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  1. I read The Gunslinger a very long time ago- I'm...

    I read The Gunslinger a very long time ago- I'm not sure how I came across the book, but I know it was the original "non-integrated" edition. Then i promptly forgot about it, also for a very long...
  2. In the episode referenced in the OP, we must...

    In the episode referenced in the OP, we must remember what Eddie has been through in his relationship with Roland, and in a relatively compressed time frame:

    1. Being a junkie invaded by an alien...
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    Yeah, this episode seems clear enough, given...

    Yeah, this episode seems clear enough, given King's right to fictional license. Both Schrödinger's Gunslinger and his boy have what amount to split personalities, which King certainly spends enough...
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    My reading of King is limited, nevertheless: ...

    My reading of King is limited, nevertheless:

    Read the entire book and ranked:

    1. The Stand & Dark Tower / The Gunslinger (TIE)
    2. Dark Tower / The Waste Lands
    3. The Tommyknockers
    4. The...
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    I agree with "Randall Flagg." I think this letter...

    I agree with "Randall Flagg." I think this letter is a parody, folks.
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    I understand your point. To me, the later books...

    What I find interesting is that everyone has their own favorite books; seldom are they the same ones, though. For me, the best Heinlein is Time Enough for Love, which you don't even mention. Just...
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    I scored 7. There are a dozen others that I...

    I scored 7.

    There are a dozen others that I started to read, and lost interest. This is intended as no indictment of King. Look at just about any author, and they have an outstanding work, maybe...
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    Poll: Yes, there's not another piece of literature I...

    I agree but the example seems a way too radical.[/QUOTE]

    Yes, there's not another piece of literature I can think of that would be a more extreme example of fiction subsuming reality, insofar as...
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    Sticky: I think the arguments both ways re: Vols. I & II...

    I think the arguments both ways re: Vols. I & II are misplaced. Oh, people will like one or the other for myriad reasons, but the two can't exist apart, just as the series as a whole isn't King's...
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    As there is no thread specific to what parts of...

    As there is no thread specific to what parts of W&G one might not like, I'm putting mine in this one. A very important book in the series, which makes it all the more perplexing to me why it was...
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    Poll: I looked around a bit, and as far as I can tell...

    I looked around a bit, and as far as I can tell the theory advanced in the book is just another fictional device of King's. The interesting thing is that I found at least one reference (not on this...
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    I have lived seventy summers, and would only...

    I have lived seventy summers, and would only counsel: If you happen to see a movie first, never, ever let it prevent you from at least starting the book with an open mind. Book ≠ move, and...
  13. Bingo. This book establishes the character of the...

    Bingo. This book establishes the character of the main protagonist of the series, whether King had any intentions (or even dreams) of the extended series that the Dark Tower turned out to be. And one...
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    I've read both. The only thing the extra 400...

    I've read both. The only thing the extra 400 pages do is make an already large book able to function as a doorstop.
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    The Stand, followed by The Tommyknockers.

    The Stand, followed by The Tommyknockers.
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    Poll: IMHO, the 1990 version adds nothing to the 1978...

    I've not found one. I do know that a great deal is expanded regarding trashcan man and his travels cross country.[/QUOTE]

    IMHO, the 1990 version adds nothing to the 1978 edition but more words....
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    Nuclear power wasn't the problem in the book,...

    Nuclear power wasn't the problem in the book, just as it is not in the real world. The problem lies in people.

    Tommyknockers is a good book....although it encapsulates (in King's only real foray...
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    How could it be otherwise? King is a U.S....

    How could it be otherwise? King is a U.S. citizen, and I've read nothing to indicate that he's traveled much outside the United States, so it's obvious to me, I guess. I was just reading another...
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    Poll: Well...here comes the other opinion, which I...

    Well...here comes the other opinion, which I express in a less discursive manner in a nearby Stand thread. A book does not benefit by simply being MORE- more for someone to read, more pages to turn....
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    As for your first sentence, I don't see what's...

    As for your first sentence, I don't see what's "rude" about your post, since it's just your opinions, and isn't aimed at anyone.

    As for your last sentence, I think you said it, although spending a...
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