Saturday, May 19, 2012

Never too old for stories...

A person’s never too old for stories. Man and boy, girl and woman, we live for them. - Roland Deschain

In the end, the wind takes everything, doesn't it? And why not? Why other? If the sweetness of our lives did not depart, there would be no sweetness at all.

I've always been a big fan of Stephen King and his latest book was a welcome surprise. The Wind Through the Keyhole is a Dark Tower novel and brings back the Gunslinger Roland Deschain and his ka-tet (his group of friends brought together by fate). King has a way of creating worlds and the world of the Dark Tower has a strong gravitational pull. Within pages I was immediately back in Mid-World and thinking I might be tempted to read this entire series again... 

The crazy thing about this book is that it singles out a moment in between books 4 and 5 in the series and consists of Roland telling a story about his youth to the rest of his ka-tet. In this middle of this story, the younger Roland proceeds to tell a story to a young boy that he has taken under his wing. Each of these three stories are all related and King never skips a beat in weaving all three and keeping you interested. It is a world within a world within a world. Or a story within a story within a story. Pretty awesome. 

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