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    In my opinion, definitely too long. I might not mind as much if the book actually focused a lot on Roland and his friends, and clearly explained the progression of what was going on. But it didn't - a lot of the flashback was just randomly changing perspectives along all the different characters, and it made the book kind of confusing and honestly pretty tiring. It got to the point where it was like "What's this interaction between Sheemie and Coral now? Why am I supposed care?" Even when it did focus on Roland, it was mostly just bout his rather dry and apparently mostly sex-based romance with Susan. And that's another thing - did anyone notice the repetitive "every single male character creeping on Susan at some point" thing? It got kind of ridiculous. All the long descriptions every time the moon changed, all the random hard-to-remember details of the story from every point of view, and all that build-up to an ending that wasn't much more than a fight scene and Susan's creepy death... it was really a bit much for me.

    That isn't to say I didn't enjoy Wizard and Glass; I did at many parts, especially the end with the emerald palace. However, it was probably my least favorite Dark Tower book so far.

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    Give me a 2000 page Wizard and Glass and I die a happy man!

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    I could use 2000 more pages of pre- and post-Mejis parts.

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    I could've taken 2000 (+) extra pages of Farson's side of the war pre and post Mejis.

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    : nods :

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    Quote Originally Posted by Letti View Post
    It's my favourite book so far (you know I haven't finished the last book yet :p ) but somehow I feel it will be my favourite ever because of plenty of reasons.
    I wouldn't mind at all if Kind had written this story in 2200 pages.
    It would be great amazing if it was even longer.
    Let me quote myself. I opened this thread 6 years ago (jezzz) and I must admit I have totally changed my mind. Oh don't worry, I still love WaG to pieces but now I say it is good as it is. I don't need more pages. (That's something, isn't it?)

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    I really loved Wizard & Glass, it might be my favourite but I'm trying to reserve that judgement until I have finished the series. I'm not sure I'd have liked it to be any longer, for me the pacing was well done but I could understand how it might all seem long-winded to others, it really felt like I was out in the slow-living barony of Mejis, which at times made me impatient and at other times made me feel like I could just sink into the strong imagery.

    I think the best phrase to accompany Wizard & Glass is that 'time is a face on the water', sometimes the pacing was slowed to a point where we might have used our two-fingered twirling gesture, and other times great happenings were swept away in the words of but a couple of pages.

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    I hate to dislike anything in the series, but I absolutely cannot get through this book in less than 2 months. Its too drawn out for me, and I just cant read more than 4-5 pages at a time.

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    I skipped this book entirely during my latest attempt at a reread.
    Quote Originally Posted by Girlystevedave View Post
    I'm just nodding my head the whole time thinking "ok, stop now, please."
    Some men just want to watch the world burn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fernandito View Post
    I skipped this book entirely during my latest attempt at a reread.
    I can't blame you. It wasn't one of my favorites from the series.

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    Wizard and Glass needs to un-write itself.


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    Quote Originally Posted by fernandito View Post
    I skipped this book entirely during my latest attempt at a reread.
    this is a wonderful idea, I wonder why it hadn't occurred to me. That book was looming like an unsurmountable obstacle on my way to rereading; now I think I'll just follow your example.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ricky View Post
    Wizard and Glass needs to un-write itself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jean View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by fernandito View Post
    I skipped this book entirely during my latest attempt at a reread.
    this is a wonderful idea, I wonder why it hadn't occurred to me. That book was looming like an unsurmountable obstacle on my way to rereading; now I think I'll just follow your example.
    I had to do it, lest it derail the remainder of my journey.
    Quote Originally Posted by Girlystevedave View Post
    I'm just nodding my head the whole time thinking "ok, stop now, please."
    Some men just want to watch the world burn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fernandito View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Jean View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by fernandito View Post
    I skipped this book entirely during my latest attempt at a reread.
    this is a wonderful idea, I wonder why it hadn't occurred to me. That book was looming like an unsurmountable obstacle on my way to rereading; now I think I'll just follow your example.
    I had to do it, lest it derail the remainder of my journey.
    I've been "re-reading" WaG since November. I can only get through a few pages at a time, and even then only once every few days. The book just doesn't do it for me.

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    Overall I loved this book (just finished re-reading, now on Wolves). It wasn't horribly short, I just think that some parts should have been longer with more information presented (running into Marten/Tick-Tock again for all of two seconds, for example).
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    I liked the beginning and end of Wizard and Glass. Some of the story telling really confused me in the flashback parts. I am onto Wolves and I really like that a lot.
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    Wolves is my favorite part of DT
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