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review 2017-08-14 15:45
The Quest of The Last Gunslinger (The Beginning of The Dark Tower Series)
The Dark Tower I: The Gunslinger - Stephen King

I had been curious about The Dark Tower for a long time. Since it was published until now, I never did read one book of it. When I heard about the movie adaptation, what compels me to read now was due to the movie. Of course, this year is truly the year of the King...

 

... and for once, reading The Gunslinger, the first book of the series truly peeks my curiosity on a whole different level. And much better than the movie.

 

It begins where a lone man walks into a town, looking for a man in black. He meets the town's folk (almost a ghost town) and soon, the presence of the man in black had corrupted the whole town. Along the way, he met a boy name Jake Chambers, descriptions of another world similar to ours and of course, origins of the gunslinger, mutants and finally meeting the man in black and in the end... another quest.

 

For me, I love the universe created by Stephen King but the plot itself felt ambiguous. While the journey is all about journeying to meet the man in black and going to the dark tower without revealing the purpose, I believed maybe the rest of the novels will. Still, I do enjoy the writing and as always, Stephen King tried his best to deliver some thing ambitious then (he did admit as the series progress, there were changes in his words of when he was young when he wrote and the maturity of his writing towards the end of the series). The Gunslinger works to some extend and hopefully, the rest of the book will explain further once I started reading The Drawing of the Three.

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review 2017-07-24 15:08
Great Prelude to the End of Gilead
The Dark Tower, Volume 3: Treachery - Peter David,Stephen King,Richard Ianove,Jae Lee,Robin Furth
I really wanted Furth to move the story forward a lot more than he did. Maybe if this volume and the previous one were combined I would have felt more. Instead I kept wishing for something to happen. We did get that scene that was shown to us readers in Wizard and Glass though, so that was good.

We don't get much of our Roland in this one. Just Bert and Alain trying to do what they can to snap Roland over his grief of Susan and also his obsession with the grapefruit stone he now has.

I also am baffled by Roland's father, for being a gunslinger he doesn't seem too bright. I say that as someone who does not get what hold his wife has over him after finding out that she has betrayed him. I guess sending her off to be cleansed of her sins was just the way they did things in Gilead, but I would have been done and told her to enjoy the convent. The whole parallel to King Arthur and Guinevere cannot be denied. But since this book's version of Lancelot (The Man in Black AKA Martin Broadcloak) is neither loyal or trusted by Steven Deschain one wonders why he let the guy hang out for as long as he did. I think the book made my sympathsize with Gabrielle Deschain more, probably because King alluded that the character was put under a spell. The graphic novel shows her as a willing participant.

The colors in this one felt very drab. I am glad I was able to blow up the panels on my Kindle, otherwise I would have had a hard time reading this in hardcover form without a magnifying glass.

Well we all know what is coming next after this one. Cannot wait to read The Dark Tower: Fall of Gilead.
 
 

 

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text 2017-07-22 23:25
Reading progress update: I've read 65 out of 231 pages.
The Gunslinger - Stephen King

"He pried the legs apart and unholstered one of his guns."

 

*grimace*

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text 2017-07-22 21:21
Reading progress update: I've read 1 out of 231 pages.
The Gunslinger - Stephen King

The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed.

 

So opens King's myth-world spine. I've procrastinated on reading The Dark Tower books for years, on this dread that I wouldn't love it. I have such tall hopes for it, I'm scared it'll fall short. But that's one awesome first line.

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text 2017-07-22 16:22
Reading progress update: I've read 100%.
The Dark Tower, Volume 3: Treachery - Peter David,Stephen King,Richard Ianove,Jae Lee,Robin Furth

I just decided to read through the whole volume. This one shows the second incident that shaped Roland. The death of his mother. This volume didn't feel as grand as the other volumes though. Probably just 3 stars from me. 

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