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This review is from: The Dark Tower VII: The Dark Tower (Paperback)
Hmmm what can I add to these reviews that others have not already. Not much. Only the feeling of disappointment. I've enjoyed reading about the characters and have been lucky enough to be able to read the books back to back and not have to wait the many years it's taken for all the books to come out.
I read a review that stated King new what he was doing from the start. Which is wrong. If you read the forewords before several of the novels,he states that he doesn't know what is going to happen and how it's going to end.
Here is where the problem lies. Without a solid plan of where the story is going to go it will result in something that will spiral out of control. Especially when there is seven books to be written. Trying to wrap up the story coherently is going to be an issue.
I agree with most of the reviews on here. That there were far too many questions left unanswered and many that were answered made little in the way of sense. I also feel that the earlier books were superior although I have to say I didn't really enjoy the first instalment and things did not really pick up for me until the Drawing of the three.
My issues with the series started at the end of Wolves of Calla and that was when the character of Stephen King was introduced.
I thought that the Song of Sussanah was awful and a little insulting to my intelligence. The fact that the reason for everything happening the way it was, was because Kings character had written it that way was just poor.
Luckily King realised his mistake and he reined his ego in for the Dark Tower, changing the idea that he is not the god of these characters but a prophet that god speaks through, somewhat eased some of my worries for the final instalment....... However.
I'm not going to go into detail of the things that bugged me and the things I enjoyed as many people have already discussed them in previous reviews.
The Dark Tower left me with a sour taste. It started off well and fizzled out at the end. If you have read the series so far you are going to read this final part. Just don't expect the caliber of Kings earlier work.