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Dark Tower I: The Gunslinger
Dark Tower I: The Gunslinger: The Gunslinger | Stephen King
Stephen King's epic fantasy series, The Dark Tower, is being made into a major movie starring Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey. According to Entertainment Weekly (1/3/16): 'Sony plans to have it in theaters in January 2017.' In this first novel in his epic fantasy masterpiece, Stephen King introduces readers to one of his most enigmatic heroes, Roland of Gilead, the Last Gunslinger. He is a haunting figure, a loner, on a spellbinding journey into good and evil, in a desolate world which frighteningly echoes our own. In his first step towards the powerful and mysterious Dark Tower, Roland encounters an alluring woman named Alice, begins a friendship with Jake, a kid from New York, and faces an agonising choice between damnation and salvation as he pursues the Man in Black. Both grippingly realistic and eerily dreamlike, THE GUNSLINGER leaves readers eagerly awaiting the next chapter. And the Tower is closer... THE DARK TOWER SERIES: THE DARK TOWER I: THE GUNSLINGER THE DARK TOWER II: THE DRAWING OF THE THREE THE DARK TOWER III: THE WASTE LANDS THE DARK TOWER IV: WIZARD AND GLASS THE DARK TOWER V: WOLVES OF THE CALLA THE DARK TOWER VI: SONG OF SUSANNAH THE DARK TOWER VII: THE DARK TOWER THE WIND THROUGH THE KEYHOLE: A DARK TOWER NOVEL
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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.

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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. 2w
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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. 1mo
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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 2mo
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. 2mo
Mdargusch Looks like an unusual subject matter for King. 2mo
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cobwebmoth @Reviewsbylola @Mdargusch It's a strange book. I still can't decide if I liked it or not. 2mo
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. 2mo
emilyhaldi Dying to read more King!!! 2mo
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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 3mo
gradcat You don‘t see him as an Idris Elba type? 🤔 3mo
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. 3mo
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.... 3mo
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avgeyer
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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! 3mo
avgeyer @melbeautyandbooks isn't he great?? 😍😍 3mo
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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 😊 3mo
avgeyer @Bookish.SAM please do!! 😊 3mo
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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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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. 5mo
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. 5mo
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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 🙌🏻🙌🏻🎉🎉 6mo
sixgun Where did you find this calculator? I'd love to see my total for the year. 5mo
Paula3 @sixgun it was in an email that Good Reads sent out at the end of the year. 5mo
sixgun @Paula3 thank you so much. 5mo
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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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Unabridged
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 ❤️ 7mo
TrishB @Cathythoughts I love the books too much to watch! 7mo
Cinfhen How you feeling??? 7mo
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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. 7mo
Cinfhen Sorry ☹️☹️But no appetite means your skinny jeans will fit!!!! 7mo
TrishB @Cinfhen I keep saying that to myself!! 7mo
Cinfhen #silverLining 💛😇 7mo
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. 7mo
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. 7mo
Billypar @TrishB Oh okay, thanks for that: if it was all of his other books, I would likely never get to it ☺️ 7mo
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! 7mo
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WeeziesBooks
The Gunslinger | Stephen King
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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
The Gunslinger | Stephen King
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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. 7mo
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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

meghan2714 Starting this series in January 🤓 10mo
Ethands I look forward to seeing if you like it! 😁 10mo
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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

