“"All you imagined, no matter how wild it seemed, was no more than a disguised version of what you already knew."”Katie Douglass wrote this review Tuesday, January 22, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“The sixth book in the Dark Tower series focuses on Susannah, or should I say Sussannah-Mio, one of the members of the main ka-tet that follows Roland along the Beam to the sickening Tower. Roland Deschain, the normal focus of all the other books, takes a back seat for Susannah to have the novel to herself and, frankly, I don't think she holds up to the task. Sure, there's something quite terrifying about a divided personality with a demon baby gnawing to be free inside of her, but for the pregnancy to take up an entire book? No, thanks.
On top of this, the novel also explores this strange coincidence that Stephen King can actually be a participant in his own story. I'm as divided on this as Susannah is in her mind. It's an interesting take on the fact that ALL authors are active participants in their stories, and it's also an enlightening idea that what we write, what we create in our minds, can be, in of itself, a whole other world that is just as true as ours. And, given enough doors to pass through, we could visit each other in the flesh. Which, stands to the crazed mind that we, too, could just be creations from another person or being on another level of the Dark Tower. It adds depth and creativity, but on the other hand is also fairly phony sounding. It's as if I've been cheated out of my fantasy of Mr. Deschain and supplemented with a Mr. King instead.
Still, the book is not without fault. It's still a marvelous story, woven together just as miraculously and sometimes tenuously as the Dark Tower itself. We are beginning to understand the quest, the why, the reasoning, and the how of magic and purpose, and it's about time. The picture, however, is not entirely clear to us and so that will come with the seventh and final book of the series (with the exception of Through the Keyhole and other various offshoots that are put into graphic novel form). I would probably dislike the book more if it wasn't for the fact that it has swept me along, just like countless others, along the path of the Beam and whether I want to or not I must serve it. For all things serve the Beam, do ya. ”
“It's not a good sign when the chapters with Susannah/Mia are the least enjoyable. The ones with Eddie and Roland were great though, especially when they meet up with the bookseller.”JimYung wrote this review Thursday, December 20, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“my review: what?”Guilherme Pretto Nunes wrote this review Sunday, December 9, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“What did I think of this final chapter in the long quest for the Dark Tower? For the sake of a review I will give it four stars. It wasn't perfect for me as a reader, though it wasn't as heartbreaking as I feared. Characters I'd grown to love were lost along the way and the main one's ending left much to be desired. But I already knew that. That was the one thing I had remembered from my first trek with Roland. That wasn't why I made the journey again, as if I thought the outcome would be any different. I made it again because it's good to be reminded of the journey sometimes.”Missy Jane wrote this review Saturday, November 17, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This book was mostly about closing loop. The most awesome thing about this one was introduction of King himself !! Never seen it before...”ashu3009 wrote this review Wednesday, October 24, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Great read!”Connie L. Kruse wrote this review Tuesday, September 25, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Not as good as the others”Dallas wrote this review Thursday, September 6, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Roland van Gilead, Eddy Dean van New York, Suzanna, Jake vervolgen hun zoektocht voor de "Dark Tower". Nu ook vergezeld door Father Callahan. Het boek pakt het verhaal weer op waar het in deel 5 achtergelaten is. Het "Katet"splitst zich in dit boek op. Mia, de onwelkome gast in Suzanna's lichaam Vlucht voor de anderen en stelt alles in haar werk om haar "chap"in veiligheid te brengen. Vreemd genoeg komen we ook een karakter genaamd Stephen King tegen in dit 6e deel. Hij maakt deel uit van dit verhaal. Roland en Eddy hebben een ontmoeting met hem. Intrigerend 6e deel van deze serie die de lezer weer achterlaat met een honger naar meer.”Harry B wrote this review Thursday, August 23, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No