The Gunslinger

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New American Library, 1989 - Fiction - 315 pages
233 Reviews
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.

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The imagery in this novel is awesome. - Goodreads
The premise of this book was interesting. - Goodreads
His writing is good. - Goodreads
The pace was slow and dreamlike. - Goodreads
The plot of the second book appears amazing. - Goodreads
Introduction to an awesome character and story. - Goodreads

Review: The Gunslinger (The Dark Tower #1)

User Review  - Jim Lang - Goodreads

I began Stephen King's Dark Tower series on the recommendation of a teaching colleague of mine. Now that I have finished the first book I'd say I'm intrigued. For me the most enjoyable aspect of the ... Read full review

Review: The Gunslinger (The Dark Tower #1)

User Review  - Caitlin - Goodreads

This one is a hard one for me to rate. I had never read anything by Stephen King before (I was always afraid he'd give me nightmares) and I absolutely love the way he uses language. He so effortlessly ... Read full review

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Stephen King - The Gunslinger « Synaesthesia
Err, I mean, the gunslinger. I admit I imagined Clint Eastwood’s face for most of the book, although it was jarring to learn that the gunslinger had black ...
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A spellbinding tale of good versus evil, it features one of Stephen King's most powerful creations -- the gunslinger, a haunting figure who embodies the ...
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USATODAY.com - Excerpt from 'The Gunslinger'
The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed. ... The gunslinger had been struck by a momentary dizziness, a kind of yawing ...
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'Dark Tower: The Gunslinger Born' #1 featuring Roland Deschain
'Dark Tower: The Gunslinger Born' #1. Staring: Roland Deschain, Cuthbert Allgood, Alain Johns, Walter O'Dim.
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Kev's Stephen King House of Song of Susannah
And yet … and yet, the world of The Gunslinger eluded me. Yes, I’m one of those people. ... No longer would The Gunslinger be the odd man out, so to speak. ...
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About the author (1989)

Stephen King was born in Portland, Maine, on September 21, 1947. After graduating with a Bachelor's degree in English from the University of Maine at Orono in 1970, he became a teacher. His spare time was spent writing short stories and novels. King's first novel would never have been published if not for his wife. She removed the first few chapters from the garbage after King had thrown them away in frustration. Three months later, he received a $2,500 advance from Doubleday Publishing for the book that went on to sell a modest 13,000 hardcover copies. That book, Carrie, was about a girl with telekinetic powers who is tormented by bullies at school. She uses her power, in turn, to torment and eventually destroy her mean-spirited classmates. When United Artists released the film version in 1976, it was a critical and commercial success. The paperback version of the book, released after the movie, went on to sell more than two-and-a-half million copies. Many of King's other horror novels have been adapted into movies, including The Shining, Firestarter, Pet Semetary, Cujo, Misery, The Stand, and The Tommyknockers. Under the pseudonym Richard Bachman, King has written the books The Running Man, The Regulators, Thinner, The Long Walk, Roadwork, and Rage. King is one of the world's most successful writers, with more than 100 million copies of his works in print. Many of his books have been translated into foreign languages, and he writes new books at a rate of about one per year. In 2003, he received the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. In 2012 his title, The Wind Through the Keyhole made The New York Times Best Seller List.

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