranskad i Storbritannien den 19 oktober 2015
If you are looking at this then I'd say it's safe to assume you've read the preceding books, and you don't need convincing to buy it. More excellent story telling, if you've read the others you need to read this, simple as. These one's look great as a set as well.