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    Default favorite parts of my favorite book.

    These past few months I've changed my favorite Dark Tower book from The Gunslinger (which I still love) to The Wastelands. I'm listening to the book now and hearing it with all the voices that aren't mine, I'm finding that I'm enjoying it much more. The brooklyn accent that Frank Muller does is spot on and it cracks me up.


    Anyhoo, they just pulled Jake through the door, as usual, I'm so impressed with King. The way he can tell a story from all points of view is talent and amazement to me. Jake, Roland, Eddie, Susannah, and The people on the street near the Mansion, they all play thier part and we get to hear all sides of the story.


    Just a good time all around.



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    I agree, its my favorite of them too. Especially the parts with Tick Tock Man.
    Have you heard of people with short fuses? Well, I have no fuse at all, and there's a thousand could testify to it if I hadn't stilled their tongues for good.

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    my itty bitty boy parts need the movie to grow
    You can't ignore my girth.

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    Jake opening all kinds of doors.
    Eddie walking the bridge, and at the crucial moment forgetting all about his acrophobia.
    Old people at River Crossing.

    Ask not what bears can do for you, but what you can do for bears. (razz)
    When one is in agreement with bears one is always correct. (mae)

    bears are back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Ole Ticky....and Richard Fannin. Gotta love em.

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    Jake getting his ass kicked by Gasher and Tick Tock. Know it's cruel, but hey, its entertaining.
    Have you heard of people with short fuses? Well, I have no fuse at all, and there's a thousand could testify to it if I hadn't stilled their tongues for good.

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    my itty bitty boy parts need the movie to grow
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    Rolands mad dash with Oy to save him. After we lost Jake in the first book I was convinced that Roland would not be able to save him.

    The interaction between him and Oy during those scenes is wonderful
    The kindness of close friends is like a warm blanket

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    When Oy almost fell down from the fragile bridge and the ka-tet has to work together and everyone tries their best to save someone's life the other's life.

    Roland would have understood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Letti View Post
    When Oy almost fell down from the fragile bridge and the ka-tet has to work together and everyone tries their best to save someone's life the other's life.
    and - back to our talk in Did You Cry - please have a look at my post in this thread...

    Ask not what bears can do for you, but what you can do for bears. (razz)
    When one is in agreement with bears one is always correct. (mae)

    bears are back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    When I first read this book, I ended up throwing it against the wall! I wasn't ready for the story to end in Blaine! And then the wait for DT IV!! I was upset with King for a long time because of the way this volume ended! Now, with the entire series having been published, I feel lots better. I love the way the ka-tet became closer in this volume. They became real to me.

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    Egads, the wait between W&G and Wolves was INSANE! Talk about a cliff-hanger! That drove me nuts too. But, I was worth the wait, after all.



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    "You needn't die happy when your day comes, but you must die satisfied, for you have lived your life from beginning to end and ka is always served." ~ Roland Deschain

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daghain View Post
    Egads, the wait between W&G and Wolves was INSANE!
    Not only the wait, but also wondering if there was actually going to be a conclusion, but yeah 'twas a bitch.

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    I think my favorite parts are the first times we get to see Susannah and Eddie act like gunslingers, their first shootings.

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    SAY YOUR LESSON, Susannah Dean, and be true.

    The bear came at them in a rumbling lope; it was like watching a runaway factory machine over which someone had thrown a huge, moth-eating rug.

    It looks like a hat! A little steel hat!

    She saw it ... but it didn't look like a hat to her. It looked like a radar-dish — a much smaller version of the kind she had seen in MovieTone newsreel stories about how the DEW-line was keeping everyone safe from a Russian sneak attack. It was bigger than the pebbles she had shot off the boulder earlier, but the distance was greater. Sun and shadow ran across it in deceiving dapples.

    I do not aim with my hand; she who aims with her hand has forgotten the face of her father.

    I can't do it!

    I do not shoot with my hand; she who shoots with her hand has forgotten the face of her father.

    I'll miss! I know I'll miss!

    I do not kill with my gun; she who kills with her gun —

    "Shoot it!" Roland roared. "Susannah, shoot it!"

    With the trigger as yet unpulled, she saw the bullet go home, guided from muzzle to target by nothing more or less than her heart's fierce desire that it should fly true. All fear fell away. What was left was a feeling of deep coldness and she had time to think: This is what he feels. My God — how does he stand it?

    "I kill with my heart, motherfucker," she said, and the gunslinger's revolver roared in her hand.

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    Yes, sarajean, that is precisely the scene I was thinking of when I wrote my last post.

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    I remember being so exhilarated during that scene. Being back with the katet after all these years. They all seemed healthy and happy, doing their lessons.

    Then you find out Roland is going crazy...oh man, he had to give Eddie his guns!! It was heart wrenching.

    Then you find out its about getting Jake back
    The kindness of close friends is like a warm blanket

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    Oh yeah, I was totally upset when Roland gave his guns to Eddie. That hurt.



    "People, especially children, aren't measured by their IQ. What's important about them is whether they're good or bad, and these children are bad." ~ Alan Bernard


    "You needn't die happy when your day comes, but you must die satisfied, for you have lived your life from beginning to end and ka is always served." ~ Roland Deschain

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    Yes, it was pretty upsetting and still is when I reread it. I mean come on the man lost two fingers on his best hand and already had to give a gun to eddie in tdott. I was a bit distraught



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    yeah DT3 is one of my favourites aswell, just the whole idea of Lud is really cool and the history you learn about the city and everything
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZoNeSeeK View Post
    yeah DT3 is one of my favourites aswell, just the whole idea of Lud is really cool and the history you learn about the city and everything
    Lud was my favorite place of the whole series. It had more style and atmosphere than any of the other locations.

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    I loved the voices Muller did for the Grays and Pubes. Gasher's voice and his hilarious song was fantastic. This will always remain my second favorite of the series!

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    One of my favorite parts of this book is Susannah and Eddie traveling to Blaine after they separate from Roland and the things Susannah is perceiving about Lud and the description of the giant stone turtle and the golden gunslinger statue.
    "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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    Oh and of course when Richard Fannin steps into the game..
    "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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    I love the bit when Jake comes through the door Eddie made, you can feel how urgent it is, and that house on Dutch Hill gives me the shudders.

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    This is so far my favorite book aswell. But I've only just started on book 4. There are so many moments in the book tha I love, it's hard to pick some out.
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    I enjoyed the tet's time in River Crossing. It was the first time the tet got to see Roland interact with people who knew what he was, and what that meant. The first time we see Roland through their eyes as "a kind of diplomat."

    And Blaine. The entire Blaine experience was one I could re-read over and over. Waiting for DT-4 to come out, I spent a lot of time on that damned mono with Roland and his tet, but I loved the entire thing. I'd have freaked out when Blaine made the walls and floor transparent and laughed my ass off when he said Edith Bunker.

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