i've re-read each as each new vol. appeared...that means i've read DT1...about 7 times-ish...2 6, 3 5, etc. etc
i positively love 1-4: they are, very easily, the best writing he has ever done..and the main section of 4...the tale told..the single best writing he has ever done...but...
and you knew there would be one of those, right ?
i feel that, if you read the interviews he gave about 4, up until it came out
, he was adamant that he would not make most
DT fans happy, as he had the story done, and it did not
include anything relating directly to DT3...just
that middle section of 4...but that
was what he felt was right...that
is what his muse
and that was what he was going to do
and when he got back to the 'finish' of 3...he would do so only when that little voice said 'ok, now, where were we...'
and he caved in...flat out caved in
...and, to me, that is exactly what the preface and the afterword part feels like in 4...tacked on, not part of the 'real' DT voice he had so magnificently tapped into...
that mad it all so special...
and that fake voice, to me, is the one that wrote 5/6/7: they all fell more like a writer, who'd just had a scare..was feeling the pressure, took a look at his notes, and just plugging away..not the effortless, wonderous, magical feeling of being swept away that made 2/3/4/ the very best of the best...for me...all of 5/6/7 feel...pedestrian
it was not the exact ending
: i knew pretty much what would happen to each character...at least in the vaguest way...
and i'd kinda, sorta guessed something of the last bit...
but it was the way the each and every moment of the last three 'felt' (where's jjs when i don't need him ?
) that disturbed me..they just didn't have that 'feel' that the entire series had had up to 4...and king has even alluded to something like this..he's mentioned that he felt he had
to finish it...rather than where he stood about it before the accident...which was, basically, i don't care how long it takes, until that special DT muse says 'dance', we don't dance...until that moment, we all
but...i do know i have to re-read those 3...not that i am at all looking forward to it: in fact, i was so distressed at how i felt about 5...i did not read 6 until 2 weeks before 7 came out just so would not have to reread either !
but,that is just me...i know many like those last 3...that's fine...i don't call people names....or not buy 'em a brewski, or something (actually...i probably feel the poor blokes need the extra help...must all be cubs fans...y'know..big bears
g4...don't go all about getting your panties in a bunch...you darn well know exactly how you'd get if someone if some idjit got tiffy with you about either the beatles being nothing but an overrated boy band, paul being nothing nore that 'silly love songs'...or some other snivelling uninformed comment that would literally make your blood boil...
you would, in no uncertain terms, set them straight...probably use some of that wicked native american indian torture stuff until they cried uncle...or just cried
i'm sure every true fan of any artist has that moment when they run across someone who just has no clue...
at the end of the end it's the start of a journey to a much better place and this wasn't bad so a much better place would have to be special...no need to be sad...