I'd argue that
I know what you mean though.
Well. At least the man in black told you it was going to end that way in the first book.
Perfect ending to the series, read it again. Stephen King didn't "cheat" anyone....muttering under my breath.
Nо, thе еnding is grеаt. Аnd whаt's truе disарроint thаt thе dеаth оf Flаgg, I mеаn, I tоtаllу аgrее with ~Аllу~ - Rоlаnd shоuld kill him.
The message is as clear as daylight. If nothin changes, nothin changes. Roland had many ops to make choices that Mattered, but he always chose the tower. The tower over jake. The tower over susan. The tower over eddie and susannah. Always the tower. When he finally got to the top, he was right back where he started...getting another chance to make the choices that Matter. Has he learned? How many times has he made it to the tower and started all over? How do u know the story we see isn't the Nineteenth time he's done it? Its about Man and Obsession and Love and Living.
i swear i'm not smokin pot.
I cried at the end. I felt hopeless for the old bastard. He's likable, brave, humble, deeply emotional and yet he is twisted and bent over this damn tower. He almost can't help himself. Its like watching someone drown in an inch of water.