That this book has some deeper inner connections to your personal life? Also i did not make my name Roland for this website to be clever or something, its my real name. If you do have experiences I'd like to hear some of them! It's taken me about 9 years to complete the series, not because of laziness for reading, but because every time I pick up the book i read a few chapters and somehow see a representation of what i have read in my real life. For one example of many when i read the part of Roland losing his fingers i was 15, the next week i ended up getting in a fight an broke one of my fingers, it sucked. So, after that one i became a little hesitant of reading the series as fast as i could. I also have a good friend Eddie. I'd like to know if other people have coincidences like these. Not to mention i share the name with a great uncle which i was born on the same date as he was and also when i was born and my parents tried to think of a name my mom asked my dad "what should we name him" and what book was he reading? the gunslinger and was reading a sentence and read Roland out load.