Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Wolves of the Calla by Stephen King (CBR-III #18)

Series: The Dark Tower Book V
Cannonball Read III: Book #18/52
Published: 2003
Pages: 960 (7,919 total so far)
Genre: Fantasy/Adventure

Wolves of the Calla is the fifth book in Stephen King's Dark Tower series. It continues to story of Roland and his "ka-tet" (Eddie, Susannah, and Jake) as they journey to the Dark Tower.

They didn't really journey anywhere in this book since it all took place in Calla Bryn Sturgis (a town in Mid-world). The town has been plagued once per generation with a visit from "the Wolves". Calla Bryn Sturgis has an unusually high birthrate for twins (singles are very rare) and the Wolves come once every twenty or so years to steal one out of each set of twins and send them back later "roont" or mentally and physically damaged. Roland and the other gunslingers decide to help the town fight back against the Wolves - and to find out what they really are.

I'm sorry, but this book bored me to tears. It took me weeks to finish it because half the time I couldn't even bring myself to pick it back up. The whole battle with the wolves only lasted about ten pages out of the almost 1000 page book. Unfortunately, that was about the only interesting part to the book.

I guess now I'm moving on to the sixth book in the series. Here's to hoping the sixth and seventh are much more entertaining than these last two.

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