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The Dark Tower VI: Song of Susannah

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

good book!

I absolutely loved it... The pace seemed apropriately frantic in the way that this book is literally a race for the characters. Susannah/Mio's race to be done with Mia's "chap" and for Jake, Callahan, Eddie and Roland to not only reach Susannah but to save her and the R...
I absolutely loved it... The pace seemed apropriately frantic in the way that this book is literally a race for the characters. Susannah/Mio's race to be done with Mia's "chap" and for Jake, Callahan, Eddie and Roland to not only reach Susannah but to save her and the Rose.

I will admit i felt it was kind of obnoxious for the writer to include himself as a character. I was surprised that unlike most authors who write versions of themselves as some dashing sort of know it all King actually made himself a normal guy. someone who is just as bewildered as the rest of roland's ka-tet about the coincidences they come across. Someone who is as afraid of writing the journey as those who are making it are of failing. With this little palaver, King casts himself as a simple typewriter, at the whims of whoever is actually directing the players, moving the pieces into position. I feel it is a poor excuse for taking so long to finish this series but also a logical one. Well done and well played.

posted by Wiked_Kity on April 24, 2010

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3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Disappointed

After reading two great books back to back (Wizard and Glass and Wolves of the Calla), I was extremely disappointed with Song of Susannah. What ruined it for me was when Stephen King wrote himself into the book. I was okay with the brief mention in Wolves of the Calla...
After reading two great books back to back (Wizard and Glass and Wolves of the Calla), I was extremely disappointed with Song of Susannah. What ruined it for me was when Stephen King wrote himself into the book. I was okay with the brief mention in Wolves of the Calla. It showed King had a sense of humor; however, he went too far in Song of Susannah. It cheapened the whole story line for me. Oh well, 3 out of the 6 so far have been great. Looking forward to starting the final installment. Let's see how this tale wraps up!

posted by CTK on July 29, 2011

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  • Posted July 29, 2011

    Disappointed

    After reading two great books back to back (Wizard and Glass and Wolves of the Calla), I was extremely disappointed with Song of Susannah. What ruined it for me was when Stephen King wrote himself into the book. I was okay with the brief mention in Wolves of the Calla. It showed King had a sense of humor; however, he went too far in Song of Susannah. It cheapened the whole story line for me. Oh well, 3 out of the 6 so far have been great. Looking forward to starting the final installment. Let's see how this tale wraps up!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 4, 2007

    A reviewer

    Just like book 5 it doesn't really say much. It flips around so much in the story with the characters in this world and in others. Having King himself in the book is a little weird but made it one of few highlights in the book. I just hope that book 7 goes somewhere and has a better and faster story line. The Coda at the end of the book has some great notes on his writing of the Tower series and some notes on his other books too. Better than book 5 but not by much. Books 5 & 6, I feel, could have been ommitted in the whole series but I will begin book 7 soon just in case.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 18, 2012

    It is an okay book but not is good as the first 5

    I enjoyed this part of the Dark Tower series but not as well as the first 5. It lacked something that the rest had, maybe Mr. King wrote it in a hurry. I would recommend it. It is a good read, just now what I expected.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2006

    Nothing new to see here!

    this was really DISAPPOINTING! I really thought that this book didn't really need to be in the Dark Tower Series! Although i really liked the action parts and the faxt that KING shows up in the novel, i really overall didn't like the book I just wanted to skip the book to go on with the final installment! I thought that Susannah would give birth in this novel and i was just wrong!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 4, 2005

    Disappointing to say the LEAST

    This book was very confusing to me. I couldn't get caught up with what's happening. It got very boring in the middle of the story. I couldn't finish this book at all.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 24, 2004

    To Weird

    No words can explaine his imagination.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2004

    King slacks off

    I have much respect for King and most of his work. However, it seems to me, that King has taken the easy way out of what could have been an epic tale. In DT VI, King begins to (without much care or reason) tie up loose ends. While I will read his other DT books when they are released, my expectations are low, based on what King has done in this book.

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