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The Gunslinger - Stephen King
The Gunslinger
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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... show more
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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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780452284692 (0452284694)
ASIN: 452284694
Publisher: Plume
Pages no: 231
Edition language: English
Series: The Dark Tower (#1)
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The better to see you, my dear
The better to see you, my dear rated it
3.5 Nothing happy about it, yet...
Well, I... Shit. This is ambitious as fuck, in the fiction and existential department.I don't like Roland, and I get that lofty ideals are useless from his position. But it's... He reminds me of that adage, the third part of which is that a man with only one reason to live is the most dangerous man ...
Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it
4.0 Well that was good
When I was in high school, I read King. I mean, I really read King. I was told by my mother not to leave the books around the house because the title "The Dead Zone" had freaked out my young brother. Then I read three of his books in row that I didn't like - Deadzone, Salem's Lot, Tommyknockers. It ...
My Reading Temple ♥
My Reading Temple ♥ rated it
3.5 E niente..
Il fatto che sia un libro scritto in più anni si fa sentire. Decisamente.Essendo il primo libro dell'autore che leggo, mi aspettavo qualcosa di più..come dire..stupefacente. La lettura invece è andata abbastanza a rilento, immersa in un inseguimento che sembra non finire mai. Si giunge alla fine per...
Reading is my ESCAPE from Reality!
Reading is my ESCAPE from Reality! rated it
3.0 It's about time...
I am a huge Stephen King fan (since I was a teenager), and I read every book he writes, except the Dark Tower series. I'm not sure why I never read this series, but I own all the books. So, I'm finally reading it, well.... because it's being made into a movie. And actually, I decided to listen to ...
Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents
Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents rated it
4.0 The Gunslinger
Just wow. Stephen King has more imagination in his pinky nail than I do in my hole body. How does he come up with this stuff? This is a sort of otherworldly/post-apocalyptic story. It has a dark dry way about it. I feel like I'm not smart enough to get everything. I think I need to reread, but...
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