So last weekend, after much to-ing and fro-ing, I finally touched base with Tadd and Peter from the Dark Tower Palaver podcast - a show that I have been listening to since early 2016 and which I can thoroughly recommend to any Tower Junkies out there. They were kind enough to allow me free reign … Continue reading Chris is interviewed by the boys at Dark Tower Palaver
My experience seeing The Dark Tower movie, on 19 August 2017 (two days after release here in Australia) So I enjoyed my 95 minutes at the cinema seeing The Dark Tower. (Note I was the only one who stayed for the whole 95 minutes until the end of the credit sequence!). There were several dozen … Continue reading My thoughts on the Dark Tower movie
Pere Callahan's story starts before the events of Salem's Lot - a book that I have yet to read - and so most of what I have gleaned from this time in his life is through "The Priest's Tale" from Book V. I also found some additional information through the Dark Tower Wiki and other … Continue reading Don Callahan’s World (updated 21 July 2017)
So I've covered Eddie and Jake, but what about Susannah? What world does she come from? It's not always easy or obvious to tell. I initially thought she must come from a different world to Eddie and Jake because my (faulty, as it turns out) memory told me Susannah told Eddie that Co-Op City (in … Continue reading Susannah’s World, and the Interaction Between Worlds
That's right! By popular demand, my Dark Tower Timeline is now available for purchase as a high quality, high resolution, large format digital poster. The Timeline now includes events from Roland's birth, key elements of his formative years and test of manhood, his journeys to Mejis, Debaria, Jericho Hill, his endless wanderings via Eluria to finally pick … Continue reading You can now buy the Timeline poster!
Previously I discussed Eddie's World and how Eddie was not from the Keystone World (our world) but rather from an alternate, parallel universe where Co-Op City is in Brooklyn, not the Bronx. How does Jake's world fit in with this? In Book VI, Eddie has a minor existential crisis when he hears that Co-Op City is … Continue reading Jake’s World, and the Interaction Between Worlds [updated 20 May 2017]
So after an intensive week of thinking about how to include Roland's back-story into the Timeline, I have come up with this snippet. In charting out the events in Mejis I found I could do an entire poster just of that sequence alone. So the stuff I have included is very much a bare bones … Continue reading Here is Mejis!
One of the most frequently asked questions I have had since launching the Timeline a week ago was "why didn't you include Mejis / Roland's backstory?" When I embarked on compiling all the information about the timelines in the books, my motivation was to produce a visual representation of the interactions between characters in different … Continue reading Where is Mejis?
Eddie really travels around throughout the Dark Tower books, and it is eventually made pretty clear that Eddie is from an alternate New York to ours. This is not immediately obvious in Book II when we first meet him. King writes about Eddie and Henry "...in the wasteland of housing developments that is the Bronx's … Continue reading Eddie’s World
NOTE: the image discussed here contains spoilers for the entire Dark Tower series! Read on if you are happy with that. Also, you can download a medium resolution version of the image (where you can read all the text) here. (NEW! Now with Don Callahan's name spelled correctly). Much of the motivation for me starting … Continue reading The Dark Tower – Timeline