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Book Review: The Dark Tower by Stephen King (The Dark Tower #7)

This book is strange. It brings the dark tower series to an end but it does so with an awareness that seems to call to King to take and try every possible narrative strangeness he can muster. It was visible … Continue reading

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Book Review: Song of Susannah by Stephen King (The Dark Tower #6)

Finally, we are back to proper pace. No longer strangling back in the rooms of the past or the empty pathways of a dusty, broken town, we are dragged back into a rhythm closer to that of The Drawing of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Wolves of the Calla by Stephen King (The Dark Tower #5)

This book suffers in much the same way the fourth book does: it is slow. Walks when it needs to run, as if fighting against itself, fitfully roving towards a pay off like a damp-fused firework. King seems to try … Continue reading

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Book Review: Wizard and Glass by Stephen King (The Dark Tower #4)

This book is a mess. The prologue is a poorer version of the third’s final chapter. The rest of the book seems clumsily contrived to force out the truth of Roland’s past. And so we are left with 100 pages … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Waste Lands by Stephen King (The Dark Tower #3)

“My first thought was, he lied in every word, That hoary cripple, with malicious eye Askance to watch the working of his lie On mine, and mouth scarce able to afford Suppression of the glee, that purs’d and scor’d Its … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Gunslinger by Stephen King (The Dark Tower #1)

Stephen King writes that there are two types of writers: “architects” and “gardeners”. Architects design their work in detail before even beginning to build and gardeners throw seed to the earth and see what grows. King falls, by his own … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Human Factor by Graham Greene

  The Human Factor is an understated, viscerally affecting book that manages to show a side of espionage largely ignored by the other giants of the genre. It takes the soft side of spy work and puts it under a … Continue reading

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