The Waste Lands

422 pages

English language

Published Feb. 21, 2003 by Viking.

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Part III of an epic saga. Roland and his companions, Eddie and Susannah Dean, find the Path of the Beam that will lead them to the Dark Tower. Along the way, Roland adds two new members to his ka-tet (a group united for a specific purpose). In the decaying city of Lud, they encounter new dangers, including a sentient train that has gone insane.

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One of the things I like about this series is that it's not just fantasy or sci-fi. When an author creates a new world that is either in the far future, on another planet, or completely new, there are certain limitations you have. Here, Stephen King has created a parallel universe to our world. He can use magic, technology, anachronisms, and historical references. It makes for a unexpected story and allows Stephen King to be very creative. So much so, that these books are very atypical for Stephen King, for the notable exception of the scene with the Haunted House. That was classic Stephen King.

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