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The Wind Through the Keyhole (Dark Tower Novels) (utgåvan 2012)

av Stephen King (Författare)

Serier: Det mörka tornet (4.5)

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Sent by his father to investigate evidence of a murderous shape shifter, a "skin man," Roland Deschain takes charge of Bill Streeter, a brave but terrified boy who is the sole surviving witness to the beast's most recent slaughter. Roland, himself only a teenager, calms the boy by reciting a story from the Magic Tales of the Eld that his mother used to read to him at bedtime, "The Wind through the Keyhole." (The novel can be placed between Dark Tower IV and Dark Tower V.)… (mer)
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Titel:The Wind Through the Keyhole (Dark Tower Novels)
Författare:Stephen King (Författare)
Info:Gallery Books (2012), 309 pages
Samlingar:Original content
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Taggar:series - dark tower / stephen king

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The Wind Through the Keyhole av Stephen King (Author)

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    sturlington: Very similar in tone.
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Enjoyed this filler book. Kinda falls between books 4 & 5 in the Dark Tower series with Roland and his ka-tet holed up during a storm. I love the story within a story within a story approach used here to relate a tale from Roland's early days as a Gunslinger. ( )
  aldimartino | Nov 24, 2020 |
Enjoyed this filler book. Kinda falls between books 4 & 5 in the Dark Tower series with Roland and his ka-tet holed up during a storm. I love the story within a story within a story approach used here to relate a tale from Roland's early days as a Gunslinger. ( )
  Andy_DiMartino | Nov 24, 2020 |
omgomgomgogomgomgomgomgomg

it was amazing!

Now first of all i will admit that i’m biased, i love stephen king and i LOVE the dark tower series so i have been looking forward to it since it was announced and i quite happily shelled out the ridiculous sum of $13 for the ebook.

Reader Beware…here be spoilers

The Wind Through the Keyhole by Stephen King is, in his words, “book 4.5” of the Dark Tower series. And it is a story, within a story, within a story. Roland and his Ka-Tet have just faced the wizard in the glass palace and are making their way along the Beam towards the Dark Tower. Along the way Oy the Billy Bumbler starts acting strange, snout scenting the air and prancing around, turns out that there’s a starkblast heading their way. A starkblast is a pretty wicked storm that starts with unseasonably warm weather and then the wind rises to tornado like speeds and the temperature plummets to negative 40 in a matter of minutes. So Roland and the Ka-Tet manage to find a warm safe place and hole up until the starkblast passes. While they’re waiting Roland tells them a story of his childhood, of when he and a fellow teen-aged gunslinger, Jamie, get sent to the little town of Debaria to root out a skin-changer. The skin-changer has been mauling, killing and eating the townspeople and they’re none to happy about it. There is one survivor of an attack though who can actually ID the skin-changer in his human form. Young Billy Streeter. Roland takes him under his wing, gets all the facts out of him, and while they’re waiting for Jamie to get back with the suspects he tells Billy a story.

The Story is that of young Tim Stoutheart and his journey to cure his mother. IF it weren’t for it’s personality and excellent dialogue, this fairy tale could have come straight from the lips of the Grimm brothers. It was amazing! The things Tim sees and goes through all to save his mother’s sight are deeds of a true hero, but a hero that doesn’t really know he’s a hero. Also in this story we learn that the guardian of the Beam of the Lion is named Aslan…how perfect is that?

Any way Tim’s story is perfect and just what young Billy needed to hear in order to help ID the Skin-changer. Here is where i’m going to stop spoiling this story…you should go read this yourself.

So while i loved this book i did have some issues

The ebook version that i got from Barnes and Noble was all funky, the font and font sized kept changing for no good reason and it was distracting

The scenes with older Roland talking to Jake, Eddie, Susannah and Oy was a little on the awkward side, not quiet Roland-y (Dark Tower fans should understand what i mean, i hope lol) but as the story goes on he starts to sound a little more like his old self
it was too short (ironic cause lately King’s books have been too long lol)

I really loved hearing stories from Roland’s past, mainly because they were only hinted at in the other books unless they were crucial to the plot line like in Wizard and Glass. Now all King needs to do is write the story of the Battle on the hill of Jericho that’s always mentioned. Actually he just needs to write a whole new series…. Episodes 1-3 of Rolands life, everything that happened before “The man in black fled across the desert and the Gunslinger followed.”

So if you’re a King fan, and like me have been slightly disappointed in his books lately go and pick this one up. It’ll make you happy.

Happy Reading!

( )
  artdamnit_reads | Jul 29, 2020 |
Here we are again in Mid-World, following Roland and his ka-tet as they head towards the Dark Tower at the centre of creation; and it's like I've never been away.

