Epic seems too small a word
By Henry Connor
Long and twisting, with amazing characters as always. The crescendo it builds is second to none.
Wolves of Calla
Here is my Spike Jonze circa 1985 review:
"I read this book. It was good. I liked it."
...I hope you BMXA fans get the reference...
Review of The Wolves of Calla by Stephen King
Incredibly way too long for the actual story to be told. This is my second reading of the series and I was stuck on this book for at least a year. The first four were completed in a flash. The entire Callahan story was a re-tell and completely irrelevant, but certainly added about 200 pages which is a good thing if your getting paid by the word...after quickly realizing that section of the book was Preacher re-telling 'Salems Lot, flipped through pages as fast as my finger could go. The first few hundred and the beginning of the township of Calla, the battle scene & disappearance of Suzanne/Mia was all it took.
Wolves of the Calla
By Bruce The Juice Davis
As good as any book in the series. Wolves moves smartly and brings in an array of compelling characters who populate a well-told story. Roland matures in this book. If you've read the first four, keep reading!
Stephen King is a Genius!
By Shayne O'Lear
The entire Dark Tower series is incredible. It literally takes the reader into its own world(s). I've been reading and have read and re-read all of his books many times and love them all. His attention to detail, that same thing critics complain about, is what I love and it's also what really makes his characters and their 'lives' seem so real. In this novel, how Mr. King draws in Father Callahan from Salem's Lot, along with other authors works is incredible. You find yourself, along with Roland, wondering what 'world' you've stumbled across. I must admit reading The Dark Tower series didn't come quickly to me. I mistakenly thought it wouldn't be something I was interested in, I've never been more wrong in my life. As usual Mr. King is amazing! Anyone that's read any of his books, or if The Dark Tower series is your first trip into the mind of Stephen King, your in for the treat, and story of your life.
These stories defy simplistic descriptions.
This series of novels tells an increasingly engrossing tale that is unlike any other story I have read before.
Truly wonderful characters with unspeakable depth in a world that is extraordinarily unique while being tantalizingly familiar. I have loved all five stories so far, and eagerly await losing myself in the sixth. Worth every page-turning minute. My only regret is that my compulsion merely draws me closer to the ultimate conclusion, and towards a day not happily immersed in Roland's, and his fellow Gunslinger's, world.
If you haven't delved into this series, I highly recommend you do. I can't imagine you would regret it. And certainly not if you are a King fan.
This book stays true to Roland and his friends. Looking forward to continue on the beam to the tower.
Dark Tower Series
I have read all the books but I haven't completed the last one DTV. I really enjoyed the stories and have told many about them and recommend them numerous other readers. now that I own an IPad I may even read them all again!
Series is amazing but I'm very ticked off that I'm missing over 100 pages right before chapter 9 when Overholser is first speaking when they arrive at Calla and I have no idea what I'm missing. I don't know whether to be angry at the app itself or whoever put the book in the app.
The series could have ended with Wizard, but.....
Wolves is a very good book. I love the new characters and how they are developed. I must say I didn't spend 20 years on this series. I read them straight through.
I've read the whole series twice now, so I know what happens. This is the best book of the last 3 in the series.
The dark tower is a mystical, magical series. There is no shame in leaving some of it to your mind's eye.