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Road to The Dark Tower, The

Road to The Dark Tower, The

Auteur

Bev Vincent

Eerste Uitgave

2004

Uitgave

2004

Uitgeverij

New American Library

Vorm

non-fictie

Taal

Engels

Bladzijden

353 bladzijden

Gelezen

2009-11-23

Score

7/10

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The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed.
It has been more than thirty years since Stephen King penned those words on a ream of bright green paper to begin his epic fantasy -and the crowning achievement of his literary career- The Dark Tower. Inspired by Robert Browning's poem "Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came," as well as J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings and the spaghetti Westerns of Sergio Leone, King's seven-volume saga follows Roland, the last gunslinger, on his quest to reach the Dark Tower and not only save the world, but save every world across countless dimensions, all threatened by the Crimson King.

With the full cooperation of Stephen King himself, The Road to the Dark Tower examines the epic journey of the author, a quest that undoubtedly mirrors Roland's, to complete a story that threatened to overwhelm him. From a series of short stories originally published in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, The Dark Tower evolved over time to encompass King's entire fictional universe.

In this indispensable companion, Bev Vincent presents a book-by-book analysis of each volume in the series, tracing The Dark Tower's connections to King's other titles, including The Stand, Insomnia, and Hearts in Atlantis, and offering insights from the author about the creative process involved in crafting his lifelong work - a work that consumed not only Stephen King, but his legion of constant readers.

Bespreking

The perfect guide to the Dark Tower saga

In The Road to The Dark Tower Bev Vincent takes the fans on a journey through the wonderful world of Stephen King's Magnus Opus. He starts off with a meticulous analysis of the seven Dark Tower books, nicely avoiding any academic mumbo jumbo. That�s effectively one of the strong points of this book: it does not judge, only analyses the storyline and helps find surprising links you missed while reading the books. In a second part the author dives deeper into the related Stephen King works and shows how the quest of Roland Dechain has seeped systematically into almost all recent works of Stephen King. In a third part the focus is more on the main characters and the source material that has been used to create this great saga. Throughout the narrative it quickly becomes clear that Bev Vincent is a fan himself and that makes reading this book a great joy.

The Road to The Dark Tower is a must read for anyone who has enjoyed the Dark Tower and wants to learn more about arguably one of the best works Stephen King has produced.