The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

Posted: June 21, 2005

The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly: Secondary Characters In The Dark Tower Series by Bev Vincent is a signed Limited Edition chapbook featuring material that does NOT appear in Bev Vincent's book, The Road to The Dark Tower (read my review of that one here). Itís only done in 500 copies and you could only get it when you bought books from Cemetery Dance. My guess is that itís now sold outÖ

In it we get eight chapters that was cut from The Road to The Dark Tower when it was released. In the eight chapters we get to know more about 5 good, 2 bad and 1 ugly guy. The good once are Calvin Tower (Toren), Aaron Deepnau, JohnCullum, Irene Tassenbaum and Ted (Theodore) Stevens Brautigan, the bad once are Enrico Balazar and Jack Mort and last but not least, the ugly; Jack Andolini.

As in The Road to The Dark Tower we get all the info we need about these characters and itís a nice but short (30 pages) read. They are all important characters in The Dark Tower saga and itís pretty sad that these chapters arenít in The Road to The Dark Tower. Maybe they will be included in the paperback when (if) itís released, we can only hopeÖ The style of these chapters are the same as the once in The Road to The Dark Tower so it shouldnít be a problem to incorporate them, after all, they where once cut from that exact book.

The book is pretty simple for a limited, itís more like a folder then a book actually but it doesnít matter that much. Itís actually rather fitting, it feels like the right way to publish this book.

Lilja's final words about The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

Everyone that enjoyed Bevís book The Road to The Dark Tower and Kingís Dark Tower saga will enjoy this one as wellÖif they can get it that is.

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