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review 2017-07-23 05:51
Nothing happy about it, yet...
The Gunslinger - Stephen King

Well, I... Shit. This is ambitious as fuck, in the fiction and existential department.

I don't like Roland, and I get that lofty ideals are useless from his position. But it's... He reminds me in mind of that adage, the third part of which is that a man with only one reason to live is the most dangerous man in the world. His type of drive, his dogged pursuit, puts me in mind of a slow going bulldozer, and also of persistence hunting. All scary concepts. And his name, wasn't there an old poem...

It was dreary, and weird, and heart-breaking. And I'm puzzled and will continue reading.

 

This finishes my BLopoly double roll, and puts me almost halfway the 24 in 48 readathon.

 

 

The seven hour stretch was this book in almost one sitting. I had to take a break after Jake.

 

I'll roll again in a bit and maybe continue onto the next book. The neighbor is having a loud party with karaoke.

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text 2017-07-22 23:25
Reading progress update: I've read 65 out of 231 pages.
The Gunslinger - Stephen King

"He pried the legs apart and unholstered one of his guns."

 

*grimace*

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text 2017-07-22 21:21
Reading progress update: I've read 1 out of 231 pages.
The Gunslinger - Stephen King

The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed.

 

So opens King's myth-world spine. I've procrastinated on reading The Dark Tower books for years, on this dread that I wouldn't love it. I have such tall hopes for it, I'm scared it'll fall short. But that's one awesome first line.

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text 2017-07-22 16:22
Reading progress update: I've read 100%.
The Dark Tower, Volume 3: Treachery - Peter David,Stephen King,Richard Ianove,Jae Lee,Robin Furth

I just decided to read through the whole volume. This one shows the second incident that shaped Roland. The death of his mother. This volume didn't feel as grand as the other volumes though. Probably just 3 stars from me. 

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text 2017-07-22 16:03
Reading progress update: I've read 43%.
The Dark Tower, Volume 3: Treachery - Peter David,Stephen King,Richard Ianove,Jae Lee,Robin Furth

Chapter three moves the story a little. Roland's mother is still a mess. You can feel the beginning of the end for some of these characters.

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