I Am A Dark Man

("The Dark Man") You're not alone if you don’t know what The Dark Man is. It was on my list in between Joyland and Doctor Sleep, so I of course decided to read it. I couldn’t find it in ebook form, but I did find an itty bitty hardcover by Cemetary Dance on Amazon that … Continue reading I Am A Dark Man

The Stories We Hear in Childhood Are The Ones We Remember All Of Our Lives

(The Wind Through The Keyhole) I don’t know if Stephen King will return to the Dark Tower again, or if he wants to, but we know that he at least did at one point, because this is part of the main Dark Tower series. Although it came years after the end of the series, it … Continue reading The Stories We Hear in Childhood Are The Ones We Remember All Of Our Lives

I Was Raised to Be Polite, But Not to Suffer Bullshit

(Wizard and Glass: The Dark Tower IV) On a Reddit thread, I recently described Wizard and Glass as a book that I thought was “unfairly controversial”. And on re-read, I think I stand by that. This is a book I love. This is a book that quite a lot of Stephen King fans and Dark … Continue reading I Was Raised to Be Polite, But Not to Suffer Bullshit

I Kill With My Heart, Motherfucker

(The Waste Lands: The Dark Tower III)4 The first three Dark Tower books have always been the ones I find most difficult to get through. Of the three, this is the easiest one. I like the beginning of the book where they’re getting Jake from New York into Mid-World. And Blaine the Mono shows up … Continue reading I Kill With My Heart, Motherfucker

Mischief, After All, Was Flagg’s Cake and Pie

(The Eyes of the Dragon) Delain is not Gilead, and most of the characters and places in The Dark Tower series aren’t mentioned here in The Eyes of the Dragon. But I still think they exist on the same plane, or level of the tower. Or at most, their levels are right next to each … Continue reading Mischief, After All, Was Flagg’s Cake and Pie

May We Have Happy Days, Satisfied Minds, and Little or No Low Back Pain

(The Stand) The Stand looms in my mind as one of the most important King works. It’s also probably my favorite. It’s strange to think that it was written a couple of years before I was even born. I mean, I probably knew that, but it just seems like something that was written later, even … Continue reading May We Have Happy Days, Satisfied Minds, and Little or No Low Back Pain