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kleinbl00  ·  839 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 'bl00s Reviews #9: "A Prayer for Owen Meany" by John Irving

You know? Never read Dark Tower, never read The Stand. I suspect that I wouldn't bother with It if I hadn't read it in 5th Grade.




bfv  ·  839 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I liked the first Dark Tower books, because I read them before I'd ever heard of Michael Moorcock, but Moorcock did it better. "Moorcock did it better" isn't a very strong criticism, but it's not much of a recommendation either.

briandmyers  ·  839 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I can't recommend "Dark Tower", frankly. "The Stand" was great, as I remember it, except for the deus-ex-machina ending, which seemed bolted on - but the story up to the ending made the game worth the candle. However, a much younger 'me' read that, so take it as you will. I have not read the extended version.

kleinbl00  ·  839 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Stephen King uses The Stand as his argument for "sometimes the ending doesn't come to you." It still bugged him ten years later.

Make of that what you will.