In the third novel in King's epic fantasy masterpiece, Roland, the Last Gunslinger, is moving ever closer to the Dark Tower, which haunts his dreams and nightmares. Pursued by the Ageless Stranger, he and his friends follow the perilous path to Lud, an urban wasteland. And crossing a desert of damnation in this macabre new world, revelations ...Read MoreIn the third novel in King's epic fantasy masterpiece, Roland, the Last Gunslinger, is moving ever closer to the Dark Tower, which haunts his dreams and nightmares. Pursued by the Ageless Stranger, he and his friends follow the perilous path to Lud, an urban wasteland. And crossing a desert of damnation in this macabre new world, revelations begin to unfold about who - and what - is driving him forward. A blend of riveting action and powerful drama, THE WASTE LANDS leaves readers breathlessly awaiting the next chapter. And the Tower is closer...Read Less
This third book in The Gunslinger series is a great read by itself. Of course it's best to read the whole series.
Oct 15, 2010
These books just get better and better and i challenge anyone to pick it up and not be captivated almost immediatley. i have read the entire series 3 times and im sure i will read them again. An absolute must for any King fan.
Nov 13, 2008
The Dark Tower 3: The Waste Lands
A wonderful tale, better than the last. The rich character development and dangers that they encounter at every turn makes this book a fast and joyful read. However, the train with his obsession of riddles can be a bit too much.
Publishers Weekly, 1991-11-08 King's third volume on Roland the gunfighter's search for the Dark Tower offers charming bits of whimsy, some splendidly tense moments and one rip-roaring horror scene. At times, however, it is pretentious and the direction of the sprawling plot uncertain. Roland has two companions on his quest for the tower at the portal of all the worldsp. 53 : Susannah Dean and Eddie Dean, who entered his world from New York City of 1963 and 1987, respectively. When the three track down the den of a 70-foot-tall cyborg bear, they are pointed down a path leading to the Tower. But Roland is slowly going mad, a fact that seems linked to his past experiences with Jake Chambers, a boy who died twicestet ital in the first book of the series. Jake reappears here, displaying great resilience in crossing over from 1977 New York City to join Roland & Co. (As Susannah notes, ``This time-travel business is some confusing shit.'') They press on, plumbing the depths of a children's book that tells a profound and ancient tale. Unfortunately, the questers don't reach the Tower; in fact, they're caught in a cliff-hanger ending--King says, he'll write volume four if we want it. Illustrations not seen by PW. 1.5 million first printing; $400,000 ad/promo; BOMC and QPB selections. (Jan.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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