meghan2714 Dreading the snow😷 can't wait to read this in Jan 😘 10mo
That-Bookish-Hiker I miss snow and wait for winter. #winterchild 10mo
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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!!! 😍 10mo
TK421 I love it! 10mo
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JaySigler
The Gunslinger | Stephen King
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JaySigler @trioxin_sematary - here ya go! 11mo
trioxin_sematary That's awesome sai! 👍😃 ...and that cover is so retro, long days and pleasant nights!! 😍👌 11mo
meghan2714 Sweet pic! 10mo
JaySigler Thanks guys! 10mo
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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 11mo
Readingismyescape I finally read the series last year and I kept asking myself why I waited so long. Amazing story! 💜💜 11mo
Branwen Wooooow! They look amazing! 11mo
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alvingregorio Those are amazing!!! 11mo
Trashcanman Awesome tattoos my man! I will after I get the clouds redone. 🤗 11mo
TobeyTheScavengerMonk Awesome! You have definitely not forgotten the face of your father. 11mo
bookishbitch Nice! 11mo
meghan2714 I like your INK babe😚 I love you 11mo
Zelma There is a big Dark Tower readalong going on right now. You might want to check out the discussion. #epickatetread 11mo
Cathythoughts Great tattoos! I loved the movie with Idris Elba...must read too 11mo
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 👍🏻❤️ 11mo
rohit-sawant Awesome! 🤘🏼 11mo
BookwormM Doing the Dark Tower Litsy readalong 🤣🤣 11mo
JaySigler Awesome! I have a KA tattoo as well \m/ 11mo
trioxin_sematary @JaySigler you should post it, I'd like to see it! 🤘 11mo
trioxin_sematary @BookwormM hope you're enjoying it? 11mo
trioxin_sematary @rohit-sawant thanks dude! 😎 11mo
trioxin_sematary @Cathythoughts I seen the trailer and that was enough, absolutely nothing like the book series; the reviews said everything. 😕 11mo
trioxin_sematary @Zelma thank you, I might just do that! 😊 11mo
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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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Weird and confusing 🤷‍♀️

Andrew65 Book 2 gets better, just recently finished it. 11mo
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. 11mo
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. 11mo
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WhatThePuck But this series gets soooooooo good!! 11mo
LikelyLibrarian @JHSiess Ha! Maybe I should have checked with him before I listened to it 🤣 11mo
LikelyLibrarian @Andrew65 @TheBookAddict @WhatThePuck Maybe I‘ll give book two a try... 11mo
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HufflepuffGirl90 I absolutely love this series!!! 11mo
ErinSueGreads Be still my heart!! 🙌🙌🙌 11mo
LiterRohde On Book 4 at the moment. 11mo
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laurenlovesliterature I have all the books, I just need to make the time. #theresneverenoughtime 11mo
DrexEdit Starting book #3 next month, I hope! 11mo
trioxin_sematary I'm a huge fan, read the series several times. I've also got two Tower related tattoos. It's something every reader should read, I hope you're enjoying it! ☺ 11mo
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vivastory
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1) I don't have any summer pics.
2) The Gunslinger.
3) I've already watched my most anticipated summer movies. I will probably catch the next Mission Impossible.
4) 😂🤘📚👍🎉
5) 👍
#Friyayintro @jesshowbooks

merelybookish What was the movie? 11mo
saresmoore Yes, but did you see Incredibles 2? 11mo
vivastory @merelybookish The latest Jurassic Park. When I was younger I was obsessed with dinosaurs. I've always been ridiculously excited for the movies. 😂 11mo
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vivastory @saresmoore I have yet to watch an Incredibles movie. Is it a family favorite? 11mo
saresmoore Very much a favorite. I‘ve never related more to a character than I do to Mrs. Incredible. 😆 How was the new Jurassic World? 11mo
vivastory @saresmoore Definitely similarities with the rest of the franchise, but it's quite a bit different from the others. It seemed like it changed the story more than the last several. 11mo
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MaddestMax
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I've heard so many rave reviews about this over the years, I was prepared to dislike it. The reality is, it's one of my favorite King novels so far. It's the perfect use of his very descriptive style. It's a quick and enthralling read. A wonderful setup for what I imagine will be a sprawling take. I really enjoyed it and look forward to the next in the series.

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The Gunslinger | Stephen King
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Today‘s episode of @unabridgedpod is short but sweet. Listen to us awkwardly work our way through round 3 of the #litchat game from @bookriot. “Today‘s question: If you could join a friend group from any book, which one would you choose?”
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Which would you choose?

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MaddestMax
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I started reading this 20 some years ago and never finished. It was around the time I stopped seriously reading King. I'm slowly working my way through his works now and I'm pretty excited to be on this one.

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SkeletonKey
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This was awesome and I can‘t wait to get to the second one. I wish I had read the newer expanded version because I‘m not entirely sure I understood it all, but it was a fun ride.

#stephenking #thegunslinger #thedarktower

TrishB Things become a lot clearer as you move through the series! 12mo
Lauram I need to re-read these. 12mo
SkeletonKey @TrishB - Oh good!! 12mo
SkeletonKey @Lmelg - I‘m enjoying it 🙂 12mo
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SkeletonKey
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“I never grew up all at once. I did it one place and another along the way.”

