Book Review: The Gunslinger, The Dark Tower I by Stephen King

The Gunslinger, The Dark Tower I by Stephen King
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Synopsis: Set in a world of extraordinary circumstances, filled with stunning visual imagery and unforgettable characters, The Dark Tower series is King's most visionary feat of storytelling, a magical mix of science fiction, fantasy, and horror that may well be his crowning achievement. In The Gunslinger, King introduces his most enigmatic hero, Roland Deschain of Gilead, 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 a black, an evil being who can bring the dead back to life, Roland is a good man who seems to leave nothing but death in his wake. 

I typically choose not to quote the synopsis of books*. However, The Gunslinger is quite possibly one of the most enrapturing, well-known novels I will review, and I wanted, needed, to do it justice. This book was absolutely enthralling. King's genius storytelling abilities throughout The Gunslinger outstrip any of his other novels I have read previously, which is a difficult thing to do. This is a fast-paced, in your face novel that contains the thrills and big-scale glory of a western and the adventure of the seemingly unparalleled The Lord of the Rings. Be prepared for one of the most staggering, action-packed, greatest series of all times.



*This synopsis is provided by Goodreads.com

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