Wizard and Glass by Stephen King – The Dark Tower #4 (EPUB)
Roland of Gilead and his fellow pilgrims determine to reach the Dark Tower, but their quest is rife with confrontation, conflict and sacrifice – from a vast computer system which bargains in riddles to Roland’s old enemy Walter and the wizard’s glass.
The Wizard and the Glass had to piss a lot of people off when it came out. The book is 95% a story from Roland’s past – a tale the intertwines several genres including western, romance, and fantasy. And it proves Stephen King can do it all.
This backstory is in many ways far better than the main plot line. It had suspense, excellent plotting and pacing, a plethora of well-developed characters – everything about it was perfect.
Wizard and Glass
While I love the entire series, this one is easily my favorite. This is Stephen King at his best. Wonderfully rich characters and setting. Great imagination, brilliant description, scary evil, and the tension rising relentlessly with stakes that you’re made to value.
WIZARD AND GLASS is the love story between Roland and Susan and how Roland came to be the heart-broken, distant, cold- man we see before us. Some people don’t want to know what made their hero that way…some like these things to remain a mystery. I am not one of those people- I like things explained, and I don’t mind my heroes vulnerable and human.
WIZARD AND GLASS is my favorite of the series so far!