Review of 'Song of Susannah'

Song of Susannah by Stephen King
Book 6 of the The Dark Tower series

Events are coming ahead as the gunslingers are split into two groups as they leave the Calla - Jake, Father Callahan and Oy go to New York to chase Susannah, now under the control of Mia, who is about to give birth to…what? Roland and Eddie go to Maine in 1977 to find Tower - the former owner of the New York book store - who they hope to convince to hand over the un-built block in New York that appears to be somehow connected to the Dark Tower. In their travels they come across a one “Stephen King” - the author that created them whose stories appear to be more and more entwined with the events related to the Dark Tower (the author “diary” notes following the story add further to the story).

A bit of possible narcissism aside, this penultimate instalment in the Dark Tower series often seems to drag with the book largely involved in the chase of Susannah and her date with destiny. What seems imminent drags on the length of the book (and even then…). There are a number of surprising revelations here and plots twists as the story very much heats up (the Stephen King stuff came in quite surprising to me). The final installment promises to be quite interesting…

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Review Date: 2012-04-22


Genre: Fantasy

Publisher: Hodder

Publication Date: 2004


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