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The GunslingerAlice and begins a friendship with the Kid from Earth called Jake Both grippingly realistic and eerily dreamlike The Gunslinger leaves readers eagerly awaiting the next chapte. All I could think throughout this book was what the hell am I readingThis western fantasy has to be the most confusing book I’ve read in a long time Some parts were interesting 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 Stephen King’s name on it There I said itI didn’t like the story very much nor the writingI had been warned that the first book wasn’t as great as the others but I’m currently not in a rush to continue

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Oner on a spellbinding journey into good and evil In his desolate world which frighteningly mirrors our own Roland pursues The Man in Black encounters an alluring woman named. Nothing beats the real Wild West except a dark fantasy infested badass Kingian character exposition starting one of the best fantasy horror hybrid series of all times It reminds me of the style of some of his short stories in fact it are 5 short stories put together to a short novel and young Kings´ writing was darker direct and epic different than during his drug years and again different than in the period after when he kind of calmed down not got old because he is the King One could call it the 3 main periods of his work as it´s done with painters but I´ll keep that one for later in the review of the last part I remember when I first read this novel after something between 10 to 15 King novels from different decades and was awed by the completely different style brutality and epic badassity of this one there is no useless ballast no he didn´t become too wordy every word has its legitimation It´s the ultimate Hold my beer Chuck Norris mixed with horror elements to get the septology the one between doesn´t really count it´s great what else but not a part of the series for me startedAnalyzing how King evolved while writing this project is a bonus to the uniue and amazing entertainment it provides a masterpiece of one of the greatest literary geniuses of all time if not even the human writing the best literature ever Next to Pratchett When King was young he wrote harsher invested time and space in detailed descriptions worldbuilding and less focus but still than many other authors on characterization and focused on one plotline One may find it hard to say if it´s the same author when reading one of his first and one of his newer works as he changed to focusing on characterization and complexity and didn´t care so much about the epicality of the world and outer plots any Or he just got too lazy to do all the extra work this brings with it However why are you still wasting your time reading this drivel immediately start reading one of the best fictional series of all timeTropes show how literature is conceptualized and created and which mixture of elements makes works and genres uniue

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The Gunslinger Read Ä 107 Ì In the first book of this brilliant series Stephen King introduces readers to one of his most enigmatic heroes 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 frighteningly mirrors our own Roland pursues The Man in Black encounters an In the first book of this brilliant series Stephen King introduces readers to one of his most enigmatic heroes Roland of Gilead The Last Gunslinger He is a haunting figure a l. INTRODUCTION A few things you should know before deciding how helpful this review will be for you I think the Dark Tower series as a whole is a staggering achievement and belongs in any discussion without ualification of the “Greatest Fantasy Series of All Time” There are no spoilers in this review but I have read the series twice all the way through and am doing a third reading as part of a group read this month Therefore my review is colored by my knowledge of how the rest of the series is Hence I only give this book 4 stars because in comparison to the rest of the series I thought this book was by far the weakest In a vacuum I would have probably given this 5 stars due to the “Chilly PalmerJosey Wales” awesomeness of the character of Roland Roland Deschain is THE MAN and belongs among the truly ICONIC figures in 20th century literature and is certainly among my top ten favorite characters of all time I think this is even astounding given the Roland himself was initially patterned on the classic iconic western gunfighter Yet through the series I thought he grew beyond his original programming and became a truly uniue figure I have read a number of Stephen King books beyond the Dark Tower series and have really liked some The Stand The Green Mile The Night Shift and really disliked some Dreamcatcher Cujo and The Dark Half I just wanted to be clear that I like Stephen King but am not a “everything he writes is gold” fanboybeyond the Dark Tower series that is I LOVED LOVED LOVED the ending of the series don’t worry no spoilers I can not think of a better way to have ended this epic series and believe that it created a much powerful memory of the journey through all 7 books I think Stephen King should be applauded for allowing the story to take on such “MYTHIC” importance as I think he achieved with the way he ended this series I know that MANY and I mean MANY disagree with me on this one and I can understand where they are coming from psssst however just between usthey are all wrong and I’m right but shhhhhh I have listened to all 7 books are audio the first 4 read by the late Frank Muller and the last 3 read by George Guidall I believe that anyone who has read the books and not listened to these stories on audio is REALLY MISSING SOMETHING WONDERFUL Those who have listened to the “Dune” series on audio can understand the incredible uality and enhancement that a superb reading of a great story can bring As mentioned in the above introduction this book only gets 4 stars from me In large part this is due to both the uality of the later books and also the fact that it is plagued by some inconsistencies that arose due to changes that King made in the later books I applaud King for going back and re writing this story to resolve these conflicts but I still think this book suffers from the fact that King did not know how LARGE the story would become when he wrote this That said this book is an absolute essential read as it introduced the world to Roland Deschain of Gilead Son of Steven Gunslinger Champion of the White Descendant of the line of Arthur Eld Bane of the Man in Black and Seeker of the Dark Tower How best to describe Roland Physically he was inspired by Clint Eastwood’s “The Man with No Name” and so a younger Clint Eastwood is an excellent way to visualize him From there you need to mix in a little MYSTICAL TEACHERWARRIORMASTER SLOGAN DISPENSERAdd a helping of NOBLE KNIGHT LEADER And then top it off with a large triple shot of BAD ASS MOFO with the end result being one of the most intriguing layered though it takes some time to peel those layers back and complex figures in all of literaturein my opinion In this first installment which is uite short compared to subseuent volumes we are introduced to Roland and the world he lives in as he is chasing the Man in Black Roland’s world appears like a deranged version of the Old West but with occasional references to an older world that was much technologically advanced We are left with the impression of a very ancient world that is fading and running down As Roland describes it his world “has moved on”We also come to find that Roland’s world is not “our world” but that there are strange similarities between the two eg Arthur Eld the great hero of Roland’s world would seem to be their version of King Arthur; both world’s have a version of the song “Hey Jude” etc In addition we learn that it is possible though difficult to travel between the worlds which is a fundamental aspect of the rest of the series It is in this story that Roland first meets Jake Chambers who arrives in Roland’s world from a version of “our” New York City I will leave you to learn for yourself the circumstances surrounding Jake’s appearance and the results Through a lengthy flashback in the city of JethroTull we learn of both the mad skills of Roland as a Gunslinger and the otherworldly powers of the Man in Black My takeaway Roland can shoot the eyes out of hummingbird and 50 paces From there the book moves ahead briskly until the inevitable final showdown between Roland and the Man in Black The details the interesting nuggets and the time spent with Jake are best experienced fresh so I will avoid spoilers Overall a good introduction to Roland and his world but merely an appetizer to the warm buttery goodness that is to follow and the epic tale of the Gunslinger really gets going in the next book “The man in black fled across the desert and the gunslinger followed” And you should follow to all the way to the end of the story and discover the wonders of this most original journey HIGHEST POSSIBLE RECOMMENDATION