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Wizard & Glass :Dark Tower 4 Rev Edition

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ISBN13: 9780451210876
ISBN10: 0451210875
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Roland and his band have narrowly escaped the city of Lud and boarded Blaine, a train that will take them to, of all places, Kansas, where the ghost city of Topeka has been depopulated by a superflu and where, alongside Interstate 70, an emerald palace rises enchantingly. Before Roland and the companions of his ka-tet continue along the Path of the Bean, Roland must tell his companions the tale that defines him both as a man and hero, a long-ago romance of witchery and evil, of the beautiful, unforgettable Susan Delgado, of the Big Coffin Hunters and Reah of the Coos. And when his tale is finished, Roland confronts a man who goes by many names, a man who "darkles and tincts" and who holds perhaps the key to the Dark Tower.

Review:

"Wizard and Glass...pulls back on the reins a bit, returning (in some parts) to the ponderous pace of the first volume. But, this time, King's experience and know-how keep this literary pause in the Dark Tower journey much more lively....Don't worry, there's still plenty of action and strangeness....Another solid entry in what has proved to be a compelling series." Dorman T. Shindler, The Denver Post

Review:

"The fourth volume...doesn't advance its heroes' journey...much from where The Waste Lands left them, but at least it gets them out of the fix they were in and primed to get into another....King is the genre fiction writer's genre fiction writer, and the action that is hackneyed here is also...blazing — brightly." Ray Olson, Booklist

Review:

"[W]hile this isn't King at his most accomplished, it is King at his most ebullient. He's at his best here...as a storyteller who can set pages on fire....Mixing horror, fantasy both high and low, western icons and pop references, the novel lacks structural rigor and sometimes even sense, but it sweeps readers up in such swells of passion that few may notice, or care." Publishers Weekly

Synopsis:

Fourth in the Epic Dark Tower Series…

Wizard and Glass

In 1978, Stephen King introduced the world to the last gunslinger, Roland of Gilead.  Nothing has been the same since. More than twenty years later, the quest for the Dark Tower continues to take readers on a wildly epic ride. Through parallel worlds and across time, Roland must brave desolate wastelands and endless deserts, drifting into the unimaginable and the familiar. A classic tale of colossal scope—crossing over terrain from The Stand, The Eyes of the Dragon, Insomnia, The Talisman, Black House, Hearts in Atlantis, Salems Lot, and other familiar King haunts—the adventure takes hold with the turn of each page.

And the Tower awaits....

Roland and his band of followers have narrowly escaped one world and slipped into the next. There Roland tells them a tale of long-ago love and adventure involving a beautiful and quixotic woman named Susan Delgado. And there they will be drawn into an ancient mystery of spellbinding magic and supreme menace…

Synopsis:

Roland and his band of followers have narrowly escaped one world and slipped into the next. There Roland tells them a tale of long-ago love and adventure involving a beautiful and quixotic woman. And they will be drawn into an ancient mystery of spellbinding magic and supreme menace.

About the Author

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.

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pjthecoug, July 28, 2014 (view all comments by pjthecoug)
While I really enjoyed the characters and their creative solutions, I found the middle of the book to be tedious. Also, since half the book is a flashback, you s already know what happens, just not HOW it happens.
Truth-be-told, I sincerely believe that if this book hasn't been written by a matter of modern fiction, it would have been an average Sci-fi/fantasy story.
King's biggest weakness it's his tendency to be very America-centric when dealing with whole-world problems.
In all, it was a well-crafted, average tale. Definitely get the paperback.
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chainmailgirl, May 10, 2006 (view all comments by chainmailgirl)
Second only to Eyes of the Dragon as Kings best, is Wizard and Glass: Dark Tower, book 4. This part of the epic is by far the most haunting. King takes our hand and tells us about Roland's past. You'll find yourself hoping and hoping for a happy ending, yet knowing already by Roland's own words in books 1-3 that there is no hope. You'll hear Susan's words long after you've turned the final page. Bring tissue, you'll need it. Thank you Stephen King.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780451210876
Author:
King, Stephen
Publisher:
Signet Book
Location:
New York
Subject:
Heroes
Subject:
Good and evil
Subject:
Adventure stories
Subject:
Fantasy - General
Subject:
Fantasy fiction
Subject:
Roland (Fictitious character)
Subject:
Roland
Subject:
Epic fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Adventure fiction
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Revised
Series:
Dark Tower
Series Volume:
04
Publication Date:
20031031
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
752
Dimensions:
6.88x4.18x1.60 in. .78 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 752 pages Signet Book - English 9780451210876 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Wizard and Glass...pulls back on the reins a bit, returning (in some parts) to the ponderous pace of the first volume. But, this time, King's experience and know-how keep this literary pause in the Dark Tower journey much more lively....Don't worry, there's still plenty of action and strangeness....Another solid entry in what has proved to be a compelling series."
"Review" by , "The fourth volume...doesn't advance its heroes' journey...much from where The Waste Lands left them, but at least it gets them out of the fix they were in and primed to get into another....King is the genre fiction writer's genre fiction writer, and the action that is hackneyed here is also...blazing — brightly."
"Review" by , "[W]hile this isn't King at his most accomplished, it is King at his most ebullient. He's at his best here...as a storyteller who can set pages on fire....Mixing horror, fantasy both high and low, western icons and pop references, the novel lacks structural rigor and sometimes even sense, but it sweeps readers up in such swells of passion that few may notice, or care."
"Synopsis" by ,
Fourth in the Epic Dark Tower Series…

Wizard and Glass

In 1978, Stephen King introduced the world to the last gunslinger, Roland of Gilead.  Nothing has been the same since. More than twenty years later, the quest for the Dark Tower continues to take readers on a wildly epic ride. Through parallel worlds and across time, Roland must brave desolate wastelands and endless deserts, drifting into the unimaginable and the familiar. A classic tale of colossal scope—crossing over terrain from The Stand, The Eyes of the Dragon, Insomnia, The Talisman, Black House, Hearts in Atlantis, Salems Lot, and other familiar King haunts—the adventure takes hold with the turn of each page.

And the Tower awaits....

Roland and his band of followers have narrowly escaped one world and slipped into the next. There Roland tells them a tale of long-ago love and adventure involving a beautiful and quixotic woman named Susan Delgado. And there they will be drawn into an ancient mystery of spellbinding magic and supreme menace…

"Synopsis" by ,
Roland and his band of followers have narrowly escaped one world and slipped into the next. There Roland tells them a tale of long-ago love and adventure involving a beautiful and quixotic woman. And they will be drawn into an ancient mystery of spellbinding magic and supreme menace.

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