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...the volume seemingly jerry-built on borrowings (the hoary haunted house; the mad computer, echoing Hal of 2001; the wasted city and its criminal denizens, shades of Escape from New York) and overblown character conflicts...Read Full Review of The Waste Lands (The Dark Tow... | See more reviews from Kirkus
While "The Waste Lands" seems at times an uncertain hybrid of horror and fantasy, at its best it demonstrates a subtlety and an assured sense of pacing new to Mr. King's massive body of work.Read Full Review of The Waste Lands (The Dark Tow... | See more reviews from NY Times
...offers charming bits of whimsy, some splendidly tense moments and one rip-roaring horror scene. At times, however, it is pretentious and the direction of the sprawling plot uncertain.Read Full Review of The Waste Lands (The Dark Tow... | See more reviews from Publishers Weekly
The third book in Stephen King's unfolding Dark Tower series puts one foot on the clutch, upshifts, then pins the accelerator to the floor.Read Full Review of The Waste Lands (The Dark Tow...
Still, taking it as a stand alone book, it is some of his best writing, some of the most adventurous story telling, and, as annoying as it was, one of the toughest cliff hangers to ever withstand.Read Full Review of The Waste Lands (The Dark Tow...
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