Stephen King’s Gunslinger Review

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.

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One thought on “Stephen King’s Gunslinger Review

  1. The Dark Tower really is a great series, and it stays with you long after the pages stop turning. Stephen really starts to work his magic with The Drawing of the Three, and it just gets better from there. Stick with it… Is what I’m trying to say. It would be a shame for anyone to miss out on the many sacrifices of Roland Deschain.

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