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obscurejude
07-25-2008, 08:16 PM
Thanks Maerlyn for asking me to do this. :rose:

What was your favorite part of this book?


What was your least favorite part of this book?


Although you knew it was coming, which death was the most difficult for you?


Did you like Patrick Danville and his role in the tale?


What were your thoughts when we finally encountered the Crimson King?


Which of the Founding Fathers is your favorite, Moses Carver, John Cullum or Aaron Deepneau?


Did you like Whelan's visual of the Dark Tower? If not, then why?


Bing! Were you a fan of Joe Collins' stand up routine?


I feel like the epilogue and the ending have been exhausted elsewhere, so I hope these questions will do. :)

Oh yeah, and fuck Greta Shaw. :lol:

Jean
07-25-2008, 09:10 PM
What was your favorite part of this book?

Callahan's Last Stand

What was your least favorite part of this book?

the description of the cold. It is obviously borrowed, and totally unconvincing.

Although you knew it was coming, which death was the most difficult for you?

Eddie's.

Did you like Patrick Danville and his role in the tale?

Absolutely.

What were your thoughts when we finally encountered the Crimson King?

It was scarier than I had expected.

Which of the Founding Fathers is your favorite, Moses Carver, John Cullum or Aaron Deepneau?

Aaron, with John as close second.

Did you like Whelan's visual of the Dark Tower? If not, then why?

Yes, a lot.

Bing! Were you a fan of Joe Collins' stand up routine?

I don't think I have an answer to that

obscure: it's Aaron Deepneau, not Ed (Ed is in Insomnia); I fixed it in your post

jayson
07-26-2008, 05:01 AM
What was your favorite part of this book?

The showdown at the Dixie Pig, including and especially Jake's stand in the kitchen.

What was your least favorite part of this book?

Not sure I had one. I enjoyed the whole book.

Although you knew it was coming, which death was the most difficult for you?

Eddie's because it was the first.

Did you like Patrick Danville and his role in the tale?

Mostly.

What were your thoughts when we finally encountered the Crimson King?

I was fairly disappointed. While I understand that he was in a weakened state, I thought the "battle" between he and Roland was exceptionally anti-climatic and basically equated to Roland taking target practice. Weakened or not, I expected the final battle to be more than skeet shooting for sneetches.

Which of the Founding Fathers is your favorite, Moses Carver, John Cullum or Aaron Deepneau?

Cullum. We know the most about what he did.

Did you like Whelan's visual of the Dark Tower? If not, then why?

Absolutely. Sometimes I think Whelan sees the Tower more clearly than King does.

Bing! Were you a fan of Joe Collins' stand up routine?

Not even a little. I hate hacky stand-up and Collins epitomized that.

Brainslinger
07-26-2008, 05:14 AM
What was your favorite part of this book?
I'll go with Jean on this I think, Calahan's confrontation with the vampires was great. I enjoyed catching up with Ted again though.

What was your least favorite part of this book?
The part when Roland and Suze traveled through Empathica dragged a bit for me. (Part of me wants to include Walter's fate here, but actually it was well written and fearsome, I'd just rather it hadn't happened that soon and he's had a confrontation with Roland.)

Although you knew it was coming, which death was the most difficult for you?
On an emotional level, probably Eddie's, although Oy's was hard hitting too.

Did you like Patrick Danville and his role in the tale?
I have mixed feelings, but overall yes. I kinda wish the rest of Roland's ka-tet had had a bigger role in the destruction of the King though, rather than pulling this guy out of nowhere, but I liked the character, and his ability was interesting.

What were your thoughts when we finally encountered the Crimson King?
I wish he'd been more powerful or that we at least had an explanation as to why this creature who can kill with his mind, literally, was relying on sneetches. I've read plenty of theories and written some myself, but I think King should have made it clearer.

Which of the Founding Fathers is your favorite, Moses Carver, John Cullum or Aaron Deepneau?
Can I like them all? They're all such different characters but great.
If I have to pick one I'll go with Moses. From the little we saw of him he seemed a warm but amusing and quirky character.


Did you like Whelan's visual of the Dark Tower? If not, then why?
The building itself or all the pictures? Overall yes, I think he did a great job on the artwork. I'm not keen on the brickwork Tower we saw at the end, although the picture is lovely. The depiction of the Tower with it's brickwork didn't gel with Tower's description, and it's organic nature.

Bing! Were you a fan of Joe Collins' stand up routine?
Not really, although I did like the character. I wish he'd been used by Walter though, or had turned out to be Water himself in another guise. This looks like a great place for the dark man's last trap for Roland before his ultimate demise and would have had a certain symmetry rather than killing him off so early. In my version Walter would be left wounded by Roland and then he'd have to confront the starving Mordred. The scene with Mordred could then play out as it did, except for Walter being taken so easy being due to his weakened state.

JQ The Gunslinger
07-26-2008, 08:35 AM
What was your favorite part of this book?
I loved Sheemies dream, the way he describes it. Wow some amazing writing right there.

What was your least favorite part of this book?Roland and Suze in the cold got really old. Hah that rhymed.

Although you knew it was coming, which death was the most difficult for you?Eddie. Just couldnt believe all the jokes and humor were gone in one pistol shot.

Did you like Patrick Danville and his role in the tale?Yes but I wish he could of talked.

What were your thoughts when we finally encountered the Crimson King?I was expecting so much more. Hes been brought up to be these huge force in the books leading up to this point and hes takin out in only about 30 pages :/

Which of the Founding Fathers is your favorite, Moses Carver, John Cullum or Aaron Deepneau?John Cullum.

Did you like Whelan's visual of the Dark Tower? If not, then why?
Not sure what Whelan is, must not remember taht part.

