The Dark Tower I: The Gunslinger

Now a major motion picture starring Matthew McConaughey and Idris Elba “An impressive work of mythic magnitude that may turn out to be Stephen King’s greatest literary achievement” (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution), The Gunslinger is the first volume in the epic Dark Tower Series.A #1 national bestseller, The Gunslinger introduces readers to one of Stephen King’s

Now a major motion picture starring Matthew McConaughey and Idris Elba

“An impressive work of mythic magnitude that may turn out to be Stephen King’s greatest literary achievement” (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution), The Gunslinger is the first volume in the epic Dark Tower Series.

A #1 national bestseller, The Gunslinger introduces readers to one of Stephen King’s most powerful creations, Roland of Gilead: The Last Gunslinger. He is a haunting figure, a loner on a spellbinding journey into good and evil. In his desolate world, which mirrors our own in frightening ways, Roland tracks The Man in Black, encounters an enticing woman named Alice, and begins a friendship with the boy from New York named Jake.

Inspired in part by the Robert Browning narrative poem, “Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came,” The Gunslinger is “a compelling whirlpool of a story that draws one irretrievable to its center” (Milwaukee Sentinel). It is “brilliant and fresh…and will leave you panting for more” (Booklist).

Comments

Diana says:

Excellent! I absolutely love Stephen King’s writing and have been a fan for years, but this is the first book he wrote that made me cry. Excellent character development, per usual. Excellent pacing. Very well-written. I don’t think there is a better writer anywhere.

Jennifer Kay Peoples says:

everything is excellent. It is Stephen King Stephen King is one of my favorites. I had heard a reader either loves this series or it isn’t for them. The writing, characters, everything is excellent. It is Stephen King. Just not my favorite.

Dingus85 says:

Classic Elements of 1984 and elements of realism blended in a curious take on a future where reality Television has taken a blood thirsty turn. Do not expect similarities to the fun 80s movie of the same name. This is much grittier and explosive with a much different ending. A must read. The only criticism is the oddly placed racism that reads more from the author than the protagonist.

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