The Wind Through the Keyhole

The Wind Through the Keyhole

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Sent by his father to investigate evidence of a murderous shape shifter, a "skin man," Roland Deschain takes charge of Bill Streeter, a brave but terrified boy who is the sole surviving witness to the beast's most recent slaughter. Roland, himself only a teenager, calms the boy by reciting a story from the Magic Tales of the Eld that his mother used to read to him at bedtime, "The Wind through the Keyhole." (The novel can be placed between Dark Tower IV and Dark Tower V.)
Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2012
Edition: 1st Scribner hardcover ed
ISBN: 9781451658095
9781451658903
1451658907
9781451658910
1451658915
Branch Call Number: KIN
KIN
Characteristics: viii, 309 p. ; 24 cm

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iujigga2003
Feb 17, 2019

Descent read as all Stephen King books although left me disappointed as I was expecting to relive my Dark Tower days with Roland and the gang but instead was left with 2 short stories in the book with the main story (The Wind Through the Keyhole) with no Roland as he is the narrator and containing brand new characters, a boy name Tim and his mother and father. The shorter of the 2 stories had Roland in it as a boy where he is tasked with going after "The Skin Man" or shape changer in a small town near Gilead. Roland is partnered with another new character James rather than Cuthbert and Alain who are left at home with recollections of them but no interactions throughout the book.

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robinandrews10
Feb 13, 2019

I strongly recommend listening to this book as an audio book. The narrator is excellent and it makes for a great story to listen to on a long car ride.

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ShelleyLaurel
Jan 05, 2018

Last Dark Tower Book??

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nbcrook
Oct 10, 2017

I enjoyed this one. Even though it doesn't contribute to the main quest of the Dark Tower series, the nested narration still captures the same sense of adventure present in the earlier books.

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LylaD
Sep 11, 2017

This supplement tale to the Dark Tower series does not even come close to the writing style that I loved in the main books, and was actually quite disappointing. It did not add much to the overall plot of the series, or reveal anything that I wished the author had provided more insight upon originally. The few important points about Roland's younger days that were touched upon here were not expanded enough outside of the nested tales to enable you to better understand what makes Roland who is, and why he became so, which I had hoped to read here. It really was just a tale told by Roland while the katet was waiting out a storm, don't expect anything more.

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kickassbass
Aug 09, 2014

Part of remaining top of the game in pop literature is to know what to keep and what to toss out. Kings 1st instinct to exclude this from the GunSlinger saga was correct. It's a bore. He must have been donating the proceeds for this book to charity or just wanted to clear the shelves!

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gsbenham1986
Jun 23, 2014

The novel doesn't contribute much to The Dark Tower mythology but is a fine read nonetheless.

eexilas Dec 30, 2013

This was the first Stephen King book I have ever read. Now I'm hooked on Stephen King (though I'm only up to my second book). I like the way he was able to pull off writing three stories like he did.

rlbishop7880 Jan 29, 2013

It is such a treat to return to Mid-world and the characters we have come to care so deeply for. This book is very much a stand alone story that is in no way essential to the thread of the Dark Tower saga “proper”. Nevertheless, King brought the world back in its entirety. The story itself tends to blur the line between myth and history (but then again, the world has moved on and time is in flux). If you’re afraid it won’t bring back the detail and sheer awesomeness of the main epic, you obviously don’t read a lot of Stephen King. Also, the fact that this is a downright short book (compared to the 800+page volumes we’re used to) makes it an enjoyable read to start and even finish in a single day.

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owenyunfat
Aug 02, 2012

This title adds nothing to the Dark Tower series and as a stand alone book is very weak for a Stephen King novel. I lost interest whilst reading, which I rarely do and couldn't wait to finish it, so I could start reading something else. I loved the Dark Tower novels and like other great series in all forms of media somethings should just be left alone. This novel is what Prometheus is to the Alien franchise only more unnecessary.

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maiyag
Jun 11, 2012

Time is a keyhole. Yes, I think so. We sometimes bend and peer through it. And the wind we feel on our cheeks when we do—the wind that blows through the keyhole—is the breath of all the living universe.

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