"I finally finished The Waste Lands: The Dark Tower III, by Stephen King; I mean no disrespect to Mr. King, who has written many terrific novels, and whose writing has inspired many wonderful films, that I doubt I will ever end up reading Dark Towers IV through IX (or however many sequels there were), though one can never really tell where life will take you" ------------- Don't give up, Scott. Book 4 is the best one. Filled with drama and romance and tragedy. It's a story within a story book and shows the early life of Roland. His training and family and friends. I struggled through Book 1 and 3, although I remember quite liking 2, with the introductions of Eddie and Susannah/Odetta. Long Days & Pleasant Nights.