Your welcome! I printed them out and kept them in the books as I was reading
Mayhap you all will feel my pain....as I am almost through with this amazing tale of Roland. Wizard & Glass is so much more than I expected or what I thought it was! Amazing story! I wish the backstory wouldn't end. Where before I have avoided Little Sisters of Eluria, Hearts in Atlantis, I will now seek to gobble up!
I just finished Wizard and Glass and really enjoyed it. I was really getting into Roland's new ka-tet, but I really liked the flashback to Roland as a younger person. I thought it would only last about 50 pages or so, then it turned out to be most of the book.
I love westerns, so I think that's why I enjoyed the flashback to Roland's world and the young gunslingers. Keeping track of all these worlds is getting to be a challenge though! Anxious to move on to Wolves of the Calla.
Also, I feel sorry for those King fans who had to wait all those years between books 3 and 4. I went right from book 3 to 4 the next day. That was kind of a bad spot to stop writing, but I guess King didn't have the inspiration at the time. Works out best when the inspiration does arrive, because once it's published, you can't change it. Then again...maybe you can! He's done it before!
This was probably my favorite of the series (though DooT and WL are close contenders). It's beautiful and heartbreaking, and by introducing us to a young Roland and his friends, it makes all he's lost along the way to the Tower hit home. Without this glimpse, I think the last scenes of the quest lose a lot of their punch. With it, we see growth in the character--we see both what made him the man that he is and that he learned something--he changed. (this is vague, because I'm trying not to spoil if someone hasn't gotten to the end--sorry)