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Dark Tower Paperback – Feb 1 2012

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Product Details

  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Hodder (Feb. 1 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1444723502
  • ISBN-13: 978-1444723502
  • Product Dimensions: 16 x 4.7 x 20.4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 499 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 31 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #40,928 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Paperback. Pub Date :2012-02-16 Pages: 736 Language: English Publisher: Hodder Stoughton The final volume sees gunslinger Roland on a roller-coaster mix of exhilarating triumph and aching loss in his unrelenting quest to reach the dark tower.Rolands band of pilgrims remains united. though scattered. Susannah-Mia has been carried off to New York to give birth. Terrified of what may happen. Jake. Father Callahan and Oy follow.Roland and Eddie are in Maine. looking for the site which will lead them to Susannah. As he finally closes in on the tower. Rolands every step is shadowed by a terrible and sinister creation. And finally. he realises. he may have to walk the last dark strait alone ... Youve come this far. Come a little farther. Come all the way. The sound you hear may be the slamming of the door behind you. Welcome to The Dark Tower.


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Format: Hardcover
Alright, enough of the fanboy reviews. The artwork in this book is fantastic, and you should buy it for that alone. But all these people gushing about how brilliant this is need to go and actually read a book instead of a comic book. I collected these issues one at a time, and the only worthwhile gems were the extra bits at the end. The story is condensed so much that if you didn't already know the sequence of events from having read Wizard & Glass, you'd have no freaking idea what was going on. This adaptation is like the Reader's Digest version of the Reader's Digest version of the Cliff's Notes version of Wizard & Glass. If all they were going to do was to do an adaptation of Wizard & Glass, they should have taken a lot more time with it, perhaps a year or two worth of issues. But of course, we're in the fast food generation, and no one has the attention span for that. What they should have stuck with was the in between stuff... the "Further adventures of..." if you will.
Don't be fooled by all the gushing of fans who wouldn't DARE speak ill of Stephen King... and really, it's not his fault.. he only authorized it, which is to say, he said "sure, you can pay me more money to bastardize my writing..", which is pretty much Standard Operating Procedure, really... they've been butchering his books by turning them into terrible movies for 30 years now, so, really, what's one more abomination?
That being said, the artwork is beautiful... Jae Lee and Richard Isanove deserve real credit for creating Roland's world perfectly. Now if they could only get Peter David to challenge Marvel to let him actually write a lengthy story, rather than 10 pages of brief snapshots of an epic piece of literature.
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By EA Solinas HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on Oct. 12 2007
Format: Hardcover
"The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed."

Those words opened the first book of Stephen King's "Dark Tower" series, and they open the chilling, richly-drawn "Dark Tower: The Gunslinger Born." This intense comic series reintroduces readers to a younger, less cynical Roland, and the harrowing tale of how he became a true gunslinger.

It opens with the gunslinger and the man in black, endlessly pursuing and pursued across the desert, and introduces us to their timeless natures.

Then the comic takes us back many years, to when Roland of Gilead was a teenage boy. He and a bunch of other boys are being tutored by Cort, a bondsman who knows all the fighting tricks, and is supposed to teach them to be gunslingers -- or be exiled forever. And when Roland sees his mother in bed with his father's wizard, Marten, he angrily goes off to take Cort's final challenge.

But when his father comes back to Gilead, he reveals that Roland has been manipulated by Marten. To save Roland's life, he is sent to Hambry on an undercover mission for the Affiliation. There he meets Susan Delgado, a beautiful girl who's been bought as the mayor's gilly. As you can guess, they fall deeply in love.

But Roland is still unaware of the dangers that surround him, or a horrific conspiracy to destroy Gilead and the gunslingers -- led by the distant, demonic Crimson King. As Roland's ka-tet splinters, they are framed for the murder of the local mayor -- and the resulting battle will begin the destruction of everything Roland loves...

"Gunslinger Born" is basically adapted from the flashbacks from Stephen King's "Wizard and Glass" novel, so fans of the book will probably already be acquainted with the tragic story of Roland's past.
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Format: Mass Market Paperback
This is a general review about "The Dark Tower" series from Stephen King. I have memorable highlights from each and every book and they are all very much separate and unique and very much part of each other...
"The Gunslinger" contains one of the most intense and vivid action sequences that is still playing in my mind...
"The Drawing of the 3" was surely some wacked out view point and probably the most captivating in the series...
"The WasteLands" contain some signature Stephen King horror which is simply mesmerizing...
"Wizards and Glass" was probably my toughest read (yawn) but one I simply cannot forget his friends...
The last three books in the series are equally complete. Each dealing with the challenges of our "ka-tet". But the highlight here(for me) would be the new character introduced in the last and seventh book. As for the end of the series, well I must admit that I was expecting something...more...There were so many sacrifices and the journey was so challenging...But yet, as "Twirling Finger" pointed out, or the way he said it, well I can live with it. Highly recommended.
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The perfect final book in a perfect series. An absolutely addictive combination of love, adventure, fantasy, magic, gunfire and everything else you might dream about. I await anxiously the day another story will make me feel the way King's Dark Tower series has. However, I'm afraid that day shall never come. This book sincerely brought me to both tears of joy and sadness. It made me forget all else in my life for hours upon hours every day and night that I spent in the world of the Dark Tower. I felt like I was there, a spirit from another world watching everything unfold, knowing everyone from Roland and Eddie to Jake and his little billy-bumbler Oy from the inside out like a true friend. And this seventh installment brings it all to an end - and what an end! Not only did I experience the story of Roland Deschain so intimately and realistically, I was even given a choice of my own to make when all the dust settled.

Thank you Stephen King. May your magic tales touch the lives of countless others like they have mine.
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