Both the English Wikipedia article and its Polish counter-part list following of Stephen King books as supposedly having a connection to The Dark Tower series:

Based on the following sources:

I have found zero (none) connection to The Dark Tower series in any of the listed books.

Can someone explain (by giving some examples or cites) how exactly the above books are connected to Stephen King's most recognisable book series?

EDIT: I have:

  • Read all mentioned books at a fairly deep level of detail
  • Not read anything from The Dark Tower serie (except some short)

Thus, for me "a connection" is bi-directional or rather "either way". If in The Dark Tower it is revealed that "lady from Misery" reappeared as a Gunslinger's Aunt then I am perfectly fine with that.

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    The German Wikipedia article mentions a connection in tommyknockers. Apparently there is a boy who disappears during a magic trick in tommyknockers and who appears in the dark tower. Not knowing tommyknockers and beibgnobly superficially familiar with the dark tower I can’t judge the accuracy of this though.
    – Philipp
    Commented May 30, 2023 at 16:24
  • stephenking.com/darktower/connections/… has some user-submitted connections which, admittedly, feel a bit iffy to me.
    – FuzzyBoots
    Commented May 30, 2023 at 19:39
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    Isn't it the other way around? The connections are found in The Dark Tower, not in the other books.
    – JK.
    Commented May 30, 2023 at 21:11
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    @Philipp Score, base and save! :) Or whatever they yell in American Baseball. One down, three to come. Thanks!
    – trejder
    Commented May 31, 2023 at 18:14
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    @FuzzyBoots If you are not convinced then I am not convinced (citing "Jurassic Park" this time)! :)
    – trejder
    Commented May 31, 2023 at 18:14


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