I just love King and his series the Dark Tower so when I found out there was a new book of course I picked it up. Also it was this month's pick for my group Stephen King Fans on goodreads. Here is the description from that site:
Well... I must say this was a good book. But it is not really about Roland and the Ka-tet that we thought we were going to read about. Which is why I gave it 4 stars instead of 5. This is a story within a story within a story. Yeah you read that right. Roland tells a story of his youth, and then his youth self tells a story. Personally I think the book is more about Randal Flagg. For those of you who keep up with King you will know who that is since he appears in many of King's books.
To me this is not a Dark Tower book.... it is sold as one but it is a story all it's own. Makes me wonder if perhaps there will be some sort of Dark Tower spinoff based off this other character introduced in this book named Tim? I kinda hope so. I really wish I liked audio books... Stephen King is the actual narrator of the audio version so I am dying to hear HIM read it!! Here is a pic of him recording it:
I am a little disappointed this Dark Tower book wasn't illustrated. All the other ones I bought in hardback were and this one would only be illustrated if you spent $100 some dollars on the book. But I scoured the internet and found some of the pictures from the illustrated version and they are beautiful!
Read this book Dark Tower fans... you will not regret it!