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The gunslinger: The Dark Tower Series, Book 1

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Eerie, dreamlike, set in a world that is weirdly related to our own, The Gunslinger introduces Roland Deschain of Gilead, of In-World that was, as he pursues his enigmatic antagonist to the mountains that separate the desert from the Western Sea. Roland is a solitary figure, perhaps accursed, who with a strange singlemindedness traverses an exhausted, almost timeless landscape. The people he encounters are left behind, or worse-left dead. At a way station, however, he meets Jake, a boy from a particular time (1977) and a particular place (New York City), and soon the two are joined-khef, ka, and ka-tet. The mountains lie before them. So does the man in black and, somewhere far beyond...the Dark Tower.
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subject_facet Adventure fiction, Adventure stories, American, Audiobooks, Electronic books, Fantasy fiction, Fantasy fiction, American, Good and evil -- Fiction, Gunfighters -- Fiction, Magic -- Fiction, Quests (Expeditions) -- Fiction, Roland (Fictitious character : King) -- Fiction, Roland (Fictitious character) -- Fiction
title_display The gunslinger
title_full The Gunslinger The Dark Tower Series, Book 1, The gunslinger / Stephen King, The gunslinger / Stephen King ; illustrated by Michael Whelan, The gunslinger / by Stephen King ; illustrated by Michael Whelan, The gunslinger [sound recording] / Stephen King
title_short The gunslinger
title_sub The Dark Tower Series, Book 1
topic_facet Adventure stories, American, Audiobooks, Fantasy, Fantasy fiction, American, Fiction, Good and evil, Gunfighters, Horror, Literature, Magic, Quests (Expeditions), Roland (Fictitious character : King), Roland (Fictitious character), Thriller