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    Default What brought you to the Dark Tower series?

    For me it was the idea of a giant, mysterious quest, that involves deep connections to our own world and interconnected universes. How about everyone else?
    "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 always liked tales filled with adventure too. The idea of A Quest! has always hooked me, hence my love of Lord of the Rings and the Otherland series, as well as Arthurian mythology. Also, I love stories dealing with all-encompassing, epic friendships/relationships like we see with Roland's ka-tet. (That's also why I love It and Dreamcatcher so much, too.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rjeso View Post
    I've always liked tales filled with adventure too. The idea of A Quest! has always hooked me, hence my love of Lord of the Rings and the Otherland series, as well as Arthurian mythology. Also, I love stories dealing with all-encompassing, epic friendships/relationships like we see with Roland's ka-tet. (That's also why I love It and Dreamcatcher so much, too.)
    Definitely, and for me when I started it, it was with the second book and there was this feeling of some kind of massive journey/quest going on that I was on the tip of the iceburg involving multiple parallel universes, it just blew my mind.
    "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 totally agree. This totally hooked me from the beginning because it was the quest of all quests.

    I remember thinking that my favorite part of the first book (I read them in order) was that thing at the end with him and well...you know.
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    Oops I just realized what that looked like. I meant that I started it at the time that Drawing came out. Not starting the series with that book.
    "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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    Gunslingers. Mulitiple Worlds stacked upon mulitiple universes. Demons. A main character that was unlike other main characters I was reading at the time.

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    When I was a child, the cover art drew me in, though I was too young to full grasp the intricacies of the books, and grew bored. I came back to them later in life because of the western-ish aspects of the books. This time I loved The Gunslinger, but was then put off by the lobstrosities and put the books down again. A few months later, Erin convinced me to give the books another try, and after getting past the intitial lobstrosity scenes, I loved the rest.
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    i started reading the gunslinger just because a friend harassed me about it. she didn't explain the book very well so i didnt know what i was getting into. if i knew where she was now i'd send her roses and chocolates and a bottle of wine.

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    I found The Gunslinger for a quarter about 3 years after it came out when I was stockpiling books to read while I was at home after the birth of my first child. I would love to say that I was instantly hooked and lured in by all of the magical things mentioned in the posts above me but it would be a lie. To be perfectly honest, I'm the type of person that will plod through any book and/or series just because it is there. It took me several years to catch on "to the big picture" and fall in love with Roland and his world.
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    I can't pass up a good quest. I've always been a fan of Stephen King and when he announced that he was going to write the last three books, I picked up the Gunslinger and haven't looked back. It is still my favorite series of all time.



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    My brother pretty much forced The Gunslinger down my throat while I was trying to finish reading Blood Canticle. ^^;; I kept saying "I'm not going to read two books at once!" and he kept pushing. I finally slapped him and told him I'd read it after I finished the one I was reading.
    I'm glad I did, though, because it was pretty amazing. XD

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    I have this thing for long tales, stories, etc. After I read The Gunslinger and saw that it said The Dark Tower Book One on the cover, I was pretty excited. The second book was the kicker for me.

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    I didn't find a new Dean R. Kootz book for long and I had to read something.. so I bought the DT because I liked the title and the cover.
    What a nice story...

    Roland would have understood.

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    Default When did you meet Roland? How many years ago? How old were you?

    How old were you when you met Roland? I mean when did you start to read the series?

    I was about 12.. and sometimes it was very hard to wait.
    Anyway it means I have known Roland and I have been following him everywhere for almost 12 years. I met him in the middle of my life.

    But I know there are people out there who have been reading it for even longer.
    So?
    What about you?

    Roland would have understood.

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    Last October

    That would have made me 24 at the time.
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    Me and Roland met in the mid 80's. I was glad he came along, I needed him at the time.
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    I was thirteen years old...the year was 1987...it seems like its been a long time.

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    I met Roland when I was 14 in 1987 and have been a Tower Junkie ever since...
    "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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    Jr high I think....
    I started reading The Wastelands in 7th grade, then realized it was book 3 in a series so I hounded my mom to take me to the library and get the first two lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rjeso View Post
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    And how long did it take you to read all the books?

    Roland would have understood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Letti View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Rjeso View Post
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    And how long did it take you to read all the books?
    I was done by the end of November. I would have been done sooner, but I had to ship in copies of SoS and TDT.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Letti View Post
    I didn't find a new Dean R. Kootz book for long and I had to read something.. so I bought the DT because I liked the title and the cover.
    What a nice story...
    Wow, this is a first, someone finding a King book because they couldn't find a Koontz book!
    "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 didn't find a new Dean R. Kootz book for long and I had to read something.. so I bought the DT because I liked the title and the cover.
    What a nice story...
    Wow, this is a first, someone finding a King book because they couldn't find a Koontz book!
    I know I know.
    Great story, isn't it?

    Roland would have understood.

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    I was 14 like CK. I discovered The Dark Tower in between DT2 and DT3.
    Roland kicks ass.

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    It would have been around '84 I think - which would put me at about 21 or so.

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