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The Gunslinger
The Gunslinger | Stephen King
An impressive work of mythic magnitude that may turn out to be Stephen Kings greatest literary achievement (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution), The Gunslinger is the first volume in the epic Dark Tower Series.A #1 national bestseller, The Gunslinger introduces readers to one of Stephen Kings most powerful creations, Roland of Gilead: The Last Gunslinger. He is a haunting figure, a loner on a spellbinding journey into good and evil. In his desolate world, which mirrors our own in frightening ways, Roland tracks The Man in Black, encounters an enticing woman named Alice, and begins a friendship with the boy from New York named Jake. Inspired in part by the Robert Browning narrative poem, Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came, The Gunslinger is a compelling whirlpool of a story that draws one irretrievable to its center (Milwaukee Sentinel). It is brilliant and freshand will leave you panting for more (Booklist).
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Kaila-ann
The Gunslinger | Stephen King
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1. The Dark Tower series
2. Currently Grey‘s Anatomy - rewatching the beginning
3. Not really
4. Shepherds Pie 😊
5. He does ❤️

#friyayintro

Trashcanman #1♥️♥️♥️♥️ 2w
jb72 I‘m on book 4 of The Dark Tower series. I really like it so far. 2w
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Decayy

Wow, made it to chapter two, and I've been reading consecutively for past few days. Something's happening.

TrishB Nothing much happens in number 1! 3w
Decayy I know, I was referring to the end of my book slump which lasted for a good chunk of time. :) 3w
TrishB 😁👍🏻 3w
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Decayy
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I may be guilty for starting books based on pop culture and never finishing them. Oops.

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KristenDuck
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Mehso-so

This was a tough one to be honest.

I have been very interested in Stephen King recently so I thought I would attempt to start this series.

However, The Gunslinger is leaving me feeling a bit confused. The Gunslinger is the last of his kind. The final one. He is on a quest to find the Man in Black and save the Dark Tower which basically keeps the worlds in line.

Or I‘m wrong! I‘m not quite sure!

So looking forward, I‘ll attempt book two!

Karkar @KristenDuck the first time I read this series I hated the first book. But it really is setting the background for the rest of the series. 1mo
Kerrioke Yeah, I wasn‘t that into The Gunslinger, but the second book was much better! I still need to finish this series. 1mo
TrishB I always say to people just move on, some things in book 1 become clearer later. 1mo
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bookaholic1 The series I found were weird but interesting, I liked them alot 1mo
KristenDuck @Karkar @Kerrioke @TrishB and @bookaholic1 thanks for all the insight - I‘ll keep chugging along with the series and see if my interest is still caught! Lol I was just so confused with book one! 1mo
bookaholic1 Lol, me too good luck🤞 1mo
Aseleener I love King but had the same experience with this one. I was so confused. That was a couple years ago and I have not attempted the next book. 1mo
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Brandon_Lee_Hayes
The Gunslinger | Stephen King
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Books and boards, two of my favorite things! A tower of The Dark Tower honoring the books that got me into reading and writing. This a series that will really grip you!

(Pardon the puns)

TK421 I love this series! 1mo
Brandon_Lee_Hayes @TK421 I need to give it a reread! It's pretty amazing. 1mo
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BookishJess
The Gunslinger | Stephen King
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#CurrentlyReading

1. THE GUNSLINGER - I‘m kind of “eh” so far...but I‘ve heard a lot of people say this about the first Dark Tower book so I am pushing on with it.

2. SELF-COMPASSION - Just started this morning. I was led to read this book next as my non-fic/self-help book. I guess I could use some self-compassion...

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Hestapleton
The Gunslinger | Stephen King
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Who is in a big ole‘ reading slump? 🙋🏼‍♀️
Who is really hoping this pulls me out of it? 🙋🏼‍♀️🙋🏼‍♀️🙋🏼‍♀️
📷 Featuring one of the lovely bookmarks @LibrarianRyan sent!

WhatWouldJaneDo Hope it breaks the slump! I feel like I'm on the verge of one, hoping to hold it off... 2mo
LibrarianRyan Yeahhhh 2mo
Brandon_Lee_Hayes This is one of the books that really got me into reading. Definitely give it a shot! It's very different than most other Stephen King novels though. 2mo
Hestapleton @Brandon_Lee_Hayes I listened to it on audio and few years ago and didn‘t care for it. I‘m working on reading through all of King‘s books, and I like it better in print and with a good soundtrack in the background. 2mo
Brandon_Lee_Hayes @Hestapleton It's hard for me to get into audiobooks sometimes. I'm glad you're enjoying it a bit better in print. Don't burn yourself out with too much King! I've certainly done it myself. 2mo
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rkpope
Gunslinger | Stephen King

“Was there ever a trap to match the trap of love?”

