In 2003 my cousin handed me a book on tape. It was called The Gunslinger by Stephen King. It was pretty awesome! I got hooked immediately. It is the story of a gunslinger/knight-errant from a different where and when, on a quest to the dark tower to save all worlds in all whens and wheres, including ours. It is a huge epic with seven books and lots of twists, turns, ups, downs, connections, and mind-boggling interwoven threads.

For the last seven years, I have been listening to and/or reading this series. Picking it up and putting it down. Always coming back to them. I listened to them on CD as I drove my big-orange Van across the United States when I moved to Tennessee. The Dark Tower series has come to be a very constant and important part of my life. The series for me may have replaced the Lord of the Rings for me as favorite epic series…

And now I am done!

Last night after shooting fireworks at 10:30 pm, I came home and finished. It was a decent ending. I don’t know what I expected to happen, but in the end it happened. As Stephen king says, the joy of these books is the journey. I agree. Awesome characters and story telling. Thanks to Mr. king for the awesome journey!

Now on to other things. I will miss Roland, Jake, Susanna, Eddie, and especially OY, but I am glad it is finished.

Any suggestions for more good epic reads?

Thanks for reading,



~ by JPEG on July 5, 2010.

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