The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger – Review

The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger by Stephen King

Illustrations by Michael Whelan

Published in 1982

Pages: 224

Genre: Fantasy, western

“The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed.”

It is difficult to find a more enigmatic line among Constant Readers (Stephen King fans) than the opener to The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger. Beginning the tale of the eponymous character and his trek toward the mysterious Dark Tower, The Gunslinger combines the genres of high fantasy, Westerns, and horror to create an earnest, if somewhat problematic, introduction to King’s magnum opus. Continue reading “The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger – Review”