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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dark Tower series from Marvel, 11 Sep 2011
I've been following the Dark Tower series from the start. I've read the books and enjoyed them very much. The graphic novels are an excellent follow up, the makers have developed the story scenarios, with very beautiful artwork. Definitely recommended.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the tower is closer, 3 Aug 2011
I really enjoyed the prequels to the dark tower, rolands early life has been every bit as fraught as we hear in the 7 novels!but I'm relieved that we are no entering the real realm of stephen kings magical series!I'm so excited to see jake, eddie, susannah and oy make their appearances!who knows, perhaps marvel will take us all the way to the tower now that the movie has been shelved!!in little sisters we see roland at his hypnotising, mesmorising bestt, so much so that a stranger is willing to make the ultimate sacrifice for him......and the tower is closer
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Speak not to us of killing, cully, 26 Aug 2011
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E. A Solinas "ea_solinas" (MD USA) - See all my reviews
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There are countless bone-chilling creatures in Mid-World, but few are as creepy as the vampire nuns. Yes, I said vampire nuns.

Adapted from one of Stephen King's short stories, the graphic novel "Dark Tower: The Gunslinger, Vol. 2 - The Little Sister of Eluria" is a enduringly horrific, eerie story. Not only does it tap in every fear you've ever had about a hospital, but it brings back a lot of King's visceral, earthy horror into the comic books. And it has vampire nuns.

While exploring the abandoned town of Eluria, Roland is suddenly attacked a band of slow mutants. He wakes in a vast tent filled with hospital beds, being tended by the beautiful Sister Jenna. These are the Little Sisters of Eluria, but despite their habits and wimples, they don't serve the Man Jesus. Instead, they have a red rose.

And it doesn't take long for Roland to see what happens to those the Little Sisters "care for" -- and discover that the cross necklaces that he and one other "patient" wear are the only things keeping them safe. There won't be an escape for the gunslinger, unless the one tenderhearted Sister is brave enough to defy the others...

Considering that 90% of the story involves the hero lying in bed, it's a credit to "The Little Sisters of Eluria" that it's even half as scary as it is. Stephen King's story is a simple, straightforward one about Roland being where taken to a little hospital... where vampire nuns feast on their "patients" every night, with their skull-hag faces and long pointed teeth.

But if it had been handled badly, it still could have been really boring. Fortunately, Peter David adapts King's prose beautifully ("To be kissed so lovely is worth every pain"), and he whittles down King's descriptions into introspective little boxes ("It's hard to talk normal when ya feel like the shadows are bendin' toward ya...").

And the art is lovely: soft candelight, ringing bells and great swathes of white fabric. It all seems very tidy and ethereal compared to the dusty world outside, but then it's swamped by heavy black shadows whenever the Sisters appear. As for the way they kill people, it's pure King -- lots of ripping, scuttling insects and blood spattering everywhere.

The downside: Did we... really need to see a scene where Sister Whatsername, uh, "stimulates" a patient's "tower"? That was icky and felt out of place.

"The Little Sisters of Eluria" is a brief story, but it has that distinct Stephen King touch -- blood, skull-faced vampires and a strong-willed gunslinger who won't die that easily.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 6 July 2014
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Enjoyed it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars bought for my husband, 30 Mar 2014
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as we adore the books, my husband started collecting these, this was the next in the series and he really enjoyed it. the illustrations are really good too
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love this world, 6 Sep 2013
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J. J. Pecino "Huanacauri" (London, England) - See all my reviews
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I thoroughly enjoyed the art work and was very close to what I imagined when I read the short story.
I would recommend this if you are into Stephen King and his wonderful world of The Dark Tower.
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5.0 out of 5 stars THE DARK TOWER - THE LITTLE SISTERS OF ELURIA, 30 Aug 2012
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AGAIN ONE OF MANY EXCELLENT DARK TOWER BOOKS PURCHASED FROM SELLER.BOOK PRINTED ON QUALITY PAPER WITH BRILLIANT ILLUSTRATIONS.A MUST FOR ANY S KING FANS.
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