The Dark Tower

Author: Stephen King Type: Fiction, novel Part of series: The Dark Tower (#7) Published: 2004 I read it: July 2017 (re-read) This is a review of the final book in The Dark Tower series, and contains plot details. For a summary of each book up until now (including spoilers), start back at The Gunslinger, may…

Song of Susannah

Author: Stephen King Type: Fiction, novel Part of series: The Dark Tower (#6) Published: 2004 I read it: June 2017 (re-read) As Roland tells Eddie (and as King tells the reader): “It’s the end-game now. All I’ve worked for and waited for all the long years. The end is coming. I feel it. Don’t you?”…

Wolves of the Calla

Author: Stephen King Type: Fiction, novel Part of series: The Dark Tower (#5) Published: 2003 I read it: May 2017 (re-read) Book five is where things start to fold inward at a noticeable clip. Famously, it’s the first Dark Tower book that came out after a driver struck King while he was walking along a…

The Wind Through the Keyhole

Author: Stephen King Type: Fiction, novel Part of series: The Dark Tower (#4.5) Published: 2012 I read it: March 2017 (re-read) An intermission. We have to back up just a bit. I love Wizard and Glass, but my recap of it stuck to the core story. Other stuff was going on though. The first 100+…

Wizard and Glass

Author: Stephen King Type: Fiction, novel Part of series: The Dark Tower (#4) Published: 1997 I read it: February 2017 (re-read) “Is it a Western?” Jake asked. Roland looked at him, puzzled. “I don’t take your meaning, Jake. Gilead is a Barony of the Western World, yes, and Mejis as well, but—” “It’ll be a…

The Waste Lands

Author: Stephen King Type: Fiction, novel Part of series: The Dark Tower (#3) Published: 1991 I read it: November 2016 (re-read) Book three feels like the point where the journey properly begins. The crew is healing and eating better. The gunslinger “had done more smiling these last five weeks than he had done in the five…

The Drawing of the Three

Author: Stephen King Type: Fiction, novel Part of series: The Dark Tower (#2) Published: 1987 I read it: September 2016 (re-read) We open with Roland on a beach, dazed and exhausted. He’ll spend most of the book this way, just one of the many ingenious tricks King chooses for The Drawing of the Three (an…