Great climax to the series. I do take issue with the way Stephen King chose to end it, however. Not the ending itself, which I thought was perfect, but the way he chose to do it. I guess you're going to have to read it to understand what I'm talking about.
It was a terrific end to the series. Like Mr. King warns at the end, if you like the way the story ends at the point right before his Coda, don't read on...I wish I hadn't...other than that, IT IS TERRIFIC! In my opinion, it lags in one or two short spots, but after those it picks right up again. Some familiar characters make cameo appearances...AMAZING!
I really enjoyed this book. I have read many of Kings' books and this is one of his better ones. Would reccommend.
I think Stephen King ran out of steam on this series...after 30 years I really can't blame him. But the ending was just so LAME! Mr. King, REALLY? Was this your best effort? Come on! And then to chastise the readers that continued to read? "Its not about the destination, but the journey". He totally shoe-horned the horn of Jericho Hill into the story, and I can almost guarantee it was at the urging of some editor that told him, "Dude, REALLY? That's it?" Mr. King, people gave up real time to read these 7 books. And you wrote the ending as if you were mad at the reader for wanting more...I was very disappointed.
Allright, yes this book was hard. It's hard to see the people that you've come to love melt away. Yes, the ending is very hard. This series is worth it. I started reading King's books when I was 11. 22 years ago. I moved on and read all kinds of other books. When I turned 28 I went back to him to read this series. These are his best books. I loved the story line. I loved and feared Roland. I recommend this series of books to anyone.