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Old 12-11-07, 11:03 PM   #1
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Have any Foosters read the Dark Tower series?

I'm halfway through the Gunslinger, and talk about a very interesting book so far! How are the other novels through this series?
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Old 12-11-07, 11:06 PM   #2
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Me and Stacey for sure have.

The Gunslinger was boring as hell, especially for the first half. The rest of the books were much better I think.
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Old 12-11-07, 11:26 PM   #3
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I loved them - haven't read the last one yet though. Keep meaning to but I think they're great. I like a lot of his stuff...movies not so much but they're getting better. Would like to see Mist - the story was freaky if I remember correctly.
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Yes, I've read the Gunslinger series, there are seven books if I remember correctly. Wizard & Glass was my least favorite, it felt a lot like plagiarism to me.

The ending was a complete surprise to me.

I'm re-reading Skeleton Crew just because I wanted to read The Mist again in preparation for seeing the movie. I hope it doesn't disappoint like so many do.

In another note. We're going to see the Alvin and the Chipmunks movie this weekend.
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Me and Stacey for sure have.

The Gunslinger was boring as hell, especially for the first half. The rest of the books were much better I think.
and i thought The Gunslinger was the best of the lot... "The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed."

it helps that i first read it in high school, i'm sure. formative years, and all that.

but the later books just lost the poetic flavour of the first.

and i never made it past The Waste Lands, fwiw.
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Old 12-12-07, 04:59 AM   #6
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and i thought The Gunslinger was the best of the lot... "The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed."

it helps that i first read it in high school, i'm sure. formative years, and all that.

but the later books just lost the poetic flavour of the first.

and i never made it past The Waste Lands, fwiw.

One of the greatest opening lines evar for a novel. Right up there with "Call me Ishmael" & "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times".
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I've read them all and loved every page.
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read every one of them. great series, one of my favorties.

the Deathland series by james axler is similar. i'm reading those now.
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Not to hijack the thread, but are there any Orson Scott Card fans?
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Read them all, love them.
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Have yet to take on The Dark Tower series, but if we're talking fantasy-ish stuff, I would throw in a recommendation for George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series. I've been re-reading them and they are incredibly engaging and dense with details and foreshadowing. The warring and political maneuvering are second to none. Start with A Game of Thrones. Get to about page 95 and the hook is set.

Now if Martin could just get the fifth book done....
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Not to hijack the thread, but are there any Orson Scott Card fans?
Ender's Game, Speaker For The Dead, Xenocide, Wyrms, Alvin Maker series - heck yeah.

the more recent Ender stuff, the Shadow series, Homecoming saga - no. in fact, please make it stop.
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His Mormon 'history' stuff and Folk on the Fringe is great too.
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I had read through book 4. I had a very limited edition hardcover book 3 (The Wastelands) and gave it away. I use to live in Bangor, ME and still have family there. They see Steven King everywhere and my intentions were to have him sign it on a visit to my relatives, but noooooooo. I had to be stupid and nice.

What was I thinking?
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Not to hijack the thread, but are there any Orson Scott Card fans?
I read Ender's Game freshman year, and ended up buying the next 3 books in the series. Book 2 was odd, and I only read about a quarter way.
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i might have read a few .
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