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Subject: A book that compares to the Dark Tower Series
Date Posted: 3/19/2009 11:28 PM ET
Member Since: 12/16/2008
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I finished Stephen Kings Dark Tower series last year, and it just seems like no book that I have read since is catching my attention as much. I have also read IT by King, and loved it. The Dark Tower books took me about 2 years to read, with breaks in-between. I didn't want to get to the end. Now I still find myself thinking about the books, and was wondering if anyone knows any similar type series books. I don't like romance, but pretty much any other really good series recomendations would be great.

Date Posted: 3/21/2009 5:41 PM ET
Member Since: 10/6/2005
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The only thing I can think of that is in a similar vein to The Dark Tower is Terry Brooks Running With the Demon series. For authors similar to King, you might try Clive Barker and Dean Koontz.

Amy P. (Pietana) - ,
Date Posted: 3/25/2009 2:34 PM ET
Member Since: 3/31/2007
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Not to be unhelpful, but there are no other series that compare to the dark tower series. I don't know how many other Stephen King books you've read, but themes from the dark tower series run through many of his books, including: IT, Insomnia, The Stand, Salem's Lot, Black House, The Talisman, the Regulators, Desperation, Rose Madder, The Eyes of the Dragon, Hearts in Atlantis, Skeleton Crew, Bag of Bones, Everything’s Eventual, and From a Buick 8.

Other series I've enjoyed:

Harry Potter

Twilight

Dead until Dawn (the Southern Vampire Series)

Marked (the House of Night Series)