Bing! Were you a fan of Joe Collins' stand up routine?Nah hes not such a good jokester

jayson
07-26-2008, 08:46 AM
Whelan's visual of the Dark Tower? If not, then why?[/B]
Not sure what Whelan is, must not remember taht part.


JQ, Michael Whelan is the artist who did all the illustrations for DT-7 (as well as The Gunslinger).

JQ The Gunslinger
07-26-2008, 01:12 PM
Oh well i got the paperback novels for every DT book so i wasnt interested in the artwork.

obscurejude
07-26-2008, 02:25 PM
obscure: it's Aaron Deepneau, not Ed (Ed is in Insomnia); I fixed it in your post

Thanks. :) even I make mistakes. :lol:

Darkthoughts
07-27-2008, 02:57 AM
What was your favorite part of this book?
When Roland stood before the Tower crying out the names of the fallen. It was very powerful.

What was your least favorite part of this book?
Flagg's death...pfft!

Although you knew it was coming, which death was the most difficult for you?
Jake's - no contest.

Did you like Patrick Danville and his role in the tale?
Yes, I like Patrick immensely. I wasn't too keen on the whole concept of his drawing and erasing stuff, because there was so much more he could have done...drawn himself a tongue for one! It seemed too convienient, too hurried as a plot device.

What were your thoughts when we finally encountered the Crimson King? Pretty disappointed. Again, as with Flagg - I know a valid argument can be made towards the writing reflecting the decline/folly of these characters - but so much of DT7 seemed so rushed to me, like King was working to a deadline and was tying up loose ends without too much thought.
That said, I love this book - but it held as many disappointments as treats for me.

Which of the Founding Fathers is your favorite, Moses Carver, John Cullum or Aaron Deepneau?
Not sure, either Deepneau or Cullum - I didn't know Pop Mose well enough.

Did you like Whelan's visual of the Dark Tower? If not, then why?
Yes! My favourite DT artist.

Bing! Were you a fan of Joe Collins' stand up routine?
Yes, it really confused me at first - very well done I thought.

Oh yeah, and fuck Greta Shaw
And her mother too! :P

John Blaze
07-27-2008, 03:42 AM
i am loving this thread, and everyone's answers are great. It's amazing to see how our opinions differ.

What was your favorite part of this book?
Susan going thru her door.

What was your least favorite part of this book?
Oy's death

Although you knew it was coming, which death was the most difficult for you?
Oy's. He died in a truly noble fashion, and I salute him.

Did you like Patrick Danville and his role in the tale?
It was ok.

What were your thoughts when we finally encountered the Crimson King (http://www.thedarktower.org/palaver/showthread.php?t=710)?
"what a puss"

Which of the Founding Fathers is your favorite, Moses Carver, John Cullum or Aaron Deepneau?
John, with Moses a close second.

Did you like Whelan's visual of the Dark Tower (http://www.thedarktower.org/palaver/showthread.php?t=1281)? If not, then why?
Yes.

Bing! Were you a fan of Joe Collins' stand up routine?
Nah, most of the jokes were corny.

Tony_A
07-28-2008, 11:05 AM
What was your favorite part of this book?

Dixie Pig

What was your least favorite part of this book?

THat it had to end

Although you knew it was coming, which death was the most difficult for you?

Eddie's. I felt pain at all the deaths, but at least Jake and Oy died protecting Roland. Oy's was probably the most touching for me, although I did feel some pain for Roland that Jake died while he was dealing with King and Smith.

Did you like Patrick Danville and his role in the tale?

Not really.


What were your thoughts when we finally encountered the Crimson King?

How did he keep control this long to go out like this?

Which of the Founding Fathers is your favorite, Moses Carver, John Cullum or Aaron Deepneau?

Cullum

Did you like Whelan's visual of the Dark Tower? If not, then why?

Yep.

Bing! Were you a fan of Joe Collins' stand up routine?

Not at all. It didn't strike me funny.

Letti
08-02-2008, 12:54 PM
This book is so close to me that I can't answet the questions yet. Whenever I come in I realise I am not ready.
Sooner or later I will.

MonteGss
08-02-2008, 01:12 PM
What was your favorite part of this book?
The absolute excitement I felt as I opened it up and read it for the first time! Having the tet reunited together early on in the novel was also excellent.

What was your least favorite part of this book?
Hmmm, not sure. I liked this one a lot. Flagg got what he deserved so I didn't cry over that scene.

Although you knew it was coming, which death was the most difficult for you?
Eddie's because it happened first. That was the first big cry and though I cried for the others...Eddie's hurt me most.

Did you like Patrick Danville and his role in the tale?
Yeah, Patrick as The Artist was pretty cool.

What were your thoughts when we finally encountered the Crimson King?
"Kill him! Kill him!"

Which of the Founding Fathers is your favorite, Moses Carver, John Cullum or Aaron Deepneau?
I like Cullum best. He just seemed to fit in with Roland and Eddie so well and I liked him immediately.

Did you like Whelan's visual of the Dark Tower? If not, then why?
Fuck yeah!

Bing! Were you a fan of Joe Collins' stand up routine?
Yeah, it was alright. It wasn't like a high point of the novel or anything but it was entertaining.




Oh yeah, and fuck Greta Shaw. :lol:
You people...:lol:

CyberGhostface
08-02-2008, 01:18 PM
What was your favorite part of this book?

I enjoyed much of the Blue Heaven section with seeing familar faces such as Dinky and Ted, as well as interesting new characters such as Finli and Pimli. It was at this point more than anything else in the book that I really felt that King was at the top of his game.

What was your least favorite part of this book?

That's hard. :P Flagg's death, obviously. The worst thing in the book, and in the entire series. At that point my belief that King was infallible came to a screeching halt. God, I could go on for days about how shitty that was.

Although you knew it was coming, which death was the most difficult for you?

Jake's, by far. I was a mess.