I‘ve been thinking about this a lot lately, especially in relation to not having many people left in my life who knew me when I was young. At some point I began to feel like that person I was before certain events happened is just...lost.

#thegunslinger #thedarktower #stephenking

Libby1 I understand. ❤️ Where I live now nobody has known me before the age of 24. A college friend came to visit last year and my reaction was unexpected. I near wept in relief. 12mo
SkeletonKey @Libby1 - Exactly. It‘s such a strange thing to think about! I notice it most when someone I‘ve only known a few years tries to describe me to someone else and it sounds so foreign to me. 12mo
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Jovy
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This is my third read and the first after completing the series and I loved it so much more than the first two times. A great setup to the massive adventure the last Gunslinger is about to undertake.

Thanks to the #EpicKatetRead buddy read for the chance to return to the Dark Tower.

tpixie Oooo! Stand Tall! 12mo
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LiterRohde
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Slow Mutants under the Cyclopean Mountains.

#ReadingResolutions | 11: #BookishMountain

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MinDea
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Discuss here! Please tag people so they can discuss with you.

Also, please remember there is a good mix of re-readers and newbies so please be careful what you talk about beyond The Gunslinger as to not spoil anything for anyone 😊

#EpicKatetRead #EpicBuddyRead #katet #TheGunslinger #TheDarkTowerChapterAWeek #TheDarkTowerCAW #TheDarkTower #StephenKing

