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The Gunslinger by Stephen King
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Jul 19, 2007

it was ok
bookshelves: fantasy

Well... the jury's still out on this one. But my overall impression was "Uh...."
I decided to read this book because one of the executive producers of Lost (which I love) loved this series. And I tend to like the fantasy quest type thing... so I had high expectations for Stephen King's Dark Tower series.
But this book was... weird. And icky. There was a lot of sex in this book that I found completely unnecessary, unenjoyable and kind of gross. And the protagonist is not particularly sympathetic...

I don't know. I am willing to read the next book in the series and see if it gets better, but I was not impressed with this book.
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message 1: by Max (new) - rated it 5 stars

Max I don't really agree with u on this, I think it's brilliant

Nichole (Dirrty H) Um, okay. Good for you.

message 3: by Angela (new)

Angela I agree with you. The book didn't reach my expectations, even though I didn't finish it yet. I really like Lost too, btw.

Marianne I am like a quarter into the book...and also feel meh. Am also a Lost fan.

I will still continue reading it, in case there is something I enjoy later on.

Phillip It gets better. And your observations on the bad sex and and unsympathetic protagonist are spot on. There are reasons for both things though and they get developed and explained in detail. I recommend reading book two and if you still dont like it, give up. When you finish the whole series (if*) you'll see why J.J. Abrams and Damon Lindelof liked it so much. And, Stephen King originally sold the film rights to Abrams a few years back for 19 dollars saying "If anyone can make a movie of this, he can."

message 6: by Cyn (new) - added it

Cyn I started listening to this the other day. I'm about 1/4 into it and bored out of my skull. With all the 4 and 5 star ratings, I feel like I'm 'missing' something. But the fact is that I just haven't connected with this book (the 'revised' version, which I understand contained a lot of unnecessary extra stuff). And I'm not interested to waste more time on it when there are others that will hold my attention better. Maybe later - but then I'd have to go back and listen all over again and the same boredom would ensue. :p

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