July 12, 2003

Dark Tower

The works of Stephen King are just full of great quotes. Who else would write, in the foreword of a book no less, that "most of what writers write about their work is ill-informed bullshit"?

The book I got that little gem from is the revised and expanded edition of The Gunslinger, the first book of the Dark Tower series. The book is revised and expanded because King has finally completed the entire series (book 5 of 7 will be released soon!) and has gone through the all of the books in it in order to revise the series as a whole.

Needless to say, I will now have to read the first four of the series again.

However, I am slightly disturbed by the fact that King finished the series so quickly because, after he was hit by a van, he did not want it to be included with The Canterbury Tales by Chaucer and The Mystery of Edwin Drood by Charles Dickens. For those of you who don't know, neither of those works were completed by the author because the author died.

Posted by Randy at July 12, 2003 09:48 PM