I've finished The Dark Tower. While I was put-off from the book in several parts (it's hard to explain, but I didn't feel as connected to this one as I had to past books), I'm thinking he did it on purpose. There's no way to really break away from this series without leaching away the intensity of it.
I'm sure I'll chew on this for a while, make my peace with it.
Jason and Laura stopped by with the gamecube. Maybe it's ka telling me to leave this alone for now.