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"The Dark Tower" is the seventh book in "The Dark Tower" series by Stephen King.
This story begins with Jake Chambers and Father Callahan battling the evil infestation within the Dixie Pig, a vampire lounge in New York City featuring roasted human flesh and doors to other worlds.
Although this book is part of "The Dark Tower" series, it is not specifically referenced in LOST. However, there may still be some comparisons and analogies to draw upon with LOST and other books included in Lostpedia's Literary Works.
Stephen King (born September 21, 1947) is an American author of contemporary horror, suspense, science fiction and fantasy fiction.
"The Dark Tower" won the British Fantasy Award in 2005.
"The Dark Tower" was published on September 21, 2004 - King's birthday.
"Not hear? When noise was everywhere! it tolled
Increasing like a bell. Names in my ears
Of all the lost adventurers, my peers —
How such a one was strong, and such was bold,
And such was fortunate, yet each of old
Lost, lost! one moment knelled the woe of years.
There they stood, ranged along the hillsides, met
To view the last of me, a living frame
For one more picture! In a sheet of flame
I saw them and I knew them all. And yet
Dauntless the slug-horn to my lips I set,
And blew. 'Childe Roland to the Dark Tower came.'
—Robert Browning "Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came"
I was born
Six-gun in my hand,
behind a gun
I'll make my final stand.
What have I become?
My sweetest friend
Everyone I know
Goes away in the end
You could have it all
My empire of dirt
I will let you down
I will make you hurt
Go to The Dark Tower series by Stephen King for a complete list of characters
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