This is (only) the second time through The Waste Lands and I enjoyed it as much, if not more then the first read. The world King creates in this series is unforgettable and the characters become very real, to the point that I actually miss them when I finish a book.
This books ends with a huge ass cliff hanger. Fortunately for me and Stephen King I did not read this series as it was released. I tried to imagine how I would have felt if I had to wait "six. goddamn. years." as one of my friends
so eloquently put it......I think I may have gone a little mad.
Instead, since I bought the first four books at once, I just put down The Drawing of Three and picked up The Waste Lands without missing a beat.