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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 »
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ISBN-13: 9780452261341
ISBN-10: 0452261341
Publication Date: 9/1/1988
Pages: 224
Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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4 stars, based on 228 ratings
Publisher: Plume
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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angiepants avatar reviewed Gunslinger (Dark Tower, Bk 1) on
Helpful Score: 2
I won't say this is King's best work, but I do love the story. In the afterword, he writes about how the story came about--which to me explains why it doesn't measure up quite as well as The Stand or Lisey's Story to me.

But, I do look forward to the other books--I've already ordered them and am anxiously waiting for them.

I hope that there is more of the gunslinger's past explained--I really like that part of his world, before things "passed on."
mpmarus avatar reviewed Gunslinger (Dark Tower, Bk 1) on + 133 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
This book didn't do much for me, but this one hooked me on the series. I realize the necessity for "The Gunslinger" but until you've read this second book in the Dark Tower series, I really don't think you know whether you'll like the series or not. So read this, and hang in there!
reviewed Gunslinger (Dark Tower, Bk 1) on + 41 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
I couldn't get into the book, myself. The series has a cult following, though, or so it seems.
romeo avatar reviewed Gunslinger (Dark Tower, Bk 1) on + 334 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
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 western legend.
The Gunslinger's questinvolves the pursuit of the Man in Black, a liaison with the sexually ravenous Alice, and a friendship with the kid from Earth called Jake. Both grippingly realistic and eerily dreamlike.
reviewed Gunslinger (Dark Tower, Bk 1) on + 170 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
In my opinion, Stephen King's best book. A surreal journey with a gunslinger chasing a man in black across a desert in a world that could be a million planes away...or a dark future world of our own...or a mixture of each? This book is like an acid trip without using drugs. It is the first part of a series, but in my opinion can be enjoyed perfectly well by itself.
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reviewed Gunslinger (Dark Tower, Bk 1) on
I read somewhere else that with this series you'll either like the main character or you won't. I may have to read the second book to make sure how I really feel. It was an easy read..but I wasn't as drawn into the story like I expected to be.
reviewed Gunslinger (Dark Tower, Bk 1) on + 11 more book reviews
I generally like Stephen King's books. I couldn't really stick with this one. I know many people do like this series, but I just wasn't drawn in.
reviewed Gunslinger (Dark Tower, Bk 1) on
Fascinating book, great way to kick off a series.
reviewed Gunslinger (Dark Tower, Bk 1) on
Great reading, very creative!
reviewed Gunslinger (Dark Tower, Bk 1) on + 4 more book reviews
it is a must for Steven King fans. Graphic and unsettling, but excellent storytelling.
reviewed Gunslinger (Dark Tower, Bk 1) on + 15 more book reviews
Classic Stephen King
Bibliocrates avatar reviewed Gunslinger (Dark Tower, Bk 1) on + 252 more book reviews
This is a beautiful book! Go Roland!


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