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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 3:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's out, anyone pick it up yet?
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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 8:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yep. it was delivered to my kindle on the 24th. finished it on the 25th.

it's a short little tale. frame tale. nothing fantastic about it but the story within the story (which, of course, roland tells) was enjoyable.
for me anyways. i liked it.

i'm not one to give full on reviews.

the artwork for the grant limited edition is awesome. jae lee.


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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2012 5:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So it's Roland telling some other story?

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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2012 7:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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So it's Roland telling some other story?

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yes, on the path of the beam during a storm the ka-tet hole up in a deserted town and roland tells a story about a story he once told to someone else when he was younger...before the world moved on.
the story he told inside the story he tells is called the wind through the keyhole.

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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 4:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

But it's not a story about Roland?

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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2012 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For me the entirety of DT7 (&6...&5 for that matter) was comprised of so much pure suck that I can't get enthused about further DT stuff. Until and unless King someday decides on a George Lucas-style do-over. Which wouldn't be that bad of an idea, actually.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2012 9:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thin story (not a thinny!) Simple premise, and a predictable end. I did like the concept of a stakblast, tho. It could have been a story placed anywhere (and maybe it originally was), and bolted onto the DT series...
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2012 4:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I liked this. It's a slim, quick read, but very nice. A good story nestled within a story, inside another story.

The real Wind in the Keyhole section was a neat tale of Mid-world. A nice, mid-world style fairy story. Exciting with the usual creepiness.

The original frame, Roland and the ka-tet sheltering from the starkblast, was a neat concept, and of course it was nice to "see" the old gang again, but nothing special.

The best part though was the middle tale. The tale of young Roland on an earlier gunslinger mission, after the death of his mother. Seeing him try to cope with his own limitations and grow into his adult role was great. And the best part was the desciption of his mother's last message to him, the way the younger Roland reacts, and then the way the older Roland reacts as he's telling the story to the ka-tet.

A neat little addition to the saga, not essential, but still fun. Sort of along the lines of how I see Little Sisters of Eluria, but a little more weight becuase of the reactions to his mother's death. Worth checking out.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2012 4:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Sort of along the lines of how I see Little Sisters of Eluria, but a little more weight becuase of the reactions to his mother's death. Worth checking out.

This weighs strongly for me, as I loved Little Sisters of Eluria. So much so the way I played one of the GT games was loosely based on it.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 4:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks MR...that's the sort of thing I was looking for. Very Happy

I'll be reading it some time.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 5:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Picked it up at a book sale this weekend.

Could have done with more young Roland and less fairy tale, but largely enjoyable.

It's set immediately after Wizard and Glass, both in the main story and the flashback, which was sorta cool.

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It's set immediately after Wizard and Glass, both in the main story and the flashback, which was sorta cool.


i.e. "back when the series was still good."
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Laughing Well, maybe.

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