The Gunslinger by

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  1. It is interesting to read such a different take on one of my favorite books. Somehow it is always hard for me to imagine that anybody could not enjoy a book I love so much. LOL

    I'm curious to hear what you think of the next books in the series. They do get progressively less westerny in feel (well, except for the 4th one, which is mostly a flashback to Roland's youth) and Roland becomes a much more multidimensional character as the story progresses. Well, at least I think so, but then again, I had a crush on the guy since I was 15 or so, so I am probably a little bit biased. ;)

  2. I liked the westerny feel to them. But I'm a big fan of characterisation in books and felt this one was lacking that. If as you say Roland becomes more of a proper character then I guess I'll just have to keep reading on :)
    Twitter: ecnef

  3. Well, to be honest I can't really read The Gunslinger (or any of the other parts of the series) without bias anymore. I just know Roland inside and out, so I can't make myself experience the book like a first-time reader would. I think he is the most character ever written by King, but I might be wrong. ;)

  4. There are a few books I'm like that with. I've read them so often that I know them inside and out and just can't remember what it is like to read it for the first time. Sign of a really good book, or series. Now I'll have to read on
    Twitter: ecnef

  5. hmmm… yeah, i guess i'll see what you make of the others then. the hype also got me curious.

    i'm rather scared of king, though. but as you say, this is a little different, so it might be a non-terrying introduction to him.

  6. I feel the same way about the first book. It wasn't that riveting and yet somehow I wanted to learn more of Roland and the world he came from so I picked up the second book and was eventually reeled into it.

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