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Wolves of the Calla - Bernie Wrightson, Stephen King
Wolves of the Calla
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In Wolves of the Calla, volume five of Stephen King's epic fantasy western The Dark Tower, coincidence has, as Eddie Dean observes, been cancelled. Everything the gunslinger Roland and his companions encounter has taken on symbolic significance. So when they come to Calla Bryn Sturgis, named... show more
In Wolves of the Calla, volume five of Stephen King's epic fantasy western The Dark Tower, coincidence has, as Eddie Dean observes, been cancelled. Everything the gunslinger Roland and his companions encounter has taken on symbolic significance. So when they come to Calla Bryn Sturgis, named after the director of The Magnificent Seven, its clear that King will follow the classic western archetype of a small band of heroes defending peaceable homesteaders. Here, the heroes resist masked raiders who abduct one of each pair of twins (and almost all children are twins), only to return them a month later horribly changed. Father Callahan from King's Salem's Lot is resident in Calla Bryn Sturgis, and has his own tale of vampires, regulators and the secret highways though alternative Americas. Not coincidentally, the evil Glass Black 13 is hidden in his church. Meanwhile Susannah is again sporting a secondary personality, this time Mia, mother to the inhuman child that Susannah does not know she is carrying, while Roland realises their quest has become a race against the arthritis which will soon leave him crippled. In this enormously ambitious book, King continues to weave together his back catalogue with the pop culture and literature of America itself, noting in his introduction that if you haven't read the previous Dark Tower volumes this isn't the place to begin. It is, though, a hugely entertaining adventure, rich in allusion; a passing aside to Thomas Wolfe might easily be dismissed, yet his title You Can't Go Home Again, encapsulates this entire spellbinding odyssey as well as five words ever will. --Gary S Dalkin
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780340827178 (0340827173)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Pages no: 616
Edition language: English
Series: The Dark Tower (#5)
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Reading is my ESCAPE from Reality!
Reading is my ESCAPE from Reality! rated it
5.0 Dark Tower V - audiobook review
I've mentioned before how much I love the Dark Tower series. And while I keep asking myself why I waited so long to read it, I'm also glad I waited because I can go to the next book immediately. I was so wrapped up in the story, that I was surprised it ended. I bought the next audible book immediate...
NiWa
NiWa rated it
3.0 Der Dunkle Turm V: Wolfsmond
Es handelt sich um Band 5 von Stephen Kings Der-Dunkle-Turm-Reihe.Der Weg zum dunklen Turm geht endlich weiter, aber bevor sich Roland, Eddie, Susannah und Jake dem Mysterium und ihrer Aufgabe stellen können, nehmen sie sich der Einwohner von Calla Bryn Sturgis an.Das Dorf wird in jeder Generation v...
Cody's Bookshelf
Cody's Bookshelf rated it
5.0 WOLVES OF THE CALLA Review
Synopsis: Set in a world of extraordinary circumstances, filled with stunning visual imagery and unforgettable characters, the DARK TOWER series is unlike anything you have ever read.Here is the fifth installment, "one of the strongest entries yet in what will surely be a master storyteller's magnum...
Book Babble
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4.0 Wolves of the Calla
Doombots with lightsabers and explosive snitches? Yes please!It’s only getting better. I blew through this book in just a few days. I can’t contain my excitement as I travel deeper into this mind bending series.. I wish that I had read Salem’s Lot before reading this, so I could be a bit more attach...
The English Student
The English Student rated it
2.0 Wolves of the Calla - Stephen King
Wolves of the Calla was just a slog. Which is not good when The Dark Tower is supposed to be my favourite fantasy series since ever. The fifth book in a septet, Wolves sees Roland and his ka-tet stumbling across a township in the middle of nowhere. In Calla Bryn Sturgis, vastly more twins are born...
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