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Soon to be 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).

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The Dark Tower I
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4 / 5
great story
August 12th, 2016
A wonderful blend of science fiction, post apocalypse with a strong dash of the supernatural, wrapped up in a western package. It's easy to see the influence that this work has had on so much that has come after it. Although confusing at times, I very much enjoyed the story and the characters. Looking forward to the next installment of the series.
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June 17th, 2016
The first book in King's epic Dark Tower series. As usual SK doesn't disappoint. It is beautifully written; the language and style of speech of some of the characters (title character, especially) is unique and a pleasure to read!! Introduction to the ka-tet and the beginning of a wonderful relationship.
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Pretty good!
May 15th, 2016
A very bleak, yet engaging work! Full of twists and turns and ends with a huge bridge to the second book. The only issue k might see is that the prose takes a while to get used to and that it's sometimes confusing. I still recommend it to everyone looking for a unique fantasy.
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