|Plot Summary of The Dark Tower Part V: The Wolves of the Calla|
|"About every thirty years or so, in the sleepy group of towns called "The Calla", something horrible happens--the wolves come. This is what Roland and his band of followers, or, "Ka-tet", must face in Stephen King's new sci-fi, horror, mystery, fantasy addition to the widely read and praised, "Dark Tower" series, "The Wolves of the Calla".
In the Dark Tower series, the reader is thrust into a post-apocalyptic world where Roland, the last of a long-line of "gunslingers" (a kind of knight), is trying to set things in his world right. But on his earth, where time flows and changes like water, where the old-time western saloon can be found down the road from a medieval castle, and where evil spirits are as real as you or I, how is he to do this? By Finding the Dark Tower.
After four books worth of adventures, we find Roland and his ka-tet of gunslingers--Susannah, Eddie, Jake, and Oy--in an area the locals call the Calla. A place where, every thirty years, a group that the locals call "the wolves", take the children and...*do* something to them; something that leaves the children shadows of their former selves mentally, but gigantic in size physically.
At first, the group is hesitant because it is a detour from their journey; but, the priest of the town, a man who has a past of his own that King fans will love, has a reward that Roland can't resist--Black 13.
Jason Lindley, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of The Dark Tower Part V: The Wolves of the Calla|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Descript. of chases or violence - 10%
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 40%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 40%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 10%
Tone of book
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- fantasy world/fantasy past
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- werewolf teething
How sensitive is this character?
- hard edged
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- missing body parts/abilities
- An "It".
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- throughout most of the book.
- near future (later in 21st century)
- distant future
- current (early 21st century)
Takes place on Earth?
- rotating 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- explicit references to deaths
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- vague references only
Is this an e-book?
How much dialogue?
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog