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The Gunslinger Read & download Ë 7 ☆ In the first book of this brilliant series 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 his desolate world which frighteningly mirrors our own Roland pursues The Man in BOner on a spellbinding journey into good and evil In his desolate world which frighteningly mirrors our own Roland pursues The Man in Black encounters an alluring woman named. The man in black fled across the desert and the Gunslinger followed Roland Deschain the last of the Gunslingers is on a uest for the Dark Tower a mysterious edifice that is the axle of worlds and holds all existence together In this the first volume Roland pursues his nemesis across the Mohaine Desert He follows the man in black's trail to a little town called Tull then through desert encountering a boy named Jake from our world and then into the mountains Will Roland finally catch his arch nemesis after years of pursuing him And what means will he go to to achieve his goalWhen I first picked up this book I had no idea it would shoot to the top of my favorites list I wolfed down the first four books in three weeks then entered an agonizing period of waiting for the last three to be published I think I've read the first four books five or six times each The whole Dark Tower series while on the surface a fantasy western is really the story of one man's obsession In this volume we get a hint of what Roland will do to get to the Dark TowerThe writing is great and it warmed me up to Stephen King Roland's world is uniue Part fantasy part western part post apocalypse While it's the first book in a series it's uite satisfying to read on its ownIf your looking with fantasy with a different flavor look no furtherAdditional Thoughts from the April 2011 re readSome of the additions in the revised edition of this book were much needed and brought the first book into synch with the later ones Others seemed a little ham fisted and took away a bit of Roland's mystiue view spoilerI like the idea a certain curmudgeonly Kansan reviewer proposed that the first edition of The Gunslinger and this one are from different cycles in Roland's uest I think it's a testament to Stephen King's skill as a writer that even on my sixth or seventh go round I was still hoping Roland wouldn't let Jake fall hide spoiler

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In the first book of this brilliant series Stephen King introduces readers to one of his most enigmatic heroes Roland of Gilead The Last Gunslinger He is a haunting figure a l. INTRODUCTION A few things you should know before deciding how helpful this review will be for you I think the Dark Tower series as a whole is a staggering achievement and belongs in any discussion without ualification of the “Greatest Fantasy Series of All Time” There are no spoilers in this review but I have read the series twice all the way through and am doing a third reading as part of a group read this month Therefore my review is colored by my knowledge of how the rest of the series is Hence I only give this book 4 stars because in comparison to the rest of the series I thought this book was by far the weakest In a vacuum I would have probably given this 5 stars due to the “Chilly PalmerJosey Wales” awesomeness of the character of Roland Roland Deschain is THE MAN and belongs among the truly ICONIC figures in 20th century literature and is certainly among my top ten favorite characters of all time I think this is even astounding given the Roland himself was initially patterned on the classic iconic western gunfighter Yet through the series I thought he grew beyond his original programming and became a truly uniue figure I have read a number of Stephen King books beyond the Dark Tower series and have really liked some The Stand The Green Mile The Night Shift and really disliked some Dreamcatcher Cujo and The Dark Half I just wanted to be clear that I like Stephen King but am not a “everything he writes is gold” fanboybeyond the Dark Tower series that is I LOVED LOVED LOVED the ending of the series don’t worry no spoilers I can not think of a better way to have ended this epic series and believe that it created a much powerful memory of the journey through all 7 books I think Stephen King should be applauded for allowing the story to take on such “MYTHIC” importance as I think he achieved with the way he ended this series I know that MANY and I mean MANY disagree with me on this one and I can understand where they are coming from psssst however just between usthey are all wrong and I’m right but shhhhhh I have listened to all 7 books are audio the first 4 read by the late Frank Muller and the last 3 read by George Guidall I believe that anyone who has read the books and not listened to these stories on audio is REALLY MISSING SOMETHING WONDERFUL Those who have listened to the “Dune” series on audio can understand the incredible uality and enhancement that a superb reading of a great story can bring As mentioned in the above introduction this book only gets 4 stars from me In large part this is due to both the uality of the later books and also the fact that it is plagued by some inconsistencies that arose due to changes that King made in the later books I applaud King for going back and re writing this story to resolve these conflicts but I still think this book suffers from the fact that King did not know how LARGE the story would become when he wrote this That said this book is an absolute essential read as it introduced the world to Roland Deschain of Gilead Son of Steven Gunslinger Champion of the White Descendant of the line of Arthur Eld Bane of the Man in Black and Seeker of the Dark Tower How best to describe Roland Physically he was inspired by Clint Eastwood’s “The Man with No Name” and so a younger Clint Eastwood is an excellent way to visualize him From there

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The GunslingerAlice and begins a friendship with the Kid from Earth called Jake Both grippingly realistic and eerily dreamlike The Gunslinger leaves readers eagerly awaiting the next chapte. All I could think throughout this book was what the hell am I readingThis western fantasy has to be the most confusing book I’ve read in a long time Some parts were interesting than others but overall I was very disappointed After hearing everyone rave about this series I have a hard time understanding why I don’t believe it would be this popular if it wasn’t for Stephen King’s name on it There I said itI didn’t like the story very much nor the writingI had been warned that the first book wasn’t as great as the others but I’m currently not in a rush to continue