Wizard and Glass
Wizard and Glass, the fourth episode in King's white-hot Dark Tower series, is a sci-fi/fantasy novel that contains a post-apocalyptic Western love story twice as long. It begins with the series' star, world-weary Roland, and his world-hopping posse (an ex-junkie, a child, a plucky woman in a... show more
Wizard and Glass, the fourth episode in King's white-hot Dark Tower series, is a sci-fi/fantasy novel that contains a post-apocalyptic Western love story twice as long. It begins with the series' star, world-weary Roland, and his world-hopping posse (an ex-junkie, a child, a plucky woman in a wheelchair, and a talking dog-like pet named Oy the Bumbler) trapped aboard a runaway train. The train is a psychotic multiple personality that intends to commit suicide with them at 800 m.p.h.--unless Roland and pals can outwit it in a riddling contest. It's a great race, for the mind and pulse. Films should be this good. Then comes a 567- page flashback about Roland at age 14. It's a well-marbled but meaty tale. Roland and two teenage friends must rescue his first love from the dirty old drooling mayor of a post-apocalyptic cowboy town, thwart a civil war by blowing up oil tanks, and seize an all-seeing crystal ball from Rhea, a vampire witch. The love scenes are startlingly prominent and earthier than most romance novels (they kiss until blood trickles from her lip). After an epic battle ending in a box canyon to end all box canyons, we're back with grizzled, grown-up Roland and the train-wreck survivors in a parallel world: Kansas in 1986, after a plague. The finale is a weird fantasy takeoff on The Wizard of Oz Some readers will feel that the latest novel in King's most ambitious series has too many pages--almost 800--but few will deny it's a page-turner.
Publish date: November 4th 1997
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Pages no: 687
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, Science Fiction
, Epic Fantasy
, Post Apocalyptic
Series: The Dark Tower (#4)
I adore Roland, Jake, Eddie, Susannah, and Oy. I never want this to end. I feel like a part of their world. I even got to the point that I know who is talking by the tone of the narrator's voice. I love the way he voices Oy. So cute!! The story of Roland's first love Susan and his experience in ...
I'm in love with this series and these characters. This one has such a huge chunk about Roland's past that I started to feel a little drifty. It seemed like it was getting off topic, but I should have known better. The author connected it all and showed why it was important. Also, it made me fee...
Es handelt sich um Band 4 von Stephen Kings Der-Dunkle-Turm-Reihe.Eben noch an Bord von Blaine, die Pein, setzt Roland zu einer Geschichte aus seiner Jugend an. Man erfährt, wie der Weg zum dunklen Turm begann.An diesen 4. Teil von Stephen Kings Der-Dunkle-Turm-Reihe ging ich mit den falschen Erwart...
Synopsis: In 1978, Stephen King introduced the world to the last gunslinger, Roland of Gilead. Nothing has been the same since. More than twenty years later, the quest for the Dark Tower continues to take readers on a wildly epic ride. Through parallel worlds and across time, Roland must brave deso...
This has been my least favorite of the series. The backstory that this book provides is crucial to better understand certain things, including Roland's character. I was impatient to get back to the second Ka-tet, which may have been the reason that this felt like a step down to me.Still an amazing s...