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The Dark Tower I kindle À The Gunslinger ¶ ❰Reading❯ ➽ The Dark Tower I: The Gunslinger Author Join or create book clubs – Eyltransferservices.co.uk Soon to be a major motion picture starring Matthew McConaughey and Idris Elba In the first book of this brilliant series Stephen King introduces listeners to one ofSoon to be a major motion picture starring Matthew McConaughey and Idris Elba In the first book of this brilliant series Stephen King introduces listeners to one of his 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 frighteningly mirrors our own Roland tracks The Man in Black encounters an enticing woman named Alice and begins a friendship with the boy from New York named JakeBoth grippingly realistic and eerily dreamlike The Gunslinger leaves listeners eagerly awaiting the next chapte Once one of my all time favorite booksStephen King revised this book and it is TERRIBLE You get no back story and don’t know who some of the characters are how they played a roll in Roland’s life what he went through to get to where he is now NOTHING It is terrible

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Soon to be a major motion picture starring Matthew McConaughey and Idris Elba In the first book of this brilliant series Stephen King introduces listeners to one of his 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 frighteningly mirrors our own Roland tracks The Man in Black encounters an enticing woman named Alice and begins a friendship with the boy from New York named JakeBoth grippingly realistic and eerily dreamlike The Gunslinger leaves listeners eagerly awaiting the next chapter Stephen King says he started his epic series THE DARK TOWER when he was a very young man Perhaps with the arrogance andor enthusiasm of youth this series is a mash up of any number of literary traditions In most hands it could have wound up a messTHE GUNSLINGER the first in the series opens appropriately enough with “the gunslinger” chasing an unidentified man across a nameless desert“The man in black fled across the desert and the gunslinger followed”The scene has the look and feel of an old spaghetti western which King freely admits“ I realized that what I wanted to write was a novel that contained Tolkien’s sense of uest and magic but set against Leone’s almost absurdly majestic Western backdrop”I think he succeeded“The desert was the apotheosis of all deserts huge standing to the sky for what looked like eternity in all directions It was white and blinding and waterless and without feature save for the faint cloudy haze of the mountains which sketched themselves on the horizon and the devil grass which brought sweet dreams nightmares death An occasional tombstone sign pointed the way”The Gunslinger eventually we learn is name is Roland – an epicmythicheroic name comes across a mysterious young man who has somehow been transported from our contemporary New York to this strange land No attempt is made at explanationWhen Roland comes to a town we learn that this is post apocalyptic time in which the world as we know it has been destroyed possibly though nuclear war It is a dystopian vision that predates the current popularity of such storiesAs the journey continues old fashioned magic becomes part of the mix Also a bit of derring do in the style of Indiana Jones Also some fantasy in the vein of George R R Martin’s “Game of Thrones” “Winter is coming”And of course uestions of good versus evil are exploredWhewAny type of cross genre mixing is difficult to do well much less on an epic scale I have not even looked at subseuent books in the series in the hopes of being continually surprised when I do read them I expect this volume is a good launch If anybody could make it a success it would in the hands of Stephen King

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The Dark Tower I The GunslingerR Soon to be a major motion picture starring Matthew McConaughey and Idris Elba In the first book of this brilliant series Stephen King introduces listeners to one of his 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 frighteningly mirrors our own Roland tracks The Man in Black encounters an enticing woman named Alice and begins a friendship with the boy from New York named JakeBoth grippingly realistic and eerily dreamlike The Gunslinger leaves listeners eagerly awaiting the next chapt I’ve lost track of how many people recommended The Gunslinger to me as a fan of Westerns and Tolkien this is right up my street Finally took the plunge on the Kindle Edition and enjoyed every wordIt’s a masterpiece the setting is fantastical but grounded enough to make it really easy to visualise Action is fairly rare but is written breathlessly and punchily you can imagine every shot right down to the feel of the hot shell casings and the sound of the guns Characters are great the foreword is really illuminating basically I’m hooked Count me in for the rest of the Dark Tower