The Dark Tower I

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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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88 of 102 people found this review helpful


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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10 of 11 people found this review helpful


By Jonathan on 07-17-17

Book 1 of an Epic Tale

This is just the first book in one of the greatest stories ever written. This is a masterpiece. If the first book seems slow, be patient. Like all good epics, it takes time to play out the tale. But to me this book is not slow, it is gripping and detailed. Some of the genius will only come through to you with rereading the series at a later date.

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32 of 37 people found this review helpful


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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120 of 141 people found this review helpful


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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101 of 119 people found this review helpful


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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47 of 55 people found this review helpful

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