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The Dark Tower IV: Wizard and Glass

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 14, 2005

    Genius

    The flashback didnt really sit in too well with me. But i did appreciate the death of Flagg. If any of you have read other King books you may have come across this wizard a few times. I was expecting Flagg to weild an executioners axe through.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 21, 2004

    Pretty Good

    This book was where King started to turn his style of writing around. The next book (Wolves of the Calla) seems as though it was written by a whole different person, and I guess that in a way that's true. Roland starts to lose some of the mystery that made him so enigmatic and the books so interesting (to me at least). I feel as though I know what he's thinking, and although some people like that, I thought the first book was amazing because of Roland's hard personality. In a way King is softening Roland a little. The book was very slow moving and only started to gain speed near the end and the ending of the long, long tale is heart-wrenching. I give it four stars because Mr. King is still able to make you feel as though you are there with the Ka-tet and you can tell what they are going through.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 6, 2004

    A fitting continuation

    Its often quite a buzz ride reading how King nestles and resolves stories into stories, how he unexpectedly links them up, leaving you with the general feeling of the transcendent attempting to scrape through into your mind. Wizard and Glass was involving, but I can see how King might be running out of ways to keep his story fresh and non-redundant in technique. I feel that the first three books packed the greatest amount of originality; The Wastelands was superb, topping it all. What pulled me through Wizard and Glass was mostly my familiartiy with the previous Dark Tower books and my consequent empathy for the characters. Still, even though I found it intellectually less stimulating, it satisfied my hunger for another Dark Tower book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 12, 2003

    good book, a bit long

    I think this book, while not the best in the series, is a GREAT!!! book. we finally get a look into the dark and troubled past of Roland, the last gunslinger. i think this book might be long, but it is a must-read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 4, 2001

    An interesting read

    I thought this was very well plotted and it told proably the best story of all the Dark Towers series, but it was realy boring at times. But it was clever and for the most part and the ending was interesting. Am unpatiently waiting for the next installment in the series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 17, 2000

    Brilliant but overlong

    Be warned: Wizard And Glass is the single slowest-moving novel Stephen King has ever written. While the previous three Dark Tower books enthralled me, this one fell slightly short. Roland's story of Susan is masterful storytelling, but the small section of Roland and his companions that ends the novel doesn't make much sense. However, the story Roland tells (which takes up 500+ pages) is more than enough to keep the reader going. Like it or not, when it comes to visual imagery and characterization, Stephen still is 'The King,' even though Wizard And Glass might be long winded.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 3, 2000

    Start Slow but Well Worth It

    The book started slowly and I found myself losing interest near the middle. Th estory pics up about two thirds of the way in and finishes with an avalanche of an ending. I read the last 200 pages without getting up. Well worth it and I can't wait to see what part 5 has in store for me. Bravo Mr. King.

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