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  1. #31
    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Gray View Post
    Michigan, just for the sake of curiosity, what would you consider a great fantasy series along the lines of The Dark Tower?
    Dark Tower is pretty unique, I don't know that there are alot of alternate universe/portal fantasy series out there. Certainly not that deals with a modern setting. I find the setting of the book amazing, maybe a post apoctalyptic setting is the best comparison with obvious western influences. Shows a ton of imagination in this sense. My problems are mostly with Kings structure which is non-existent. I don't get the sense of an all encompassing story, more like a bunch of seperate vignettes strung together. In this sense I am reminded of Terry Goodkind or Best Served Cold by Abercrombie, both of which I felt were too linear and I was not a big fan of. Obviously these are three very different stories by very different authors so don't take that comment out of context.

  2. #32
    Quote Originally Posted by Michigan View Post
    Dark Tower is pretty unique, I don't know that there are alot of alternate universe/portal fantasy series out there. Certainly not that deals with a modern setting. I find the setting of the book amazing, maybe a post apoctalyptic setting is the best comparison with obvious western influences. Shows a ton of imagination in this sense. My problems are mostly with Kings structure which is non-existent. I don't get the sense of an all encompassing story, more like a bunch of seperate vignettes strung together. In this sense I am reminded of Terry Goodkind or Best Served Cold by Abercrombie, both of which I felt were too linear and I was not a big fan of. Obviously these are three very different stories by very different authors so don't take that comment out of context.
    Don't worry, I can respect your opinion on things, just because I don't agree with you about The Dark Tower doesn't mean that your thoughts are invalid to me. I was just curious if you knew of any other series that is somewhat reminiscent of The Dark Tower, I might enjoy them if you did.

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