The Picky Bookworm

"Books are a uniquely portable magic." –Stephen King

If you’re a Stephen King fan, surely you’ve heard of The Dark Tower. This series is Mr. King’s most definitive. It includes parts from so many of his other books, and it’s AMAZING. I love this series so much.

The movie that came out a couple years ago by the same name is trash. I just have to say it. It makes sense that it’s a sequel to the series, but considering how the story goes, having Idris Elba play Roland just didn’t seem to me to be a good casting choice.

Roland is a gunslinger. A gunslinger is kind of like a knight, a jedi, and a sheriff, all in one. To become one requires years of rigorous training, and tests from hell.

When Roland finds out about The Dark Tower, he is determined to make his way there. He hopes that he can make it to the top floor, and find his way back to his family, and his town of Gilead.

The 7 books in the series are his journey to The Dark Tower. He travels to our world several times, and meets cool people on his voyage. This series proves that it’s not about the destination, it’s about the journey.

I’m trying really hard not to give spoilers, but I will say Book 4 is my favorite. This book has some of the coolest characters in the entire series.

If you haven’t read this series, please do so immediately. Other than a couple gross parts, this series is awesome! I would read these books over and over and over.

Let me know what you think in the comments! Talk to you soon!

Until next time, bookworms!

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