Sometimes it felt like the wait to get my hands on the complete series was as long as Roland's journey to the Tower. I read The Gunslinger when it was originally published, and I still have that copy. The pages have been turned so many times they are soft as toilet paper, no kidding. When a new book in the series was released I would start over from the beginning. When I finally got VII in my hands, over 20 years had passed-and every minute of the waiting proved to be worth waiting for. Since then, I have re-read the entire series at least 10 times, I would not have expected Stephen King to end this journey any other way.