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Should I try to read it again?

Discussion in 'General Discussion & Questions' started by Lundahl, Nov 20, 2016.

  1. muskrat

    muskrat Dis-Member

    I just don't see how anyone could not like that first book. There's some great stuff in there.
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  2. carrie's younger brother

    carrie's younger brother Well-Known Member

    It's my favorite of all of them.
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  3. doowopgirl

    doowopgirl very avid fan

    I had such a hard time with The Gunslinger that I ignored the entire DT series. Then it was suggested I read Drawing of the Three. I loved it, so I started over. Including Wind Through the Keyhole. think you just have to read it at the right time for you. Don't force it, but do try again.
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  4. RafamaroMd86

    RafamaroMd86 Member

    I'll tell you what I tell everyone I recommend to Stephen King: King never lets you down. That is to say that everything, or at least almost everything, what he writes is good reading material. On the other hand, I'll tell you what I say to everyone that I recommend the dark tower: It's FABULOUS!

    I'm not going to fool you, the first book, the gunman, is very tedious, it hardly seems King who wrote it, but if you manage to get to the end, read without problems the others in the saga, you'll love it. And you'll learn something about the endings, too.

    I would like to tell you my experience with the dark tower but for that I have created a thread in the forum, in case you like to read it, then, if you risk, I promise you do not have spoilers.
    Last edited: Nov 21, 2016
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  5. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Reformed Dirty Pirate Hooker Moderator

    Welcome R!
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  6. Spideyman

    Spideyman Uber Member

    Hi and welcome fellow DT journeyman.
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    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ....Welcome R-Man!.....
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  8. HollyGolightly

    HollyGolightly Well-Known Member

    Do give it another try. Or maybe just move on to Drawing of the Three. I liked that one muchly. It took me a long time to finally pick up the Gunslinger and read it, but it hooked me.
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  9. 80sFan

    80sFan Just one more chapter...

    I'm another that just couldn't get ito the DT series, but that was many years ago. Someday I will try again.
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  10. jt0565

    jt0565 Well-Known Member

    Read the first one, wait 6 or 7 years, read the second, wait 6 or 7 years, read the third..........
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  11. twiggymarie

    twiggymarie Daughter of One

    I remember my first journey to the tower like it was yesterday. I was still a kid then, and I remember thinking, this isn't King's usual shtick... Yet, my mother instilled in me early on a love of westernized fiction, which to me is what the Gunslinger is, or was when I first read it. Either way, I had no problem plunging in, and by book 2, I began to see where Sai King was going, and never turned back. So, I'd suggest trying the first first, and like some others mentioned, going on to the Drawing of the Three if you can't get into it. I highly doubt you'll remain disappointed!
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  12. mal

    mal Well-Known Member

    No. I don't think you should.
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  13. Neesy

    Neesy #1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side

    That's right - just go see the movie and don't get all wrapped up in the books


    Think of the time you'll save
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  14. taylor29

    taylor29 Well-Known Member

    Oh, And if you go to the movie, you won't have to look at, you know, so many words.

    The Gunslinger was a tough start for me. I tried twice, several years apart and I'm pretty sure I stuck with it initially because it was a short read and I was at my parents'. Westerns aren't my thing but words are...and on the train tracks, I fell in love.

    "There are others worlds than these."
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