The GunslingerPaperback - 2016
"An impressive work of mythic magnitude that may turn out to be Stephen King's 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 King's 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 fresh...and will leave you panting for more" ( Booklist ).
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Roland Deschain of Gilead is the Last Gunslinger. He is a haunting, solitary figure at first, on a mysterious quest through a desolate world that eerily mirrors our own. Pursuing the man in black, an evil being who can bring the dead back to life, Roland is a good man who seems to leave nothing b... Read More »
Roland of Gilead, the last Gunslinger, searches for the Man in Black and the Dark Tower in a wasteland of fear that lies in the shadow of our world. And, he has company.
CRRLCollection Dec 26, 2016
In a world parallel to our own, the last Gunslinger, Roland of Gilead, roams desolate wastelands and deserts, searching for a mysterious Man in Black and the road to the Dark Tower. If Roland defeats the Man in Black and finds the Dark Tower, his crumbling world might have a chance to survive.
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“Friends and lovers lie endlessly, caught in the web of regard.”
― Stephen King, The Gunslinger
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