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The Gunslinger by Stephen King
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Jun 24, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: own-it, other-adult-fantasy, 2010, author_stephen-king

I wish I'd listened to my friends sooner and started this series a long time ago, because if the series lives up to the promise it shows in Gunslinger, I'm going to fall in love with it!

I had a solid 4 star rating in mind as I was reading, but then I loved the conversation between Roland and Walter at the end about the passage of time and the size of the universe so much, plus (as silly as it sounds) I loved King's afterward. I love the way he admitted he basically wrote Gunslinger having no clue what Roland's past (or future) really was, but that he was sure as hell going to find out.

So, I had to bump it up to 5 stars. I'm sure this will thrill my Stephen King stalkers friends to no end.

Now, onto the rest of the series I go!

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Kandice I always love King's foreword and afterwords. You really feel like he's talking to you. Probably part of why I stalk love him so much.

Becky I love that you loved this, but I'm sad that you're reading them NOW because K and I were going to do a re-read sometime soonish, and it would be awesome if we could have ALL read them together...

Becky But umm... don't stop reading them. :D

Becky I was just thinking of picking these up. I've never read King before, but I'm current reading his Memoir: On Writing, and really enjoy the pacing and narrative style. Plus, my brother-in-law loves these and offered to let me borrow them. I'm thinking I'll have to take him up on that.

Did you enjoy the series?

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