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krismlars
The Gunslinger | Stephen King
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Mehso-so

I really don‘t get what I just read, but I also kind of want to read the next in the series so I can maybe gain some more understanding. #24in48 #readathon

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krismlars
The Gunslinger | Stephen King
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krismlars
The Gunslinger | Stephen King
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Not exactly what I thought I‘d pick for my next book, but here we go. I have far too many books at my disposal, and I‘m overthinking the selection process. Still 10 hours of reading to go in the #24in48 #readathon

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TrishB
The Gunslinger | Stephen King
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#wherehaveallthecowboysgone #lilithjuly
Roland‘s off in another world 😁

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Stormborn1992
The Gunslinger | Stephen King
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Book: The Gunslinger by Stephen King

Movie: Once Upon a Time in the West

Song: Old Town Road by Lil Nas X

Thanks for the tag @LibrarianRyan!

LibrarianRyan yeah 4mo
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AnansiGirl
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📖 The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger

📽 Brokeback Mountain

🎼 Wanted Dead or Alive ~ Bon Jovi

#manicmonday @JoScho

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Cathythoughts
The Gunslinger | Stephen King
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#ManicMonday @JoScho

Dark Tower / The Gunslinger

Midnight Cowboy

Shotgun 🎶🎼I‘ll be riding shot gun ( only know because my granddaughter sings this 😂 such fun

Tanisha_A The 3rd one! Hilarious and cute. 😁 4mo
Cathythoughts @Tanisha_A thanks! It‘s a scream , she‘s very shy , but she sings it for us 😍😁 4mo
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KathyWheeler
The Gunslinger | Stephen King
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1: Stephen King‘s The Dark Tower.
2: tartar and cocktail sauce
3: heights
4: 7 — 2 sisters and 5 brothers
5: I‘ll try!😊

#friyayintro @howjessreads

chaoticgoodhufflepuff Oh, I didn‘t even think of cocktail sauce! 😂 4mo
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flamingolucifer
The Gunslinger | Stephen King
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The journey to the dark tower begins ❤

vivastory Enjoy! I have only read the first two, but I loved them both. 4mo
flamingolucifer Thank You. :) 4mo
OneStrangeGuy Your in for quite a journey!! Don't forget the wind through the keyhole #4.5 in the series! Well worth the read 4mo
flamingolucifer @OneStrangeGuy Thanks mate. Won't forget. 4mo
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Unbra1717
The Gunslinger | Stephen King
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The gunslinger is written in a more poetic style. The beginning strives to set the scene, and you can get lost reading it. As the story progresses though it goes back to that familiar Stephen King writing.It is a interesting beginning to the dynamic of the man in black and Roland. One of my favorite dark tower books. If you don‘t read the rest I would say to give this one a try.

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jackilynn
The Gunslinger | Stephen King
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Of course Dobby decides to use Stephen King books as a pillow. It is kind of fitting since he was almost named King (after the author). Yep there is no question...he is my cat lol.

CoverToCoverGirl ♥️ 4mo
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ehewett88
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Thought i would start this one before getting some sleep. Accompanied by my favourite companion, Rambo who is already drifting off to the land of nod.

Andrew65 A good series. 5mo
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LiterRohde
The Gunslinger | Stephen King
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“I do not aim with my hand; he who aims with his hand has forgotten the face of his father.
I aim with my eye.

I do not shoot with my hand; he who shoots with his hand has forgotten the face of his father.
I shoot with my mind.

I do not kill with my gun; he who kills with his gun has forgotten the face of his father.
I kill with my heart.”

#StarTrekSummerMay | 15: #AMatterOfHonor

📷: Made with Typorama

Megabooks What a quote! And beautiful graphic, as well. 5mo
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mariaku21
The Gunslinger | Stephen King
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Pickpick

Catching up with these past reviews.. And i just love how the sun filtered oh so nicely through the curtains that i just had to take this pic.

Seriously though, the curiosity of how this series goes on is gonna bother me until I can read the next one...

