I first read the first three Dark Tower books ten years ago. Got sidetracked by some other cool books, but I recently started again. I'm now going to read it with a few other novels in between. I've read DT1 and DT2, currently reading the Stand, then I'll do The Eyes of the Dragon, The Talisman, DT3 and 4, Salem's Lot, The Mist, It, Insomnia, The Little Sisters of Eluria, Hearts in Atlantis, Black House, DT8, DT5, DT6, DT7.
I quite enjoyed DT1 and DT2 and am really digging The Stand right now.
>>7630428 Disregard that, I didn't read Pet Semetary, I read Salem's Lot. It was pretty weak though, I just wanted the backstory on Father Callahan.
>>7630436 Not really, the book tells you a lot. It tells you all the surface stuff, the only way prior knowledge will aid you is if you read up on the event and aftermath and whatnot in depth, so you can get the smaller references.
I'm forty-four. Been on 4chan for a long time, kiddos.
Lisey's Story is probably my favorite. I've read all his stuff. The Bazaar Of Bad Dreams is pretty good. btw, Salem's Lot is excellent because it's one of his few early efforts that holds up well. It's creepy af.
Tommyknockers was shit. Desperation was shit. Everything else is readable to excellent. Different Seasons is the book from which The Shawkshank Redemption, Apt Pupil and Stand By Me came from btw.
>>7633351 I didn't say I was proud of it. How you took that from my post is beyond me. Are you always that passive-aggressive? Do you realize anyone with a connection to the internet can use it, right?
I read the first 3 or 4 books, but the whole thing went downhill fast at the end of the first (or was it the beginning of the second) with the lobstrosities. The fact that a few lobsters almost did in a badass who mercilessly killed dozens days before was ridiculous and not believable
Also the killer train was dumb and fuck that book that was entirely a flashback
>>7629796 It's terribly written. King doesn't write great litterature at the best of times, but his fast pacing and really vivid imagination usually makes up for it in making his books fast and enjoyable to read. In Dark Tower However he specifically went for writing something ridiculously long. I only managed to read the first book, and it was a waste of time. Humdreds of pages of nothing, boing action scenes and poor dialouge.
>>7632418 >eww he doesn't conform to my expectations of his age group.
You don't suddenly switch to old man mode when you turn 30 or 40, if ever. I also still play Board and Tabletop Games, which is why I frequent /tg/ as well. If you're seriously planning to drop all the fun stuff you do in a couple of years because you think that's what society expects of you, you're a boring person and I pity you.
>>7630436 the premise is a school teacher goes back in time in Stephen King fashion, via a time portal in a diner's pantry, most of the book is filler since he can only time travel 8years before the assassination, each time travel repeats itself each time, arriving at specific location at the same time all the time, Beverly marsh and Richie make a cameo, since our character travels to Derry
>>7630417 My first thought was, he lied in every word, That hoary cripple, with malicious eye Askance to watch the working of his lie On mine, and mouth scarce able to afford Suppression of the glee, that pursed and scored Its edge, at one more victim gained thereby.
What else should he be set for, with his staff? What, save to waylay with his lies, ensnare All travellers who might find him posted there, And ask the road? I guessed what skull-like laugh Would break, what crutch 'gin write my epitaph For pastime in the dusty thoroughfare,
If at his counsel I should turn aside Into that ominous tract which, all agree, Hides the Dark Tower. Yet acquiescingly I did turn as he pointed: neither pride Nor hope rekindling at the end descried, So much as gladness that some end might be.
except me Ma.. I have an original first print copy of Eyes of the Dragon and every book by SK, more her library than mine, but SK was my first passion when I started reading as a child
>Idris Elba this is going to completely ruin every instance of casual racism made against Susannah in the books, and unnecessarily complicate the original story great fucking job everyone, way to Equal those Rights
>>7629796 Do you think Dark Tower series is good enough to read it in source language?
What I mean is, I want something light to read now and then and Sk seems like a good choice (I read Carrie it was enjoyable). But his books in English is more expensive than translations in my country (basically I can buy 3 translations with the price of 1 in English). Does Sk's language warrant the extra cash? I almost always buy originals but I don't know if it's worth it in Sk's case.
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