Dark Tower 5: Wolves of the Calla - Stephen King Reviews
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by - written on 10/03/09, updated on 10/03/09 (Very useful, 89 readings)
In the mid-1960s, Stephen King read Tolkien epic trilogy The Lord Of The Rings. It was then that he realised he wanted to write his own 'magnum opus' of sorts - his own crowning work - his own saga. However, he waited, wanting to make sure that he wrote his work and not that of someone else, curbing his desire until such a time as he was influenced mainly by his own work and not another author's. Thus it was that in 1982, The Gunslinger was published, the first in a series of 7 books in The Dark Tower series. It was the start of Stephen King's own epic saga, one that would take him over 20 years to complete. One that would make me a Stephen King fan. Let me ... Read the complete review
by - written on 14/01/06, updated on 17/01/06 (Very useful, 522 readings)
Let me start by saying that it’s a while since I read anything by Stephen King. I’ve always been a fan of earlier books like “It” and “Pet Cemetery”. These were seminal works for me as I grew up with the omnipresent horror/fantasy author. I’d gone off King’s stuff in recent years as I just found that meandering style hard to live with. However, I had started the Dark Tower series a number of years ago and when I saw that “Wolves of the Calla” was available in my local library then I felt compelled to read on in what is the fifth book in a series of seven. You will need to note that the Dark Tower/Gunslinger series of books is meant to be King’s life works or magnum opus . Read the complete review
by - written on 24/11/10 (Very useful, 19 readings)
Wolves Of The Calla is the fifth entry in Stephen King's Dark Tower series that, as well as being an epic story in its own right, also encompasses and surrounds everything else he has written. By now fans will have a pretty good idea what all this is about but for those not in the know the plot is, at its most basic, all about one mans quest to reach the Tower that stands at the centre of all known universes and reality at prevent its destruction at the hands of The Crimson King! Wolves is King's homage to The Seven Samurai or Magnificent Seven with Roland's Ka-Tet coming to a series of towns known collectively as The Calla. The main focus is on Calla Bryn ... Read the complete review
by - written on 09/05/13 (Very useful, 46 readings)
The wolves of the Calla is the fifth book in the Dark Tower series by American author Steven King, it continues the story of Roland Deschain on his journey to the Dark Tower. Roland is the last gunfighter and has been travelling on his own for many years before meeting his associates Eddie Dean, Susannah Dean, and Jake Chambers who are all from New York but from different times. In the previous novels we have slowly been travelling towards the Dark Tower and analysing the clues given to Roland et al along the way, in this novel we encounter a village living in fear. The village is part of the Calla of the title and the wolves come every 22-23 years to take one of the ... Read the complete review
by - written on 31/01/12 (Very useful, 64 readings)
The Wolves of the Calla is the fifth volume in Stephen King's Dark Tower series. We meet up with Roland and his "ka-tet" (those held together by destiny) as they arrive at Calla Bryn Sturgis, a small farming town that is plagued by regular raids by the "Wolves" out of Thunderclap, the nightmare land that begins across the river. Roland and his friends decide to stop in the Calla long enough to defend it from the upcoming raid. This book is where the Dark Tower series starts to slow. This is the first book that I didn't race through, the first that I had to make an effort to finish. The previous books were pretty much non-stop action, ... Read the complete review
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