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The Gunslinger (The Dark Tower, #1) Please don t hate me I know it seems sacrilegious to give a Stephen King anything less than 4 stars, but this one was SLOOOOWWWW for the first 75% That s not to say I didn t enjoy it, but I did find this was an easy book to put down and not feel an urgency to jump back into for days at a time I ve heard many folks describe this a Beaware that the movie s following the Ending of the Last Book But in the first book, I suffered the Hard, Dry, Boring read of following a Man in Black you don t know, in a weird hot dry desert in hot August for one reason,To reach a Dark Tower you don t know where..or why..detailed in too much adverbs and ambiguity.That didn t help much to start the following 2 books I already boughtBook one was a true disappointment for me, I never thought it d be Beaware that the movie s following the Ending of the Last Book But in the first book, I suffered the Hard, Dry, Boring read of following a Man in Black you don t know, in a weird hot dry desert in hot August for one reason,To reach a Dark Tower you don t know where..or why..detailed in too much adverbs and ambiguity.That didn t help much to start the followin The man in black fled across the desert and the Gunslinger followed Roland Deschain, the last of the Gunslingers, is on a quest 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 throughdesert, encountering a boy named Jake from our world, and then into the mountains Will Roland finally c The man in black fled across the desert and the Gunslinger followed Roland Deschain, the last of the Gunslingers, is on a quest 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 throughdesert, 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 goal When 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 f Great world building and atmosphere Definitely different from anything I ve read before It felt very scattered, like King didn t really have any idea what the next paragraph would hold I m sure that probably made it a blast to write, but it coul The man in black fled across the desert and the Gunslinger followed That is the line I remembered for years and years that made me think that someday I would revisit THE GUNSLINGERAs a young teenage girl I read THE GUNSLINGER and really didn t like it that much I didn t hate it it just confuuuuuused me And to review this I will have to take you back to when I first read it as a teenStephen King is special to me Specia An intriguing book, it draws the reader in little by little It is fantastic, imaginative but inconsistent Amid moments of brilliance there are also islands of abstraction so murky, almost Kafkaesque in absurdity, that I could not follow But it is interesting enough that I will probably read the sequels Of cours Beginning With A Short Story Appearing In The Magazine Of Fantasy And Science Fiction In 1978, The Publication Of Stephen King S Epic Work Of Fantasy What He Considers To Be A Single Long Novel And His Magnum Opus Has Spanned A Quarter Of A Century.Set In A World Of Extraordinary Circumstances, Filled With Stunning Visual Imagery And Unforgettable Characters, The Dark Tower Series Is King S Most Visionary Feat Of Storytelling, A Magical Mix Of Science Fiction, Fantasy, And Horror That May Well Be His Crowning Achievement.Book IIn The Gunslinger Originally Published In 1982 , King Introduces His Most Enigmatic Hero, Roland Deschain Of Gilead, The Last Gunslinger He Is A Haunting, Solitary Figure At First, On A Mysterious Quest Through A Desolate World That Eerily Mirrors Our Own Pursuing The Man In Black, An Evil Being Who Can Bring The Dead Back To Life, Roland Is A Good Man Who Seems To Leave Nothing But Death In His Wake.This New Edition Of The Gunslinger Has Been Revised And Expanded Throughout By King, With New Story Material, In Addition To A New Introduction And Foreword It Also Includes Four Full Color Illustrations In The Hardcover And Trade Paperback Formats. The Dark Tower series was one of the great joys of my reading life However, it also frustrated me to the point where I often wanted to bludgeon Stephen King with a hardback copy of It.I was baffled by The Gunslinger when I first read it way back in my high school days It had been an unobtainable limited edition that had popped up in the title card of King s other books, and when it finally went into wide release I couldn t wait to snatch it up But then I ENGLISH The Gunslinger ITALIANOWhen I read this novelthan twenty years ago, I did not appreciate it Clearly, Roland s story did not charmed enough my distracted and teenage mind Therefore, I decided to prematurely stop the The Black Tower series A few days ago in a bookstore I stumbled on a copy of the new edition of The Gunslinger , and reading the preface I understood a couple of things FIRST not just myself, but also Stephen King was young when he wrote the same edition ofENGLISH The Gunslinger ITALIANOWhen I read this novelthan twenty years ago, I did not appreciate it Clearly, Roland s story did not charmed enough my distracted and teenage mind Therefore, I decided to prematurely stop the The Black Tower series A few days ago in a bookstore I stumbled on a copy of the new edition of The Gunslinger , and reading the preface I understood a couple of thin All I could think throughout this book was what the hell am I reading This western fantasy has to be the most confusing book I ve read in a long time Some parts wereinteresting 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 Step


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About the Author: Stephen King

Stephen Edwin King was born the second son of Donald and Nellie Ruth Pillsbury King After his father left them when Stephen was two, he and his older brother, David, were raised by his mother Parts of his childhood were spent in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where his father s family was at the time, and in Stratford, Connecticut When Stephen was eleven, his mother brought her children back to Durham, M Stephen Edwin King was born the second son of Donald and Nellie Ruth Pillsbury King After his father left them when Stephen was two, he and his older brother, David, were raised by his mother Parts of his childhood were spent in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where his father s family was at the time, and in Stratford, Connecticut When Stephen was eleven, his mother brought her children back to Durham, Maine, for good Her parents, Guy and Nellie Pillsbury, had become incapacitated with old age, and Ruth King was persuaded by her sisters to take over the physical care of them Other family members provided a small house in Durham and financial support After Stephen s grandparents passed away, Mrs King found work in the kitchens of Pineland, a nearby residential facility for the mentally challenged.Stephen attended the grammar school in Durham and Lisbon Falls High School, graduating in 1966 From his sopho year at the University of Maine at Orono, he wrote a weekly column for the school newspaper, THE MAINE CAMPUS He was also active in student politics, serving as a member of the Student Senate He came to support the anti war movement on the Orono campus, arriving at his stance from a conservative view that the war in Vietnam was unconstitutional He graduated in 1970, with a B.A in English and qualified to teach on the high school level A draft board examination immediately post graduation found him 4 F on grounds of high blood pressure, limited vision, flat feet, and punctured eardrums.He met Tabitha Spruce in the stacks of the Fogler Library at the University, where they both worked as students they married in January of 1971 As Stephen was unable to find placement as a teacher immediately, the Kings lived on his earnings as a laborer at an industrial laundry, and her student loan and savings, with an occasional boost from a short story sale to men s magazines.Stephen made his first professional short story sale The Glass Floor to Startling Mystery Stories in 1967 Throughout the early years of his marriage, he continued to sell stories to men s magazines Many were gathered into the Night Shift collection or appeared in other anthologies.In the fall of 1971, Stephen began teaching English at Hampden Academy, the public high school in Hampden, Maine Writing in the evenings and on the weekends, he continued to produce short stories and to work on novels