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jDawg
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posted 10 December 2003 05:22 AM      $post_id   Email jDawg   Send New Private Message    Reply With Quote 
Hey, I don't know if the Ashaman from this board is the same one who wrote the review on dragonsworn, but here goes.

I heard something about how Stephen King wrote himself into his own book. Is that true, and if so, how does he go about doing it?

It just sounds like a really bad idea to me.

PS: I don't know if i'm supposed to post in here, but it looked empty, and I had a question. Feel free to move it where it belongs.


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posted 15 December 2003 01:52 AM      $post_id   Author's Homepage   Email Ashaman   Send New Private Message    Reply With Quote 
hey there jDawg. you post whereever the bloody hell you like!

The short answer is, you are correct. He writes himself into the book. I've heard a few others grumble about it as well but I don't have an issue with it. Ever watch an Alfred Hitchcock flick? One of his hallmarks was to appear in every one of his own films (or at least most of them.) King has been doing the same thing. Is it lame? I don't think so. Rumor is that it's in Song of Sussannah (not out yet) where the ka-tet actually meet him in Maine.

I've enjoyed making the connecting between all his different novels and think it's a unique idea. It's not like he's writing himself in as a character he is not. For example, if he were to write himself as a gunslinger or something that I, as a reader, do not buy into, then yes, it would be lame.

It's the story & characters that keeps me going. More power to King if he can make this plot twist work.

Anyways, that's my take on it. Whadaya think?


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jDawg
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posted 15 December 2003 06:00 PM      $post_id   Email jDawg   Send New Private Message    Reply With Quote 
Excellent review by the way, Ashaman. And thanks for the reply, it's great to be able to talk to the actual reviewer!

From what you've said, him being in the book doesn't sound nearly so bad as some people have made it out to be. I've read a few comments where people say it ruined the entire book.

It does sound interesting, and yes, I'd be upset too if he wrote himself in as a major character, who was an athletic brooding hottie who got all the chicks.

I like how the novels are woven together as well. It's nice to be reading a seemingly unrelated story, and get tantalizing little hints about the Dark Tower, it really makes every novel seem that much bigger.

I think I'm going to wait on the trade paperback, and see for myself! I'm pretty excited, but the library has a pretty queue for it, and the price is just a tad too much for something I'll finish in two days. Plus, I want to wait till all the books are out, so I can get them in matching editions. I hate how each of my Dark Tower books have radically different covers.


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posted 16 December 2003 01:25 AM      $post_id   Author's Homepage   Email Ashaman   Send New Private Message    Reply With Quote 
I really like the artwork on the Penguin editions (I think they were the publisher.) I was hoping they would keep the same for the upcoming editions but no luck.

Thanks for the feedback. I need to work on some more reviews!


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