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Wizard and Glass by Stephen King

Wizard and Glass (original 1997; edition 2005)

by Stephen King

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Title:Wizard and Glass
Authors:Stephen King
Info:Hodder & Stoughton (2005), Edition: Re-issue, Paperback, 876 pages
Collections:Re-reading, Stephen King, Your library, Currently reading, Favorites
Tags:Dark Tower, gunslinger, western, post apocalyptic, science fiction, fantasy

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Wizard And Glass by Stephen King (1997)

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    beckylynn: It's not related to the Dark Tower Series, but I think it's kind of written in the same fashion as Wizard and Glass.......and little bit of a romance theme if you will.
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    levasssp: or any of the Dark Tower series...similarities include an ability to travel between different, but closely related, worlds through portals or doors
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Another fascinating volume in the Dark Tower series. ( )
  Connie-D | Jan 17, 2016 |
Fourth in the Dark Tower series. This book focuses on Roland when he met Susan Delgado. I found the book to be slower than the previous two, but still really liked it. It helped to understand what started Roland on his quest for the Dark Tower. ( )
  i.should.b.reading | Jan 15, 2016 |
Fourth in the Dark Tower series. This book focuses on Roland when he met Susan Delgado. I found the book to be slower than the previous two, but still really liked it. It helped to understand what started Roland on his quest for the Dark Tower. ( )
  i.should.b.reading | Jan 14, 2016 |
The book has points of being amazing and times when I wished it would just move on. The beginning and end are fantastic. I love all the characters King has made on their quest for the Dark Tower. This book is largely a flashback of Roland's past. I personally don't like flashbacks, especially ones that take up the bulk of a book, as you already know the outcome. While it did have many interesting moments and does reveal a lot about Roland, it also just stretches on for too long. The writing and dialogue is still fantastic and I still enjoyed the book. ( )
  renbedell | Dec 18, 2015 |
30% and I'm at a DNF. It is just getting so bizarre and I had put it down 3 days ago. Since then, every time I think about picking it back up again I get nauseous. I just can't force myself to continue... So, this is where Roland & I part company. ( )
  CrystalW | Dec 15, 2015 |
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I asked one draught of earlier, happier sights,

Ere fitly I could hope to play my part.

Think first, fight afterwards -- the soldier's art:

One taste of the old time sets all to rights!

Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came

Robert Browning
Old friend, what are you looking for?
After those many years abroad you come
With images you tended
Under foreign skies
Far away from your own land.
George Seferis

Lady, by yonder blessed moon I vow,

That tips with silver all these fruit-tree tops --


O, swear not by the moon, th' inconstant moon,

That monthly changes in her circled orb,

Lest that thy love prove likewise variable


What shall I swear by?


Do not swear at all.

Or, if thou wilt, swear by thy gracious self,

Which is the god of my idolatry,

And I'll believe thee.

Romeo and Juliet

William Shakespeare
On the fourth day, to [Dorothy's] great joy, Oz sent for her, and when she entered the Throne Room, he greeted her pleasantly. "Sit down, my dear. I think I found a way to get you out of this country."

"And back to Kansas?" she asked, eagerly.

"Well, i'm not sure about Kansas," said Oz, "for I haven't the faintest notion which way it lies..."

The Wizard of Oz

L. Frank Baum
This book is dedicated to Julie Eugley and Marsha DeFilippo. They answer the mail, and most of the mail for the last couple of years has been about Roland of Gilead -- the gunslinger. Basically, Julie and Marsha nagged me back to the word processor. Julie, you nagged the most effectively, so your name comes first.
For Naomi Rachel King
". . . promises to keep."
First words
"ASK ME A RIDDLE," Blaine invited.
Bird and bear and hare and fish, give my love her fondest wish
His heart had been broken. And now all these years later, it seemed to him that the most horrible fact of human existance was that broken hearts mended.
This column has
A hole. Can you see
The Queen of the Dead?

George Seferis
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0451210875, Mass Market Paperback)

Frank Muller, the recognized virtuoso of audiobook narration (The Green Mile, The Shawshank Redemption), takes on Stephen King's Goliath tale of sorcerers, time travelers, and sci-fi love. Totaling more than 27 hours and spanning 18 cassettes, Wizard and Glass requires the listener to love Muller's Hannibal Lecter-like voice--either that or suffer in audio hell for the equivalent of three full working days. While some might find his breathy staccatos irritating at best, others will find his voice the perfect accompaniment to King's creepy characters and nightmarish plots. (Running time: 27 hours, 18 cassettes)

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A 700-page fantasy featuring Roland-the-Gunslinger, an adventurer who is seeking the source of life. Fourth in the Dark Tower series, the novel flashes back to the heroic deeds of his youth and his romance with Susan, his great love.

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