*passively aggressively shaking my first at him*

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DGRachel
The Gunslinger | Stephen King
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Welcome to the #LosersClub open discussion for #TheGunslinger!

Please be mindful of spoilers. We have new readers to King who haven‘t read all of his books. When referencing his other work, please keep this in mind for our new-to-King friends. Don‘t forget to tag each other in the comments so your friends can see your reply. Have fun!

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cobwebmoth
The Gunslinger | Stephen King
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Some of the lyrics to #sofaraway reminded me of Roland's travels in this book.
#direstraits #AnglophileApril
@Cinfhen @emilyhaldi @Reviewsbylola @Mdargusch

Cinfhen I‘m feeling the Gunslinger vibes too 7mo
Reviewsbylola I‘ve not read this but I‘m always on the lookout for Stephen King books. I wonder if I‘d like this. His books are pretty hit or miss for me. 7mo
Mdargusch Looks like an unusual subject matter for King. 7mo
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cobwebmoth @Reviewsbylola @Mdargusch It's a strange book. I still can't decide if I liked it or not. 7mo
TK421 @Reviewsbylola @Mdargusch each of the Dark Tower volumes have a different feel to them. The Gunslinger reads like a supernatural version of A Fistful of Dollars. 7mo
emilyhaldi Dying to read more King!!! 7mo
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Lizpixie
The Gunslinger | Stephen King
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#MarchIntoThe70s #Day28 ##CarryOnMyWaywardSon This Song has always reminded me of Roland Deschain in his never ending battle against The Man In Black. A man that has lost everything to this including his whole world & everyone he knew & then must relearn to be with others when his ka-tet arrives. I see him as a Sean Penn type figure, wrinkled clothes,dusty boots & hat with a heavy gun belt & wearing his suffering on his face. Carry on wayward son.

Cinfhen Yes, I always got a Western vibe from this song 7mo
gradcat You don‘t see him as an Idris Elba type? 🤔 7mo
Lizpixie @Cinfhen yes! Can‘t you see the wind blowing dust, the squint in his eyes, the creak of his gun belt? @gradcat not at all. I first read this at 15 & Stephen Kings description of Roland is more like what I‘ve seen in my mind for over 30yrs. 7mo
gradcat I didn‘t see the movie with Elba & McConaughey, so I personally can‘t say whether they did a good job, but the movie did not do very well.... 7mo
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avgeyer
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Pickpick

First book complete in my Dark Tower re-read with @TheNextBook . A lot of people loathe this book and I have never understood why. It's not my favorite in the series but I enjoy the backstory we get on Roland. 4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐ and I love any excuse to post a pic of Idris Elba 😉

melbeautyandbooks I love you posting a pic of Idris Elba! 7mo
avgeyer @melbeautyandbooks isn't he great?? 😍😍 7mo
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avgeyer
The Gunslinger | Stephen King
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Ready to start this re-read with @TheNextBook - one book per month. Join us if you like! #thedarktower

Bookish.SAM I just re-read this one, and plan to make my way through the series again this year... maybe I‘ll try to catch you when you get to book 2 😊 7mo
avgeyer @Bookish.SAM please do!! 😊 7mo
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BooksDogsAndPsychology
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A very methodical character whose story bounces from past to present. A good read, looking forward to reading the rest.

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Bookish.SAM
The Gunslinger | Stephen King
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Pickpick

A re-read for my little #expandedDT journey. My first read was a couple of years ago. I was with many others in their belief that this is definitely not the best of the series. But reading it a 2nd time, after having read the whole series, gives it a whole new feel. An odd way to intro a series, but you have to have read the whole thing for the 1st book to reveal its full meaning.
Now to disturb my ever present #readingbuddy to grab another book.

Traci1 That face is just too precious. ❤❤❤ 8mo
Bookish.SAM Thanks @Traci1 ! I am awfully fond of her 🤣😍 8mo
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shawncapito
The Gunslinger | Stephen King
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The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed.

One of my favorite book openings ever. I may need to re-read The Gunslinger soon. I wasn't crazy about the movie though 😞

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Emj_reads
Gunslinger (Revised) | Stephen King
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Pickpick

I‘m finally diving in to the world of The Dark Tower😬. I enjoyed this more than I though I would, for some reason I‘ve started and stopped with this one many times. Definitely a good read and now I‘m ready to head to The Drawing of the Three!

