Saturday, February 5, 2011

Book Review: The Waste Lands (The Dark Tower #3) by Stephen King

The Waste Lands is the third book in Stephen King's The Dark Tower series.

Book Description:
Roland the Gunfighter and his two companions continue the quest for the tower at the portal of all the this third volume in the epic that continues to dominate the bestseller lists.

The Waste Lands continues the ka-tet's journey toward The Dark Tower.  Roland is going a little crazy (as am I the reader) trying to mentally handle the conflicting events between book 1 and book 2.  The mental instability does draw to a close (for all of us involved), however, and our quest continues through Mid-World.

This was not a remarkable book, in my opinion, but a satisfying read in my own journey toward The Dark Tower.  I'm still quite invested in these characters, and this book brings about a wonderous addition to the ka-tet in the form of an intelligent doglike "billy-bumbler" named Oy.

The Waste Lands does end on a cliffhanger, so I would recommend having The Dark Tower IV: Wizard and Glass in a short queue.

Let me hear your thoughts on The Waste Lands and The Dark Tower!

Additional topics of interest:
Book Review: The Gunslinger (The Dark Tower #1) by Stephen King
Book Review: The Drawing of the Three (The Dark Tower #2) by Stephen King
Book Review: Wizard and Glass (The Dark Tower #4) by Stephen King


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