Actually that last bit is hogwash. It's been seven and a half years (!) since I read [b:The Dark Tower|22549|The Dark Tower|Stephen King|http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1167351400s/22549.jpg|6309701] and returning to its world was, like returning anywhere after a long absence, a little weird at first. I'd forgotten a great deal, everything from the interplay between Roland and his friends to the peculiar derivative of English that the inhabitants of Mid-World speak. But as the pages passed I found myself comfortable once more and remembering why it is that I love King's heptalogy so.

The book is essentially two novellas and a short story. Squeezing three good stories into a little over three hundred pages sounds like a challenge for any author, fortunately King is no stranger to both the short story and novella format. The novelty here is that the stories aren't three separate entities, but are buried within one another. We start the book following Roland and company after the events of [b:Wizard and Glass|5096|Wizard and Glass (The Dark Tower, #4)|Stephen King|http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1327946510s/5096.jpg|750558]; sheltering from the kind of storm that would make Roland Emmerich drool, Roland tells a tale from his youth… and so we follow a younger Roland after the flashback-events of Wizard and Glass, on one of his first real missions and in pursuit of a fearsome beastie; late in the tale, wanting to distract a young boy from recent horrors, Roland tells a tale from his childhood… and so we come to the eponymous fairy tale. Ka is a wheel, and it turns, as they say.

All three stories are well told with the innermost story in particular being a fantastic tale (in both senses). King's use of language is at its very best and his logistical choices also demonstrate his cunning. The stories are skewed to the right, as it were, with each new tale starting towards the end of its predecessor, so that when they start ending they all end quickly without us having to resettle ourselves in Roland's youth, and then in his maturity.

Obviously the book doesn't reveal much that is new in the Dark Tower universe, but then sitting as it does before the antepenultimate book in the series it was never going to. But then that shouldn't be the point. While the last three books in the series were mighty fine in their own right, it was inevitable that the closer Roland drew to the Dark Tower the more I became interested in his destination over his journey. It's a relief, then, that here in the middle of all things Roland doesn't move an inch closer to the Tower, yet holds me enthralled none the less. ( )
  imlee | Jul 7, 2020 |
Here we are again in Mid-World, following Roland and his ka-tet as they head towards the Dark Tower at the centre of creation; and it's like I've never been away.

Actually that last bit is hogwash. It's been seven and a half years (!) since I read [b:The Dark Tower|22549|The Dark Tower|Stephen King|http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1167351400s/22549.jpg|6309701] and returning to its world was, like returning anywhere after a long absence, a little weird at first. I'd forgotten a great deal, everything from the interplay between Roland and his friends to the peculiar derivative of English that the inhabitants of Mid-World speak. But as the pages passed I found myself comfortable once more and remembering why it is that I love King's heptalogy so.

The book is essentially two novellas and a short story. Squeezing three good stories into a little over three hundred pages sounds like a challenge for any author, fortunately King is no stranger to both the short story and novella format. The novelty here is that the stories aren't three separate entities, but are buried within one another. We start the book following Roland and company after the events of [b:Wizard and Glass|5096|Wizard and Glass (The Dark Tower, #4)|Stephen King|http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1327946510s/5096.jpg|750558]; sheltering from the kind of storm that would make Roland Emmerich drool, Roland tells a tale from his youth… and so we follow a younger Roland after the flashback-events of Wizard and Glass, on one of his first real missions and in pursuit of a fearsome beastie; late in the tale, wanting to distract a young boy from recent horrors, Roland tells a tale from his childhood… and so we come to the eponymous fairy tale. Ka is a wheel, and it turns, as they say.

All three stories are well told with the innermost story in particular being a fantastic tale (in both senses). King's use of language is at its very best and his logistical choices also demonstrate his cunning. The stories are skewed to the right, as it were, with each new tale starting towards the end of its predecessor, so that when they start ending they all end quickly without us having to resettle ourselves in Roland's youth, and then in his maturity.

Obviously the book doesn't reveal much that is new in the Dark Tower universe, but then sitting as it does before the antepenultimate book in the series it was never going to. But then that shouldn't be the point. While the last three books in the series were mighty fine in their own right, it was inevitable that the closer Roland drew to the Dark Tower the more I became interested in his destination over his journey. It's a relief, then, that here in the middle of all things Roland doesn't move an inch closer to the Tower, yet holds me enthralled none the less. ( )
  leezeebee | Jul 6, 2020 |
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Sent by his father to investigate evidence of a murderous shape shifter, a "skin man," Roland Deschain takes charge of Bill Streeter, a brave but terrified boy who is the sole surviving witness to the beast's most recent slaughter. Roland, himself only a teenager, calms the boy by reciting a story from the Magic Tales of the Eld that his mother used to read to him at bedtime, "The Wind through the Keyhole." (The novel can be placed between Dark Tower IV and Dark Tower V.)

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