The Gunslinger

The Gunslinger

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Eerie, dreamlike, set in a world that is weirdly related to our own, The Gunslinger introduces Roland Deschain of Gilead, of In-World that was, as he pursues his enigmatic antagonist to the mountains that separate the desert from the Western Sea. Roland is a solitary figure, perhaps accursed, who with a strange singlemindedness traverses an exhausted, almost timeless landscape. The people he encounters are left behind, or worse-left dead. At a way station, however, he meets Jake, a boy from a particular time (1977) and a particular place (New York City), and soon the two are joined-khef, ka, and ka-tet. The mountains lie before them. So does the man in black and, somewhere far beyond...the Dark Tower.
Publisher: New York : Penguin Group, 2003
Edition: Plume rev. ed
ISBN: 9780670032549
Characteristics: xxv, 231 p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Whelan, Michael 1950-
Call Number: KING, S


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A solitary hunter seeks a tower in hopes of saving his dying world. Retitled as The Dark Tower. Starring Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey. July release.

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fineplan Sep 07, 2016

Roland pursues the man in black through a surreal landscape.

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VaughanPLAlexK Dec 14, 2016

Stephen King is a great author. His attention to detail is just amazing. He paints such a clear picture for the reader, that you can't help but feel you are a part of the story. This was how I felt while reading The Dark Tower series. You become one with the Gunslinger-feel what he feels, sees what he sees, wants what he wants. King tells the story of Rowland, the last surviving Gunslinger, and his quest to reach the Dark Tower. Somewhere between a Western and a Sci-Fi, this series was really very good.


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