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Stephen King: Dark Tower Series

Discussion in 'Sci-Fi, Fantasy, & Horror Books' started by Bookie, Nov 24, 2005.

  1. Bookie

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    can any1 pls help me...wats the dark towers about?there r so many series and is the story continue from book 1 2 book 2...?
     
  2. Stewart

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    There are seven all together, and if you just read the books you are questioning about, you too can join in the converations with us.

    Stewert posted a great page that gives you a little information about the series, but in order for you to get an in depth knowledge of the most incredible series, you must read it yourself, it's fantastic
     
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    And please do feel free to write out your complete words. We have plennnnnnnnnnnty of extra space around here! ;)



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    YEAH! (I h8 it wen pepl abrevi8 xsesivly)
     
  7. Isabell

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    You guys are soooooooooo baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaad!:p
     
  8. Bookie

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    lol(it means laugh out loud)..btw(it means by the way) i am trying hard not to text message next time

    the question is, there are 7 series of dark towers and will i get into the plot/story if i start to read the book 2/3/4... instead of book 1 first?

    *i dont think i can answer this kind of question with my own effort..:)
     
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    No - if it's a series, there's not much point starting in the middle of the series, or anywhere apart from Book 1. I read the series a while back, and I don't remember the details of each book, but I think you'd be lost without starting the first one, as that sets out the backstory of Roland's quest.

    Do you need to read this for class, or for your own enjoyment? Sounds a bit like you have to read books, but don't really want to, and so you want to take a shortcut.
     
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    It really isn't hard. You don't write essays for school in text language - or do you? - and so it should be easy.
     
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    As my editions of the books each start with a "story so far" bit, then I suppose it is possible to start with book 2 or even book 7! But why would you want to? It's a great series and I really, really recommend that if you want to read them you start at the beginning (a very good place to start). :)
     
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    I think skipping book one would be a mistake. I loved The Gunslinger. Yes, you would be lost if you didn't start at the beginning. King is very intense and his subject matter in this series is very complex......This is the series you don't want to skip around on, you'd be sorry you did. You'd wonder what you've missed.
     
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    I have had the Gunslinger for wks and have picked it up but i carnt get into it.
    But i will keep trying to read it!
     
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    King did mention that a lot of people didn't get into book one, so instead started with the second. But in 2003, he did rewrite the first one to let it flow with the style of the other books. So I suggest you start with the first one. Why not?

    Which one do you have Ruby?

     
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    The revised edition of The Gunslinger is still much different in style to the later books. If he did attempt to meld styles he failed.
     
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    Does anyone get the feeling that bookie is "pulling our leg" :)
     
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    Well, I hope so.

    I agree with Stewart, any/all of this information could be found online... as well as on some other threads on TBF.
     
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    I think that it's possible to start at the second book, but I wouldn't recommend it. Throughtout the second book there are a lot of references to events from the first (I can't comment on the rest of the series, because so far I've only read the first two). The first book is very different to the second - I found the first to be pretty average, but I really loved the second one. I read the revised edition of the first book, but I still noticed a major difference in writing style and ability to captivate the reader between the two.
     
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    Stewart makes me larf. :D
     
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    Yup. Same goes for the 3rd. But like Halo said, there's a "story thus far" thing in the beginning of some (all?) editions.
     

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