I can’t tell you how frustrated I was to discover that my local library has just ordered a copy of The Dark Tower: The Waste Lands (Book III). The fact that they just ordered it, of course, means they don’t currently have it, which means I’m flustered out of my gourd.
So now, I have to find something else to read until it comes in. I did find the other books (most of them anyway) of the series, but not the one I need. I got it on audio book, but GUH. Geez. It’s sixteen (16) discs. SIXTEEN. (!!!) And what if the person reading it is el bore-o? I’m screwed until the book comes in. Why does this have to be the way? Why??
Anyway, I’ve given up reading other authors for the moment. I looked over every Dean Koontz book I can find, and I didn’t see a single thing that interested me. Nothing. I wanted to try the Odd Thomas series, but … meh. So, not having a list of new authors in hand as I did the last time I went, I settled on my old favorite.
I also checked out the Adult Graphic Novel section. Boy, that’s false advertising. Sheesh.
So I guess I could just jump to book four, but … DANG. The thing about these books is, I can’t do anything else when I read them. I have to finish the book. They flow and keep you going so well and so long, it only takes me a couple days or so to finish. With sixteen discs to listen to, I’m at the mercy of the guy reading the story. What if he reads at a Jimmy Stewart pace? Al Bruno III says it took him six months to get through The Dark Tower that way. I not only don’t have six months to invest, I don’t want to invest six months. I’ve got five more books to read. That’s about ten days give or take, if I can find ‘em all. C’mon, people, wth?? You’ve got books 1, 2, 4, 5, 6 and 7, but not 3?? How do you not notice you’re missing book 3??
Okay, okay, I’m having withdrawals. I have to mellow out. I guess I’ll sign off and quit complaining.
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God bless, all.
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