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Gunslinger (Dark Tower, Bk 1)
Gunslinger - Dark Tower, Bk 1
Author: Stephen King
This heroic fantasy is set in a world of ominous landscape and macabre menace that is a dark mirror of our own. A spellbinding tale of good versus evil, it features one of Stephen King's most powerful creations - The Gunslinger, a haunting figure who embodies the qualities of a lone hero through the ages, from ancient myth to frontier wester...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780452261341
ISBN-10: 0452261341
Publication Date: 9/1/1988
Pages: 224
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4 stars, based on 225 ratings
Publisher: Plume
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 7
A Great start to a amazing saga, great for King fans.
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Helpful Score: 6
An entirely different style than King's other novels. He wrote this series over decades and I consider it to be one of his greatest works.
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Helpful Score: 4
In the first book of this brilliant series, Stephen King introduces readers to one of his most enigmatic heroes, Roland of Gilead, the last gunslinger. Nothing will ever be the same. Roland's quest for the Dark Tower takes readers on a wildly epic ride - through parallel worlds and across time. A classic tale of colossal scope - crossing over terrain from the Strand, The Eyes of the Dragon, Insomnia, The Talisman, Black House, Hearts in Atlantis, Salem's Lot, and other family King haunts - the adventure takes hold with the turn of each page.

This heroic fantasy is set in a world of ominous landscape and macabre menace that is a dark mirror of our own. A spellbinding tale of good versus evil, it features one of Stephen King's most powerful creations - the gunslinger, a haunting figure who embodies the qualities of the lone hero through the ages, from ancient myth to frontier Western legend.

The gunslinger's quest involves the pursuit of the man in black, a liaison with the sexually ravenous Alice, and a friendship with the boy from New York called Jake. Both grippingly realistic and eerily dreamlike, The gunslinger is stunning proof of Stephen King's storytelling sorcery.

"A compelling whirlpool of a story that draws one irretrievably to its center." --Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
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Helpful Score: 3
The first book in stephen kings best series!
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The gunslinger is and excellent book, but I thought it was so much better before King revised it. When he first introduced that smarmy way of talking in The Wastelands' scene, I thought it was cute, but to make everyone in the whole series talk that way, even going back to make previous characters talk that way, is just annoying. Therefore, I don't care to keep this book; but it's still a good story.
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Great reading, very creative!
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it is a must for Steven King fans. Graphic and unsettling, but excellent storytelling.
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Common Title
Series
The Dark Tower  1 of 7
People/Characters
Roland Deschain (Primary Character)
Jake (Major Character)
Kennerly (Minor Character)
Charles (Trivial Character)

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