Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Song of Susannah by Stephen King (CBR-III #19)

Series: The Dark Tower Book VI
Cannonball Read III: Book #19/52
Published: 2004
Pages: 560 (8,479 total so far)
Genre: Fantasy/Adventure

**Possible spoilers if you haven't read the previous books in the series.**

Six down, one to go! This is the next-to-last book in Stephen King's Dark Tower series which continues with Roland, Eddie, Susannah, and Jake on the path to the Dark Tower.

Again, I found this book to be very dull. It was mostly filler so not much really happens. After leaving Calla Bryn Sturgis in The Wolves of the Calla, our heroes are transported back to New York City. However, Susannah and Jake end up in the year 1999 while Eddie and Roland arrive in 1977.

Basically, the whole book is everyone wandering around New York. Susannah is trying to keep her demon baby from being born while the others are searching for her. The only halfway interesting part was when Roland and Eddie meet up with Stephen King in 1977.

Thankfully, King kept this book to reasonable 500 pages (it's sad how short that sounds after reading this series) so it went quickly, but it was still very, very dull. Here's to hoping the final book is more interesting than the last few.

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