Now 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 Gunslinger Dark Tower Book 1
Great book 1. For me, the book was not grabbing me until 1/2 way through. Stick with it, even if you feel like giving up and going to a different book, hold on and don’t give up. It gets much more interesting! Have fun!
I love Eddy, the New Yorker
Steve, I love Eddy the New Yorker, and the way he always seems to say something like, badda-bing-badda-boom, or make a reference to eating a Coney Island Dog, to someone from another dimension.
You must have such high regard for New Yorkers and their intelligence. He never seems to catch on, even by book 3, 10 months into his journey on a figurative, alien planet.
PS, I love Stanley Kubrick’s adaptation of your book, The Shining. Sometimes it takes a second pair of eyes.
This should be put on everyones list Stephen King at his best!