Now I know a lot of people have still been having a crazy month. Its taken them a while to recooperate from the holiday season and really get things together. So, I have a feeling that some of you may have not even started on this challenge yet, which I completey understand.
I probably wouldn't have started it myself, but the copy of The Gunslinger I bought one day was just calling me and I had to answer. I have actually already started on the second in the series as well.
So, since I know that it is likely that many of you have not started, we'll just start off with some basic things, like Q&A type things. Questions like:
- Have you read The Dark Tower series before?
- If you have, which was your favorite book from the series? Favorite character?
- What's your favorite King work?
- If you've started the series, tell us what your first impressions are or if you've written any (spoiler free) reviews, post them!
For me, this is a reread, but I read them all so long ago that I don't think that I really got the full effect of the series and I think there were a lot of things that I missed. I still really enjoyed them the first time I read them, but I think I will be able to appreciate them more this time around. As far as a favorite book is concerned, I don't think I can say really. Like I said, it has been so long since I've read them, that's a hard question to answer. I do know that I love Jake and Oy and they might be my favorites. Eddie, too.
A favorite King work? I don't think I can answer that. I've loved pretty much everything that I've ever read by him, with the exception of a few. Some of my favorites are definitely Salem's Lot, The Stand and of course, The Dark Tower series.
Prize Alert!Thanks to Mandy at Adventures in Borkdom, for those participants that complete the challenge at the end of the year, you will be entered to win the first 3 Dark Tower graphic novels, all brand new and in plastic! These graphic novels tell Roland's story before the beginning of our series. Thanks so much Mandy for your awesome contribution!
Also, if you just can't get enough of Uncle Stevie, Coffee and a Book Chick and Boarding Through Forties are hosting the Stephen King Project! I highly encourage you to check that out as well if you haven't already!
So now, discuss, discuss, discuss!