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The Gunslinger by Stephen King
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Apr 22, 2011

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bookshelves: adult, fantasy
Read from April 05 to 16, 2011

I like the way King builds imagery of the world and the scenes are so vivid -- and he took the time to slowly unveil the details and the character's past. I like the blending of the real, the surreal, and the ultra-real; the past, the present, and the future -- and how the future seems so much in the past. He wrote it at the beginning of his career and you can tell the "need" to write descriptively, metaphorically, with unusual and "big" words. I wonder if the subsequent novels show growth in how he built his sentences to be clearer and cleaner. Reading this book was like walking inside someone's prolonged nightmare -- very dreamy and slightly scary but in a tantalizing way.

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