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    Default Step Over to the Dark Side...Have You Converted Anyone? How did you do it?

    Ever since I finished the final book in the Dark Tower series, I've been on a mission to convert as many of my friends and strangers as possible into fellow fans.

    So far I've gotten 4 friends (including Chris, the manager on this site) into the series, several strangers I've met at work who were Stephen King fans, but not Dark Tower fans and I just recently got my 16 year old cousin to read The Gunslinger and he's hooked!

    Who have you convinced to read the Dark Tower and what are your stories?
    I am Daenerys Stormborn and I will take what is mine. With fire and blood.

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    Just one person, one of my ex-classmates but he is deep in love with the series.

    Roland would have understood.

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    My friends' son (who is GORGEOUS, but alas only 20 ...) He hadn't read a book since leaving school. I lent him EotD, and once I'd hooked him that way I sent him directly to The Gunslinger...he just started DotT last week

    I got my sister into DT around the release of Wolves...I just couldn't bear not having someone to obsess with

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    My nephew and my son. My son is only six and although he can't really read we listen to them on audio in the car. Whenever a bad word comes across he makes sure by asking me "Daddy was that a bad word"? Of course I answer yes
    But it amazes me that he actually listens to the story and follows it very well. He'll even ask me questions about it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darkthoughts View Post
    My friends' son (who is GORGEOUS, but alas only 20 ...)

    I bet..cradle robber. What else did you "hook" him on? Hmmmmmmm?
    "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 have no idea what you're talking about!...

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    I push it on everyone of my kids and people at work.

    I think only a few have really enjoyed it enough to go total fan crazy like I am.
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    Have any of your kids read them Matt?
    I am Daenerys Stormborn and I will take what is mine. With fire and blood.

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    Dawn got through the first couple I believe and then life stepped in with the baby and marriage. I feel like she will finish them one day. Kate is my next target.

    They come by here and look around every now and then from what I hear, which is very cool.
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    I got my sister to read the series. She is a fast reader (even faster than me!) and read the whole series in like five days I think. She is an absolute Harry Potter psycho and in her mind DT doesn't even come close to being as good a series. Don't get me wrong, she liked it but we won't see her joining the site or anything.

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    I wish I could convince more people to read it but when they hear it has 7 parts... *sigh*

    Roland would have understood.

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    I'd get DBF to read it but he's such a nitpicky PITA about books sometimes that I would probably end up defending all the actions of the ka-tet to him.

    I think I'll let him stick to sci-fi.

    Besides, it's no fun to give your boyfriend a smackdown when he tries to tell you he can edit the wiki better than you can.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Letti View Post
    I wish I could convince more people to read it but when they hear it has 7 parts... *sigh*
    This is exactly the problem I have. Also, the dread question from folk I talk to about it.."So, whats it about?"...."uhhhh uhhh it's kind of about uhhhh"
    "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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    Quote Originally Posted by All_Hail_The_Crimson_King View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Letti View Post
    I wish I could convince more people to read it but when they hear it has 7 parts... *sigh*
    This is exactly the problem I have. Also, the dread question from folk I talk to about it.."So, whats it about?"...."uhhhh uhhh it's kind of about uhhhh"
    Oh so familiar!

    Roland would have understood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Letti View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by All_Hail_The_Crimson_King View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Letti View Post
    I wish I could convince more people to read it but when they hear it has 7 parts... *sigh*
    This is exactly the problem I have. Also, the dread question from folk I talk to about it.."So, whats it about?"...."uhhhh uhhh it's kind of about uhhhh"
    Oh so familiar!
    I've had this problem too. It's kind of hard to explain to someone how different elements such as gunslingers, light sabers glowing sticks, insane trains and 80 foot bears come together to make an excellent story.
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    I'm just nodding my head the whole time thinking "ok, stop now, please."

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    It's a fantastic griping quest that involes things that creak pound crack race die live hot cold thirst starvation mountains and so on and so on and so on and so on


    well that at least is what I tell people. But really, it makes me sad when they say "that sounds cool" and then never read it. My friend actaully owns the gunslinger and hasn't read it yet. It has now been well over two years now.

    I've found that you can't force the love of the tower on anyone. they just have to discover it themselves.



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    I agree. I just had a user on another board I frequent go "SEVEN? SEVEN? Holy cow

    We'll see. My mother is convinced I've lost it. LOL.

    But, she IS happy I'm OCCUPIED.

    You figure it out



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    Quote Originally Posted by Daghain View Post
    My mother is convinced I've lost it. LOL.
    She's right. But "having it" isn't that great anyway...
    "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've converted my boss. I'm trying to convert my mom right now. She's on book #3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Girlystevedave View Post
    I've converted my boss. I'm trying to convert my mom right now. She's on book #3.
    Well if shes gone that far it sounds like you've already got a convert.
    "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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    Quote Originally Posted by Girlystevedave View Post
    I've converted my boss. I'm trying to convert my mom right now. She's on book #3.
    Good job.

    Roland would have understood.

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    I've converted two of my friends, my boss, and a bum of the street

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    How did you convince the bum?
    I am Daenerys Stormborn and I will take what is mine. With fire and blood.

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