Can you imagine telling the same story for 38 years? I couldn’t, but that’s what Stephen King has done. Over those years, he’s put together an epic high fantasy, sci-fi horror western, with it’s own mythology and language. I think, as a much younger man, I only made it to the third book before I had to give up, but since then I’ve been waiting to have enough time to really delve into them again. Now that there’s a new Dark Tower movie coming out, now might be the time. With over 8 books, a short story or two, some canonical comic books and and god knows what else, this story is a beast to get through, but a completely worthwhile journey.
If you have plans to see it, maybe you should take these facts about the series along with you, when you’re trekking that dusty nothingness to find the Tower.
Might save your life… or just help you enjoy the movie more.