Thursday, 17 May 2012

Love for the KING!

Some very positive reviews for Stephen King's latest entry in his Dark Tower series. If your a King fan &/or have read the other Dark Tower novels, then this is probably already on your must read list; if not, it's well worth checking out anyway as it can (almost) act as a stand-alone story in it's own right.

By Stephen King Publisher: Donald M. Grant
Jonathan Wright, 20 April 2012

Just as it’s intriguing to wonder how Iain M Banks’s career might have panned out had he first found fame for the Culture rather than as a literary novelist, Stephen King’s Dark Tower novels offer an interesting question. Specifically, would readers be so interested if King hadn’t first written Carrie?

By Stephen King Publisher: Scribner 
Brian Truitt, 23 April 2012

Sit yourself down for a spell. Uncle Stevie has a few tales to tell around the campfire.  

Stephen King's newest effort, The Wind Through the Keyhole, combines two of the author's more masterful skills: creating short stories with similar themes in a single package, and writing chapters set in his Western-tinged fantasy The Dark Tower series, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. 

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By Stephen King Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
The Guardian 
, 18 April 2012

It has been eight years since Stephen King presented readers with the controversially open ending to his epic fantasy sequence, The Dark Tower. The seven-book series eventually stretched to nigh-on 4,500 pages, and it would have been fair to assume the author was done with a story he began over three decades ago, inspired by Robert Browning's poem "Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came", and by the spaghetti westerns of the 1970s. 

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