Genre: Horror, Thriller
Review: 4 of 5 Stars
When I first started on the Dark Tower series some ten years ago, I had to stop at book 3 or 4 because back then, book 5 to 7 weren’t available where I lived and it was so hard to find the books I was looking for. Having an E-reader changed my life for the best – I could finally find the books I wanted – no, needed. I can’t count the number of books I’ve read since I got my Kindle. Here’s to hoping I finally make it to book 7 of the Dark Tower series.
So that’s how Roland of Gilead, the gunslinger, looks like to me. He and Jake are the two characters who totally stole my heart from the very first moment I ‘met’ them. I can’t help but empathize with both of them.
Stephen King tells a gripping, mysterious tale of a gunslinger who relentlessly pursues a man in black in a quest to find The Dark Tower. We don’t know what The Dark Tower is or why Roland is seeking it. I found the man in black totally bonkers and absolutely spooky. *shudder* (Way to go, Mr. King.)
The first book’s like an appetizer, just giving you a tantalizing taste of all the delicacies to come. I was a willing follower of the Gunslinger throughout his journey and the tough choices he faced.
The only reason I gave this book 4 stars instead of 5, was because Roland’s biggest choice made me unhappy but I understood why he had to do it.
Stephen King’s always been an amazing story-teller, but his Dark Tower series? They’re an absolute MUST-READ!