On the most recent episode of the Stephen King Fancast, Bryant and I discussed dream casting “The Dark Tower” movies, and I threw out the possibility of casting the movie completely out of Nerd Culture Stars. I thought this was a fun idea, and decided to expand on the idea in a blog post, for those of you that would be interested in such a thing, but don’t listen to podcasts. That being said, I am going to throw out my nerd culture picks for casting the Dark Tower in a series of posts. I will start with the “current ka’ tet” and I will do some secondary, yet key characters in another post in the near future. This will by no means be a full and complete list, just some of the characters that I think are important to the story as a whole. Personally, I believe that this could be the actual cast of the movie and it would work well.
Last week, I put up a post about my favorite Stephen King audiobooks (click here to read) with a promise at the end that I would do another post in the near future about my favorite audiobooks from all authors, not just King. I did this because my favorite question after I meet a Stephen King fan is to ask who else they read. I would assume that is your favorite question as well. I do hear it a lot from people, so I figured I would throw up a post about it. I prefer audiobook format over regular books, because I just do. I get wrapped up in them quicker and easier, which makes the story more enjoyable, to me.
I also wish to state that I am not including podiobooks in this list. Podiobooks will get their own post, simply because of format differences. Also, podiobooks are generally put together by indie authors, and, in my mind at least, it’s not fair to stack them against “The Pros.” One podiobook did make this list, however, and that is purely because it was that good. I also own the e-book of it, even though I will probably never read it. Sorry for that. Once again, if you are not aware of what a podiobook is, then you will have to wait for that post for me to explain it. You could use the “Amazing Google Machine” in front of you now, if you want to learn more.