Dark Tower by Stephen King

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Fantasy, western, and sci-fi readers will appreciate this novel the most, though romance readers would be pleasantly surprised. The novel is written for an adult audience. It contains violent scenes, language, and sexual content.
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Soon to be a major motion picture starring Matthew McConaughey and Idris Elba

The fourth volume in the brilliant Dark Tower Series is “splendidly tense…rip-roaring” (Publishers Weekly)—a #1 national bestseller about an epic quest to save the universe.

In Wizard and Glass, Stephen King is “at his most ebullient…sweeping readers up in…swells of passion” (Publishers Weekly) as Roland the Gunslinger, Eddie, Susannah, and Jake survive Blaine the Mono’s final crash, only to find themselves stranded in an alternate version of Topeka, Kansas, that has been ravaged by the superflu virus. While following the deserted I-70 toward a distant glass palace, Roland recounts his tragic story about a seaside town called Hambry, where he fell in love with a girl named Susan Delgado, and where he and his old tet-mates Alain and Cuthbert battled the forces of John Farson, the harrier who—with a little help from a seeing sphere called Maerlyn’s Grapefruit—ignited Mid-World’s final war.

Filled with “blazing action” (Booklist), the fourth installment in the Dark Tower Series “whets the appetite for more” (Bangor Daily News). Wizard and Glass is a thrilling read from “the reigning King of American popular literature” (Los Angeles Daily News).
 

About Stephen King

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Stephen King, the world's bestselling novelist, was educated at the University of Maine at Orono. He lives with his wife, the novelist Tabitha King, and their children in Bangor, Maine.
 
Published January 1, 2016 by Scribner. 728 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Horror, Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Action & Adventure, Romance. Fiction
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Reviewed by Kendall Karch on Sep 12 2008

Fantasy, western, and sci-fi readers will appreciate this novel the most, though romance readers would be pleasantly surprised. The novel is written for an adult audience. It contains violent scenes, language, and sexual content.

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Reviewed by David Finniss on Aug 29 2011

The story being told is good, but, for me, it doesn't hold up compared to the story that's being interrupted to tell this one. It does all come together in the end, but it takes a while to get to that point.

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Wizard and Glass also marks the evolution of King's voice into something powerful and literary. Gone are all traces of stylistic shock tactics, or what some have come to think of as narrative "bloat" in some of King's earlier books.

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Reviewed by Josh Komon on Sep 08 2010

For those who really enjoyed the "current" portion of the adventure, Wizard and Glass does advance the plot a little bit. And while that portion of adventure isn't as long as, say, "The Wastelands," it is every bit as good, if not better.

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