BookwormAHN Much better the second time around 💙 12mo
collegecatlady I didn‘t enjoy this one too much and I figured I wouldn‘t after reading King‘s disclaimer in the front stating that he knows it‘s not all that great. However, I have read a bit ahead and enjoyed the second book immensely more! 12mo
Rudis I‘m really glad I read this one with a group - otherwise I might not have stuck with it. I think, oddly enough, my favourite section was the last one - what about everyone else? 12mo
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BookwormAHN @Rudis I definitely liked the last section best. The man in black is quite entertaining. 12mo
Karkar This one is my least favorite of the series. But I kept at it the first time as many told me it sets up Roland for the rest of the books. I agree with @BookwormAHN much better the second time around. 12mo
BookwormM First time reader I didn‘t love it and I didn‘t hate it I just found it weird that said I love the setup fit the next book, the Oracle and the Man in Black 12mo
TrishB First time I read it I just trusted in SK that things would become clearer in the rest of the series! And they do. This is only the second time I‘ve read it - as I‘ve skipped it ever since. I don‘t dislike and can see the scene setting much more clearly now 👍🏻 12mo
BookishBelle @Rudis I‘m also glad I read it with a group for the same reason and the last section was also my favorite. I also found that by the end I was more invested in the characters so I think that helped some too. I‘m ready to move on to the second one! 12mo
MinDea @BookishBelle @Rudis @collegecatlady @BookwormM I understand your guy's sentiment. I definitely itely did not enjoy this book the first time I read it, but having read the entire series and re reading this one now I really loved it. I get the feeling of just not understanding what is going on. I hope the second book you come out of it liking this series a little more than when you finished this book. @TrishB @Karkar @BookwormAHN 12mo
MinDea What do you all think of Roland and the Man in Black so far? 12mo
Jovy This was my 3rd read and it really gets better each round. I read somewhere this would have been better as as a prequel and maybe read after a few books in. But I think it helped for the newbies to have read it with a group (so we can cheer you on!) My favorite is the flashbacks to Roland‘s youth. 12mo
BillBlume This is one of the few books I‘ve reread many times in my life. I loved it the first time, and love it even more now that I have a greater appreciation for the writing. That opening sentence is one of the best, and it accomplishes so much in such a small space. I wish some of the later books had been written with the same efficiency. This book has inspired a lot of my writing. 12mo
BookwormM I think Roland and the man in Black are very similar they are both willing to sacrifice others to get what they want. 12mo
BillBlume @MinDea regarding Roland and the Man in Black, they very much strike me as embodiments of order and chaos (in that order). I‘ve always loved the anti-hero aspect of Roland. He‘s so determined to catch his foe, that he‘ll cross almost any line to get there. They‘re like “The Fugitive,” but on acid. 12mo
tonyahoswalt @rudis I felt the same way, and agree, the last section was best for me too. 12mo
tonyahoswalt @mindea I'm looking forward to learning more about the Man in Black (we do see him again, right?) I really got into his description of the tower/universe. 12mo
Rudis @MinDea I like both of them; it was the curiosity of what would happen when they met that made me keep reading. Roland intrigued me, and so did the Man in Black, as I wanted to know how they became who they are. @BillBlume Ooooo, you have a very good point about the order & chaos! I hadn‘t realized that until you pointed it out. 12mo
MinDea @BillBlume Yes. The juxtaposition of Roland and The Man in Black was always one of the best aspects of this series. I love these two characters. 12mo
MinDea @tonyahoswalt Yes! You definitely do see him again. 😏 12mo
BillBlume Just struck me that when I first read this book, I was just a teenager. I enjoyed Jake‘s character, because it was someone closer to my age in the story. I liked that he wasn‘t just a whiny kid. I reread this last year for the third or fourth time, and it‘s funny to realize that while I still like Jake, he‘s somewhat underdeveloped as a character. I have to wonder how much it‘s because it‘s Roland‘s point of view and he fears the attachment. (edited) 12mo
MinDea @BillBlume I do think it might be that it is Roland's pov but also King was so young when he first wrote this book. I feel like you can really see King's writing changing throughout this series. 12mo
TK421 I really enjoyed the Sergio Leone western feel of the first part of the book, and the flashbacks of Roland's younger days. It saddened me to see how little he seemed to care about saving Jake, but I have a feeling that he might turn up again. 12mo
MinDea @TK421 I have never been much of a western fan but this series just blew me away! 12mo
TK421 I love classic western movies, but I've only read a couple of western novels that I liked. This had the feel of a decent western. I still think Roland's fun time with the oracle will have repercussions later. 12mo
Andrew65 I did struggle to get into the book in the first half, but really enjoyed the second half from about the time he met the Oracle. Shame what happened to Jake and I do hope we see him again @Tk421 . Intrigued by what happened at the end and interested to see where this is headed and the three. 12mo
MinDea @Andrew65 was wondering where you were! I agree. Once Roland encountered the Oracle it really does seem to change and take off to start the story. 12mo
MinDea Has anyone started the second book yet? I read the prologue last night. @Andrew65 @TK421 @tonyahoswalt @Rudis @BookishBelle @BookwormM @collegecatlady 12mo
collegecatlady I actually couldn‘t help myself and devoured the second book in three days last week 🤫 12mo
MinDea @collegecatlady I am so happy to hear that!!! Did you enjoy this one more than The Gunslinger? 12mo
collegecatlady Very very much so! I thought that the Drawing of the Three was a five star book and I can‘t wait to read more in the series! 12mo
TK421 I haven't started yet. I'm trying to finish two other books. I'll jump in as soon as I can. I really want to see how the story processes. 12mo
MinDea @collegecatlady that's awesome! I am so glad you loved it! 12mo
MinDea @TK421 totally understand! I have 2 other books I am trying to finish up too! 12mo
BookishBelle I haven‘t started yet. I‘m trying to finish Neverwhere. I‘m excited to start it though!! 12mo
Andrew65 @TK421 @Mindea I‘ve over committed 😳🙄 and have three Buddy Reads going on at the moment, The Alice Network, The American Marriage and the Sparrow, so not started it yet but have picked up a copy from the library - much bigger than the first book. 12mo
MinDea 😆😆😆 @Andrew65 I have also over committed! I have this, the great library buddy read, the Alice Network, and another one I can't remember right now. #BlameItOnLitsy 12mo
Andrew65 @MinDea Glad I‘m not alone! Most definitely #blameitonlitsy! 12mo
BookwormM Will be starting tonight 👍👍 12mo
Rudis I read up to the second chapter (page 40) in my book! Already like this one better. 12mo
tonyahoswalt @MinDea I read the first week's section of the second book yesterday. I like it better, but I was wary for a bit. 12mo
GrilledCheeseSamurai I missed this discussion...but hot damn did I have a zinger of a time re-reading. I'm starting the 2nd one right now and I have the excite! 🤗 12mo
ScientistSam Coming late to this conversation but I echo the other first time readers' opinions, @rudis and @BookishBelle. Not my favorite book but it definitely seems to be setting up the next! I'm also really glad to have read it with buddies to keep me going! 12mo
MinDea @ScientistSam I remember my first time read of this. One of the books I set down for over 6 months cause it was just long and felt tedious after a while! I wish I had had Litsy and all of you to help me keep going cause when I finally did finish the series I just loved it. I am glad that we are all able to read this together!! 💙 12mo
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MinDea
The Gunslinger | Stephen King
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Hey #katet! It is finally time for us to discuss #TheGunslinger!
Please look for the post marked spoiler to join the discussion!