Gennic I wish I liked this book. Everyone I know says it‘s his best. 9mo
Emj_reads I have a feeling I‘m going to like the next one much more. Everyone I talk to says this is really just a stepping stone into The Dark Tower. 9mo
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Paula3
The Gunslinger | Stephen King
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Came in 3 shy of my goal. Gonna have to try harder next year. Happy new year

kspenmoll 🙌🏻🙌🏻🎉🎉 10mo
sixgun Where did you find this calculator? I'd love to see my total for the year. 9mo
Paula3 @sixgun it was in an email that Good Reads sent out at the end of the year. 9mo
sixgun @Paula3 thank you so much. 9mo
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Paula3
The Gunslinger | Stephen King
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Haven't read a Stephen King novel in 20 years. Dark Tower series has been recommended to me by 4 friends so...here goes. Let's follow the man in black.

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UnabridgedPod
The Gunslinger | Stephen King
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We had so much fun looking back over our year to choose some of our favorite Unabridged Shorts to share with you! My personal favorite--because I'm a movie and TV fiend!--is our episode considering book-to-screen adaptations. What are your favorite adaptations? Or (even better!) your LEAST favorites?

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LiterarySloth
The Gunslinger | Stephen King
Mehso-so

I had a really hard time getting into this one. I‘ve heard so many great things about the series. It took me forever to read this one so I‘m not sure if I‘ll get to the rest of the series. I may try again soon.

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TrishB
The Gunslinger | Stephen King
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There tends to be #gunshot when The Gunslinger is in town.
#NoFemmeber

Cathythoughts I loved the movie With Idris ❤️ 11mo
TrishB @Cathythoughts I love the books too much to watch! 11mo
Cinfhen How you feeling??? 11mo
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TrishB @Cinfhen had a really bleugh day.....but I was expecting them tbh! Still haven‘t got any appetite back....but enough whinging!! All will be well I know. 11mo
Cinfhen Sorry ☹️☹️But no appetite means your skinny jeans will fit!!!! 11mo
TrishB @Cinfhen I keep saying that to myself!! 11mo
Cinfhen #silverLining 💛😇 11mo
Billypar I almost picked this up this past Halloween, but when I looked into what it was about, thought I should probably have read more than one other King novel first to get the references. 11mo
TrishB @Billypar I think at least you should probably read The Stand and ‘Salem‘s Lot because there is a lot of cross over from these. 11mo
Billypar @TrishB Oh okay, thanks for that: if it was all of his other books, I would likely never get to it ☺️ 11mo
TrishB @Billypar most of his books have cross overs- but I don‘t think you necessarily have to know to enjoy the book. I‘ve read them all since about 1978 in publication order so I‘m just a bit of a King nerd! 11mo
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WeeziesBooks
The Gunslinger | Stephen King
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Pickpick

I put off reading The Dark Tower series for years because people who love his horror novels (like me) seem to really not love the DT series. I picked this up on a whim and... I really enjoyed it. It does lag in places and does contain a lot of those SK problematic themes, but he has a way of keeping you guessing. I‘ll be reading this whole series in 2019!

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WeeziesBooks
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This came in today. I love SK but I‘ve never really been that interested in reading The Dark Tower series. Caught a wild moment and decided to at least give it a try

Liatrek The first book was hard for me to get into but once I got half way in I was hooked. Currently reading book five. 11mo
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Bookish.SAM
The Gunslinger | Stephen King
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Picked up some more Stephen King (among other things) at the #Rockcliffebookfair to prep for my ‘extended Dark Tower‘ reading plan.

And then I had to pull out the rest of my King just to see them all together...and then it occurred to me that I‘ll have to rearrange my bookshelves to make room for them to live together...and then I got all perturbed about what to read next...and then I had to walk away and get some 🍷
🤦🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️📚❤️😂
#katet

LauraJ Sounds like an appropriate sequence of events. 12mo
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iamcourtneyb
The Gunslinger | Stephen King
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Finally some sun peeking through these hurricane clouds! Gotta sit by the window cuz the power is out 😞

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farre
The Gunslinger | Stephen King
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Mehso-so

I‘m sure I‘m the grander scheme it‘s great, but for the intro I found it a bit slow.

