Wednesday, September 11, 2013

The Wind Through the Keyhole

The Wind Through the Keyhole - Stephen King
If you're a fan of Stephen King's Dark Tower series, you won't want to miss out on his latest, The Wind Through the Keyhole. I enjoyed the series greatly -- in fact, I was just thinking it was time to read it again -- but you don't need to remember all the details in order to enjoy this book.

In his foreword, King places The Wind Through the Keyhole as about Volume 4.5 out of the 7-volume series. It's a tale within a tale -- within another tale, as a matter of fact. In it, Roland Deschain and his ka-tet -- Suzsannah, Jake, Eddie, and Oy -- have taken shelter from a killing storm and the group wiles away the hours listening to story Roland tells of his youth. That story involves shape-changers, an ancient evil, and a frightened boy, and to that boy Roland tells another story, one that he had heard from his mother's lips in his own childhood.

I found the book entertaining and a good use of my reading time, although it certainly doesn't have the depth of some of his greater works. In general, Amazon Readers seem to have come to the same conclusion. They've given it an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars -- you can read all 76 reviews here.

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