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.
Stick with it!!
I first bought this book 10 years ago and couldn’t get into it. Found it very confusing in its style and heavy wording.
Fast forward to last October and I’d pick it up again and wow, I’m glad I did!!
A slow burner of a story that unfolds into a fantastic adventure. I’m currently on book 7 and can’t wait to see how it all wraps up.
The writing style definitely changes after book 1 and becomes much easier to read.
Please stick with it, you won’t be disappointed!!
This book was great I couldn't put it down I am looking forward to reading the next in the series. If you enjoy fantasy you will love this book as usual Stephen King writes an amazing story not disappointed.