just finished stephen kings the wind through the keyhole
great read. very much in the grand tradition of d.t. 1-4; got pulled in right away. as with any really good king book, it's not so much the situation, but the characters and how they react to whatever is going on around them this another of kings forays into insight into rolands character.
one most likely need not have read any of the other dark tower books to like this one, but it might help: especially if you start proper with vol.'s 1-4 (since this is , nominally, part 4.5).
the bulk of the story, much like the great d.t. 4, lies not in rolands quest of the tower now, but in his past...and a rich, textured past it is.
this story just fills in one more gap, and answers a question about rolands relationship with his parents.
quite good stuff, these tales...
now, onto richard laymon and his take on the jack the ripper tale: 'savage'...
everybody bogey...dig that bogey beat...man, that bogey rhythm...smells so clean 'n sweet
everybody bogey...bogey onto the streets...without bogey music...life is incomplete