I hope you all enjoyed it and will continue the journey with us!
#EpicKatetRead #EpicBuddyRead #katet #TheGunslinger #TheDarkTowerChapterAWeek #TheDarkTowerCAW #TheDarkTower #StephenKing

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Rudis
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#EpicKaTetRead #thedarktowerchapteraweek I finally caught up & finished it! If it hadn‘t been for the group, I don‘t know that I would‘ve pushed through on my own, so I‘m glad I‘m participating. Really enjoyed the last few sections, but was less fond of the first two.

Libby1 The first book was tough but the series certainly improved! I‘m reading book 5 right now. 12mo
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GrilledCheeseSamurai
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#EpicKaTetRead #TheDarkTowerChapterAWeek

Last chapter. Sitting down to finish this first book off now. I reeeeeeeally liked this first one a lot more then I remembered. Maybe it's knowing what's in store this time through that helped?

Either way, first one down. I'm having a blast reading these again. Thanks for organizing it all @MinDea @TricksyTails. 🤘🤘

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ScientistSam
The Gunslinger | Stephen King
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I might have read ahead and finished this #buddyread early.

I have mixed feelings as a first-year reader, but I have heard a lot of people say this is set-up for the next book(s) which reassures me. It's well-written, which I expect from King, but not a lot happens either personally or plot-wise. And I find the protagonist pretty unsympathetic, especially towards the end of the book.

However, there have been some interesting peeks into past 👇

ScientistSam And future that will keep me reading at least one more book. I feel like I've been given tantalizing glimpses of a really interesting sci-fi/fantasy world. 13mo
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tonyahoswalt
The Gunslinger | Stephen King
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I thought this was just okay, definitely weird. The last chapter, The Gunslinger and the Dark Man intrigued me the most and I'm looking forward to the rest of the series! #EpicKaTetRead #TheDarkToweChapterAWeek @TricksyTails @MinDea

C.Perone It just gets better and better with each book! Enjoy your journey😊 13mo
LiterRohde Yup. Kinda what I thought when I first read it. Now that I‘m on Book 4, hindsight allows me to say this book is a pick as it makes more sense. And as @C.Perone said, they just keep getting better and better. I hope you have the same experience. 13mo
C.Perone @LiterRohde Ohhhh, Wizard & Glass😊 my favorite of the series💕 13mo
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LiterRohde @C.Perone Everyone is saying that. I‘m 25ish% through. Is it because it‘s all romancey? 😍 13mo
C.Perone @LiterRohde lol well, who doesn‘t love a love story! More so, though, it‘s the book that really gives us the essence Roland—the heart and soul of the saga 😊 13mo
LiterRohde @C.Perone Phew! 🤣 Looking forward to uncovering the mysterious Roland. 13mo
C.Perone @LiterRohde 😝 ...... Can‘t wait to hear your thoughts when you‘re done! 13mo
MinDea Yay!!! I totally agree with your review. I hope as you read it you grow to like The Gunslinger more. 13mo
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SkeletonKey
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Hotel reading. Damn this book is good.

#darktower #stephenking @MinDea @TricksyTails

LiterRohde Love it. They only get better, IMO. 13mo
SkeletonKey @LiterRohde - Can‘t wait to read more then! 13mo
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Tiyas7
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A fascinating book, wrapped with weirdness, focusing on the last gunslinger, Roland Of Gilead.
The characters in the book are really flawed(yes, even Jake) allowing them to be sternly rooted within reality.
Was the book off putting? Slow? Yes it was.
As, King himself noted, that "the story really found its voice in 'The Drawing of the Three' ".
So, Stop Palavering & Stick With the Book!!! It's a really gritty beginning to a long long journey.✌

BookwormM I am sticking with the group read 👍👍 13mo
Tiyas7 @BookwormM So Am I...Will Be Soon Starting Book 2 13mo
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