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Gunslinger

Discussion in 'The Dark Tower I: The Gunslinger' started by Meganandtybalt, Jul 18, 2017.

  1. Meganandtybalt

    Meganandtybalt New Member

    Is this book appropriate for a very avid 13 year old reader who just finished 'The Eyes of the Dragon'??
    We are thinking about reading it in tandem:)
     
  2. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Dirty Pirate Hooker Moderator

  3. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...Firstly-Welcome!....Secondly, it's fine for a 13 year old that eats up words....I wouldn't hesitate for a second.....
     
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  4. Bev Vincent

    Bev Vincent Well-Known Member

    There are a couple of sexual scenes in the book that might give you pause
     
  5. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ....and to a 13 year old in today's world-they will be tame as hell......
     
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  6. Bev Vincent

    Bev Vincent Well-Known Member

    I'm not sure about the scene between
    Roland and Sylvia Pittston
     
  7. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    .....I thought of that one as well, but anybody with access to cable television networks can see worse, at any time of day.....I'm not saying to chuck monitoring what your teen reads, only that there is much worse as close as their inevitable cell phone.....and as long as Mom is tandem reading, that should go a long way in ameliorating the "rough sex" factor....and might spark a discussion on how women and men should treat one another.....there's certainly precious little true relationship advice out there, or conflict resolution....
     
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  8. kingricefan

    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    The boy's probably already 'perused' a copy of 50 Shades Of Grey anyway......
     
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  9. prufrock21

    prufrock21 Well-Known Member

    I would say yes, with two caveats. The prose is more literary than the prose in his other books. The young reader might find it somewhat over his or her head. And it is definitely intended for adults.
    However, my daughter read Los de abajo (The Underdogs), a novel about the Mexican Revolution when she was in third grade. So you never know.
     
  10. kingricefan

    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    Did she stage a revolt at school? ;-D
     
  11. prufrock21

    prufrock21 Well-Known Member

    No, but I bet her friends, and teachers, looked at her strangely when she told them about the book.
     
  12. kingricefan

    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    :congratulatory:
     
  13. Meganandtybalt

    Meganandtybalt New Member

    Thanks, everyone, for your replies!!
    I'm sure we will love it and I am looking forward to the discussions we will have:)
     
  14. king family fan

    king family fan Prolific member

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