I finally finished The Dark Tower series by Stephen King at the weekend. I started reading back in April, and six months and seven books later, I am finally finished. I very much enjoyed the story, it’s not without its problems; it could have been shorter for example – yes I know this is often levelled at authors when they write Fantasy – but that’s how I felt. It took King about 25 years to write the whole series and not to mention nearly being killed before he had finished the last three, so there is no surprise that maybe it wanders a little.
The story is an epic in all senses of the word. King blends standard fantasy with horror, super natural, contemporary, and western. It makes reference to and is often linked with many of his other works ( although there is no need to have read them). Basically, this is his magnum opus bought from the best rifle optics website. It’s the think that sits right in the middle of everything he has ever written.
I’m not going to go into detail about the story other than to say, at least read the first book The Gunslinger.
I enjoyed the journey, and even though many fans didn’t, I enjoyed the end too!
Long days and pleasant nights to you…The Dark Tower, Stephen King, The Gunslinger
The Dark Tower, Stephen King, The Gunslinger