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  • Justin of Tunbridge Wells

    This is merely trivial, but Roland's guns, although made in another world, were designed for ammunition that is apparently similar enough to the .45 Winchester that he could re-stock from a modern gun store. However, the .45 Winchester is not meant for revolvers.

    It might work if the Excaliburs loaded one cartridge at a time through a small gate, with the cylinder rotated 1/6 of a turn before loading the next. However, even Roland would have extreme difficulty doing this twelve times with two guns while simeltaneously running away from a mob. The Excaliburs would need to be either 'top-break' or have a cylinder which extracts from the gun sideways, like a modern revolver. Both of these designs require a protruding rim around the base of the…

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  • Justin of Tunbridge Wells

    Where does the idea that these two are 'twinners' come from? Guaranteed, they had similar nicknames and served the same master towards the ends of their lives but apart from that, Quick was a vast and powerful man who was only brought low by physical injury and inability to cope with it. Donald, on the other hand, was a weakling who never had any power beyond that which Flagg conferred on him (except when he was starting a fire). Also, their personalities were different; Andrew was cruel and sadistic where Donald was only childlike and disconnected from the misery his fires caused other people. Donald could never have led a Luddite war faction, while had Andrew been stuck on the road with the Kid, he would no doubt have killed the Kid and …

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  • Justin of Tunbridge Wells

    ... might have been the father of Eddie and Jake?

    I am not in favour of putting speculation like this in the articles but I think it is an interesting possibility, even though I find Mr Tower to be one of the most annoying characters in the books. Jake notes that his mother often slept with other men, and Eddie has no idea who his father is (hence his exclamation to Roland, "I don't care dick for my father!" which earns him a slap). Most pertinently, in the 'verse where Susannah finally ends up, the equivalents of Eddie and Jake are brothers with the surname Toren.

    Anyone's thoughts on this matter would be welcome.

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