The Gunslinger

The Gunslinger

The Dark Tower I

  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780452284692
  • 272 Pages
  • Plume
  • Adult


Eerie, dreamlike, set in a world that is weirdly related to our own, The Gunslinger introduces Roland Deschain of Gilead, of In-World that was, as he pursues his enigmatic antagonist to the mountains that separate the desert from the Western Sea. Roland is a solitary figure, perhaps accursed, who with a strange singlemindedness traverses an exhausted, almost timeless landscape. The people he encounters are left behind, or worse—left dead. At a way station, however, he meets Jake, a boy from a particular time (1977) and a particular place (New York City), and soon the two are joined—khef, ka, and ka-tet. The mountains lie before them. So does the man in black and, somewhere far beyond…the Dark Tower.
The Gunslinger

The Gunslinger

Stephen King


“A compelling whirlpool of a story that draws one irretrievably to its center.”—Milwaukee Sentinel

“Brilliant, fresh and compelling…will leave you panting for more.”—Booklist

“An impressive work of mythic magnitude. May turn out to be Stephen King’s greatest literary achievement.”—Atlanta Journal-Constitution

“Finely imagined…well crafted.”—Wichita Eagle-Beacon
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