So far so good. I don't like the performance as much as the first one, he has a habit of almost hissing the ends of the words. But, I am enjoying the story more.
Crazy monsters, unexpected events, alternate dimensions, a doorway to another man's mind, and drug smuggling. Does it get any better than this?
I read 20 books during April! That might be a personal record!
The Dark Tower: The Fall of Gilead
Roughneck by Jeff Lemire
The Dark Tower: The Battle of Jericho Hill
The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger (The Journey Begins)
American Vampire: Volume 4
Kindred by Octavia Butler
The Late Breakfasters by Robert Aickman
Nightmares and Geezenstacks by Fredric Brown
You Will Know Me by Megan Abbott
Garden of Fiends: Tales of Addiction Horror
Ararat by Christopher Golden
Elizabeth by Ken Greenhall
Jericho's Razor by Casey Doran
Dark Screams: Volume 6
Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann
Just Add Water by Hunter Shea
At the Cemetery Gates: Year One
Nightmare of the Dead by Vincenzo Bilof
People of the Sun by Jason Parent
Soles by Kay Brandt
Total Books Read in April: 20
Horror Aficionados Mount TBR Challenge:
(Horror Aficionados Group on Goodreads)
Goal: Read 40 books I already own in 2017
January Count: 1
February Count: 2
March and April Count: 0
Running Count: 3
Coolthulhu Crew 2017 Challenge:
Goal: Read Horror Books!
January Books: 5
Running Count: 21
Graphic Novel Challenge:
(Paced Reading Group on GR)
Goal: Read 25 Graphic novels in 2017
January count: 5
February count: 2
March count: 5
April count: 5
Running count: 17
Keep Calm and Read On!
I began this reread of the Dark Tower series exactly two years ago. Before that, I had always sped through the series and finished feeling sad for not having taken my time. So, I did precisely that this go-around. I feel as though I actually took the journey to the Tower myself.
And now, the journey is over. Damn, it hurts.
It goes without saying that this novel deserves all the stars. It's the capstone to Stephen King's magnum opus: it wraps up one of the finest book series ever written, and it does the job splendidly. Yeah, it has issues (the meta stuff can be jarring as hell, but I love it anyway . . . and one word: Oy. Never forgiving you for that, Steve), but no work of fiction is objectively perfect. This book does what it's supposed to: it's the kiss-off for the ballsiest, most involving set of novels I've ever come across.
I feel at a loss for words, to be honest. I just finished this a few moments ago, and . . . well, this one always gets to me. That is especially true this time. I will miss the ka-tet, and I'm sure I will take this journey again in a year or two. There are always new things to discover and explore in King's Dark Tower universe.
This isn't the review this book deserves, but it will have to do. Say thankya, Sai King, for creating this series and characters (literally-- wink wink). I can't recommend the DT novels enough.