Title: The Gunslinger
Author: Stephen King
Hardback: 231 pages
Publisher: Plume (1988)
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About the Book (From Wikipedia):
The novel was inspired by the poem "Childe Roland to the Dark
Tower Came" by Robert Browning, which King read as a sophomore at the
In all, it took King twelve years to complete the novel. The finished product was first published by Donald M. Grant, Publisher, Inc. as a limited edition in 1982. In 1988, Plume released it in trade paperback form. Since then, the book has been re-issued in various formats and included in boxed sets with other volumes of the series.
In 2003 the novel was reissued in a revised and expanded version with modified language and added scenes intended to resolve inconsistencies with the later books in the series.
so, in May 2007 I began to read the legendary
††††††††††† What is it that captivates readers of this series so completely?† What stole readersí imaginations and held them for decades while Stephen King doled out one small serving after another.† One Christmas, the only present that I knew Dad wanted was The Wastelands.† Years later, it was Wizard and Glass.† Two years, two Stephen King books.† Feats never to be repeated.
††††††††††† Well, the writings of a young Stephen King are stylistically different from the King that Iíve grown accustomed to reading over the years.† The juxtaposition of a pessimistic world and a hero who revels in his complexity, mixed with an Old West mentality merged with the Arthurian legends.† God, why did I wait so long?
first volume of the
I couldnít turn away from any of the events within it.† From the doomed town of
solid introduction to the world of the