Did you like Patrick Danville and his role in the tale?

Not particularly. I wasn't crazy how Insomnia's continuity was intentionally jettisoned by the author, and I thought his role in erasing the Crimson King was a deus ex machina. Just because King admitted it doesn't make it any better in my eyes.

What were your thoughts when we finally encountered the Crimson King?

The first time I read it I was like "This is it?" and I found the "EEEEE!"s to be ridicilous. The second time I read it I enjoyed it a little more but mainly because I blocked out all other incarnations of the Crimson King from my head.

Which of the Founding Fathers is your favorite, Moses Carver, John Cullum or Aaron Deepneau?

John Cullum.

Did you like Whelan's visual of the Dark Tower? If not, then why?

Yes, I did.

Bing! Were you a fan of Joe Collins' stand up routine?

It was alright.

MonteGss
08-02-2008, 01:20 PM
What was your least favorite part of this book?

That's hard. :P Flagg's death, obviously. The worst thing in the book, and in the entire series.

:lol:
I never would have guessed that Cyber. :cool:

theyspunaweb
08-21-2008, 12:18 AM
What was your favorite part of this book?
Probably Oy. He was just so loyal the whole time.
And the fact that SK brought everyone (excluding Roland) back together in another When and world somewhere. I guess they all probably got brought back together eventually when the quest was started again however.

What was your least favorite part of this book?
Libbo or whatever that damn horses name was! It sounded really gross, I could imagine it the whole time, even though it never posed a real threat to the our main characters I didn't like the sound of it at all. And I hated Mia.



Although you knew it was coming, which death was the most difficult for you?

I think Eddie's and Jake's were a tie even though I feel like I cared more for Jake's character.


Did you like Patrick Danville and his role in the tale?

I did. I didn't think I would because of the foreshadowing. I thought I wouldn't like him at all - since he put Roland trapped on top of the tower with the Crimson King. But that's not Patrick's fault...it's Roland's fault that he's trapped searching for the tower. Patrick's role was short but he was nice. He did seem sort of like an easy way out for Roland though, to get up to the top of the tower and defeat the Crimson King, and we don't even know how he came to be in the basement of Joe Collin's house.


What were your thoughts when we finally encountered the Crimson King?
Lame. Like a little Toad. Sure he went "crazy" but his role lasted....7 pages? and all he did was scream EEEEEEEEE! I need to read more S.K. books to get a better idea about this guy though.


Which of the Founding Fathers is your favorite, Moses Carver, John Cullum or Aaron Deepneau?

Cullum.


Did you like Whelan's visual of the Dark Tower? If not, then why?

Yeah, sure helped my visions. I know we all have our own ideas, but I guess what I mean to say is, I liked his better than what I was picturing.


Bing! Were you a fan of Joe Collins' stand up routine?

No! ug so lame. Can't believe Roland was laughing even if it was some kind of a magic vampire thing. - you're a gunslinger!

sinstar
08-25-2008, 09:49 AM
What was your favorite part of this book?

Hmm. Although in some ways I HATED it, the ending was amazing.

What was your least favorite part of this book?

I didn't like the whole white lands crap. too long.

Although you knew it was coming, which death was the most difficult for you?

Eddie's without a doubt. I KNEW it had to be Eddie ( i thought he would be the only death ) , because he was the odd one out. Susannah was a woman, Jake was a child, Oy was an animal, and Roland was a man. I had no doubt that Roland would live, so I knew that Eddie would probably die. I LOVED Eddie.

But Oy also made me tear up. I thought afterwards that perhaps Roland would rule the tower with Oy at his side, and when Susannah asked Oy to come with her and Oy said "Olan", I actually believed he would stay till the end.

Did you like Patrick Danville and his role in the tale?

LOVED it. Didn't see it coming at all.

What were your thoughts when we finally encountered the Crimson King?

I thought he was perfect, almost too insane maybe though.

Which of the Founding Fathers is your favorite, Moses Carver, John Cullum or Aaron Deepneau?

Cullum. He reminded me of a character in The Stand. Can't remember which though.

Did you like Whelan's visual of the Dark Tower? If not, then why?

Amazing.

Bing! Were you a fan of Joe Collins' stand up routine?

Not at all :shoot:

Brainslinger
08-25-2008, 10:00 AM
Cullum. He reminded me of a character in The Stand. Can't remember which though.

An older 'yankier' (I've invented a new word, hee hee.) Stu maybe? (I think his name was Stu, anyway. I tend to be forgettful of names, although not in the DT cycle.

Stand Spoilers-
The everyman type who was one of the people who encountered the first victim of the superflu... and surprised (that's strange when you think about it isn't it? Didn't occur to me so much at the time.) Frannie's lad. (That sounds funny.)

sinstar
08-25-2008, 10:05 AM
Yeaah Stu a little bit. There was one other though. Maybe Ralph.

RiseofDespair
11-11-2008, 08:38 PM
What was your favorite part of this book?
I really don't know

What was your least favorite part of this book?
Probably each death...

Although you knew it was coming, which death was the most difficult for you?
Jake, because people have survived being hit by cars before, why couldn't he?

Did you like Patrick Danville and his role in the tale?
I think it was interesting, and he reminded me of Sheemie in a way

What were your thoughts when we finally encountered the Crimson King?
Nuttier than a nutcase

Which of the Founding Fathers is your favorite, Moses Carver, John Cullum or Aaron Deepneau?
Aaron seems more like me...

Did you like Whelan's visual of the Dark Tower? If not, then why?
It was pretty good... any visual is nice to me, I don't have the best imagination...

Bing! Were you a fan of Joe Collins' stand up routine?
Some of it made me smile...

Chap
11-13-2008, 09:39 AM
What was your favorite part of this book?
Probably the one page where Roland opens his own door.

