Shelf Control #112: Wizard and Glass

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Welcome to Shelf Control — an original feature created and hosted by Bookshelf Fantasies.

Shelf Control is a weekly celebration of the unread books on our shelves. Pick a book you own but haven’t read, write a post about it (suggestions: include what it’s about, why you want to read it, and when you got it), and link up! For more info on what Shelf Control is all about, check out my introductory post, here.

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Title: Wizard and Glass (The Dark Tower IV)
Author: Stephen King
Published: 2003
Length: 700 pages

What it’s about (synopsis via Goodreads):

In 1978, Stephen King introduced the world to the last gunslinger, Roland of Gilead.  Nothing has been the same since. More than twenty years later, the quest for the Dark Tower continues to take readers on a wildly epic ride. Through parallel worlds and across time, Roland must brave desolate wastelands and endless deserts, drifting into the unimaginable and the familiar. A classic tale of colossal scope—crossing over terrain from The Stand, The Eyes of the Dragon, Insomnia, The Talisman, Black House, Hearts in Atlantis, ’Salem’s Lot, and other familiar King haunts—the adventure takes hold with the turn of each page.

And the Tower awaits….

Roland and his band of followers have narrowly escaped one world and slipped into the next. There Roland tells them a tale of long-ago love and adventure involving a beautiful and quixotic woman named Susan Delgado. And there they will be drawn into an ancient mystery of spellbinding magic and supreme menace…

How and when I got it:

As with so many of the books on my shelves, I picked up my copy of Wizard and Glass at a library book sale several years ago, soon after starting The Gunslinger.

Why I want to read it:

I never really meant to quit reading The Dark Tower series. I read the first three books, took a break to focus on other things for a while, and somehow never got around to going back. Now, it’s been a few years since I finished the 3rd book, and I’m a little nervous about continuing without a good refresher (or a re-read) of what’s come before. Still, I know the series is supposed to be amazing, and I really enjoyed the books I’ve read, so I just need to commit to returning to the Dark Tower world and seeing if it still speaks to me.

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