Notes from the 2014 re-read:
I always forget about Roland having to deal with the time paradox he created. Roland and Jake both going bad because of it was really well done and pretty believable.
Are the robots at the portal symbolic of the ultimately circular nature of Roland's quest? Did King know how the story would end way back when he wrote The Wastelands?
Every damn time, King still hooks me with the Jake situations in the mansion and in Lud. That's why he's a bajillionaire, I guess.
If I couldn't have dogs, I'd take a billy-bumbler.