What was your least favorite part of this book?
Flaggs death... talk about anti-climax

Although you knew it was coming, which death was the most difficult for you?
Jakes
no, Eddies!
No Oy!
Agh, I can't decide

Did you like Patrick Danville and his role in the tale?
Yes

What were your thoughts when we finally encountered the Crimson King?
speaking of anti-climax...

Which of the Founding Fathers is your favorite, Moses Carver, John Cullum or Aaron Deepneau?
Cullum

Did you like Whelan's visual of the Dark Tower? If not, then why?
Not sure I have that in my book

Bing! Were you a fan of Joe Collins' stand up routine?
Not the jokes, but this part of the book was very well written.


to summarize: King is a master storyteller, but he could have found better ways to destroy the two main villains.
Never always bring a knife eraser to a gunfight.

K.J.J.
01-02-2009, 12:11 AM
What was your favorite part of this book?

It would have to be the end of the "Crimson King" Chapter where Roland is walking towards the Tower at Sundown screaming the names of his fallen and forgotten comrades as he does so. It had be in tears of excitement. That one moment of finally reaching the tower and the thrill of it was worth reading the entire series, no matter what the ramifications of reaching the top level were. We were warned the real ending wouldn't be happy weren't we? But like the humans we are, we had to read on and find out the truth.


What was your least favorite part of this book?

The part where Oy died. I was pouring my eyes in in tears. It was the saddest moment of the entire series for me. :( But it seemed right in another way to. He saved "Olan."

HOWEVER now that I think about it Flagg's death. He wasn't mean to die at the hands of Mordred! He was meant to climb the Tower! That's all he wanted...I was very upset, but I have accepted the fact that the man got was he deserved, but still. It runs in second


Although you knew it was coming, which death was the most difficult for you?

As I mentioned, the Billy-Bumbler Oy :(


Did you like Patrick Danville and his role in the tale?

It was a very interesting one at that, and I thought it was a great conclusion, however I'm a bit upset it wasn't Roland's Guns that ended the Crimson King's life, therefore having no final battle.


What were your thoughts when we finally encountered the Crimson King?

Wow! What a build up, and I wasn't disappointed, he was truly an evil character worthy of my respect. Not so much as Randall Flagg, but close to it. I could see the man standing there who caused so much destruction to the Universe/s, and he got what was coming to him!


Which of the Founding Fathers is your favorite, Moses Carver, John Cullum or Aaron Deepneau?

Deepneau, definatly. Why? I don't know, he was just the most sensible one in my eyes, and gave Tower/Tower a good thrashing with words.


Did you like Whelan's visual of the Dark Tower? If not, then why?

He is gotta be the best damn artist I have ever see. His artworks were absolutely brilliant, and they make Book I and VII have so much more depth.


Bing! Were you a fan of Joe Collins' stand up routine?

Ahaha, that had me in tears, it was great! He would have killed me laughing, evil, evil clown!

Django
03-12-2009, 11:11 AM
What was your favorite part of this book?

The coda.


What was your least favorite part of this book?

Probably the Crimson King.


Although you knew it was coming, which death was the most difficult for you?

Surprisingly, Jake's.

Did you like Patrick Danville and his role in the tale?

No.


What were your thoughts when we finally encountered the Crimson King?

Father Christmas gets the Duma Key eraser routine? Crap.

Which of the Founding Fathers is your favorite, Moses Carver, John Cullum or Aaron Deepneau?

Cullum.

Did you like Whelan's visual of the Dark Tower? If not, then why?

I did.

Bing! Were you a fan of Joe Collins' stand up routine?

That guy stole all that shit.

flaggwalkstheline
03-12-2009, 11:57 AM
What was your favorite part of this book?

Ted Brautigan and everything having to do with him
What was your least favorite part of this book?

flaggs death
Although you knew it was coming, which death was the most difficult for you?

flagg
Did you like Patrick Danville and his role in the tale?

yes but I want to know what happened in between insomnia and dt7 with him
What were your thoughts when we finally encountered the Crimson King?
figures a douchebag like him wouldnt be as powerful as he likes to pretend

Which of the Founding Fathers is your favorite, Moses Carver, John Cullum or Aaron Deepneau?
deepneau

Did you like Whelan's visual of the Dark Tower? If not, then why?
YES!

Bing! Were you a fan of Joe Collins' stand up routine?
hell yeah, he was funny

candy
06-13-2009, 06:16 AM
What was your favorite part of this book?

the part at devar toi, when they all have the feeling that its all ending, where they are sat around the fire in the cave (i've forgotten the phrase used - cry pardon)

What was your least favorite part of this book?
All of these HUGE villians from all of the Dt series and also other linked books such as the stand and insomnia turning out to be really weak flimsy characters. it hurt me as a constant reader to have all that i read in the past turned out to be lies

Although you knew it was coming, which death was the most difficult for you?

although i did not know it was coming it would be Jake's - more for Oys reaction then anything else. although all the deaths of the ka tet surprised me.

Did you like Patrick Danville and his role in the tale?

yes and No. i liked the character and the fact it moved on from insomnia. BUT.... i felt that Roland should have reached the tower alone, not with patrick who had only come into the story, 100 pages or so ago.


What were your thoughts when we finally encountered the Crimson King?

what a load of rubbish, a fat man in a red cloak - off his rocker throwin sneetches. most disappointing because of the build up in all the other books. it felt rushed and as though king did not know where to go with him, would have prefered less of the white cold place and more time devoted to the battle with the Crimson King

Which of the Founding Fathers is your favorite, Moses Carver, John Cullum or Aaron Deepneau?

Cullum, followed by carver

Did you like Whelan's visual of the Dark Tower? If not, then why?

I did.