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BookishRedhead
The Gunslinger | Stephen King
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Gave in and got The Gunslinger

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Ethands
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The inner monologue and pace of the book makes it worth it. Roland Deschain (The Gunslinger) is cold and calulated, this chilling inner monologe is what makes the book stand out. The secondary characters in the book are pretty bland. The villain has alot of build up but not alot of memorable traits. The fighting and flashbacks save this book from being a miserable Journey. A good quick read, recommend for flights or traveling. 7/10

MStew Starting this series in January 🤓 14mo
Ethands I look forward to seeing if you like it! 😁 14mo
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trioxin_sematary
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The beginning of a absolutely biblical journey🖤

If you've never read this series, what are you waiting for? It's the best thing a reader can read. 😍

#stephenking
#thedarktower
#oldbookstagrampic

MStew Dreading the snow😷 can't wait to read this in Jan 😘 1y
That-Bookish-Hiker I miss snow and wait for winter. #winterchild 1y
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KCorter
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It took me long enough to get around to sharing it, but here is the Dark Tower inspired planter @acorter made for me!

#KAisawheel #WeAreKaTet #TheDarkTower

Branwen OMG IT'S GORGEOUS!!! 😍 1y
TK421 I love it! 1y
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JaySigler
The Gunslinger | Stephen King
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JaySigler @trioxin_sematary - here ya go! 1y
trioxin_sematary That's awesome sai! 👍😃 ...and that cover is so retro, long days and pleasant nights!! 😍👌 1y
MStew Sweet pic! 1y
JaySigler Thanks guys! 1y
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trioxin_sematary
The Gunslinger | Stephen King
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@Trashcanman here's my Dark Tower tattoos, as requested.

You should post a full one of yours, I'd like to see it sometime! 👍😎

Everyone, if you've not read the series, what you waiting for? Go read it!! ❤

#stephenking #thedarktower #booktattoo #bookworm #book #bookseries #fiction #booklover

ReadingEnvy I stopped after book 4 and have no idea why I didn't finish 1y
Readingismyescape I finally read the series last year and I kept asking myself why I waited so long. Amazing story! 💜💜 1y
Branwen Wooooow! They look amazing! 1y
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alvingregorio Those are amazing!!! 1y
Trashcanman Awesome tattoos my man! I will after I get the clouds redone. 🤗 1y
TobeyTheScavengerMonk Awesome! You have definitely not forgotten the face of your father. 1y
bookishbitch Nice! 1y
MStew I like your INK babe😚 I love you 1y
Zelma There is a big Dark Tower readalong going on right now. You might want to check out the discussion. #epickatetread 1y
Cathythoughts Great tattoos! I loved the movie with Idris Elba...must read too 1y
Cathythoughts @TobeyTheScavengerMonk oh I love that line ... “ he who kills with his gun has forgotten the face of his father ...I kill with my heart. “ powerful stuff from SK ... thanks for sharing 👍🏻❤️ 1y
rohit-sawant Awesome! 🤘🏼 1y
BookwormM Doing the Dark Tower Litsy readalong 🤣🤣 1y
JaySigler Awesome! I have a KA tattoo as well \m/ 1y
trioxin_sematary @JaySigler you should post it, I'd like to see it! 🤘 1y
trioxin_sematary @BookwormM hope you're enjoying it? 1y
trioxin_sematary @rohit-sawant thanks dude! 😎 1y
trioxin_sematary @Cathythoughts I seen the trailer and that was enough, absolutely nothing like the book series; the reviews said everything. 😕 1y
trioxin_sematary @Zelma thank you, I might just do that! 😊 1y
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j9brown
The Gunslinger | Stephen King
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#tbr pile just keeps growing. Don't know what to start next! 😵

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LikelyLibrarian
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Mehso-so

Weird and confusing 🤷‍♀️

Andrew65 Book 2 gets better, just recently finished it. 1y
JHSiess My son said, "No, Mom, it's too weird for you." ? He's read the whole series so I'm taking his word for it. 1y
TheBookAddict I enjoyed the audiobook. Yeah, it‘s a bit confusing because there‘s so much we don‘t know about what has happened already. You start learning and understanding more as the story progresses in the next books. You also end up with more questions as well. I‘m on book 3. 1y
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WhatThePuck But this series gets soooooooo good!! 1y
LikelyLibrarian @JHSiess Ha! Maybe I should have checked with him before I listened to it 🤣 1y
LikelyLibrarian @Andrew65 @TheBookAddict @WhatThePuck Maybe I‘ll give book two a try... 1y
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