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The Waste Lands (1991)

by Stephen King

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Series: The Dark Tower (3)

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Roland, the Last Gunslinger, and his companions--Eddie Dean and Susannah--cross the desert of damnation, drawing ever closer to the Dark Tower, a legion of fiendish foes, and revelations that could alter the world.
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    Afalstein: Another book in the series, with a similar action-packed plot, but with a more developed narrative that's also somehow outside the main action.
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    Afalstein: Book in the same series, with many of the same characters and a very similar tone.

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  Gmomaj | Feb 19, 2023 |
Now we are hundreds of pages into the journey of the dark tower but it really feels like it is just beginning. It seems the main characters are just now finding themselves and truly ready for the journey ahead. I can't wait to find out how they handle the next steps of their journey ( )
  Crystal199 | Jan 20, 2023 |
  enlasnubess | Jan 13, 2023 |
the unusual story line continues as our plucky adventurers face more surreal challenges. even though this isn't normally a book (or series) i'd pick up based on anything less than recommendations by friends who know what i like, i keep reading... ( )
  travelgirl-fics | Jan 11, 2023 |
A very interesting train ride with Roland and his friends. ( )
  autumnesf | Dec 31, 2022 |
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Dameron, NedIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Körber, JoachimÜbersetzersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Palencar, John JudeCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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A heap of broken images, where the sun beats,

And the dead tree gives no shelter, the cricket no relief,

And the dry stone no sound of water. Only

There is shadow under this red rock,

(Come in under the shadow of this red rock),

And I will show you something different from either

Your shadow in the morning striding behind you

Or your shadow at evening rising to meet you;

I will show you fear in a handful of dust.

-- T.S. Eliot

"The Waste Land"
If there pushed any ragged thistle-stalk

Above its mates, the head was chopped; the bents

Were jealous else. What made those holes and rents

In the dock's hearth swarth leaves, bruised as to balk

All hop of greenness? 'tis a brute must walk

Pashing their life out, with a brute's intents.

-- Robert Browning

"Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came"
"What river is it?" enquired Millicent idly.

"It's only a stream. Well, perhaps a little more than that. It's called the Waste."

"Is it really?"

"Yes," said Winifred, "it is."

-- Robert Aickman

"Hand in Glove"
This third volume of the tale is gratefully dedicated to my son, OWEN PHILIP KING:

Khef, ka, and ka-tet.
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It was her third time with live ammunition. . .and her first time on the draw from the holster Roland had rigged for her.
The house was alive. He knew this, could feel its awareness reaching out from the boards and the slumping roof, could feel it pouring in rivers from the black sockets of its windows. The idea of approaching that terrible place filled him with dismay; the idea of actually going inside filled him with inarticulate horror.
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Roland, the Last Gunslinger, and his companions--Eddie Dean and Susannah--cross the desert of damnation, drawing ever closer to the Dark Tower, a legion of fiendish foes, and revelations that could alter the world.

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Choo Choo Engine stood
before Roland the Brave
asking mean riddles.

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