|Submitted by Scott Koivu |
(Aug 01, 2003)
The Advance Readers Copy of this book checks in at 709 pages long and this reader could not put it down for more than 10 minutes at a time. Readers of this series are in for a vintage Stephen King experience. Flashes of humor are seen throughout this tale that longtime King readers will appreciate.
The story involves a village (Calla) where twins are the norm and "singletons" being the exception, that is under attack every generation by mysterious and cruel "wolves" that take one of every set of twin children and they seek aid from the gunslingers. This tale is obviously a spin on the old 7 Samurais or the old spaghetti westerns that Clint Eastwood made in the late 60's and early 70's yet still worth your time.
Mr. King even brings in a character from one of his earlier novels that turns into a major part of this storyline. Overall fans of Mr. King will no doubt enjoy this latest offering and continue to beg for the rest of the story to get out.