Ok, I admit it, I was confused through most of this book and will probably not be reading the rest of the series.
Now that isn’t to say the book wasn’t well done – it was fascinating and King’s descriptions were classic but I couldn’t get into it. I do think, and I may get slammed for this – that the books were aimed at men not women.
The first sentence is actually quite catching: “The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed.” It would have been a great starting line to a western and while this could be classified as a western, it would have to be a western of the future not the past. I couldn’t get into all that world and realm jumping – but the idea is fascinating.
Stephen writes beautifully and his descriptions pull you into the desert with the gunslinger but things get a bit hairy from there. I think my son might have to explain it more to me but if I need that then, to me, it was written for men by a man who could jump through creative gateways to other dimensions with his writing.
If you are a man, I recommend the book – if not, well read at your own risk. 🙂 I give the book an A for its descriptions and landscape portrayal. The gunslinger was also well done though his features seemed to remain vague to me – purposefully so? – I don’t know.