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Gunslinger (Revised)
Gunslinger (Revised) | Stephen King
In 1978 Stephen King introduced the world to the last Gunslinger, Roland of Gilead. Nothing has been the same since. Over twenty years later the quest for the Dark Tower continues to take readers on a wildly epic ride. Through parallel worlds and across time, Roland must brave desolate wastelands and endless deserts, drifting into the unimaginable and the familiar as the road to the Dark Tower extends beyond its own pages. A classic tale of colossal scope crossing over terrain from "The Stand," "The Eyes of the Dragon," "Insomnia," " The Talisman, " "Black House," "Hearts in Atlantis," " Salem s Lot "and other familiar King haunts the adventure takes hold with the turn of each page. And the tower awaits The First Volume in the Epic DARK TOWER Series The Gunslinger This heroic fantasy is set in a world of ominous landscape and macabre menace that is a dark mirror of our own. A spellbinding tale of good versus evil, it features one of Stephen King s most powerful creations The Gunslinger, a haunting figure who embodies the qualities of the lone hero through the ages, from ancient myth to frontier western legend. The Gunslinger s quest involves the pursuit of The Man in Black, a liaison with the sexually ravenous Alice, and a friendship with the kid from Earth called Jake. Both grippingly realistic and eerily dreamlike, here is stunning proof of Stephen King s storytelling sorcery."
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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... 1w
LibrarianRyan Yeahhhh 1w
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. 1w
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. 1w
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. 1w
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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 2mo
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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. 😁 2mo
Cathythoughts @Tanisha_A thanks! It‘s a scream , she‘s very shy , but she sings it for us 😍😁 2mo
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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! 😂 2mo
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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. 2mo
flamingolucifer Thank You. :) 2mo
OneStrangeGuy Your in for quite a journey!! Don't forget the wind through the keyhole #4.5 in the series! Well worth the read 2mo
flamingolucifer @OneStrangeGuy Thanks mate. Won't forget. 2mo
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Unbra1717
The Gunslinger | Stephen King
Pickpick

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 ♥️ 2mo
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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. 3mo
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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. 3mo
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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 5mo
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. 5mo
Mdargusch Looks like an unusual subject matter for King. 5mo
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cobwebmoth @Reviewsbylola @Mdargusch It's a strange book. I still can't decide if I liked it or not. 5mo
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. 5mo
emilyhaldi Dying to read more King!!! 4mo
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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 5mo
gradcat You don‘t see him as an Idris Elba type? 🤔 5mo
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. 5mo
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.... 5mo
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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! 5mo
avgeyer @melbeautyandbooks isn't he great?? 😍😍 5mo
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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 😊 5mo
avgeyer @Bookish.SAM please do!! 😊 5mo
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BooksDogsAndPsychology
Pickpick

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. 7mo
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. 7mo
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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 🙌🏻🙌🏻🎉🎉 8mo
sixgun Where did you find this calculator? I'd love to see my total for the year. 7mo
Paula3 @sixgun it was in an email that Good Reads sent out at the end of the year. 7mo
sixgun @Paula3 thank you so much. 7mo
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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 ❤️ 9mo
TrishB @Cathythoughts I love the books too much to watch! 9mo
Cinfhen How you feeling??? 9mo
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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. 9mo
Cinfhen Sorry ☹️☹️But no appetite means your skinny jeans will fit!!!! 9mo
TrishB @Cinfhen I keep saying that to myself!! 9mo
Cinfhen #silverLining 💛😇 9mo
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. 9mo
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. 9mo
Billypar @TrishB Oh okay, thanks for that: if it was all of his other books, I would likely never get to it ☺️ 9mo
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! 9mo
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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
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. 9mo
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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
Pickpick

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 🤓 12mo
Ethands I look forward to seeing if you like it! 😁 12mo
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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 😘 12mo
That-Bookish-Hiker I miss snow and wait for winter. #winterchild 12mo
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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!!! 😍 12mo
TK421 I love it! 12mo
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JaySigler
The Gunslinger | Stephen King
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JaySigler @trioxin_sematary - here ya go! 13mo
trioxin_sematary That's awesome sai! 👍😃 ...and that cover is so retro, long days and pleasant nights!! 😍👌 13mo
MStew Sweet pic! 13mo
JaySigler Thanks guys! 12mo
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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 13mo
Readingismyescape I finally read the series last year and I kept asking myself why I waited so long. Amazing story! 💜💜 13mo
Branwen Wooooow! They look amazing! 13mo
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alvingregorio Those are amazing!!! 13mo
Donald.Elbert Awesome tattoos my man! I will after I get the clouds redone. 🤗 13mo
TobeyTheScavengerMonk Awesome! You have definitely not forgotten the face of your father. 13mo
bookishbitch Nice! 13mo
MStew I like your INK babe😚 I love you 13mo
Zelma There is a big Dark Tower readalong going on right now. You might want to check out the discussion. #epickatetread 13mo
Cathythoughts Great tattoos! I loved the movie with Idris Elba...must read too 13mo
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 👍🏻❤️ 13mo
rohit-sawant Awesome! 🤘🏼 13mo
BookwormM Doing the Dark Tower Litsy readalong 🤣🤣 13mo
JaySigler Awesome! I have a KA tattoo as well \m/ 13mo
trioxin_sematary @JaySigler you should post it, I'd like to see it! 🤘 13mo
trioxin_sematary @BookwormM hope you're enjoying it? 13mo
trioxin_sematary @rohit-sawant thanks dude! 😎 13mo
trioxin_sematary @Cathythoughts I seen the trailer and that was enough, absolutely nothing like the book series; the reviews said everything. 😕 13mo
trioxin_sematary @Zelma thank you, I might just do that! 😊 13mo
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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. 13mo
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. 13mo
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. 13mo
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WhatThePuck But this series gets soooooooo good!! 13mo
LikelyLibrarian @JHSiess Ha! Maybe I should have checked with him before I listened to it 🤣 13mo
LikelyLibrarian @Andrew65 @TheBookAddict @WhatThePuck Maybe I‘ll give book two a try... 13mo
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WhiskeyMistress
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HufflepuffGirl90 I absolutely love this series!!! 13mo
ErinSueMreads Be still my heart!! 🙌🙌🙌 13mo
LiterRohde On Book 4 at the moment. 13mo
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laurenlovesliterature I have all the books, I just need to make the time. #theresneverenoughtime 13mo
DrexEdit Starting book #3 next month, I hope! 13mo
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! ☺ 13mo
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vivastory
The Gunslinger | Stephen King
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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? 14mo
saresmoore Yes, but did you see Incredibles 2? 14mo
vivastory @merelybookish The latest Jurassic Park. When I was younger I was obsessed with dinosaurs. I've always been ridiculously excited for the movies. 😂 14mo
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vivastory @saresmoore I have yet to watch an Incredibles movie. Is it a family favorite? 14mo
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? 14mo
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. 14mo
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MaddestMax
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Pickpick

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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UnabridgedPod
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
The Gunslinger | Stephen King
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Pickpick

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! 1y
Lauram I need to re-read these. 1y
SkeletonKey @TrishB - Oh good!! 1y
SkeletonKey @Lmelg - I‘m enjoying it 🙂 1y
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