I've never read the Dark Tower series, so it was with some trepidation that I tackled another Stephen King universe.
Suffice to say that by the end of it, I wanted to read the full series, which I've just added to my TBR pile.
It's quite noticeable that “Little Sisters” is nothing but an interlude in an overall broader canvas. Nevertheless I was hooked from the get-go of the story, despite the fact that's it has more action than I'd expect considering for much of the story Roland is bed-ridden and paralyzed by drugs.
One of the things that I always tend to look for in a story is how well an author is able to depict a strong sense of place. In a King story the settings are so well portrayed that they expand like real and fully coloured vistas in the mind's eye. Stephen Kind can describe the natural world in a way that neither a geologist nor a naturalist might describe it. It's all in the architecture of the world that King is able to envisage.
His descriptions have depth from which images arise in the reader's mind that are in fact quite poetic.
I intend to read all of the Dark Series before Ron Howard gets his teeth into it... I