Jun 14 2010

Wolves of the Calla by Stephen King

This is Stephen King’s fantasy remake of The Magnificent Seven. Not one of the best ones in the series, but still pretty good. King’s prose is sometimes rather clunky, but his imagination never fails him. And I must say that this series reveals a side of King not seen in his other works. For a fantasy writer, he seems to have a very stark, gritty, austere philosophy of life, a pitiless sense that the world is not a place for weaklings or cowards. This novel is not a masterpiece of storytelling, but it is perhaps the most potent expression of the King philosophy I have read so far. And I am waiting with bated breath to find out what is in the top room of the Dark Tower.

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