I won’t say much about this book; I’m a Dark Tower junkie from way back. They had a copy of the original hardcover edition with illustrations and all at the local library when I was a kid. I think I was 13 or 14 when I read it; it was before “The Drawing of the Three” came out, in any case.
Did I enjoy it? Oh yeah. Did it end on a cliffhanger? You betcha. At least we know when the next book is coming, in this case — June next year, with the final volume in November.
When I read the last book, it’ll have been 20 years since the first time I read the first. Hell of a long time to wait for an ending. Will it be worth it? I’m betting it will.
Partial reads beforehand:
Anne Rice, The Witching Hour: Although I loved this the first time around, my irritation with “modern” Anne Rice must have influenced the re-read; I only got about 150 pages in before giving up in exasperation.
Terry Pratchett, The Fifth Elephant: Thought I hadn’t read it. I had. Discworld is great, but re-reads must be spaced far apart. Far far apart.