Dark Tower VI: Song of Susannah

Alright, it came out today! I haven’t picked it up yet, but I will at lunch. Who bought it at midnight and has already finished it? I know one of you did, 'fess up.

Not me, but I am SO EXCITED to go get my copy. Three cheers for advanced ordering!

I’ve been reading the Dune books, and am mostly done with the second book. I tried to plow through it last night so I’d free up at least one of the books I’m reading to make time for DT6, but holy crap is *Dune Messiah * slooooow and boring!

::runs around in a big circle::


Birthday soon, and mom called me this morning asking if she should buy me a book… Then this news!

::Another big circle, then runs off to get cookies and milk::

Yay!!! Yay, yay, yay, yay, yay!!! Thank you, Munch! I know what I’m going to be reading for the next few days…

My husband bought it for me this weekend. The fools at Wal-Mart put it out a few days early. Unfortunately, I haven’t read it yet because I still have to finish Wolves of the Calla (which I got the day it came out but I’ve been busy…)

I’m picking my copy up today. Woo!

I got my limited and artist’s editions yesterday from Grant. :smiley:

Turek, I think I speak for everyone when I say…

BITE ME. You lucky bastage… :stuck_out_tongue:

Ardred gets to read this one first, because I got to read Wolves first.


Did I just say ‘poopy’?

You mean it’s just gonna sit there until you’re done with WotC??!?!?!?

Sweet! Off to the library I go this weekend.

I can top that: I’m waiting for The Dark Tower VII: The Dark Tower to come out and read all three in a row.!

I’m a little more than halfway through, and it’s getting interesting. Lots of revelations and plot twists. The most telling so far, as Roland, Eddie and boathouse caretaker are taking off across the water:

Eddie mentions that the next time he remembers to ask Roland about tapping his throat before heading across water, death would have already parted them. So Roland dies before Eddie - interesting.

There are also some fairly funny moments, mostly involving Eddie (of course):

As Eddie is cleaning out his wound, and reflecting on the LOTR, trying to remember if Frodo and Sam ever encountered anything as horrendous as hydrogen peroxide, and not coming up with anything.

But the most surprising of all is finding Mia to be somewhat of a pitiable character.

Holy crap. Just realized something.

If you get your thread notifications via email, you know that the entire newest post shows up in that email. If there are spoilers, however, they are not blocked/hidden at all. They show up as normal text.

Munch, of course, used the spoiler box correctly. But stupid me, I read the post… and stopped as soon as I thought it sounded spoilerish. Went to the thread, and it was hidden in the spoiler box. Yowch.

I’ll have to be more careful…

Oooh, I’m make a note of that. Maybe use (contents not really a spoiler for purposes of exhibition):

Spoiler: Rosebud was Roland’s childhood firearm.

Oh, I’m definitely not calling you out on it. Nothing else you could have done, really. Just a quirk of the system that I wasn’t aware of.

This is the first I’ve heard of this book. Sheesh.

Is Wolves of Calla out in paperback yet?

Nope. But VII is due out mid-September.

I’ve gotten through about 3/4 of the book in the last 24 hours, and I’m still enjoying the very…twisty, I guess…nature of the whole thing. The mix between reality and fiction - King’s own and other peoples’ - is very catchy. I just finished the part where

Eddie and Roland chat with Stephen King himself, and I’m not sure what I think of it. At the very least, it’s a bit self-indulgent - like he wanted to explain how he wrote these books. On the other end, it makes me wonder just how seriously he actually takes this story - if he really buys into the stuff he had himself say. The multiple “what if he dies before he writes this story” references sound, to me, like he was pretty shaken up when he nearly died when he got hit by that van a few years ago.