THE GUNSLINGER is the first volume in Stephen King's epic Dark Tower series. The Dark Tower is Soon to be a major motion picture starring Matthew McConaughey and Idris Elba, due in cinemas July 28, 2017.
In this first novel in his epic fantasy masterpiece, Stephen King introduces readers to one of his most enigmatic heroes, Roland of Gilead, the Last Gunslinger. He is a haunting figure, a loner, on a spellbinding journey into good and evil, in a desolate world which frighteningly echoes our own.
In his first step towards the powerful and mysterious Dark Tower, Roland encounters an alluring woman named Alice, begins a friendship with Jake, a kid from New York, and faces an agonising choice between damnation and salvation as he pursues the Man in Black.
Both grippingly realistic and eerily dreamlike, THE GUNSLINGER leaves readers eagerly awaiting the next chapter.
And the Tower is closer...
THE DARK TOWER SERIES:
THE DARK TOWER I: THE GUNSLINGER
THE DARK TOWER II: THE DRAWING OF THE THREE
THE DARK TOWER III: THE WASTE LANDS
THE DARK TOWER IV: WIZARD AND GLASS
THE DARK TOWER V: WOLVES OF THE CALLA
THE DARK TOWER VI: SONG OF SUSANNAH
THE DARK TOWER VII: THE DARK TOWER
THE WIND THROUGH THE KEYHOLE: A DARK TOWER NOVEL
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
The first instalment of Stephen King’s beloved fantasy series introduces gunslinger Roland Deschain as he embarks on a bleak quest to find the Dark Tower and kill the mysterious “man in black”. As the haunting and determined Deschain traverses apocalyptic landscapes, King pulls us in with cryptic breadcrumbs of surreal philosophies and mystical observations. It’s King’s veiled hints and enigmatic foreshadowing—along with his sharp depiction of his complex, flawed hero—that make this such a knuckle-biting read, with appeal going way beyond his diehard fans. By the last page, we were hungering for more.
What a marvellous introduction to a completely spellbinding adventure. A success and a world that you completely lose yourself in.
The Dark Tower
I started reading this as soon as it came out. Big mistake because as soon as I finished it I could not wait for the next. The waiting for each book was the hardest part. I highly recommend the whole series.
Put off reading this series for many years. I am a strong Stephen King fan and I didn't want to be disappointed. That was a big mistake. Stephen King's literary brilliance is not only maintained in this series but it outshines everything else he has written. That is almost an impossibility in itself as all his other books border on the genius. By incorporating many of his major epics (such as the Stand and Salem's Lot) into the storyline and by cleverly merging it all with his own real-life story (including his car accident in the 90's) King has created a masterpiece of intriguing and illuminating scenarios that leave the reader wondering wether this amazing story is truly fact instead of fiction. Are we all hanging on the fate of the beams and on our one true hero - the last gunslinger? Read on Stephen King fans and find out. Enter the amazing world of the Dark Tower that rivals that of Tolkien's Lord of the Rings. Well done Stephen King. I say true, thankee sai....