The Dark Tower is an inaccessible magnum opus of imagination and insignificance. It's probably a tricky pitch for a movie, as well. In fact, I recall the potential for a movie adaptation news motivating my initial read of the text.
And, yes, that marathon session through the series roughly ten years ago revealed:
- This is a story structured around the terrifying idea of an endless universe
- This is a story about writing as a craft
- Because of the first two things, it's a wickedly difficult series of books to pitch as a mega-big Hollywood movie (let alone properly adapt into a movie)
But how does The Dark Tower teach us how to write stories, how to write characters, and how to write worlds...?