In this first novel in his epic fantasy masterpiece, Stephen King introduces readers to one of his most enigmatic heroes, Roland of Gilead, the Last Gunslinger. He is a haunting figure, a loner, on a spellbinding journey into good and evil, in a desolate world which frighteningly echoes our own. In his first step towards the powerful and ...Read MoreIn this first novel in his epic fantasy masterpiece, Stephen King introduces readers to one of his most enigmatic heroes, Roland of Gilead, the Last Gunslinger. He is a haunting figure, a loner, on a spellbinding journey into good and evil, in a desolate world which frighteningly echoes our own. In his first step towards the powerful and mysterious Dark Tower, Roland encounters an alluring woman named Alice, begins a friendship with Jake, a kid from New York, and faces an agonising choice between damnation and salvation as he pursues the Man in Black. Both grippingly realistic and eerily dreamlike, THE GUNSLINGER leaves readers eagerly awaiting the next chapter. And the Tower is closer...Read Less
Very Good. B-Tradepaper. Very good condition; edges, corners, and covers of book show minor wear. No underlining; no highlighting; no internal markings. From a smoking home, may exhibit a faint odour of tobacco smoke. Stored in sealed plastic protection. 1988. B-Tradepaper.
MICHAEL WHELAN. Softbound First Edition published by the NEW AMERICAN LIBRARY (New York) in 1988. 224 pages of clean, bright, illustrated text. The interior is unblemished. The illustrations are full color and black and white drawings. The front wrap is a full color illustration of the Gunslinger with a large magpie on his shoulder and a castle like structure in the mist in the background. The Title and the Author's names are printed onto the front wrap as well as onto the spine in red and black. The wraps and the spine are unblemished. The binding is tight with no latent flaws. The publication is rated Very Good.
The Black Tower series is some of King's best writing.
The book came in excellent shape and in excellent timing.
Nothing but positive to say about the book, the shipping, and the story itself.
Nov 27, 2010
THIS WAS A GIFT TO A READER WHO LOVES TO READ I RECOMMEND IT TO A FRIEND CAUSE HE SAID IT WAS VERY GOOD AND WANTS ME TO GET THE OTHER BOOKS OF FOLLOW UP I THINK THERE ARE 8 BKS
Jan 21, 2010
The Begining of an Amazing Journey
This book is great for anyone with an apreciation for fantasy, western or typicall Stephen king style. The Gunslinger is only a mere introduction to the amazing adventures of Roland the Gunslinger and those he meets along the way on his quest for the Dark Tower. You will have more fun with this book if you pay attention to the little things such as songs (for example) that link Roland's world to our own. My best suggestion is that if you buy this book be prepared with the second Dark Tower book "The Drawing of Three" close at hand to avoid frustration.
Dec 25, 2009
An exeptional mind-twisting series
This is a good stand-alone book, but if you go on in the series and stick it out to the end your view of King - and of life and the world - will change, possibly in fundamental ways
Feb 24, 2009
The story begins..
It was 1970 when Stephen King, at his final year of university, received a gift: a stack of coloured paper. At this time, the King could not imagine how important that story would have been in his life as a writer, maybe. He spent 12 years to complete this first chapter of the most exciting and best-selling horror/fantasy saga,
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