Bing! Were you a fan of Joe Collins' stand up routine?

no, understood that we needed him but cant say i liked that part of the book.[/QUOTE]

Jean
06-13-2009, 11:06 AM
i felt that Roland should have reached the tower alone, not with patrick who had only come into the story, 100 pages or so ago.
That's what actually made the story ring so painfully true to me. He had lost everyone he'd just learned - the hard way - to love; and he reached his ultimate goal with someone whose life he had managed to save, but who he didn't care a fuck about, nor who could care a fuck about the Tower.

alinda
06-13-2009, 11:29 AM
That's very poignant Jean, an important point.

pathoftheturtle
06-26-2009, 08:07 AM
Although you knew it was coming, which death was the most difficult for you?:cry: Sheemie.
At the time, I was most moved by the death of Oy, but over the long run I've found that it is the fate of Sheemie which most troubles me.

"And, even if wars didn't keep coming like glaciers, there would still be plain old death."
--Kurt Vonnegut,
Slaughterhouse-Five
or
The Children's Crusade

candy
06-27-2009, 09:22 AM
aw bless you path, and i tend to agree. probabley because after all you had learnt about him, his death ended up being an aside 'oh by the way sheemie died while you were away'

thats why it troubles me anyway, that he and his sacrifices have so easily been brushed to one side

Jean
06-27-2009, 09:58 AM
exactly

I am so sad when I think of this that I almost never do.

AcidBumbler
07-18-2009, 10:34 AM
What was your favorite part of this book?
Hmm... that's quite difficult.
I think it was probably... the first time Mordred changed - it did actually surprise me.

What was your least favorite part of this book?
Mrs. Rassenbaum or whatever she was called. I found her a bit annoying.

Although you knew it was coming, which death was the most difficult for you?
Hmm... it could be Eddie's because I didn't expect it at all.
And I didn't know it was coming, actually - I was still open to the idea that he might let at least one of the Ka-tet accompany Roland to the Tower.
But then again, Jake's and Oy's were horrible - I love that billy-bumbler _

Did you like Patrick Danville and his role in the tale?
Yeah, I liked the way he hooted as communication, haha.
And as for his power... I loved that. Really awesome.

What were your thoughts when we finally encountered the Crimson King?
Made me laugh that he looked like Santa.
Classic.
I expected the weird scaly CK that was in another book (Insomnia?), so I was actually surprised that he looked human.

Which of the Founding Fathers is your favorite, Moses Carver, John Cullum or Aaron Deepneau?
Moses. Found him funny and liked his personality.
Especially the thumping the floor with his cane; reminded me of a character out of a video game I liked.

Did you like Whelan's visual of the Dark Tower? If not, then why?
I loved his drawings - they're beautiful and it was almost exactly as I imagined it.
Liked the drawing of Oy, although I'd imagined him as being a bit more rounded for some reason o.O

Bing! Were you a fan of Joe Collins' stand up routine?
No. He did my head in.
Although I liked the originality of death by laughter.

AcidBumbler
07-18-2009, 10:38 AM
EDIT: Oy's death was actually the worst now I think of it, because of the way it was done... he died protecting Roland, and it was a much slower and more painful death than Jake's or Eddie's (but possibly not than Sheemie's). I hated it when he got impaled :'(

Timebomber
07-22-2009, 10:53 AM
What was your favorite part of this book?
When Mordred first transformed into the spider and killed Mia while breast-feeding. Scariest thing I ever read/imagined.

What was your least favorite part of this book?

I didn't like the whole 'harry potter' sneetch thing. But I took care of that by imagining a more complex Phantasm type device, even multiple types that attack you in different ways. Some with spinning blades, some that fire shrapnel, explosive, and even some that extend and impale.


Although you knew it was coming, which death was the most difficult for you?

Eddie's was, mainly because I honestly didn't see it coming.

Did you like Patrick Danville and his role in the tale?

Yes, I really liked his character, however I wanted to know his backstory, and considering everyone else died with Roland, I was kind of hoping that one of the Crimson's Kings sneetches killed Patrick, but also ripped the drawing in half, tearing his own legs or arms off . That would have been crazy.

What were your thoughts when we finally encountered the Crimson King?
The way I visualized the Crimson King was actually extremely scary. I noticed alot of people saying they were dissapointed in the way he looked, resembling santa claus, however I took that as inspiration for my vision of him... I basically imagined this demonic skeletal sauramon in a red layered cloak, but with some asian influences. Like a father christmas vampire lord.
I also invisioned him still choking up the blood from the spoon in his stomach, having it spill out his mouth as he screams to Roland.
And of course, I imagined the sneetches to be more dynamic variety then just some harry potter rip off.

Which of the Founding Fathers is your favorite, Moses Carver, John Cullum or Aaron Deepneau?

I really like John Cullum, mainly because he was more involved into the stoy.

Did you like Whelan's visual of the Dark Tower? If not, then why?

Oh yeah without a doubt. Best illustrations in the novels.

Bing! Were you a fan of Joe Collins' stand up routine?

I was a fan of the concept, but I really didn't laugh out loud at his jokes. In other words, he was no Eddie Murphy.

yesterday's_eyes
10-02-2009, 08:21 PM
What was your favorite part of this book?
Hmmm...this is tough. Jake and Callahan in the Dixie Pig/Roland and Susannah's encounter with Dandelo

What was your least favorite part of this book?
The fact that Mordred was forgotten for what seems like the majority of the book. Such a good build up at the end of Song of Susannah and the beginning of this one. Then after the first few hundred pages he's pretty much gone until the very end of the book. Didn't like that much. Although I did like the final battle between him, Roland, and Oy.

Although you knew it was coming, which death was the most difficult for you?
Probably Eddie's or Jake's.

Did you like Patrick Danville and his role in the tale?
Yes I did.

What were your thoughts when we finally encountered the Crimson King?
Hmm I thought that the Crimson King turned out pretty interesting. Not at all what I thought he would be like, but interesting nontheless. I enjoyed his encounter with Roland.

