The Dark Tower I
The Dark Tower - The Gunslinger
This book can be downloaded and read in Apple Books on your Mac or iOS device.
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).
This book was confusing but interesting. I want to see it through to the end of the gunslinger's long journey, but I had some trouble keeping up with what was going on and why in this book. I've read that the second book is much better so I will read it. This book took some effort to continue till the end.
The Non Sample
WORST SAMPLE EVER!! Why do I want to read a forward, I want to read what the book is about!
“The Man in Black Fled Across the Desert......”
Stephen King’s “The Gunslinger” is “The Good the Bad and the Ugly” meets “Lord of the Rings” in a story that will leave you wanting more. It’s well written, very descriptive and easily some of King’s best work. I definitely recommend reading Marvel’s “Dark Tower” graphic novels to understand the backstory of Roland and other characters. However in later books Roland’s backstory is dived into so if you read the graphic novels then some stuff is spoiled. The IOS version of this book works wonderfully on the IPhone X, though I imagine it would work just as well on any IOS device. Lastly I recommend that you avoid the movie as it’s a blend of all the books.