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My Dark Tower Surprise

Discussion in 'The Dark Tower I: The Gunslinger' started by KelseyLovve, Sep 26, 2017.

  1. KelseyLovve

    KelseyLovve Member

    So, I very recently read "The Gunslinger" after years of refusing too because "I can do SciFi movies but I can never get through the books." The reason I finally decided to give it a go is that I read somewhere, at his book readings Mr.King likes to ask if anyone has read any of The Dark Tower books. Usually less then half have.

    Well, I'm going to his Toronto stop for Sleeping Beauties, so I decided I would try it. I bought The Gunslinger and after reading the foreword Mr. King wrote, I was even less enthusiastic about it! That being said, I LOVED IT! I was stunned reading it at how much it captured me, and I actually cursed myself for starting a new series cause I have so many books on my to 'read' list (all Stephen of coarse - I'm young so I have a lot of catching up to do.)

    Anyways, I no longer think he'll be asking if anyone has read any of the DTs because of the movie. But I'm super happy I read it, and am now on The Drawing of the Three!
     
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  2. Spideyman

    Spideyman Uber Member

    Hi and welcome. Your journey to the tower has begun. Travel on..........
     
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  3. kingricefan

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

    I always envy a person's first trip to the Tower!
     
  4. king family fan

    king family fan Prolific member

  5. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...don't trip over the roses.....
     
  6. mal

    mal Well-Known Member

    Hi KelseyLovve! You are very lucky to get to enjoy those books for the first time! All the best, mal.
     
  7. kingricefan

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

    I forgot to tell you that the story really takes off in the second book!!
     
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  8. Robert Gray

    Robert Gray Well-Known Member

    You will also love The Drawing of the Three. While I love the whole series, the first two books are my favorites, and I'm often at a loss of which I prefer.
     
  9. The Nameless

    The Nameless M-O-O-N - That spells Nameless

    Drawing of the three is my favourite in the series, it's probably in my top 5 favourite king books. That's not to say the rest are bad, they're not (well, I didn't like waste lands). A lot of people suggest starting with it if you struggle with the gunslinger. You have a lot of good reading ahead of you.
     
  10. KelseyLovve

    KelseyLovve Member

    That's what it says in the foreword for gunslinger but I thought the story was strong af already!
     
  11. Paddy C

    Paddy C All Hail The KING...

    Enjoy your journey. It's definitely one that's worth taking and
    I have a strong feeling that I might be taking the journey again myself pretty soon.
     

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