The Dark Tower III: The Waste Lands by Stephen KingThe Dark Tower III: The Waste Lands by Stephen King

The Dark Tower III: The Waste Lands

byStephen King

Paperback | May 3, 2016

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Now a major motion picture starring Matthew McConaughey and Idris Elba

The third volume in the #1 nationally bestselling Dark Tower Series, involving the enigmatic Roland (the last gunfighter) and his ongoing quest for the Dark Tower, is “Stephen King at his best” (School Library Journal).

Several months have passed since The Drawing of the Three, and in The Waste Lands, Roland’s two new tet-mates have become trained gunslingers. Eddie Dean has given up heroin, and Odetta’s two selves have joined, becoming the stronger and more balanced personality of Susannah Dean. But Roland altered ka by saving the life of Jake Chambers, a boy who—in Roland’s world—has already died. Now Roland and Jake exist in different worlds, but they are joined by the same madness: the paradox of double memories. Roland, Susannah, and Eddie must draw Jake into Mid-World and then follow the Path of the Beam all the way to the Dark Tower. There are new evils…new dangers to threaten Roland’s little band in the devastated city of Lud and the surrounding wastelands, as well as horrific confrontations with Blaine the Mono, the piratical Gasher, and the frightening Tick-Tock Man.

The Dark Tower Series continues to show Stephen King as a master of his craft. What lands, what peoples has he visited that are so unreachable to us except in the pages of his incredible books? Now Roland’s strange odyssey continues. The Waste Lands follows The Gunslinger and The Drawing of the Three as the third volume in what may be the most extraordinary and imaginative cycle of tales in the English language.
Stephen King was born in Portland, Maine, on September 21, 1947. After graduating with a Bachelor's degree in English from the University of Maine at Orono in 1970, he became a teacher. His spare time was spent writing short stories and novels. King's first novel would never have been published if not for his wife. She removed the firs...
Title:The Dark Tower III: The Waste LandsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:640 pages, 8.38 × 5.5 × 1.5 inPublished:May 3, 2016Publisher:ScribnerLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1501143549

ISBN - 13:9781501143540


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great! Just as good as book 1 and 2. Maybe even slightly better!
Date published: 2018-07-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from good read The dark tower books are not only my favourite books by king, but probably my favourite books ever. you can't put them down. this actually was my second to least favourite book in the series. but was still a great read
Date published: 2017-09-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great! On par with the 2nd book, this one is great fun.
Date published: 2017-08-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Had to read the next one right after These books always leave you wanting for the next one
Date published: 2017-07-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid Part of the Series We learn more about several of the characters in this book. My favourite thing about The Dark Tower is how it is connected to so many of King's other books. There are a lot of those easter eggs in The Waste Lands.
Date published: 2017-05-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from amazing this is where the adventure really starts. Jake's storyline in this book is one of my favourites
Date published: 2017-04-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The dark tower series never disappoints! I waited until all 7 books in the dark tower series were released before I read any of them. In my opinion, it is the best story ever written. I enjoy it so much that I re-read the entire series each and every year. I have actually worn through an entire set of books and purchased them again. The characters are incredible and the story touches your heart in a way so few do. It is a wonderful story where the imagination of possibilities meets western. I cannot imagine anyone not enjoying these books!
Date published: 2017-02-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Waste Lands Incredible series. This series hooks you in and doesn't let you escape. I hesitate to call it fantasy because some of it happens in the real world and the alternate world is very similar to ours. The characters are rich and lovable. Highly recommend. I am not looking forward to the screen adaptation though.
Date published: 2017-01-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing If you've finished reading the first two, I highly recommend this book, upon finishing it I immediately had to go look for the fourth.
Date published: 2017-01-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exciting and Fast Paced This is a strong volume that brings back the perspective of Jake, who is likeable, determined and instantly captures the reader's attention. This book also improves upon Susannah/Odetta/Detta's characterization and does away with most of the inaccurate stereotypes that were thrust upon her as a black mentally ill woman. Lots of fun, the quest for the dark tower is really under way in this book.
Date published: 2017-01-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Series! These books hooked me faster than any other book. From beginning to finish, you are on the shoulders of all of the brilliantly placed characters and envision everything that is going on!! Highly recommend this series to anyone who loves Stephen King or just any good books in general. 5 Stars!!!!!!!!!!
Date published: 2016-12-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So good! I loved this book! There was so much good stuff in it! Lud, The Giant Bear! and Blaine the Pain! Recommend!
Date published: 2016-11-15

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