For those of you planning on reading the Dark Tower series but haven't i'm just going to come out and suggest you skip this blog posting entirely.
There might be some spoilers ahead that you don't want to see.
Now, after that has been said.
I am starting to pick up pace in book 7 again and am now in Part 3, right after SK decided to kill off Eddie and send everything into a depressing spin.
What I did not expect is that just a few short pages later Jake was going to be violently leaving the story again.
Man oh man. I thought I felt bad the first time that he killed off Jake - but this one kinda took me by surprise. I thought that all the alluding to a member of the ka-tet dying was going to end up being Oy as it made more sense at the time to kill off the Bumbler.
I still 100% expect that to happen too, but I'm surely not looking forward to it.
I'm close to 65% of the way done with the book and Stephen King has been saved and that was the hi-lite of the last few depressing chapters. The inside of the Tet Corporation was pretty cool especially with the sign that changes its language based on the reader. I need me one of those bad boys.
I have read lots of reviews and chatter about the DT series and a lot of people really seem to hate the series when King picked it back up after his accident. Maybe these are more long time readers and more hardcore readers than myself but I am really enjoying book 7 currently. I remember loving Wolves of the Calla and while not my favorite I didn't have any issues with Song of Susanna either.
Like I said, maybe i'm just more casual.
I'm really looking forward to the next book coming out and my internal debate is whether or not to re-read the books leading up to the newest release and then re-read the rest of the series from there or if I should just pick it up and read it as a standalone.
I'm definitely going to end up going back and picking up some of the other King books that have people and places and fit into the dark tower story line. Insomnia might be next.
I know that all of the above was just rambling, so sorry you had to suffer through it :)