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The Wind Through the Keyhole (edition 2012)

by Stephen King

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Title:The Wind Through the Keyhole
Authors:Stephen King
Info:Simon and Schuster Digital Sales (2012), E-book
Collections:Your library
Rating:****
Tags:Dark Tower cycle, Stephen King, Kindle ebook, read in 2012

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The Wind Through The Keyhole by Stephen King

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A nice short novel that fills a short gap in the storyline. It was wonderful looking back into Roland's world one last time. I can't really recommend it unless you have read the series already though. Fan-service at its best. ( )
  hickey92 | Jan 24, 2016 |
Well, it's a really good tale, two actually, but it really has very little to do with The Dark Tower, other than the fact that the ka-tet is in it. The tet is caught in a starkblast, and Roland tells the tale of the Skin-Man from when he was young. In that adventure, he tells the story of "The Wind Through the Keyhole" which has nothing to do at all with the DT! So... I liked the stories, but am bummed at how little they had to do with the overall saga. ( )
  Stahl-Ricco | Jan 22, 2016 |
Good job, Steve. I cried at the end. Constant Reader happy. ( )
  faerychikk | Jan 5, 2016 |
Kun olin lukenut Musta torni -sarjan loppuun, tuntui haikealta hylätä Roland ja hänen ka-tetinsä. Sain tämän kirjan lahjaksi ja aloitin lukemisen hieman epäröiden. Tuulen avain lunasti kuitenkin kaikki siihen kohdistuneet odotukseni. Tässä tarinassa Roland kertoo ka-tetilleen tarinan, jossa hän palaa nuoruuteensa ja hetkeen, jolloin hän kertoi saman tarinan ensimmäisen kerran. ( )
  kukkaol | Dec 15, 2015 |
The main frame story shows us our incredible ka-tet in a very nostalgic light. It's light and fun and, in a way I think is really brilliant, neutral enough to fit as a kind of "in-between" story. I read it after a year-long break from the series, midway through #5, and the tone of the frame fitted my previous impressions perfectly. However, it doesn't give us anything major. Roland's tale is interesting - especially the first part - and the titular tale is very fun, but neither really gives a truly solid pay-off. All three have excellent action but fizzle out at the end, as if closure was intentionally avoided to make this seem, again, like an "in-between" addition or supplement to the series. ( )
  Algybama | Oct 14, 2015 |
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This is for Robin Furth, and the gang at Marvel Comics.
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During the days after they left the Green Palace tha wasn't Oz after all -- but which was now the tomb of the unpleasant fellow Roland's ka-tet had known as the Tick-Tock Man -- the boy Jake began to range farther and farther ahead of Roland, Eddie, and Susannah.
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It seemed to him that if the wrong man stepped into the marriage-loop with a woman, it was a noose instead of a ring.
"I cut the rope so, chary man!"
Time was a face on the water, and like the great river before them, it did nothing but flow.
There's nothing like stories on a windy night when folks have found a warm place in a cold world.
Horror's a worm that needs to be coughed out before it breeds. Now tell them.
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Sent by his father to investigate evidence of a murderous shape shifter, a "skin man," Roland Deschain takes charge of Bill Streeter, a brave but terrified boy who is the sole surviving witness to the beast's most recent slaughter. Roland, himself only a teenager, calms the boy by reciting a story from the Magic Tales of the Eld that his mother used to read to him at bedtime, "The Wind through the Keyhole." (The novel can be placed between Dark Tower IV and Dark Tower V.)… (more)

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