First, thanks to Munch for posting this link!
Man, that was such a tease.
I was glad to see some confirmation right off the bat that Jake is going to hang on for a little while longer. Of course, this doesn’t mean much for the end of the book (and series) – I’ve been worried about Jake ever since SK first hinted that all of our gunslingers probably wouldn’t make it to the Tower. After reading the last book, my new fear is that the New York Jake is in currently is slightly different than the New York that he came from originally, and that since is dead in at least one of these New Yorks, he’s going to have to end up dead again. Remember how after Eddie made the key and Jake was pulled into Roland’s world, and both Jake and Roland reported that they were almost right again, but not quite? That there was still a little disjointed buzz going on in the backs of their minds? I’m hoping SK forgot about this, but I’m also nervous that the way of reconciling it is going to involve Jake dying again.
And let’s not even talk about the nervous breakdown I’m going to have if anything happens to Oy.
It was nice to see that Callahan got back in touch with the White. Good for him! I gave him a little cheer. He doesn’t seem too long for this world (or any other) though.
I was a little suprised that a great deal of the last book involved setting us up for the big gun fight at the Dixie Pig, and now it’s a turtle fight. Or a turtle stand off, rather. Hopefully it means the big action is yet to come.
WHEN WILL IT BE SEPTEMBER 21?