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Wolves of the Calla by Stephen King

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Wolves of the Calla is the fifth book in "The Dark Tower" series by Stephen King.

This book continues the story of Roland Deschain, Eddie Dean, Susannah Dean, Jake Chambers, and Oy as they make their way toward the Dark Tower. The subtitle of this novel is RESISTANCE.

LOST References

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.

The Author

Stephen King (born September 21, 1947) is an American author of contemporary horror, suspense, science fiction and fantasy fiction.

"Wolves of the Calla" was nominated for the Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel in 2004.

Quotes

"Mister, we deal in lead."

—Steve McQueen, in The Magnificent Seven


"First comes smiles, then lies. Last is gunfire."

—Roland Deschain, of Gilead


"The blood that flows through you flows through me,

when I look in any mirror,

it's your face that I see.

Take my hand, lean on me,

We're almost free,

Wandering boy."

—Rodney Crowell

The Characters

Go to The Dark Tower series by Stephen King for a complete list of characters

Discussion Points

  • What is unique about the setting of the story?
Does this setting enhance or take away from the story?
  • What specific themes are discovered throughout the story?
Do you see any themes also relating to the story of LOST?
What is the message conveyed by the story themes?
  • Do the characters seem real and believable?
Which characters remind you of similar characters in LOST?
Are their predicaments similar to any in LOST?
  • How do characters change or evolve in the story?
What triggers those changes?
What are the similarities and differences with LOST characters?
  • What are the philosophical views portrayed in the story?
How is it the same/different from LOST's philosophical view?
  • Do you see any metaphors or symbolism in the characters, themes, philosophy, or setting of this book?
How are they similar or different to metaphors/ symbolism in LOST?
  • Why do you think the creators and writers were inspired by this story?

Discussion Guidelines

  • Keep the discussion related to the specific book and related LOST content
  • Be specific and provide examples to back up your point of view.
  • To make the discussion more interesting, feel free to ask your own questions.
  • Please be considerate of all points of view.
  • Encourage participation.


Happy Reading and Thanks!

--Just Sayin' JSTalk LBC LBCTalk eMail 14:46, July 30, 2010 (UTC)

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