For those of you that haven't read the DT, or quit on The Gunslinger...

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  1. Angelo Bottigliero
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    Angelo Bottigliero Well-Known Member

    Yes, those are the movies I meant.
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  2. skimom2
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    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    Totally agree. I will never really like The Gunslinger--it's a lot like trudging through mud for me--but I really like the rest of the series, particularly books 2-4 :)
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  3. staropeace
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    staropeace Richard Bachman's love child

    I started with The Drawing so I had no problem getting into DT. I did, finally, read The Gunslinger. I was not fond of it, I must admit...nor the new one.
  4. prufrock21
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    prufrock21 Well-Known Member

    I enjoyed DT 1 because the language and the images are so poetic. Not that you need be a poet to read it, or understand it, but it helps. Happily it is a shorter work but beautiful in its brevity
    and complexity.
  5. GNTLGNT
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    GNTLGNT Idiot in Situ and Unholy Devourer of Cookies

    ....I keep looking for those special throwing plates at Bed, Bath & Beyond...but so far, zilch...
  6. FlakeNoir
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    FlakeNoir Beta/Moderator Moderator

    My kids have tried making these... really. (I wonder if I'll survive these boys?)
  7. GNTLGNT
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    GNTLGNT Idiot in Situ and Unholy Devourer of Cookies

  8. HollyGolightly
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    HollyGolightly Well-Known Member

    That's so darn sad!
  9. OKKingFan
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    I read the original Gunslinger, then the rest of the Dark Tower series, then the revised Gunslinger after that. I didn't like the writing style of the original, and I think the fact King published a revised edition tells you he thought it needed to be changed as well. The revised edition was much easier to read. I still think's it the least of the Dark Tower books, but in a strange way, I liked reading the revised edition as a sort of coda to the series. It's also refreshing to read the revised after trudging through the original. Plus if you were unaware of this, he had a lot of things in the original which did not correlate properly to the rest of the series. The revised edition attempts to put everything in alignment.
  10. doowopgirl
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    doowopgirl very avid fan

    It was actually a birthday book token and impulse that made me pick up WTTK and start me on my first DT journey.
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  11. Lisey Landon
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    Lisey Landon Well-Known Member

    When was the revised one published?
    Should I read it?
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  12. FlakeNoir
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    June 2003.
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  13. Lisey Landon
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    Lisey Landon Well-Known Member

    Thank you - I will look for it. :)
  14. mrblonde
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    is the audio version the revised edition? It didn't say on audible.
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  15. FlakeNoir
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    There is a note attached to the page in the library list which reads:

    "This is the edited edition of The Gunslinger. The original, read by Frank Muller, is no longer in print."
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  16. DexterTan
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    Which book was the scene where Roland took on Cort to win his apprentice guns? I reckon it was the first one. Because THAT got me hooked big time.
  17. The Nameless
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    The Nameless M-O-O-N - That spells Nameless

    I can't quite remember but that seems most likely to be wastelands or wizard and glass (3 or 4) because book 1 is mostly about his pursuit of the man in black and an intro to the world's, and book 2 was about getting Eddie and suze and Jake again, book 3 and 4 is where we start getting rolands back stories.

    Welcome to the boards anyway.
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  18. skimom2
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    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    WIZARD & GLASS (the 4th book) has the fullest telling of that story. It's my personal favorite of the series.
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  19. Bev Vincent
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    Bev Vincent Well-Known Member

    There are a couple of books out there (*cough* *cough*) that could help you get back up to speed on the series if you've been laboring through it for a while and want a refresher...

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