Stephen king dark tower reading order

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The Dark Tower Series by Stephen King

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DT Project - S2 E1 - SPOILERS - The Dark Tower by Stephen King

The Dark Tower: An Introductory Guide and Expanded Reading List

Stephen King basically is pop-culture. For everybody else, it might prove a little confusing. Between writing the fourth and fifth installments, King fretted over how he should go about completing the series. One particularly unpleasant experience — plus the rise of a certain boy wizard — spurred King to wrap up the series in a concentrated sprint. When I do that, at least half the hands in the hall invariably go down.

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Located in the fey region of End-World, amid a sea of singing red roses, the Dark Tower is the nexus point of the time-space continuum. It is the heart of all worlds, but it is also under threat. Someone, or something, is using the evil technology of the Great Old Ones to destroy it.

It was recently announced that Sony Pictures was finally moving forward with their movie adaptation of The Dark Tower series, with their first installment set to be released January 13, For Dark Tower junkies like myself, this news has been a long time coming. The Dark Tower saga has been long gestating in Hollywood, bouncing between directors and studios. And now we have a release date, as well as the promise of the series being adapted across not just movies but also through television series. This vision is bold and visionary, just like the book series itself. King views the saga as his magnum opus , and rightfully so, I think.

Editor's Note: This guide tries to keep it light on the spoilers, but there are some, gunslinger. For the past four decades, Stephen King, an American master of letters, has shown time and time again why he's the king of pop fiction. Whether you've only read his horror stuff, or are all about his hard techno-fantasy books, you've probably read more than one of King's works and have undoubtedly started to see the connections that form. Because for almost the same amount of time as his entire professional career, King has been creating his very own fictional universe. You see, King has written several books that connect in very specific ways, whether they share characters or plot points or locations or monsters. These "standalone" works are part of a much larger meta-story. But the "Crisis" of reality that takes place in The Dark Tower books is probably best left for another, much bigger article.

We love your feedback and are always looking for ways to improve the site. You can do this on our contact page. We read everything that comes in. The comics are supplemental. Therefore you should save those until you are more familiar with the books. However, you might enjoy a full, chronological readthrough.


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  2. Grosvenor P. says:

    The Dark Tower is a series of eight books and one short story written by American author Stephen King that incorporate themes from multiple genres, including dark fantasy , science fantasy , horror , and Western.

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