the dark tower

by Stephen King

4.5 avg rating
Book 25 of 91 in the Books That Will Blow Your Mind
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Set in a world of ominous landscape and macabre menace, The Dark Tower features one of Stephen King’s most powerful creations—The Gunslinger, a haunting figure who embodies the qualities of the lone hero through the ages, from ancient myth to frontier Western legend. As Roland crosses a desert of damnation in a macabre world that is a twisted image of our own, he moves ever closer to the Dark Tower of his dreams—and nightmares.

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9 comments
Anonymous | 2013-06-27 04:58:23
Really King, you write yourself into your own novel? Worst ending ever. He should trash the last three books and start over.
Anonymous | 2013-10-23 09:17:17
It was fun read but a typical King novel for both better and worse.
Anonymous | 2014-02-16 03:16:19
Silly,monkeymendance
Anonymous | 2015-04-17 09:52:49
Great series! These books got me into reading big time. Whatever else i read is fun most of the time, but i'm always secretly longing to go back to The Dark Tower universe. Give it a shot!
Anonymous | 2015-05-03 08:09:24
Great, absolutely mesmerizing. This series should be top ten, wolf!
Anonymous | 2016-01-19 03:13:56
Not perfect, but these should be higher on the list. Also, the description makes me think you haven't read them. It's not about a young boy trying to regain any throne. Not even close.
Anonymous | 2016-01-31 02:28:45
I agree, whoever wrote that crappy short description, absolutely did not read any part of this series. I have never read a more incorrect description...ever
Rogojin | 2016-05-28 07:24:55
Well...I am 45 and still haven't read any of the dark tower books, it means i am going to read them soon and i keep bumping into wonderful comments and reviews of the series and it just makes me more and more excited
Anonymous | 2016-06-23 07:33:33
Is this a description of a different fantasy series? The Dark Tower is not about a boy reclaiming a throne. It's about Roland, the Last Gunslinger, on his obsessive quest for the Dark Tower.
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