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The 7 - Random - DT VI: Song of Susannah (SPOILERS)
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#1 Posted on 8.6.04 1004.24
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So, I obtained my copy on Friday from a certain Mega retail outlet that surprisingly broke the street date of 6/8. I breezed through the book in about 4 hours. For those who have gotten to read it, I'm wondering what's going to happen with the ending-

1) Stephen King is now dead in the "one real world". Who's going to finish the story?

2) How in the hell are Jake, Oy, and Callahan going to make it out of the Dixie Pig alive?

3) Mordred. I must say that I almost crapped myself when I found out who the father was. Is Mia going to end up helping the ka-tet?

4) Where are Eddie and Roland headed now that they've talked to King?

5) There's a line in the book that says something like "Before Eddie could ever ask Roland what he meant, death had come between them." What is this referring to?

Overall, this was a great, fast ride, but leaves so much for Book VII to answer. We've still got to tie Patrick Danville from Insomnia in here somewhere as well. Let us hope that September gets here as fast as possible.
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#2 Posted on 11.6.04 1616.09
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I thought the book was OK. Maybe King finished the book before 1999. I'm glad about the disclaimer at the end, as well as the coda, which makes it clear that (while probably based very closely on reality), it's still a complete work of fiction. While I think the "Neverending Story Gimmick" is kind of played out, it wasn't too bad.

Incidentaly, there's no turtle sculpture in 2 Dag Hammarskold plaza, and no Dennis' restaraunt either. And 2 Dag was finished in 1972, so there shouldn't have been a vacant lot there in 77 either.

I caught the Co-op city goof originally, along with another goof: King pins Eddie's 'hood as pretty much a working class Irish-Italian kind of area. But he did give an intersection (Empire and something) that was smack-dab in the middle of Bed-Stuy, in an area that hadn't been anything close to white since the 60s, and even then it was Jewish, not Irish-Italian.

I think Kind was in a near-fatal accident. June 19, 1999? Anyone want to look up the old Porland Herald or whatever?

I don't know how it'll end. They won't all make it, that's for sure. What I wanted to know, is what was Eddie paranoid about concerning the old woodsman that helped him?
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#3 Posted on 11.6.04 2034.27
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    Originally posted by MoeGates
    I think Kind was in a near-fatal accident. June 19, 1999? Anyone want to look up the old Porland Herald or whatever?


He was. All the details in the book were pretty much accurate except for, you know, him surviving and everything.
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#4 Posted on 14.6.04 1000.52
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Another thing I wonder is if we're ever going to hear what happened at Jericho Hill with Cuthbert? Or if Thomas and Dennis from Eyes of the Dragon will show up?

He's got a lot of ground to cover before the end...
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#5 Posted on 16.6.04 2328.06
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Dennis from Eyes of the Dragon rates a very small mention in the very beginning of the Gunslinger.

I don't think they need to show up though. As we can now see, the Stand, Eyes of the Dragon, etc. are just stories. The Dark Tower is THE story. No need for cameos by bit players.
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#6 Posted on 17.6.04 0743.52
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You may be right about those two, but Patrick Danville NEEDS to be in the last one. If he doesn't show up, then the whole novel Insomnia would be pretty much in vain. I've read all of King's books, and Insomnia is my favorite. I've been waiting almost 10 years to see if the prophecy (he will save two people, one of whom MUST NOT die) concerning his role in the DT series will come true.
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