Title: Wizard and Glass
Author: Stephen King
Series: The Dark Tower #4
Pages: 1,041 pages
My Rating: 2.5 stars
Roland, Eddie, Susannah, Jake, and Jake’s pet bumbler survive Blaine the Mono’s final crash, only to find themselves stranded in an alternate version of Topeka, Kansas, one that has been ravaged by the superflu virus. While following the deserted I-70 toward a distant glass palace, they hear the atonal squalling of a thinny, a place where the fabric of existence has almost entirely worn away. While camping near the edge of the thinny, Roland tells his ka-tet a story about another thinny, one that he encountered when he was little more than a boy. Over the course of one long magical night, Roland transports us to the Mid-World of long-ago and a seaside town called Hambry, where Roland fell in love with a girl named Susan Delgado, and where he and his old tet-mates Alain and Cuthbert battled the forces of John Farson, the harrier who—with a little help from a seeing sphere called Maerlyn’s Grapefruit—ignited Mid-World’s final war.
In my review of The Gunslinger which is the first book in this series I mentioned that not a lot happened but I was still hooked and wanted to continue with the series. That is pretty much the case for this book as well and this is the 4th book.
There was more happening in this book though. The majority of this book was a flashback to Rolands youth and while there was quite a bit happening I was bored and I found it to be a little pointless. At least it seems pointless at this point because it didn’t really do much to propel the story forward.
Honestly that’s all I have to say about this book. It could have been way shorter in my opinion and if I wasn’t reading Kings books with a group I would have probably DNFed this book and gave up on the series but I am going to be reading the next book soon.