The Dark Tower I: The Gunslinger
  The Dark Tower I: The Gunslinger
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Released: June 2003
Illustrator/Painter: Michael Whelan
 

The Man in Black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed. So begins Book I of Stephen King’s iconic fantasy series, The Dark Tower. Part sci-fi novel, part futuristic dystopia, part spaghetti Western, and part high fantasy vision, The Gunslinger tells the story of Roland Deschain, Mid-World’s last gunslinger, who is tracking an enigmatic magician known only as the man in black. Following his quarry across the demon-infested Mohaine Desert, Roland confronts a mad preacher woman and her murderous flock, holds palaver with a speaking demon, and finally befriends a young boy from our world named Jake Chambers. Jake joins Roland on his quest, but while Roland travels with his young companion Jake, the man in black travels with Roland’s soul in his pocket..

 
 
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Posted By: Will
January 26th, 2013 8:03:46 pm EST

I am friends with hundreds of readers and professional writers and I yet to find one of them that has anything good to say about the Dark Tower series. As a freelance writer of some merit it's very frustrating that I can't even get an agent to look at a horror novel I completed a couple years ago that is a better read than any of the Tower books. I own over a hundred pounds of Stephen's hardbacks and I am in awe of many of them that I consider great. However, if I were King I'd be embarrased to put my name on any of the Tower Series books.
 
 
Posted By: Jerry
January 21st, 2013 3:26:40 pm EST

Words cannot describe the depth of this series. I get lost in all of them time and time again. Roland, Eddie, Susana, Jake, Oy, these characters will live on in your heart long after you finish this epic. Start this book and I promise you will devour it and all books after. The man in black fled across the dessert and ALL US TOWER JUNKIES FOLLOWED!
 
 
Posted By: K. Thessaaloniki Hellas
January 21st, 2013 5:10:22 am EST

For me, the Dark Tower series and especially the Gunslinger is the only SK's opus I really fell in love with. Well, I like almost all of his novels, but not to the point of mystical fear.. if you know what I mean...
 
 
Posted By: Tanya Of Rocky
December 18th, 2012 4:33:44 am EST

OMG did you say Russell Crowe! NOOOOOOOOO!!!!!! Can we clone Clint Eastwood? Books are great totally hooked.
 
 
Posted By: Joel Of Oregon
November 8th, 2012 8:16:15 pm EST

I believe this is the first SK book I ever read. Instantly hooked and now a Constant Reader. Since completing the series I have started the audiobooks. Frank Muller is AMAZING. It's a tragedy he'll never narrate again... I'll always love this story and Roland. Little Sisters is a great tale, and WttK is excellent as well. Fun to read, always leaves me wanting more. I need more of these adventures of the last Gunslinger. Final note: For the love of God, Gan or the Jesus-Man, PLEASE don't cast Russell Crowe as Roland. In my humble opinion, it would disgrace the character and hence the movie/story as well (this is based off rumors).
 
 
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