I just finished reading Stephen King’s book “The Wind Through the Keyhole” and I have to say, it was a really great read. It’s one of his Dark Tower books, a series that I have been reading since I was a young teenager. The series was published book by book over a span of 22 years and during that time, I came to know and love the characters.
Eddie Dean – the former heroin addict who saves The Gunslinger’s life in the second book, and eventually becomes a Gunslinger himself.
Susannah Dean – a woman merged of a split personality.
Jake Chambers – the boy The Gunslinger encounters in the first book, caught between life and death.
and of course – Roland Deschain – The last Gunslinger.
There are, of course many other important characters along the way, but the above four – along with a small furry animal named Oy – are the main characters of the series. And in the 22 years it took me to read the books, they really became like friends. So much so, that I dreaded reading the last of the books, knowing that their story would finally come to an end.
So, needless to say I was pretty excited to find out that “The Wind Through the Keyhole” was another Dark Tower book! Another opportunity to spend some time with and share the adventures of my old friends in Mid-World. And the book definitely did not disappoint. I won’t go into details and spoil the story for any of you out there, but it takes place in between books four and five and it really is a great read. Most of all, it was great to be able to pick up the book and rejoin my old friends on their road to the tower.
To Sai King, I say thankee – the ka-tet and I were truly well met on the road.