Wednesday, February 22, 2012

"Waiting On" Wednesday: The Wind Through the Keyhole by Stephen King

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

The Wind Through the Keyhole by Stephen King:

For those discovering the epic bestselling Dark Tower series for the first time—and for its legions of dedicated fans—an immensely satisfying stand-alone novel and perfect introduction to the series.Beginning in 1974, gaining momentum in the 1980s and coming to a thrilling conclusion when the last three novels were published in 2003-2004, the Dark Tower epic fantasy saga stands as Stephen King’s most beguiling achievement. It has been the basis for a long-running Marvel comic series.

Now, with The Wind Through the Keyhole, King has returned to the rich landscape of Mid-World. This story within a story within a story finds Roland Deschain, Mid-World’s last gunslinger, in his early days during the guilt-ridden year following his mother’s death. Sent by his father to investigate evidence of a murderous shape-shifter, a “skin-man,” Roland takes charge of Bill Streeter, a brave but terrified boy who is the sole surviving witness to the beast’s most recent slaughter. Roland, himself only a teenager, calms the boy by reciting a story from the Book of Eld that his mother used to read to him at bedtime. “A person’s never too old for stories,” he says to Bill. “Man and boy, girl and woman, we live for them.” 

Sure to captivate the avid fans of the Dark Tower epic, this is an enchanting introduction to Roland’s world and the power of Stephen King’s storytelling magic. [April 24]

With just 1 month left to go, the countdown has officially begun . . . NEW DARK TOWER!

7 comments:

  1. I have yet to read a Stephen King novel. He was always a little too scary for me!

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  2. I'm not a big Stephen King fan but the millions who are can't all be wrong! ;) Hope you get to read this one soon. Thanks for stopping by and checking out my WOW. :)

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  3. Never heard of this one... but I have heard of the author! I will definitely add this to my TBR list - great pick!

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  4. I'm still not ready to go back to King-- his biases are too transparent. But I used to love his stuff. I'll be interested to see what you think of this one.

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  5. I still have to read the seventh book in the series--plus the graphic novels. Really want to get round to this one as well, though.

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  6. I can't believe there is only one month left. So much for me finishing the series before it comes out. I've been stuck somewhere in Wolves of the Calla forever now. (I think I'm just going to have to start that one back over from the beginning.)

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  7. Wow, for some reason I didn't realize Stephen King was still writing books. That's awesome!

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