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PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 10:38 am    Post subject: has anyone here actually read the Last Dark? Reply with quote

I have to ask - I am so worried about this last book. I have never got ove the dark tower ending and i was rather disappointed with the wheel of time .

so if you have read it what I want to know is - what did you think of it ?
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 11:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't think anyone's read anything other than the teaser chapter on SRD's website. A few new threads about the ARC usually pop up pretty quickly after the it comes out/gets leaked, so it's often easy to tell when we've reached a point when someone will have read the whole thing.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 12:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Only a select, privileged few have read TLD, and they're not talking.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 2:15 pm    Post subject: Re: has anyone here actually read the Last Dark? Reply with quote

renny wrote:
I have never got ove the dark tower ending


Couldn't resist, could you? Haha.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 8:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Only a select, privileged few have read TLD, and they're not talking.


...no...but I never talk here...I just type! Wink Love You dlb!
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 1:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

any chance of a hint ?
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 3:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

None...beyond the trailer and the teaser chapter. Plenty there to chew on.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 4:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have... in the future. Big Grin
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 5:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

renny wrote:
any chance of a hint ?


The ending of TLD, read at your own risk!

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It turns out Lord Foul is actually YOU the READER. You've been trapped reading these books the entire time. Darn you Creato--err, Stephen Donaldson! As the final chapter closes and the arch shatters the words on the page slowly jumble and fade away... FIN


OK, maybe not. Wink
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PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2013 3:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been wondering why I always sort of sided with LF, and was angry when Covenant emerged victorious against him. That explains it!

Wait, I can't be LF, I am Esmer!
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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 12:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 4:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

peter wrote:
What we have to do is shower the beautifull Seareach with gifts and delicacies untill her englamoured mind lets slip some hint or morsel of the fabulous treasure which it contains. [Summons up the enormousely persuasive power of his unequalled raffish charm]

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Yeah. Good luck with that.
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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 9:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interestingly I have actually (and in reality) 'kissed the Blarney Stone' - an act said to confer on the performer the 'Power of Persuasion' ie the ability to persuade anyone to do anything at any time. I've never really put it to the test so perhaps.......
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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 1:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok. So how would everyone feel if the series ended with Covenant waking up in the "real" world after a near-miss by a police car. Just asking.
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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 2:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Romeo wrote:
Ok. So how would everyone feel if the series ended with Covenant waking up in the "real" world after a near-miss by a police car. Just asking.


You lie. Wink
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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 3:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can conceive of SRD weaving an ending that would result in what Romeo suggests....and it potentially being a satisfying conclusion. That's how good a writer he is, that he can craft an story that uses a trope that hackneyed and still make it work.

I do not believe that is where he has gone, but I trust him enough to know that if he did it, he would make it work. However he ends the Chrons, it will not be a "...then the little boy fell out of bed and woke up from the dream" cop-out.
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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 5:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fair enough, but he's read the book, and there's no way he's leaking the ending Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 7:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

An ending that gave TC back his wife and son in his own world would be a good one for me - and for TC as well. I have always felt keenly for their plight.
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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 5:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

peter wrote:
An ending that gave TC back his wife and son in his own world would be a good one for me - and for TC as well. I have always felt keenly for their plight.

I feel for that, too...but such an ending? I can't conceive of a way it could happen that I would find satisfactory.
Nor the "wake up almost hit by a cop car one."
[though that might imply that if one of those DID happen, and I WAS satisfied, he's even better than I think...and I think he's pretty great already. Big Grin ]

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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 6:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Romeo wrote:
Ok. So how would everyone feel if the series ended with Covenant waking up in the "real" world after a near-miss by a police car. Just asking.


I would go nuckin futs.
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