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The Waste Lands (The Dark Tower #3) by Stephen King

The Waste Lands (The Dark Tower, #3)The Waste Lands by Stephen King
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

After browsing through the comments here before starting to read this book, which ALWAYS turns out to be a bad idea so far, I was under the impression I was going to surf on the waves of Boredom for over 400 pages. Nothing supposedly happened and King was being as incoherent as a toddler with ADD.
Well. I enjoyed it. It was exciting. A lot happened. There!
Without mentioning any big time spoilers, I say: Shardik, the Doorkeeper/the cross-over, demons, the bridge incident (which literally had me sitting on the edge of my seat), Blaine…
Things that gave ME a slight adrenaline rush for sure.

The reason I didn’t give it 4 stars is because I’m not likely to read this book again in the next 10 years or so. It was fun and nice and a hell of a ride sometimes, but I’ve read it: on to the next part in the series! Another reason for not giving it that extra star was the abrupt ending. I’m glad I don’t have to wait years for the sequel. That must’ve been very frustrating. Then again, if King says he didn’t want to push it, this ending is probably better than a bad attempt to wrap things up.

All in all, I would give it 3.5 stars if this were an option and I’m very curious to see what Ron Howard’s going to make of it on the big screen!

About Anne (231 Articles)
Dutch book reviewer who reviews in English. Grammar nazis beware!! I like brownies. And chamomile tea.

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