Did you love of loathe The Dark Tower ending? Warning Spoilers!!

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Did you love of loathe The Dark Tower ending? Warning Spoilers!!

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1Starmap
març 30, 2010, 3:17pm


**If you haven't finished the series do not read this thread.**

I personally was initially dismayed by the lack of resolution in terms of Roland's journey which i was expecting, but i still thought the ending was excellent and i agree that it should end so.

21dragones
Editat: març 31, 2010, 11:12am

I can't say either way, have not picked up from where I left off. The last Dark Tower thing I read was Wizard and Glass, several years ago... so still three more, very large books for me to read...

edit: grr..... what's with these touchstones lately? or is it always that they won't work half the time?

3Raychild
abr. 1, 2010, 10:22am

I've had a problem with the touchstones lately too.

I'm still unsure of how I feel about the ending. I was initially let down as well, but the more I think about it, the more it fits. I think I was just let down because it was such an undertaking and to have it end like that was like "Are you kidding me?!?!" but like I said, it's growing on me.

4mesalamb
abr. 7, 2010, 9:18pm

The ending was perfect, it couldn't have been any different. So creepy...the cycle goes on and on and on. Poor Roland.

5Jacey25
Editat: abr. 13, 2010, 3:38pm

It was perfect but I disagree with poor Roland, this is another chance at redemption for him. He can go back and make new choices and perhaps his journey will end differently, it's implied that he will continue the cycle until his choices are "correct".

6Starmap
abr. 13, 2010, 4:40pm

And this time he has the brass horn. Brilliant touch I thought.

7mesalamb
abr. 14, 2010, 10:35am

Yes, he has the opportunity to go back and make "correct" choices, but I thought it was more implied that he will never make the correct choices no matter how many times he tries. I mean, we don't really know how many attempts he's already had...I would guess too many to count. What could one more attempt possibly change?

Yes he has free will, in theory, to change his choices and actions, but in practice, he can't change the core of his being and will therefore always come to the same conclusion when faced with the same obstacle time and time again. Little things may change, but the end result is always the same.

Its like a Greek tragedy. That's why "poor Roland".

8Raychild
abr. 14, 2010, 10:47am

#7 - That's what I thought too, about him not ever making the correct choices. It is much like a greek tragedy, I'd have to agree. Poor Roland.

And I have to say after reading this thread I am liking this ending more and more.

9Jacey25
abr. 14, 2010, 10:56am

#6 Exactly, I think it showed progress and perhaps I'm an eternal optimist but I feel as though he's changing and will eventually succeed in his quest.

10BuffaloPhil
ag. 5, 2010, 10:45am

I found the ending incredibly frustrating and disappointing if I'm honest... yet it also felt like the 'right' ending.

11Engrossed
ag. 25, 2010, 4:55pm

I read this series as he wrote them over a period of roughly twenty years, I know it wasn't quite that but although I had the final Book, I put off reading it for a few years because each book in the series had felt like a fine malt whiskey to me, to be sipped at and savoured but once it was read it was done.So I put off reading it and when I finally did last year; I was bitterly diappointed with the ending.

I felt the same way at the end of IT, when we found out that this age old evil was none other than a giant spider.

Too be fair to King he did warn us to leave Roland outside the Tower with his trumpet blaring as he remembered the fallen.This is a much nobler ending for me.