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    I like it as-is. I enjoy character backstory a lot, so there's no way it was too long for me. Had King gone much farther than he did, it would have seemed forced, though.

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    I liked it the way it was.

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    I'm always reluctant to second-guess the length of a book.

    The perfect length for any book is exactly as long as it takes to tell the story, no more, no less. I trust King's judgment on that point.

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    I thought it actually was of a perfect length for the story it had to tell. Not too much detail, yet more than enough to fully allow the mind's eye to picture and encompass the scene that King was trying to portray.

    Not my favorite of the books, but pretty damned close.
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    I would've been happier with an even longer book, but I wanted all of them to be longer.
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    I voted "too long". I found it boring, but then again, I was in a hurry to get to the part where Tick Tock Man returned (Which proved to be disappointing as well).

    Then again, it obviously wasn't too long, or else I just wouldn't have read it. But it was much longer than I would have prefered.
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    Book 4 wasn't one of my favourites either, but then I didn't dislike it.

    Obviously, by the polarised reactions of fans to the 4th book, its probably a matter of what specific readers tend to get out of epic stories, and although the backstory was a wonderful tale and completely essential for the entire series to work, it broke the forward momentum that was built up during DT2 & DT3, and this annoyed me a little but I'm probably just impatient
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    For me, WaG was "meh". I just don't see the whole, undying, faithful love to shake the foundations of the world out of a few weeks of hot groping between two teens.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bethany View Post
    For me, WaG was "meh".
    Meh??? :blink:




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    Don't get me wrong, as a whole I enjoyed the book. However, I am mystified about the hoopla surrounding Roland and Susan's relationship.
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    This book could NEVER be too long!!
    It could have gone on forever and I would have been happy!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bethany View Post
    For me, WaG was "meh". I just don't see the whole, undying, faithful love to shake the foundations of the world out of a few weeks of hot groping between two teens.
    this is why i say it's too short (that and because i don't ever want any of sk's books to end). i feel like roland and susan needed more interaction, they barely got to know each other.

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    I think that WaG was the perfect length. It got everything it needed to in a book that was neither too short nor too long.
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    This is also my least favorite. It's not because of the writing or anything like that, because I think it is excellent in that regard. I just get very emotionally attached to all the characters in SK's books, but most especially TDT. I hate how King took all this time to show you these kids in love that ultimately lose each other. Young love wasn't so long ago for me and I can remember all those extreme emotions. I get very attached to the story and I just have to put it down because I know what's going to happen and I hate it. Waaay too sad for me I'm a sissy.

    I also disliked how Roland, supposedly the only gunslinger of their trio (in experience), was the one who broke their ka-tet or at least damaged it. While it showed him as a totally different person than the Roland we have come to know at this point, I didn't like how it detracted from his character.
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    I think the idea there was that he was indeed a lot different that the "modern" roland because his journey has changed him so much.
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    I loved every page dear. I voted it was just right.
    of course if it had been shorter or longer I'd still
    be saying the same dont ya know...

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    I'm currently listening to this one again in my re-read. I am bored already with the Susan-Roland crap...those parts are too long.

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    I can never get enough Roland back story, to short

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    Quote Originally Posted by MonteGss View Post
    I'm currently listening to this one again in my re-read. I am bored already with the Susan-Roland crap...those parts are too long.
    I hardly understand how you can stand it at all. I could barely make it through when reading, and I read real fast; if I had to listen, I would be bored to death.

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    Well Jean, Frank Muller does make it entertaining with his different voices.

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    *shrug* And I did enjoy those parts.
    We are different.

    Roland would have understood.

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    I miss my ka-tet. I really, really wish there was more storyline about them instead of the flashbacks. On audio format, this book is really long.

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    Don't tell me that, Monte. I haven't listened to it yet.



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    Spoiler:
    I personally loved it because it was outside the loop, that is the same reason I feel that the first katet was noteworthy.

    What we get in Wizard and Glass is a true story of Roland before the damnation. Which I really like
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt View Post
    Spoiler:
    I personally loved it because it was outside the loop, that is the same reason I feel that the first katet was noteworthy.

    What we get in Wizard and Glass is a true story of Roland before the damnation. Which I really like
    I never thought of it that way before. Interesting.
    Last edited by Matt; 10-17-2007 at 04:03 PM. Reason: To put spoiler tags on my quoted post
    "It's his eyes, Roland thought. They were wide and terrible, the eyes of a dragon in human form" - Roland seeing the Crimson King for the first time.

    "When the King comes and the Tower falls, sai, all such pretty things as yours will be broken. Then there will be darkness and nothing but the howl of Discordia and the cries of the can toi" - From Song of Susannah

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