Which of the Founding Fathers is your favorite, Moses Carver, John Cullum or No question, Cullum.

Did you like Whelan's visual of the Dark Tower? If not, then why?
Yep.

Bing! Were you a fan of Joe Collins' stand up routine?
Nope not really. But I thought that Dandelo was pretty awesome and so was the idea of dying from laughter. I loved this part of the book.

Rambo, John J
11-04-2009, 04:47 PM
What was your favorite part of this book?

When the ka-tet was reunited. Right up until they'd gotten through the door I was convinced one of them was going to die before they were all reunited. Thanks in part to some excellent red-herring foreshadowing by King.


What was your least favorite part of this book?

After Jake and Eddie had died and it was just Roland, Susannah and Oy, Susannah seemed to completely turn on Roland. Understandably I guess, but the breakdown in their relationship wasn't enjoyable. Although on a re-read, it didn't seem so bad.


Although you knew it was coming, which death was the most difficult for you?

I read a review on aintitcool (a non-spoiler review supposedly) and the guy spoiled the fact that members of the ka-tet died. That said, the most difficult for me was Jake's. Mainly because Roland couldn't be at his side. Christ, I hated King at that moment.


Did you like Patrick Danville and his role in the tale?

I'd read Insomnia and was expecting PD at some point. But his role and character wasn't what I was expecting.


What were your thoughts when we finally encountered the Crimson King?

EEEEEEE!!! Heh. I remember thinking to myself 'what a bumhug'. Then I burst out laughing. I realised thats exactly what Eddie and Jake would have said - and thats what the CK was all along. Just another bumhug.


Which of the Founding Fathers is your favorite, Moses Carver, John Cullum or Aaron Deepneau?

John Cullum.


Did you like Whelan's visual of the Dark Tower? If not, then why?

Yes indeed!


Bing! Were you a fan of Joe Collins' stand up routine?

Not my kind of comedy i'm afraid. Even less so because I was mentally screaming at Roland 'Jesus Christ, you're a goddam gunslinger!'

alice_in_chainz
11-28-2009, 01:17 PM
What was your favorite part of this book?

Hmm. Although in some ways I HATED it, the ending was amazing.

What was your least favorite part of this book?

I didn't like the whole white lands crap. too long.

Although you knew it was coming, which death was the most difficult for you?

Eddie's without a doubt. I KNEW it had to be Eddie ( i thought he would be the only death ) , because he was the odd one out. Susannah was a woman, Jake was a child, Oy was an animal, and Roland was a man. I had no doubt that Roland would live, so I knew that Eddie would probably die. I LOVED Eddie.

But Oy also made me tear up. I thought afterwards that perhaps Roland would rule the tower with Oy at his side, and when Susannah asked Oy to come with her and Oy said "Olan", I actually believed he would stay till the end.

Did you like Patrick Danville and his role in the tale?

LOVED it. Didn't see it coming at all.

What were your thoughts when we finally encountered the Crimson King?

I thought he was perfect, almost too insane maybe though.

Which of the Founding Fathers is your favorite, Moses Carver, John Cullum or Aaron Deepneau?

Cullum. He reminded me of a character in The Stand. Can't remember which though.

Did you like Whelan's visual of the Dark Tower? If not, then why?

Amazing.

Bing! Were you a fan of Joe Collins' stand up routine?

Not at all :shoot:


Tom Cullen is it???

stone, rose, unfound door
12-01-2009, 03:39 PM
What was your favorite part of this book?
The coda that I found perfectly fit in with the whole story.

What was your least favorite part of this book?
The attack on Algul Siento, especially the beginning. I thought it showed so much decay I felt disgusted.

Although you knew it was coming, which death was the most difficult for you?
Oy's because I felt it wasn't right. He was a symbol of devotion and I truly believe that justice always wins, no matter how irrealistic this may sound to you :)

Did you like Patrick Danville and his role in the tale?
I had trouble with the character. He is shown as a failure in every way but he is still a very talented artist. I thought it wasn't fair that he ended up in such a place and in such a state. I was expecting him to have a bigger role and not be such a dumb character that only comes in the story as an afterthought the way he did. I thought he'd take part in the journey from an earlier point in the story. It feels as though Ka had decided on every step Roland took and I don't believe in fate so I thought it a bit lame on SK's part to give such a big role to a character we have only seen for a few seconds in Insomnia at the very end.

What were your thoughts when we finally encountered the Crimson King?
I thought he was lame. He could have been such an interesting character and Insomnia and Black House had made me imagine such a powerful mind and such amazing skills it was no wonder I was so disappointed in the character.

Which of the Founding Fathers is your favorite, Moses Carver, John Cullum or Aaron Deepneau?
Aaron Deepneau.

Did you like Whelan's visual of the Dark Tower? If not, then why?
I did.

Bing! Were you a fan of Joe Collins' stand up routine?
No.

Here are my answers. I hope they make sense to you :)

Malice
12-20-2009, 12:24 PM
What was your favorite part of this book?
It was my fav DT book, and I loved it all the way through. I'd say the end. Not because I was waiting for it so bad but because it was not what I had thought was coming at all. The last line floored me.

What was your least favorite part of this book?
Joe Collins standup.

Although you knew it was coming, which death was the most difficult for you?
Eddies, he was my fav character. When he died I honeslty felt as though I'd lost a family member.

Did you like Patrick Danville and his role in the tale?
Yes, and after reading insomina I thought he would have a minor role in the end. But I like where King took it.

What were your thoughts when we finally encountered the Crimson King?
I was expecting Roland to be facing a battle akin to Jerhico Hill. The first I read the book I was furious. The second time through I grew to accept it and kind of dug it. Roland has been down that path many times, whos to say he never had a battle at the tower like...maybe the Crimson King knew where it was going but wanted to try an kill Roland just for fun.

