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Review: The Gunslinger

I know I’m breaking NNAR tradition, being someone other than Chris writing about The Dark Tower.  But, as Roland would say, the world moves on.  And, credit where credit’s due, Chris is the one responsible for getting me started on this series.  On a side note, about a year ago, Chris also lent me his copy of A Game of Thrones.  Picking up on a pattern?

If you’re thinking about following The Man in Black (who is revealed to be neither Will Smith nor Tommy Lee Jones) across the desert, hit the jump to find out if it’s worth all the trouble.

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The Dark Tower

… And the Gunslinger Followed

I was recently convinced to read Stephen King’s The Gunslinger by a coworker. (No doubt many of the fantasy fans out there are now wondering if there is something wrong with me because I required convincing.)

I was wary of picking it up – I have read a fair amount of fantasy books and so I am acutely aware that some of them are fantastic, and quite a few of them are truly horrendous. I’ve also never been a huge fan of Stephen King. Suffice to say that I was completely wrong. The Dark Tower series is one of the best fantasy series I have ever read, right up there with the Wheel of Time and the Song of Ice and Fire.

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