Dark Tower Paperback – Feb 1 2012
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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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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.
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.Read more ›
"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.
Thank you Stephen King. May your magic tales touch the lives of countless others like they have mine.
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I have followed this series from the beginning and have always hoped for one more! I still have that hope. I have always enjoyed King but this series has been pure magic.Published 1 month ago by SteveH
Epic! Dark Towers series is amazeballs!! Read it and then read again!!! :D Not the best book of the series in my opinion (the first two take that honor for me) but still a solid... Read morePublished 3 months ago by SALAAM
At times I thought it was brilliant, even the way King was part of the story. After finishing it late last night, I feel something was lacking. Read morePublished 9 months ago by GregMax
Another great read from Stephen King! This guy is a master with his novelsPublished 11 months ago by Shelby T
Love this series. Have not read a lot of King books. But this series is Awesome!Published 13 months ago by Joel