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Ebook The Wind Through the Keyhole: The Dark Tower IV-1/2 by Stephen King read! Book Title: The Wind Through the Keyhole: The Dark Tower IV-1/2
Date of issue: February 26th 2013
ISBN: 1451658095
ISBN 13: 9781451658095
The author of the book: Stephen King
Language: English
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 823 KB
Edition: Pocket Books

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The headline here is that I almost never read a book in 3 days - but I did this one and I was up past my bedtime turning pages.

Stephen King has written this series across the whole span of his adult life & both the character and quality of the series change across the decades (and also between front and back cover). For me Dark Tower as a whole is often spectacular, sometimes a bit weak, but mostly very good.

The Wind Through The Keyhole (TWTTK) is set just after my favourite of the series 'Wizard and Glass' and focuses on the Gilead days (my favourite part of Wizard and Glass) so there was always going to be a good chance I'd like it.

This is a story within a story within a story, and most of the book is spent at the deepest layer of this Russian doll. King is returning to ground he last trod 15 years ago and it's as if he never left.

There's nothing in TWTTK that is particularly important to the Dark Tower story, no great insight into the ending of the grand tale or really into the characters - it is what it is, an exciting and imaginative tale told using characters (well really only Roland as the rest of his ka-tet feature only very briefly) that we know very well and want to see in action.

For me the pacing, atmosphere, and balance of mystery vs menace in this tale just hit perfectly and I got exactly what I wanted - hence the 5 stars up top.

Will everyone love this book? No - but I don't think many will hate it.
Can you read it cold, without having read the other 7. Yes, but you'd be missing out on a lot. If you read it before book 5 and after book 4 (as the #4.5 indicates) then that would be fine too. But certainly it's a must for all Dark Tower fans, and if you've not read King's masterwork ... then get to it!

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Ebook The Wind Through the Keyhole: The Dark Tower IV-1/2 read Online! Stephen Edwin King was born the second son of Donald and Nellie Ruth Pillsbury King. After his father left them when Stephen was two, he and his older brother, David, were raised by his mother. Parts of his childhood were spent in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where his father's family was at the time, and in Stratford, Connecticut. When Stephen was eleven, his mother brought her children back to Durham, Maine, for good. Her parents, Guy and Nellie Pillsbury, had become incapacitated with old age, and Ruth King was persuaded by her sisters to take over the physical care of them. Other family members provided a small house in Durham and financial support. After Stephen's grandparents passed away, Mrs. King found work in the kitchens of Pineland, a nearby residential facility for the mentally challenged.

Stephen attended the grammar school in Durham and Lisbon Falls High School, graduating in 1966. From his sophomore year at the University of Maine at Orono, he wrote a weekly column for the school newspaper, THE MAINE CAMPUS. He was also active in student politics, serving as a member of the Student Senate. He came to support the anti-war movement on the Orono campus, arriving at his stance from a conservative view that the war in Vietnam was unconstitutional. He graduated in 1970, with a B.A. in English and qualified to teach on the high school level. A draft board examination immediately post-graduation found him 4-F on grounds of high blood pressure, limited vision, flat feet, and punctured eardrums.

He met Tabitha Spruce in the stacks of the Fogler Library at the University, where they both worked as students; they married in January of 1971. As Stephen was unable to find placement as a teacher immediately, the Kings lived on his earnings as a laborer at an industrial laundry, and her student loan and savings, with an occasional boost from a short story sale to men's magazines.

Stephen made his first professional short story sale ("The Glass Floor") to Startling Mystery Stories in 1967. Throughout the early years of his marriage, he continued to sell stories to men's magazines. Many were gathered into the Night Shift collection or appeared in other anthologies.

In the fall of 1971, Stephen began teaching English at Hampden Academy, the public high school in Hampden, Maine. Writing in the evenings and on the weekends, he continued to produce short stories and to work on novels.

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