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Just One More Fix

I can’t help it.

Call me dependent.  Hooked.  A junky.  Go ahead, I won’t hold you against you.  Ya see, there’s just something about Stephen King’s The Dark Tower series that keeps calling out to me.  Haunting me in my waking hours.  Beckoning me to follow the gunslinger just one more time into the desert on his journey to the Dark Tower.

The Dark Tower series

And, as you have most likely guessed by now, I’ve begun reading the Dark Tower series for the second time.  I know the story well, but couldn’t pass up the opportunity to tag alone with Roland, Eddie, Susannah, Jake, and Oy for just one more trek across time and dimension.  Who knows, perhaps Roland might finally get see journey’s end, Jake might not step in that road, and Oy might not have to make the ultimate sacrifice.

It could happen.  I know it won’t, but the optimist in me can hope, right?

The Dark Tower series, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, the Hitchhiker’s Guide series, Trout Fishing In America, Survivor (by Chuck Palahniuk), Snow Crash, the Hyperion series, Amped, A Walk In The Woods, Ender’s Game, Animal Farm: These are just a few of some amazing works of art that I can’t seem to get enough of, and I often catch myself staring at their cover art, thinking about re-reading them again (and in some cases again, and again).  With finely-crafted works such at these I can’t help but get caught up in the lives of the characters, become emotionally attached to them and their plights, and miss them when the story ends.  Call me strange, but these protagonists, antagonists, addicts, narrators, scofflaws, idealists, opportunists, slackers, Nihilists, monsters, zealots, saviors, and naturalists that populate the pages of my favorite books are my kind of peeps, and I often find myself missing them months and years after closing the book on the last of their chapters.

So, please excuse me as I cut this post short.  Roland the gunslinger is currently inhabiting Eddie Dean’s body as they’re trying to smuggle drugs through airport customs, and I have to see how this turns out.  I trust that Ka will see them through…

 

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  1. June 27th, 2013 at 02:09 | #1

    Go read!

    You Dennis Hopper comment at my blog cracked me up.

  2. June 27th, 2013 at 06:31 | #2

    “.. and I often find myself missing them months and years after closing the book on the last of their chapters.”

    Don’t ya just love when you find a writer whom you feel this way about? That you’re thinking about the characters not only while you’re reading a book, in between reads, but also long after you finish the book?

    “…and I often catch myself staring at their cover art, thinking about re-reading them again (and in some cases again, and again).”

    Yup, I’ve done the same thing! Now THAT’S great writing!

  3. jenny_o
    jenny_o
    June 27th, 2013 at 08:02 | #3

    The power of words …

  4. June 27th, 2013 at 15:07 | #4

    Fireblossom :

    Go read!

    You Dennis Hopper comment at my blog cracked me up.

    There’s just something about a maniacal Dennis Hopper that makes me happy…

  5. June 27th, 2013 at 15:08 | #5

    Ron :

    “.. and I often find myself missing them months and years after closing the book on the last of their chapters.”

    Don’t ya just love when you find a writer whom you feel this way about? That you’re thinking about the characters not only while you’re reading a book, in between reads, but also long after you finish the book?

    “…and I often catch myself staring at their cover art, thinking about re-reading them again (and in some cases again, and again).”

    Yup, I’ve done the same thing! Now THAT’S great writing!

    Yeppers. Movies and books have the same effect on me. That’s probably why I’m such a huge movie buff as well!

  6. June 27th, 2013 at 15:08 | #6

    jenny_o :

    The power of words …

    Preach on! :-)

  7. June 28th, 2013 at 06:04 | #7

    I left a comment here, I know I did. Perhaps Blogger messed it up the same as it messed up your comment on mine… or rather the word verification thingy. You ended up in my spam box. Don’t you just hate it when things go wrong?

    Wish I could remember what I said last time!!

  8. June 29th, 2013 at 01:03 | #8

    Oh, I have series of books like that! I can’t say I’ve read many from your list, but then I dare say you won’t have read much from mine, either! I read Animal Farm (long long time ago) and Hitchhiker’s Guide (more than once), but of the rest, I tried Fear and Loathing and could not get into it. I have watched the movie though. Of course I have. It has Johnny Depp in it!

  9. July 2nd, 2013 at 17:29 | #9

    Fear and Loathing… excellent. That guy was so freaking interesting.
    Ah, King… he’s one of my fav authors and I have read a lot of his work. Actually, just finished ‘Joyland’ and am watching the t.v. series ‘Under the Dome’ (loved the book, too) but how crazy is it that I never read his Darktower stuff?!? I know! I’ll have to remedy that someday.

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