Book Reviews of Wolves of the Calla (The Dark Tower, Bk 5)

Wolves of the Calla (The Dark Tower, Bk 5)
Wolves of the Calla - The Dark Tower, Bk 5
Author: Stephen King
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ISBN-13: 9781416516934
ISBN-10: 141651693X
Publication Date: 1/24/2006
Pages: 960
Rating:
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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4.2 stars, based on 166 ratings
Publisher: Pocket
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 2
Wow. I was kinda afraid that this, being the first of the new Dark Tower books wouldnt have the magic of the previous ones, especially the last one. Boy, I couldnt have been more wrong. This one is fantastic, in all the connotations of the word.
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Helpful Score: 2
This is an excellent book, I enjoyed reading it when it first came out and I enjoyed listening to the unabridged audio version. After having read all the books in the series, listening to it now I was able to pick up on some foreshadowing.

This audio book is read by a different person than the previous works, since the previous reader had a serious accident. It took a little while to get used to the different voice, but then I was able to truly enjoy it.
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Always have been and always will be a King Fan. So while there are the slightest imperfections and seemingly impossibilities King is still able to bring a story that is absorbing.
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I had been putting off reading the last three in the series for quite a while. I forgot how good this was.
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Another good, solid King read. Well written, characters fleshed out more. Liked the pop culture references, showing how/where the Gunslingers' world crosses over with ours. Will have to reread some other King novels that use the same characters!
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Excellent book from an excellent series!
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one of the best in the series!
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I read the entire Dark Tower series, and this was definitely one more insteresting facet to add to the saga.
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Book 5 of The Dark Tower finds gunslingers Roland, Eddie, Susannah, Jake and their talking pet "billy-bumbler" Oy continuing their quest to prevent the destruction of the Dark Tower and, consequently, save all worlds from Chaos and the Crimson King's evil, red-eyed glare. Roland and company momentarily fall off the "Path of The Beam" to help the residents of Calla, a farm town. Meanwhile, back in 1977 New York City, bookstore owner Calvin Tower is being threatened by a group of thugs to sell them a vacant lot in midtown Manhattan. In the lot stands a rose, or rather the Rose, which is our world's manifestation of the Dark Tower.
Don't miss this chapter!
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From Publisher's Weekly:
Time is a face on the water," stretching and contorting reality as gunslingers Roland, Eddie, Susannah, Jake and their talking pet "billy-bumbler" Oy continue their quest to prevent the destruction of the Dark Tower and, consequently, save all worlds from Chaos and the Crimson King's evil, red-eyed glare. Roland-the primary hero of King's epic tale, the first volume of which appeared in 1982-and company momentarily fall off the "Path of The Beam" to help the residents of Calla Bryn Sturgis, a farm town. But as Dark Tower fans know, everything follows The Beam, so what looks like a detour may really serve the will of "ka" (destiny). Roland and his posse learn that every 20-odd years the "Wolves" kidnap one child from each set of the Calla's twins, bring them to the Tower and, weeks later, send them back mentally and physically impaired. Meanwhile, back in 1977 New York City (the alternate world of Roland's surrogate son, Jake), bookstore owner Calvin Tower is being threatened by a group of thugs (readers will recognize them from The Drawing of the Three, 1987) to sell them a vacant lot in midtown Manhattan. In the lot stands a rose, or rather the Rose, which is our world's manifestation of the Dark Tower. With the help of the Old Fella (also known to `Salem's Lot readers as Father Callahan), the gunslingers must devise a plan against evil in both worlds. The task, however, is further complicated as Roland and his gang start noticing behavioral changes in wheelchair-bound, recovered schizophrenic Susannah.As the players near the Tower, readers will keep finding exciting ties between the Dark Tower universe and King's other books, with links to Black House, Insomnia, The Eyes of the Dragon, The Stand, `Salem's Lot and Hearts in Atlantis. The high suspense and extensive character development here (especially concerning Jake's coming-of-age), plus the enormity of King's ever-expanding universe, will surely keep his "Constant Readers" in awe.
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This was a great read. It went by amazingly fast for having over 800 pages. It nice to see the tie in to the other books because I have read so many other books by King.
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Stephen King is a master at weaving a story. I've enjoyed all the books in this series so far, but he kicks it up a notch in this one. The lives of all the characters are intertwining more, and the true nature of being a gunslinger is coming out. This left me very excited to read number VI to find out what happens next.
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Absolutely great book in the series..........
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This was the oddest book in the series, but a rich tale by itself, too. I really enjoyed it.
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Roland Deschain and his ka-tet are bearing southheast through the forest of Mid-world on their quest for the Dark tower. Their path takes them to the outskirts of Calla Bryn sturgis. But beyond the tranquil farm twon, the ground rises to the hulking darkness of thunderclap, the source of terrible affiliction that is stealing the town's soul. The wolves of thundercap and their unspeakable depredation are coming. To resist them is to risk all, but these are odds the gunslingers are used to. thier guns, however, will not be enough...
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The series is picking up momentum in book five. I enjoy the plot complications and look forward to what King has in store for us in book six.
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I can't get into the Dark Tower series, but I know there are tons of folks out there who LOVE it! This bit from an Amazon dot com review was interesting:

"As the players near the Tower, readers will keep finding exciting ties between the Dark Tower universe and King's other books, with links to Black House, Insomnia, The Eyes of the Dragon, The Stand, `Salem's Lot and Hearts in Atlantis. The high suspense and extensive character development here (especially concerning Jake's coming-of-age), plus the enormity of King's ever-expanding universe, will surely keep his "Constant Readers" in awe."
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a must read... waiting on book 6 and 7 to finish off the series. dg
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I'm glad this 5th book in the series picked up the pace. I was starting to get bored with the series after reading books 1-4. In this installment of the Dark Tower Series, the ka-tet take a break from activily searching for the Dark Tower to help the people of Calla Bryn Sturgis. While planning the for the attack against the Wolves of Thunderclap, the ka-tet realizes all things lead to the Dark Tower and more clues fall into place while other clues make things MORE difficult. The book ends on a cliff hanger making you want to immediately pick up Book 6.
From the back of the book:
Roland Deschain and his ka-tet are bearing southeast through the forests of Mid-World on their quest for the Dark Tower. Thier path takes them to the outskirts of Calla Bryn Sturgis. But beyond the tranquil farm town, the ground rises to the hulking darkness of Thunderclap, the source of a terrible affliction that is stealing the town's soul. The wolves of Thunderclap and thier unspeakable depredation are coming. To resist them is to risk all, but these are odds the gunslingers are used to. Their guns, however, will not be enough...
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With color pictures for your viewing horror.
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Part 5 of a 7-book series. If you've read any of this series, then you'll want to read them all
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5th book in the dark tower series. book has beautiful illustrations
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The Dark Tower is an excellent series!