Wednesday, 24 October 2012

The Wind Through The Keyhole by Stephen King

Fans of the Dark Tower series will enjoy this novel. Essentially three stories in one we see Roland, Eddie, Susannah, Jake and, of course, Oy the Billy Bumbler journeying the path of the beam towards Calla Bryn Sturgis. This sets it somewhere between Wizard and Glass and Wolves of the Call in the series. An approaching deadly storm called a Starkblast forces them to take shelter. Whilst sheltering Roland recounts a tale of old which is actually two tales in one.

If you, like me, have ached for more in King's epic Mid World setting of the Gunslinger series then you'll not be disappointed. There is more about the mysterious force known simply as ka. More blending of the futuristic and the ancient. King brings his mythologies to life and even the language gets inside your head. The dialogue of Mid World is an integral part of the allure of this series. We see a young Roland on his first task as a gunslinger. King crams so much into this novel that it can't possibly work, can it? Yes it can for he is the master of his art and for that we say thankee sai.

Genre:  Futuristic Western / Fantasy
Publisher:  Hodder
Format:  All Formats
Rating:  5/5

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