The Dark Tower I

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4 out of 5 stars
By Becky on 07-29-17

A long prologue

I was really excited to start this series, but now after reading the first book I can tell that I have a long ways to go. This book had moments of fun, but in the end it was just an introduction to a much larger story.

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18 of 19 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Gerri Atkinson on 06-08-17

Just as good as I remember

Loved this book decades ago and it still holds up. Can't wait for the movie version!

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89 of 103 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By David Murphy on 06-11-17

My favorite book.

This is the first book of Stephen King's Magnum Opus. It is a combination of spaghetti western, occult, and science fiction all tied together by romantic and philosophical ideals.

It is very short and gets very dark at certain points: this paired with the wonderful narration of George Guidall is why I believe all should give it a listen.

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50 of 58 people found this review helpful

2 out of 5 stars
By Jkoe on 06-04-17

Not great

What disappointed you about The Gunslinger?

This book was one of the most boring things I have ever experienced. I toughed it out because everyone said how great the series is. I almost quit several times because it was so slow. I did enjoy book 2 more than this one, so I'm glad I got through this. It was rough.

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125 of 148 people found this review helpful

3 out of 5 stars
By Jonny on 05-22-17

should have been a short story

little of this book has any significance other than to convey the mood of the world. The story, when, it finally arrives in one burst of information, is intriguing and very nearly makes the previous monotonous reading worthwhile.

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66 of 78 people found this review helpful

3 out of 5 stars
By Roland on 05-21-17

I almost quit couple of times.

At no point of the story I felt that I cared too much for the protagonist. I felt that the novellas with backstory were meant to tell me something, but the whole point was lost on me.

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102 of 121 people found this review helpful

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