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DT:and so it begins

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Posted on 2010.09.09 at 20:20


peacey at 2010-09-10 12:38 (UTC) ()
All publishing professionals who have anything to do with the writing craft will tell you that a reader needs to be "hooked" as quickly as possible. Some would even say this has to be by the end of the first paragraph. I gave King an entire book to hook me. He didn't do it. If I don't care about the characters, I don't continue with them. :(
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2010-09-10 22:19 (UTC) ()
The thing with the DT is, SK wrote most of The Gunslinger when he was nineteen years old. The rest came years later, and the feel of those books are different. Plus, there are a ton more characters and entirely different settings and POVs.

I mean, personally, I love The Gunslinger. but the tone is entirely different from the rest of the story, and although I connected, I didn't...bond, I guess, until I met Eddie (and seriously, it was love at first sight). It still took me years to let myself love Roland--he's a hard guy to love, and he's supposed to be.

In any case, YMMV, nonetheless. :)

Edited at 2010-09-10 22:19 (UTC)
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