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The Dark Tower IV: Wizard and Glass (urspr publ 1997; utgåvan 2016)

av Stephen King (Författare)

Serier: Det mörka tornet (4)

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A 700-page fantasy featuring Roland-the-Gunslinger, an adventurer who is seeking the source of life. Fourth in the Dark Tower series, the novel flashes back to the heroic deeds of his youth and his romance with Susan, his great love.
Medlem:chukrum47
Titel:The Dark Tower IV: Wizard and Glass
Författare:Stephen King (Författare)
Info:Scribner (2016), Edition: Reprint, 928 pages
Samlingar:Ditt bibliotek
Betyg:*****
Taggar:Ingen/inga

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    Svärdets makt av George R. R. Martin (asha.leu)
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    Benrangel av Stephen King (beckylynn)
    beckylynn: It's not related to the Dark Tower Series, but I think it's kind of written in the same fashion as Wizard and Glass.......and little bit of a romance theme if you will.
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    Kampen om järntronen av George R. R. Martin (asha.leu)
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    Revolvermannen av Stephen King (Morteana)
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    Vargarna i Calla av Stephen King (sturlington)
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    Den skarpa eggen av Philip Pullman (levasssp)
    levasssp: or any of the Dark Tower series...similarities include an ability to travel between different, but closely related, worlds through portals or doors
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    They Thirst av Robert R. McCammon (Scottneumann)
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  fmc712 | Feb 18, 2021 |
I'm in love with this series and these characters. This one has such a huge chunk about Roland's past that I started to feel a little drifty. It seemed like it was getting off topic, but I should have known better. The author connected it all and showed why it was important. Also, it made me feel more deeply for Roland, knowing everything he's been through. I hope Eddie and Susannah do not have to make sacrifices like that. Also I'm so worried for Jake and Oy. This author has made such an elaborate world and hooked me so hard. I'm emotionally connected to everyone, and I never have any idea which direction the story is going.
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  ToniFGMAMTC | Feb 17, 2021 |
Very disappointed with this one. I read the first three books back-to-back in the matter of a month, which is pretty much a record for me since I'm not one to finish books that fast. This one took me two and a half months to slog through. The flashback that takes up a major part of this volume is just way too overbloated and bland. King could've summed it up in 200 pages tops, but takes up around 400 pages with it. The romance aspect of the flashback is actually done rather well. I felt for Roland and Susan and their plight. But the rest of the flashback is filled up with so much unnecessary filler that it makes reading this volume a horrible chore. In short I loved the beginning and ending of this one, but could've done without most of the middle. I'm looking forward to the real story picking back up again in the next installment, and hopefully King's writing won't go astray again.

2ND READ: This was an easier and more enjoyable read the second time, hence the addition of one extra star. It is, however, the book that made me put down the series for six years and not pick it back up again until now. It's long-winded and could easily have been a much slimmer volume. This backstory is a lot to ask of a reader in the middle of a quest. It should've been written as a standalone prequel that can be read or not as the reader chooses. ( )
  bugaboo_4 | Jan 3, 2021 |
It's a fantasy book, not quite like any other fantasy book. Or if it's a science fiction, not quite like any other science fiction. Either way it feels like the authors playground more than a well planned book, and the author himself admits as much in the foreword and afterword, so it's no deep insight from my side. Whether the book is enjoyable or not probably depends a lot on the expectations of the reader. For me the story telling was too slow and the events too predictable. Maybe I've just read too much and recognise too many patterns. Maybe I and Stephen King think the same.
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  bratell | Dec 25, 2020 |
My appreciation for this book has grown since I first read it. After [b:The Gunslinger|43615|The Gunslinger (The Dark Tower, #1)|Stephen King|https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1375776480s/43615.jpg|46575], I think this is my favorite book in the series.

Most of the story is told in flashback to the days immediately after Roland first became a gunslinger, when he and two companions – Cuthbert and Alain, of whom we've heard mention of in the books before now, but without any detail – are sent to a small town far from the city of Gilead where Roland's father and the other gunslingers are trying desperately to keep their land from falling to the Good Man, John Farson, and his increasingly powerful army. As such, it is basically a western-romance-mystery with a fairly tightly woven plot (despite its length) and plenty of insight into the development of Roland's character, complete with the impetus for his pursuit of the serially eponymous Dark Tower and the tortured memories of those he has left in the wake of his pursuit.

I'm also happy because the first part of the book fairly quickly resolves one of the most annoying elements of the entire series for me (at least, to this point), Blaine "the Pain" Monorail. I mean, it's a serviceable device for getting Roland and his ka-tet much further along the Path of the Beam than they otherwise would, but man, I just hate that stupid contraption. And Little Blaine was the most annoying aspect of it all.

At any rate, I remembered liking this story from my first read through years ago, but this time around I was a little surprised at how much I liked it. If you can make it through [b:The Waste Lands|34084|The Waste Lands (The Dark Tower, #3)|Stephen King|https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1389762449s/34084.jpg|1810634], which is my least favorite of the Dark Tower books (up to this point), don't stop. I promise Wizard and Glass is definitely worth the effort. ( )
  octoberdad | Dec 16, 2020 |
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I asked one draught of earlier, happier sights,

Ere fitly I could hope to play my part.

Think first, fight afterwards -- the soldier's art:

One taste of the old time sets all to rights!

Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came

Robert Browning
Old friend, what are you looking for?
After those many years abroad you come
With images you tended
Under foreign skies
Far away from your own land.
George Seferis
ROMEO

Lady, by yonder blessed moon I vow,

That tips with silver all these fruit-tree tops --

JULIET

O, swear not by the moon, th' inconstant moon,

That monthly changes in her circled orb,

Lest that thy love prove likewise variable

ROMEO

What shall I swear by?

JULIET

Do not swear at all.

Or, if thou wilt, swear by thy gracious self,

Which is the god of my idolatry,

And I'll believe thee.

Romeo and Juliet

William Shakespeare
On the fourth day, to [Dorothy's] great joy, Oz sent for her, and when she entered the Throne Room, he greeted her pleasantly. "Sit down, my dear. I think I found a way to get you out of this country."

"And back to Kansas?" she asked, eagerly.

"Well, i'm not sure about Kansas," said Oz, "for I haven't the faintest notion which way it lies..."

The Wizard of Oz

L. Frank Baum
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This book is dedicated to Julie Eugley and Marsha DeFilippo. They answer the mail, and most of the mail for the last couple of years has been about Roland of Gilead -- the gunslinger. Basically, Julie and Marsha nagged me back to the word processor. Julie, you nagged the most effectively, so your name comes first.
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". . . promises to keep."
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"GE MIG EN GÅTA", sade Blaine.
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