The end of a series that began for me with the first three books, found in a thrift store in almost new condition. It's taken my eight years to finish it up (granted, King's hiatus on the series was a contributor) but what a journey it has been.
There may be a lot of criticism about the most recent books. King's (despised) "metafiction" and the ease of which a few hyped villains are dispatched but overall, it's a journey with characters you've grown to love and know well. Seeing them to the end of it all is only fitting, even if it might not be the ending you were looking for. Nor expect.
Another solid book in The Dark Tower series. I felt that this one began to tie up more loose ends while weaving in backstory and explain more while upping the ante and heightening the suspense. The action has an excellent visceral quality to it that King describes well. Not since The Drawing of the Three has this series been so vivid.
Perhaps the book that every competitive cyclist carries around in a heavily dogeared and abused condition. The Rider is a slim book, an easy and engaging read and one that so many competitive cyclists refer to, not to learn from but to commiserate with.
If you're not a competitive cyclist, the book will make you want to be one.
Briefly, I was excited for this book and in an attempt to recapture the beauty and joy of reading Microserfs so many years ago, I jumped to get this. Unfortunately, JPod has only a single percentage of what Microserfs had. A book that went down like water and exited like pee. Coupland has had a few books of late that are decent but this isn't one of them.