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In 1978 Stephen King introduced the world to the last Gunslinger, Roland of Gilead. Nothing has been the same since. Over twenty years later the quest for the Dark Tower continues to take readers on a wildly epic ride. Through parallel worlds and across time, Roland must brave desolate wastelands and endless deserts, drifting into the unimaginable and the familiar as the road to the Dark Tower extends beyond its own pages. A classic tale of colossal scope—crossing over terrain from The Stand, The Eyes of the Dragon, Insomnia, The Talisman, Black House, Hearts in Atlantis, ‘Salem’s Lot and other familiar King haunts—the adventure takes hold with the turn of each page.

And the tower awaits…

The First Volume in the Epic DARK TOWER Series…

The Gunslinger


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 kid from Earth called Jake. Both grippingly realistic and eerily dreamlike, here is stunning proof of Stephen King’s storytelling sorcery.

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The Gunslinger
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4.4 / 5
Not my favourite but
October 20th, 2014
Looking forward to the next read on the gunslinger.
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The gunslinger
June 5th, 2014
A start to a fantastic series
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Love SK
May 29th, 2014
But this series isn't for me. I won't continue reading.
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Wonderful start
May 8th, 2014
To an amazing series.
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1 review
January 26th, 2014
Get ready to commit to an investment in exploring a fascinating world. King does not disapoint with the opening volume to a thoroughly engaging epic. I dare anyone who reads the first few pages of this book not to become a Dark Tower junkie!!
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January 26th, 2014
Excellent Book. Can never expect any less of Stephen King
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January 25th, 2014
great read reccomend the whole series
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Roses, beams and a Tower.
January 18th, 2014
No one can claim to be a true Stephen King fan, unless they have travelled the quest to seek the Tower with Roland and his ka-tet. This epic series shows peeks of itself, and it's ultimate goal in nearly every book King writes. 8 enormous books long, it's a commitment but completely worth it. Long after you finish, your mind will suddenly bring Roland's world back to gnaw on again...even years later.
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Great Read
December 31st, 2013
Enjoyed this novel very much. Knowing that the series has been finished and that I can lesiurly read each book KNOWING there is an ending is a pleasure. For those that have read the books at release.. it must have been quite nerve racking. Roland and his world and his journey and his life is great. Highly reccommended!
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The Gunslinger
December 31st, 2013
I used to wonder what this would look like in the movie . But now that it's many more years that I read it for the first time I can't think of any actors that would fit the part of Roland. It was much better the second time around but I don't remember it being this short. I do remember taking my time with it and I just remembered that it was longer. Overall though Stephen King is a genius and I'm glad that he was able to finish the series.
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October 22nd, 2013
What an epic adventure! Highly recommend this book!
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October 21st, 2013
I loved the story telling of this. It was one of my favourites as a teenager. I read it over and over
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October 17th, 2013
Of course, if you are a SK fan, you will know this is will be an awesome story! The first book in the series is the step into Rolan's world. Your imagination will just run into the next book to find out what continues. The imagination that it takes to write stories of this macabre just fascinates me.
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October 15th, 2013
Great start to my favourite epic.
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October 14th, 2013
An amazing story...one of Kings best series...
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October 13th, 2013
I really enjoyed this series. Stephen King is simply a fantastic writer. Keeps you entertained to the last page
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October 12th, 2013
great book king is a genius
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October 11th, 2013
This is the beginning book of King's magnificent opus of work. The gunslinger series is some of his best writing, and as the books progress over many years of King's life as a writer, you see his writing mature and evolve. The books characters will stay in your memory, perhaps assisting and guiding your life...they are that powerful and well-drawn. Having completed the series twice, I can only say if you have just found this book, you are in for the quest and adventure of your reading life.
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October 4th, 2013
This is the first book of the Dark Tower series, and is in my opinion among the top three pieces of work from Stephen King. King departs from his usual fare and delves deep into a fantastic world as familiar as it is strange, following a loosely old time Western based setting in a post apocalyptic era. I've read the entire series at least 4 times, and I look forward to passing my set of Dark Tower books on to my son for him to enjoy when he's old enough. Until then, I will continue to follow Roland, the Gunslinger, on this amazing journey.
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RN
October 2nd, 2013
Read this book...the series is awesome. Read the series twice. Such a good read...the first one is paced slower but it picks up I assure you.
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