Todash & Time

The last time I read this book was before I became a father, bought and sold a house, and moved to another country; I’m a completely different person now. Just as the Stephen King who wrote Wolves of the Calla was a completely different person than the King who wrote Wizard & Glass…

The End of the Beginning & the Beginning of the End

The Dark Tower series, especially this week’s pages, show us that no story ever ends without another one beginning, and nothing new can start without the end of what came before it…

Who’s Your Daddy?: The Absent Fathers of the Stephen King Universe

In King’s very first novel, Carrie White was raised by a single mother. Now, forty-seven years later, he’s still writing about fatherless kids in Later…

Stephen King’s Bad Case Of Survivor’s Guilt

The Wind Through The Keyhole is not just a story about Roland being absolved for what he did to his mother; it’s about Stephen King absolving himself for what he did to his characters…

The Dangers Of Storytelling: Witches And Grapefruits And Thinnies, Oh My!

This week’s reading doesn’t just demonstrate the healing properties of storytelling; it also shows us how destructive and dangerous stories can be…

I Kill With My Heart: The Hypocrisy Of the Gunslinger’s Creed

In this week’s chapters, we finally witness Roland’s very first kill and it turns out that Roland has always been an emotionless sociopath… He’s never been bothered by killing…

“I have Been True”: Susan Delgado’s Happy Ending

Susan has the worst death of any character in the book, burnt at the stake by her own Auntie stuffy-guy style. But despite her horribly painful death, I now think she might actually have the happiest ending of anyone…