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Wizard and Glass (1997)

de Stephen King

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Sèrie: The Dark Tower (4)

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A 700-page fantasy featuring Roland-the-Gunslinger, an adventurer who is seeking the source of life. Fourth in the Dark Tower series, the novel flashes back to the heroic deeds of his youth and his romance with Susan, his great love.
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First off, the cliffhanger from The Wastelands gets resolved. Roland and his ka-tet are engaged in a riddling contest with Blaine the AI controlling the monorail they are riding. I was a little disappointed at that entire plot contrivance, because it felt too much like Bilbo's riddling with Golem in The Hobbit (especially having read King's own admittance that he wanted The Dark Tower to be his own Lord of the Rings), and especially how it resolved, which was almost as much as a Deux ex Machina cheat as "What have I got in my pocket?" was for Golem. But I digress, that was a minor gripe.

Moving on, the ka-tet finds themselves in the world of King's The Stand, Kansas specifically, and they stop so Roland can tell them a long story about his youth, and here's where Wizard and Glass gets especially good. We hear of Roland and his friends (the ka-tet of his youth) traveling to the town of Mejis for cryptic reasons, how they meet Susan Delgado, who we heard about in a previous book, who Roland falls in love with, and he and his ka-tet have adventures worthy of some of the classic western blockbusters of the last decade. Very reminiscent of the The Magnificent Seven which is interesting because the director of that movie, John Sturges, is directly mentioned in later books in the Dark Tower series. King must be a fan. Anyway, this glimpse into Roland's backstory explains much about the man and he goes from a two dimensional shell to a more fully fleshed character, which is what the saga needed at this point.

That exciting tale of Roland's youth was probably my favorite story in the entire DT saga. Once Roland wraps it up and his ka-tet resumes their journey, they find themselves at something that looks like the Emerald City from Oz spanning I-70 across Kansas, and in there they meet Marten aka Randall Flagg, who escapes and they continue to follow him. ( )
  invisiblelizard | Sep 10, 2022 |
an excellent look at the gunslinger's past. ( )
  McBeezie | Jul 27, 2022 |
The Dark Tower is shaping up to be quite the adventure (although certainly not for the faint of heart as there are quite a few disturbing scenes). Wizard and Glass is DARK - deep, deep dark, but there's beauty and love there as well. It's somewhat incredible to me how authors like King are able to build worlds and characters you fall in love with and then slowly bring destruction upon them.

The story within a story format of this installment took me a bit to get into, but once I did, I was enthralled with Roland's first ka-tet and the insight into how he came to be the man he is. Also, I really appreciated the cross over into the other worlds created by King. I have this burning desire to re-read [b:The Stand|149267|The Stand|Stephen King|https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1213131305l/149267._SX50_.jpg|1742269] after running into RF.

I can't believe I waited so many years to take this journey but I am so glad I did. I am relishing every moment spent in this world and experiencing it for the first time.

“Go then, there are other worlds than these.” ( )
  NicholeReadsWithCats | Jun 17, 2022 |
Yep, loved everything about this, everything. Baby Roland and his friends, baby Roland falling in love, all the baby Roland stuff! I would take a bullet for Sheemie, bless his heart. I would put a bullet in Susan's aunt, Fuck that bitch! Onward... ( )
  Halestormer78 | May 15, 2022 |
Þessi saga kom mér skemmtilega á óvart. Eftir að hafa orðið fyrir vonbrigðum með fyrri bækur bókaflokksins um Turninn Myrka þá breytti hér snarlega um þegar aðalsöguhetjan Roland rifjar upp fortíð sína og segir ferðafélögum sínum af fyrstu sendiför sinni þar sem hann kynntist og varð ástfanginn af Susan.
Eftir að hafa lesið fyrri bækurnar veit lesandinn að ástarævintýrið endar með skelfingu og það ýtir stöðugt undir spennuna sem eykst jafnt og þétt eftir því sem sendiför Rolands og félaga hans endar með ofsafengnum hætti.
Það var fróðlegt að hlusta eftirmála Kings í lokin þar sem hann viðurkenndi að það hefði reynst honum afskaplega erfitt að skrifa þessa sögu og mörg ár liðu frá útgáfu "The Waste Lands" þar til hann byrjaði að skrifa "Wizard and Glass."
Góð saga sem reis vel, hélt mér föngnum við hlustun sögunnar og náði mögnuðu hámarki í lokin. ( )
  SkuliSael | Apr 28, 2022 |
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I asked one draught of earlier, happier sights,

Ere fitly I could hope to play my part.

Think first, fight afterwards -- the soldier's art:

One taste of the old time sets all to rights!

Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came

Robert Browning
Old friend, what are you looking for?
After those many years abroad you come
With images you tended
Under foreign skies
Far away from your own land.
George Seferis
ROMEO

Lady, by yonder blessed moon I vow,

That tips with silver all these fruit-tree tops --

JULIET

O, swear not by the moon, th' inconstant moon,

That monthly changes in her circled orb,

Lest that thy love prove likewise variable

ROMEO

What shall I swear by?

JULIET

Do not swear at all.

Or, if thou wilt, swear by thy gracious self,

Which is the god of my idolatry,

And I'll believe thee.

Romeo and Juliet

William Shakespeare
On the fourth day, to [Dorothy's] great joy, Oz sent for her, and when she entered the Throne Room, he greeted her pleasantly. "Sit down, my dear. I think I found a way to get you out of this country."

"And back to Kansas?" she asked, eagerly.

"Well, i'm not sure about Kansas," said Oz, "for I haven't the faintest notion which way it lies..."

The Wizard of Oz

L. Frank Baum
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This book is dedicated to Julie Eugley and Marsha DeFilippo. They answer the mail, and most of the mail for the last couple of years has been about Roland of Gilead -- the gunslinger. Basically, Julie and Marsha nagged me back to the word processor. Julie, you nagged the most effectively, so your name comes first.
For Naomi Rachel King
". . . promises to keep."
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Bird and bear and hare and fish, give my love her fondest wish
His heart had been broken. And now all these years later, it seemed to him that the most horrible fact of human existance was that broken hearts mended.
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