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In 1978, Stephen King introduced the world to the last gunslinger, Roland of Gilead. Nothing has been the same since. More than twenty years later, the quest for the Dark Tower continues to take readers on a wildly epic ride. Through parallel worlds and across time, Roland must brave desolate wastelands and endless deserts, drifting into the unimaginable and the familiar. A classic tale of colossal scope — crossing over terrain from The Stand, The Eyes of the Dragon, Insomnia, The Talisman, Black House, Hearts in Atlantis, Salem's Lot, and other familiar King haunts — the adventure takes hold with the turn of each page.

And the Tower awaits...

The first volume in the epic Dark Tower Series...

The Gunslinger

This heroic fantasy is set in a world of ominous landscape and macabre menace that is a dark mirror of our own. 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 qualities of the lone hero through the ages, from ancient myth to frontier Western legend.

The gunslinger's quest involves the pursuit of the man in black, a liaison with the sexually ravenous Alice, and a friendship with the kid from earth called Jake. Both grippingly realistic and eerily dreamlike, The Gunslinger is stunning proof of Stephen King's storytelling sorcery.

Review:

"In the interest of fair criticism, The Gunslinger is still a good read....[It] strives (successfully, on some levels) to invest the high fantasy genre with a uniquely American angle. Filled with plenty of strange creatures...and just the right amount of dread, foreshadowing and poetic prose, The Gunslinger is a quirky, interesting start to Roland's journey." The Denver Post

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"Brilliant, fresh, and compelling...will leave you panting for more." Booklist

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"An impressive work of mythic magnitude. May turn out to be Stephen King's greatest literary achievement." The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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"A compelling whirlpool of a story that draws one irretrievably to its center." Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Synopsis:

The foundation of the epic Dark Tower series

This heroic fantasy, set in a world of ominous landscape and macabre menace, features one of Stephen King's most powerful creations-The Gunslinger, a haunting figure who embodies the qualities of the lone hero through the ages, from ancient myth to frontier Western legend.

Table of Contents

The gunslinger — The way station — The oracle and the mountains — The slow mutants — The gunslinger and the dark man.

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Jeane, September 27, 2008 (view all comments by Jeane)
What an original book. Elements of fantasy, mystery and horror all mixed into an epic quest in a post-apocalyptic, western setting.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780451160522
Author:
King, Stephen
Publisher:
Signet
Location:
New York, N.Y. :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Good and evil
Subject:
Mystery & detective
Subject:
Horror
Subject:
Fantasy - Epic
Subject:
General Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
MM Picture Book
Series:
Dark Tower (Paperback)
Series Volume:
01
Publication Date:
July 1989
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
6.87x4.20x.88 in. .34 lbs.

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Product details 320 pages New American Library - English 9780451160522 Reviews:
"Review" by , "In the interest of fair criticism, The Gunslinger is still a good read....[It] strives (successfully, on some levels) to invest the high fantasy genre with a uniquely American angle. Filled with plenty of strange creatures...and just the right amount of dread, foreshadowing and poetic prose, The Gunslinger is a quirky, interesting start to Roland's journey."
"Review" by , "Brilliant, fresh, and compelling...will leave you panting for more."
"Review" by , "An impressive work of mythic magnitude. May turn out to be Stephen King's greatest literary achievement."
"Review" by , "A compelling whirlpool of a story that draws one irretrievably to its center."
"Synopsis" by , The foundation of the epic Dark Tower series

This heroic fantasy, set in a world of ominous landscape and macabre menace, features one of Stephen King's most powerful creations-The Gunslinger, a haunting figure who embodies the qualities of the lone hero through the ages, from ancient myth to frontier Western legend.
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