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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

The Gunslinger by Stephen King | Book Review

I've heard a lot of praise for the series of books that this one is the start of, but I did not care for it. It was extremely boring and full of purple prose. I just didn't care. I didn't care about Roland or what happened to him or the man in black. I didn't think the world was interesting. The exciting scenes were weird and gross. I just didn't care, and so I was really bored from the beginning until the end. I must just not "get" it.

Maybe I'd love later books in this series, but I'm not sure if I'll read them. I will admit the VERY end of the book made me curious and seemed to hint at some epic cool stuff to come in the later books. I might have to check them out and see what they're all about. That said Stephen King is easily one of my favorite authors and I've read loads of his other books and read just about everything new he writes. So take that for what it is. Stephen King is an amazing author, one of the best in my opinion. This one just didn't do it for me. You might love it. I thought it was dull, or should I say pedestrian? :)

Have you read this book? What about the others in the series? Am I missing out on some of the most amazing fiction out there or did this book not do it for you either? Chime in with your opinions in the comments. I'd love to hear what you have to say. Thanks for stopping by!

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