Which of the Founding Fathers is your favorite, Moses Carver, John Cullum or Aaron Deepneau?
John Cullum

Did you like Whelan's visual of the Dark Tower? If not, then why?
Yes, it is the only one out of any of the books I can 100% agree with. Plus I only like the art work in the tower books by Whelan's. The ones in the Wastelands where pretty cool, but I'd like to think if they re-released the whole series with Whelan doing painting for every book...we'd be suprised.

Bing! Were you a fan of Joe Collins' stand up routine?
That idiot made Roland about die from laughter and he rarely even smiled at Eddie's jokes. *Spoiler* And to think the guy killed a super computer with a dead baby joke!

Mark
12-20-2009, 01:01 PM
What was your favorite part of this book?

Roland reaching The Tower

What was your least favorite part of this book?

Flagg's death

Although you knew it was coming, which death was the most difficult for you?

Jake's.

Did you like Patrick Danville and his role in the tale?

Hated it. He shouldn't have been included, or at least, died. Quickly.

What were your thoughts when we finally encountered the Crimson King?

I liked his small role. I wish Roland had bested him though.

Which of the Founding Fathers is your favorite, Moses Carver, John Cullum or Aaron Deepneau?

Aaron Deepneau

Did you like Whelan's visual of the Dark Tower? If not, then why?

I loved it

Bing! Were you a fan of Joe Collins' stand up routine?

No, and I wish it had just been a house with that Robot there, no Patrick, No Joe.

velcro_fly
12-20-2009, 09:06 PM
What was your favorite part of this book?
The showdown in the Dixie Pig.

What was your least favorite part of this book?
The final battle against the Crimson King was so lame, almost like SK ran out of ideas and just gave up.:arg:

Although you knew it was coming, which death was the most difficult for you?
Jake. Roland tried so hard to save him, but in the end he lost him. Again.

Did you like Patrick Danville and his role in the tale?
No. It just felt wrong to me.

What were your thoughts when we finally encountered the Crimson King?
LAME!

Which of the Founding Fathers is your favorite, Moses Carver, John Cullum or Aaron Deepneau?
John Cullum

Did you like Whelan's visual of the Dark Tower? If not, then why?
Totally.

Bing! Were you a fan of Joe Collins' stand up routine?
Not Really.

horseshoe
08-11-2010, 04:08 AM
What was your favorite part of this book?
journey through the train-station and the assault at the breakers.

What was your least favorite part of this book?
Happy ending for Suze, Eddie, Jake, Oy in a boring world, and Suze b*tching around to leave Roland.
Also Mordred being nothing but an obsolete gross daddy-complex baby.

Although you knew it was coming, which death was the most difficult for you?
Eddie's death was a joke. King screwed up again!
Also of course Jakes death really sucked. SK did not deserve to be rescued for writing Bk 6+7.

Did you like Patrick Danville and his role in the tale?
I dont remember this name, sorry.

What were your thoughts when we finally encountered the Crimson King?
geez, what a boring finale. King screwed it.

Which of the Founding Fathers is your favorite, Moses Carver, John Cullum or Aaron Deepneau?
None of them.

Did you like Whelan's visual of the Dark Tower? If not, then why?
Sure, Whelan is the best!

Bing! Were you a fan of Joe Collins' stand up routine?
No, he annoyed me right from the start.
Also, he talked a bit disrespectful of George Carlin.
Always trust your gut feeling! I'd have kept my hand near my gun with this guy around.

Walkingman79
08-20-2010, 12:40 AM
What was your favorite part of this book?
The moment Roland and Sheemie were reunited/finding out more details about Sheemie.

What was your least favorite part of this book?
The entire exchange between Roland and the CK outside the tower:pullhair: I don't know it just doesn't sit well with me as the "constant reader".It felt cheap.

Although you knew it was coming, which death was the most difficult for you?
My buddy Eddie.Eddie and I could have a good time together.I can relate to him.

Did you like Patrick Danville and his role in the tale?
I loved him at first but he should have gone through that door with Susannah.

What were your thoughts when we finally encountered the Crimson King?
I don't have the energy to articulate how disappointed I was with the Crimson King in TDT.

Which of the Founding Fathers is your favorite, Moses Carver, John Cullum or Aaron Deepneau?
John Cullum.He was a good guy.

Did you like Whelan's visual of the Dark Tower? If not, then why?
He is a great artist and I am not but the picture I had in my head was better in my opinion.(I wish you see it)Stephen King paints some pretty good pictures in my imagination.

Bing! Were you a fan of Joe Collins' stand up routine?
Not from a comedy standpoint but I realized what was happening in the scene pretty early in meeting Joe Collins so I really enjoyed that part of the book.It reminded me earily of a scene from IT way before the hints that are given.

Brainslinger
08-21-2010, 06:20 PM
It reminded me earily of a scene from IT way before the hints that are given.

Without spoiling much of IT... was it the bit with Bevvie and the 'old lady'? That creeped me out. It was also one of the (to be fair many) scenes in the TV version that really worked.

Delacroix
12-14-2010, 05:51 AM
What was your favorite part of this book?

The whole part just before and after Le Casse Roi Russe. I pictured the town and the Castle very well, it was also the part where I liked Mordred the most.

What was your least favorite part of this book?

Roland vs Mordred

Although you knew it was coming, which death was the most difficult for you?

Althought Jake is the character I was the most attached to, Eddie's death was described in a much better way. The awaiting part, Susannah, Roland and Jake being ready to say Eddie a last goodbye was really heartbreaking.

Did you like Patrick Danville and his role in the tale?

I like Patrick Danville a lot, but I think his role was too much of a Deus Ex Machina. It seems SK had the idea a bit late and decided to implement it in the story all the same. It seems weird. Plus it's a coward way to deal with the Crimson King, just erasing him from a paperboard.

