Wizard and Glass Book Summary and Study Guide

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Viking, 2003, 40.00, 668 pp.
ISBN: 0670032573

Blaine the killing machine drives the train at speeds that ultimately means death to the passengers unless Roland and his companions, (Jake, Eddie, Susannah, and Oy) can find a way to defeat the seemingly invincible computer that thrives on riddles and battles of wits. Roland and cohorts appear to have done the impossible in a verbal gunfight with Blaine.
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Following that High Noon debate, Roland explains to his quartet of followers how he once loved Susan Delgado. When they reach ravaged 1986 Topeka, (yes we're in Kansas this time), the city and much of the country lies in ruin from a disease that left few standing. As Roland continues his story with that of his teacher Cort, they wonder if the nearby lighthouse in King's Castle Rock film logo is the Beam to and from the Dark Tower.

Harriet Klausner

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 10%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 20% Tone of book    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   fantasy story on current Earth Explore/1st contact/ enviro story    -   Yes Explore:    -   post environmental/nuclear disaster, fighting MadMax gangs Robots, Computers, VR    -   Yes Robot, PC, VR Plotlets:    -   fighting bad computer AI Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   business executive Age:    -   long lived adults


Earth setting:    -   20th century Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment

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