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    New Stephen King Dark Tower Book - Wind Through The Keyhole

    Stephen King has announced today a new novel set in the Dark Tower world. It is set between the events of book 4 and 5. The new title is called Wind Through The Keyhole and he says its a little bigger in size than book 1. Loved the series and can't wait for this.

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    I have long had a love-hate relationship with the works of Stephen King. Reading 'Salem's Lot as a teenager drew me into reading for pleasure. I Loved Salem's Lot, The Shining, and The Stand, The Talisman, Firestarter, The Eyes of the Dragon, Danse Macabre, and a few others. I loved dozens and dozens of the short stories. I even sort of liked Under the Dome.
    I just really seriously did not care for IT, The Tommyknockers, Christine, and many others.
    But when it comes to The Dark Tower Series.... I was in from start to finish! From that awesome first line of The Gunslinger, "The man in black fled across the desert, and the Gunslinger followed." all the way to the 'end' if it could be called that. I even enjoyed the ones some other folks did not like. I am eager to read another novel related to those worlds! Bring it on Mr. King!

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    So, if it's set between books 4-5, I'd call THIS book 5, Wolves books 6, Song book 7, Dark Tower book 8

    I'm intrigued, I'm wondering if he's going to talking more about Gunslingers prehistory with his Cuthbert, ect.

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    i really wanted to like these but it was honestly just too bizarre...and this coming from a guy who reads fantasy books regularly. the whole thing felt like i was reading someones dream...

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    Read about this bit of news earlier today on Aidan's blog. I guess I'm excited, I mean, yeah, I'm excited. I loved the Dark Tower books, and the characters, so it'll be good to read some new stuff with all them, but part of me just feels like the series ended so well, so what is the point of adding more?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sonja Ravenscroft View Post
    So, if it's set between books 4-5, I'd call THIS book 5, Wolves books 6, Song book 7, Dark Tower book 8
    According to King 4.5

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    Well, he's re-announced it. We've known about it for a short while, I believe.

    Can't wait to read it, though!

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    I love the series so I am pretty stoked to get another book about Roland & Co.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray Ray View Post
    I love the series so I am pretty stoked to get another book about Roland & Co.
    I could be wrong, but I'm sure I've seen something that either states or hints that this book won't be centered around Roland's latest ka-tet, and it'll be about his earlier one with Cuthbert and... Uh... Alain? I could be very wrong, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheerwell View Post
    I could be wrong, but I'm sure I've seen something that either states or hints that this book won't be centered around Roland's latest ka-tet, and it'll be about his earlier one with Cuthbert and... Uh... Alain? I could be very wrong, though.
    I'll take either one.

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    I have mixed feelings on this. I really hope he's "re-energized" himself with regards to the Dark Tower (maybe the graphical novels have helped with that), because it became pretty clear to me during the last two original books that he just wanted to be done with the whole thing. If he brings a renewed energy towards it, I'm all for a new book. If it's going to be a tired effort like the final volumes of the original, I wish he'd direct his energy elsewhere.

    Ken

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kruppe View Post
    i really wanted to like these but it was honestly just too bizarre...and this coming from a guy who reads fantasy books regularly. the whole thing felt like i was reading someones dream...
    Agreed. Just didn't like it much at all. I gave up after #3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by metalprof View Post
    I have mixed feelings on this. I really hope he's "re-energized" himself with regards to the Dark Tower (maybe the graphical novels have helped with that), because it became pretty clear to me during the last two original books that he just wanted to be done with the whole thing. If he brings a renewed energy towards it, I'm all for a new book. If it's going to be a tired effort like the final volumes of the original, I wish he'd direct his energy elsewhere.

    Ken
    That's pretty much how I felt after Wolves-if you can "mail in" a couple of books, that was the impression I got.

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    I loved all of the Dark Tower except the end of the last one.

    It was so weak it shocked me. Still, King has always been more about the journey than the conclusion. The ka-tet with Cuthbert and Alain was incredible but will I be able to summon the interest knowing how it all ends already.

    Does anyone else have that problem with prequels, or in this case, a midquel?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carlyle Clark View Post
    I loved all of the Dark Tower except the end of the last one.

    It was so weak it shocked me. Still, King has always been more about the journey than the conclusion. The ka-tet with Cuthbert and Alain was incredible but will I be able to summon the interest knowing how it all ends already.

    Does anyone else have that problem with prequels, or in this case, a midquel?
    I'm interested in a "mid-quel" if it talks about Alain, Cuth, ect-and we see more of his younger days. It felt weird that Wizard And Glass told a good background story-pretty much the entire novel, and then nothing really in the final 3 books...

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    I'll get this. I loved first 4-5 books in the series and the momentum carried me through to the end. Some more of that 'mid-series' vibe will be great if King can rustle us up some.

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