The Dark Tower re-read continues with book six, Song of Susannah.
Defeated the wolves, now to continue the quest for the dark tower.
Defeated the wolves, now to continue the quest for the dark tower.
The Dark Tower is tied with IT ("The terror, which would not end for another twenty-eight years-if it ever did end-began, so far as I know or can tell, with a boat made from a sheet of newspaper floating down a gutter swollen with rain") as best opening line
I'm totally going to be incorporating fuckaree into my vocabulary
I finished DT Book 5 (Wolves of Calla) & am now about 60 pages into book 6. I'm pretty confident I'll be able to finish Song of Susannah by tonight/tomorrow morning. Wolves of Calla was magnificent, I think it was one of the strongest entries in the series so far & it was a pleasure to see the return of a character from one of my favorite SK books. On a side note the Starbucks holiday cups make me want to do word find puzzles.
So I‘m steadily working my way through the “Dark Tower” books. I started reading them nearly 30 years ago (😳) when Stephen King released the first 3 —and then he took a years-long hiatus and I forgot about them. I had to start back at the beginning and I‘m determined to FINALLY finish the series. Finally up to this one (6 of 7). And I‘m not sure if I think it‘s super cheesy or totally brilliant that King wrote himself into it as a character. 🧐
Stephen King's seven-volume magnum opus, The Dark Tower. In this book we learn that Mia has usurped the body of pregnant Susannah Dean, the power of Black 13 in 1999, and that they need to secure the vacant lot of Calvin Tower. Eddie and Roland are in western Maine and find the author of a novel called Salem's Lot, a writer who turns out to be shocked by them as they are by him. I liked this book the best so far and look forward to the last book.
Finally completed my reread for the #EpicKatetRead. This was my least favorite but still filled with all the strange elements and twists only Sai King can dream up! And the good news is -- "one more turn of the path, and then we reach the clearing". Can't wait for the end!
This was an enjoyable entry in the series but found elements of it quite bizarre, especially with the entry of the author as a character in the book. Really enjoyed the coda at the end of the book, but at first thought it was totally factual account of Stephen‘s life not part of the story. So all in all the way this book was written challenged my thinking. The more I get into the series the more I feel I need to reread it for elements missed.
#katet read - finished number 6. First time round Wolves of Calla was my least fav - this time I think it‘s this one- but this one leads to the finale so there‘s something good.
Other pic is how lovely the cathedral looked when I left work today- the best bit of the day 😁
Bad buddy reader here started late and finished early 🤣🤣
Loved the cameo by King. Looking forward to discussion. Excited but scared for the last book what if it doesn‘t live up to the others in the series??
#EpicKaTet finally ready to return to the world of Roland and co just slightly behind schedule 🤣🤣
Hey #EpicKaTetRead-ers! How are ya'll doing with #SongOfSusannah? Are you enjoying it? Is everyone caught up?
#EpicBuddyRead #TheDarkTower #Roland #StephenKing
Sadly I have had no time to read much this year. Hoping to read some today but we'll see how the chips fall.
Sometimes I can‘t tell whether Susannah is the best character (badass disabled WOC!) or deeply problematic (basically everything her Detta identity says). Anyway all this to say that I deeply enjoyed this bonkers and very meta addition to the series, in which one of the main characters is Stephen King, as a version of himself who might be a god.
I have been neglecting everything (including Litsy) because I can NOT put this book down! And I KNOW, that as soon as I finish this one, I will have no choice but to immediately dive into the final book of the series.
Since I was so underwhelmed by my last two reads, I thought I should spend some time with the ka-tet.
G is for Gan, the God of the Dark Tower (the tower is actually his living body). He arose from the Prim, the soup of creation, & spun the universe from his navel.
SK is a kas-ka Gan in our world, one of Gan‘s prophets.
SK is known for his look at evil, for fearsome villains, for plumbing the depths of human cruelty. But there is always some Good worth fighting for in his tales.
Maybe that means he‘s actually an optimist.
Thanks for the tag @Eggs Theses were difficult! I have unpopular answers.
1. The Hulk
2. Susannah from Stephen King's Dark Tower series
3. Beatrix Kiddo from Kill Bill (I still love Uma Thurman in these movies even though the men involved with them turned out to be assholes)
4. Mr. Croup and Mr. Vandemar from Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere
5. Captain America
6. @Katiebookworm tag!
Radically twisted. Phew, this series is a journey.
The ka-tet continues following the path of the beam. They must battle vampires, low men, psychic breakers, and a half demon/ half human spawn of their leader. There is death and a surprise visit by the author himself. Fun ride.
I was not on board with this book in the beginning. I was getting tired of the characters and, frankly, I was offended as The Reader that King had the audacity to write himself into this book, but I think it reveals a certain kind of vulnerability that we don't always get to see from our authors. Perhaps a kind of visible wish to be acknowledged or loved as much as their characters. So I got on board and grew to really enjoy this book by the end.
After a bit of a break in the middle I‘m working my way towards the end of this series.
Susannah Dean, Dark Tower - Compassionate, strong, first female gunslinger. Can't help but picture Gina Torres as her.
Irene Adler - Sassy, brilliant, badass
Elizabeth Bennet - Witty, outspoken, booklover
Bilquis, American Gods - Don't know if this counts since I *didn't* crush on her until I saw the show because Yetide Bakadi.
Cathy, Wuthering Heights - Yeah, kinda messed up, but ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
So...I barely remember this book either from my first time reading it. Not a lot happens to move the main story forward except for the big shoot-out with Roland and Eddie and its consequences, BUT I still got a kick out of the story and being with these characters again makes me happy. Mia is annoying.
As much as I am enjoying these Dark Tower books, what author writes themselves into the story like this?!
I really enjoyed this one... the ending, though... wow.
I'm on vacation now and didn't bring the last one with me. I'm kind of dying here. Deep breaths, deep breaths.
One of my favourites in the series. I never disliked Susannah, but I really like her now. All the characters grew so perfectly.
And I love it when things get so meta... Mind blown.
Deep breaths till I can get to the last one.
Of course he made himself a character in his own story 😎😂