The phenomenon whereby a person is reluctant to abandon a strategy or course of action because they have invested heavily in it, even when it is clear that abandonment would be more beneficial.
This book made me realize that I found all the characters except Roland boring. Perhaps, this is why I least dislike the first and the last book. The whole series felt overwritten and bland. Well, the whole series felt overwritten, but I can't say the last book was bland. I liked the meta storytelling and I loved the ending. Seriously. The ending was great.
I just think this whole world had unlimited potential and King botched it.
Published Sept. 2, 2012 by Hodder & Stoughton.