Which books should I include in my The Dark Tower reading?
I just finished the first book – The Gunslinger – in Stephen King’s The Dark Tower series and I immediately started reading the second one – The Drawing of the Three. As those of you who have read the series knows, this is quite a long series but it can be even longer depending on which books I would chose to include.
So that is my question to all of you, which books should I read as part of my The Dark Tower reading?
Of course I will read the seven main books, but then there’s the eight ”The Wind Through the Keyhole” that takes place between number four and five. Should I read this one after ”Wizard and Glass” and before ”Wolves of the Calla” or should I consider it more like bonus material after I’ve finished the main books?
How about other King novels that tie into The Dark Tower, like ”The Stand”, should I intersperse it in the reading of the main series or should it also be considered something extra to read afterward?
Two things to note if you have suggestions for me:
- The Gunslinger is the first King novel (or short-story) that I’ve ever read.
- I’m currently reading the series in Swedish and I will try to keep it that way. While King is a successful writer in Sweden as well, he is less successful here than he is in the English speaking world. That means not all his books are available in Swedish, so it’s possible that I really like your suggestion but still chose not to read it because it’s not available in Swedish.
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furstenberg27 juli, 2018 17:54
@MrHenko I would read the main books, then 4.5 and then the comics.
I have no idea if they are in Swedish yet though. Don’t think I’ve seen them in Norwegian yet so they probably aren’t.
furstenberg27 juli, 2018 17:55
@MrHenko Btw I think I will read this series again next. 😃
MrHenko29 juli, 2018 13:50
@furstenberg There’s comics as well?!? Are they adaptations of the books or stand-alone stories?
The Dark Tower series, including 4.5/8, were translated to Swedish and published early last year.
furstenberg29 juli, 2018 14:34
@MrHenko Yes there are Dark Tower comics as well.
It started out with an adaptation of book four. And it kind of grew from there. 😃
MrHenko2 augusti, 2018 11:13
@furstenberg Cool! Thanks for the recommendation.