What were your thoughts when we finally encountered the Crimson King?

"He's ridiculous". I pictured a much sacrier and much stronger creature... But maybe taht's just me :D

Which of the Founding Fathers is your favorite, Moses Carver, John Cullum or Aaron Deepneau?

I didn't care much for those characters :(

Did you like Whelan's visual of the Dark Tower? If not, then why?

Well, I guess you're not asking about the one where a tiny Roland is walking on the road toward a HUGE Dark Tower emerging from the clouds. I love this one.

I don't like the others, because they're "too much". I picture the Dark Tower as a very sober monument, I don't like all the turrets he added at the top of the Tower one one of his picture.
On the image with Roland standing at the foot of the Tower, I think Whelan doesn't abide by the description of SK. The windows are too narrow, I don't like the abutments. I'm not a huge fan of the texture of the Tower either.

Bing! Were you a fan of Joe Collins' stand up routine?

The whole idea was really nice, and I really really enjoyed how things got strange, little by little. At some point I felt real discomfort, which is great!
It was quite refreshing, along with the monster under Castle Discordia. Finally some though guys on Roland's way! I'd just have liked it more if there hasn't been any SK intervention. Deus ex machina is everywhere already, no need to add more, even if this one is obviously stated...

I althought thought Mordred would show up... :(

Delacroix
12-14-2010, 05:58 AM
What were your thoughts when we finally encountered the Crimson King?

EEEEEEE!!! Heh. I remember thinking to myself 'what a bumhug'. Then I burst out laughing. I realised thats exactly what Eddie and Jake would have said - and thats what the CK was all along. Just another bumhug.

One of the thing that desapointed me about the DT, is that it's filled with humbugs... Why do Stephen King has such problems with climaxes?

johnnyonthespot1
03-30-2011, 12:30 PM
What was your favorite part of this book?
I enjoyed the Blue Heaven portion immensely, although my "favorite" moment was when Oy died. It was such a noble sacrifice to make, especially when he could have gone through the door with Susannah instead.

What was your least favorite part of this book?
The confrontation with the Crimson King. I had heard offhand comments from acquaintances that the ending of the series was disappointing, but I just couldn't believe it was going to be this terrible.

Although you knew it was coming, which death was the most difficult for you?
Eddie's. It had the most foreshadowing, he was the first one to go, and it seemed to have the biggest emotional impact on the ka-tet. Oy's death was a close second.

Did you like Patrick Danville and his role in the tale?
A tongueless young man imprisoned in a basement? Creepy but cool.
Erasing Susannah's sore? Strange but cool.
Drawing the door for Susannah to leave? Totally cool.
Erasing the Crimson King from existence? So not cool. He shows up in the last 100 pages or so of a 3000+ page epic and does away with the most evil creature in all existence with an eraser? The worst moment of the entire series for me. Ugh.

What were your thoughts when we finally encountered the Crimson King?
Complete and utter disappointment. I didn't like the sneetches when they showed up in Wolves of the Calla in the first place, and he went out like a complete and total wimp. It wasn't even really Roland who killed him. Lame.

Which of the Founding Fathers is your favorite, Moses Carver, John Cullum or Aaron Deepneau?
We never learned much about him, but Moses Carver was an interesting character. The fact that he was still around and still dedicated to the cause when the other two were gone was cool, because he had never even met Roland.

Did you like Whelan's visual of the Dark Tower? If not, then why?
The illustrations throughout the entire volume were amazing! I especially like the depiction of the infant Mordred strangling the rat at the beginning of part I.

Bing! Were you a fan of Joe Collins' stand up routine?
There were a couple of lines in there that made me chuckle, but overall, not really a big fan.

kerzol
01-08-2013, 04:06 AM
What was your favorite part of this book?
i'm not going to be original here, the moment Roland shouts all the names, and Suze when she saw Eddie and Jake
What was your least favorite part of this book?
When Suze enters the door, and threw Roland's gun into the trashcan WTF?! I'm very sentimental and i would keep the gun just for the memories. And the fact (i'm not sure but in translation to Polish you could thinkt that Susannah completely forgets the whole journey after a while and that really depressed me.) I was so pissed about it i literally shouted and the book - "HOW COULD YOU?!"
Although you knew it was coming, which death was the most difficult for you?
all the deaths hit me, but Oys death the least.. i knew he would die also after jake died.
Did you like Patrick Danville and his role in the tale?
Well he kind of annoyed me, when he went to sleep imo Oys death is partialy his fault
What were your thoughts when we finally encountered the Crimson King?
That's it?! a simple fu would sufice :D
Which of the Founding Fathers is your favorite, Moses Carver, John Cullum or Aaron Deepneau?
Def. Cullum
Did you like Whelan's visual of the Dark Tower? If not, then why?
dunno :(
Bing! Were you a fan of Joe Collins' stand up routine?
ha. ha.

NickP
07-02-2013, 04:14 PM
What was your favorite part of this book?
When Roland was walking towards the Tower, shouting the names of all his friends who had died.

What was your least favorite part of this book?
When the CK was killed off so easily.

Although you knew it was coming, which death was the most difficult for you?
Callahan and Eddie were tough, but for me it's a tie between Jake and Oy.

Did you like Patrick Danville and his role in the tale?
No. Interesting idea, but way too convenient. This was about the only problem I had with the book.

What were your thoughts when we finally encountered the Crimson King?
Just as nuts as they made him sound.

Which of the Founding Fathers is your favorite, Moses Carver, John Cullum or Aaron Deepneau?
John Cullum. Not even close.

Did you like Whelan's visual of the Dark Tower? If not, then why?
Yes.

Bing! Were you a fan of Joe Collins' stand up routine?
It was decent.