The Gunslinger (The Dark Tower, #1)
By Stephen King
New York: Signet, 2003. 300 pgs. Fantasy.
“The man in Black fled across the Desert, and the Gunslinger followed.” So begins the epic multi-volume Dark Tower series. In this first installment, Roland Deschain, the last Gunslinger, tracks down his adversary, encountering dust-swept and hostile towns, the boy Jake brought from another world, demons, mutants, and a talking raven.
Considered by Stephen King himself to be his magnum opus, The Dark Tower series is full of King’s rich, grandiose prose, and dark atmosphere of the macabre. Fans of Clint Eastwood style old Westerns will appreciate the tall, silent, and brooding Roland, as well as the hard and bleak atmosphere reminiscent of the old West. Get ready to be swept up in a genre-bending saga of epic proportions when you pick up The Gunslinger.