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Subject: Dark Tower series
Date Posted: 10/3/2007 5:28 PM ET
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Awesome series!!!!! Does anybody have any suggestions to something similar, looking for another great series to start!

Date Posted: 10/3/2007 6:05 PM ET
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Did you like this?  I read the first one years ago.  I was a little miffed because I didn't know what the heck was going on, even by the end of the book!  I mean, all I ask is that the author tell me who the main character is, and what planet we're on...you know?  But maybe I should try again, now that the series is more complete. (I hesitate to say "finished.")

Date Posted: 10/3/2007 8:13 PM ET
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I loved the Dark Tower series! Have you read The Tales of Alvin Maker by Orson Scott Card? I thought they were excellent and recommend them. It starts with Seventh Son.

Date Posted: 10/4/2007 12:35 PM ET
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I agree the first one was hard to get through, but all the rest were really really good! You should definatly try again

Date Posted: 10/4/2007 4:01 PM ET
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I loved both of those series of books. Another series worth looking at is by Steven Brust, I think they start with Taltos. There are about 10 of them...Athyra, Dragon, Issola, Teckla, Taltos, Dzur,  Jhereg, Phoenix, Orca and Yendi are the ones I can think of off the top of my head, in no particular order. There may be a few more... Great set about an assassin.

Date Posted: 10/8/2007 1:24 PM ET
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My daughter loves Steven Brust and has the entire series of the above books.
Date Posted: 10/9/2007 2:16 AM ET
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Vicky, most people find the second book a much better "starter" than the first, and then read the first one afterwards. The story is easier to get into that way. (I started the series this way, myself, so maybe I'm biased, but Drawing of the Three is definitely what made me fall for the series.)

Tangent: Wizard and Glass is my absolute favorite volume.



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Date Posted: 10/11/2007 5:05 PM ET
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Hey Jinna,

Thanks!  I'll try that.  I'm a librarian, and I have the series in my library, so I'll give it another shot!  I'm a big Stephen King fan, so I was especially disappointed by the first book. 

 

Date Posted: 10/11/2007 9:44 PM ET
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I really liked the first one, sounds like I was the only one, I had trouble with the third one, and nearly gave up on the series then. At some point I would like to reread them.

Date Posted: 10/12/2007 7:21 AM ET
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No, Katy, I liked the first one as well. I wasn't a big Stephen King fan when I read it, so I didn't have the preconceived notions about his books that a lot of people seem to have that put them off of the Dark Tower. I think the first one is fantastic! I just think you have to approach it as a recommended book, not a book by Stephen King.

Date Posted: 10/12/2007 5:38 PM ET
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Jinna, that's exactly how I did it and was hooked on the series after that. Todd, have you read anything else by Stephen King? If you read the Talisman or The Black House or Eyes of the Dragon, you will find lots of Dark Tower references.

Date Posted: 10/15/2007 12:39 PM ET
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Date Posted: 10/15/2007 12:40 PM ET
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I loved the last one the most, I just wish there had more. Yes Erina I loved those books too! Another one with heavy Dark Tower references is Hearts in Atlantis.In fact I just posted it , if you havent read it yet. It basially is the story of Ted, when he escaped the breakers, and the boy who helped him. Great story.



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