The Wind Through the Keyhole

A Dark Tower Novel , #4.5

322 pages

English language

Published Sept. 10, 2012 by Scribner.

ISBN:
978-1-4516-5890-3
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OCLC Number:
741542778

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4 stars (40 reviews)

Sent by his father to investigate evidence of a murderous shape shifter, a "skin man," Roland Deschain takes charge of Bill Streeter, a brave but terrified boy who is the sole surviving witness to the beast's most recent slaughter. Roland, himself only a teenager, calms the boy by reciting a story from the Magic Tales of the Eld that his mother used to read to him at bedtime, "The Wind through the Keyhole." (The novel can be placed between Dark Tower IV and Dark Tower V.)

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Review of 'The Wind Through the Keyhole' on 'Goodreads'

5 stars

Posted Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Actual Rating: 5 out of 5 stars


My first read through of The Dark Tower started when I was 19 years old; I remember that upon finishing it the first thing I wanted to do was start it all over again. I actually went and found my copy of The Gunslinger and read the first couple chapters over again, and it was in those moments that I came to a true understanding of the full weight of the epic story that King had created. Therefore, I have a small soft spot in my reader’s heart for this amazing story. What I truly want to focus on within this particular novel itself is the events of the story Roland tells, the story of The Wind Through the Keyhole which raised a very interesting question in my mind.

The story follows Young Tim and his …

Review of 'The Wind Through the Keyhole' on 'Goodreads'

4 stars

The Wind Through the Keyhole fits into the Dark Tower series between book four and five when Roland and his Ka-tet are forced to take shelter from a storm. While waiting the storm out Roland tells a tale from his past where he and Jamie DeCurry are sent to investigate some murders that involve a shape shifter called a skin-man. During this tale Roland tells the tale of “The Wind Through the Keyhole” to a scared child just as his mother did for him when he was a child. This addition to the Dark Tower series does not affect the story in the other seven books but instead adds a little insight to Roland’s past and Midworld itself. Though not an essential story to the Dark Tower, it is a short fun read for any fan of the Dark Tower series and is also written well enough that readers do …

Review of 'The Wind Through the Keyhole' on 'Goodreads'

5 stars

I really enjoyed the story, and the story within the story, and the story within the story within the story.

If you're a fan of the Dark Tower series it'd be rude not to read this book. If you're not a fan then you may still like this book. If you've never read any Dark Tower books then don't start with this one. Go read The Gunslinger and avoid any small spoilers this book affords.

My only problem with this book is that it wasn't long enough. Can I go live in mid-world with Roland and his ka-tet?

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Subjects

  • Roland (Fictitious character : King)
  • Fiction