Today I would like to introduce the new Series Deep Dive content. This will follow an entire book series from start to finish and will give an overall score to the franchise once done. There will also be an individual review for each of the books in the Series that will be available on our Book Reviews. I would love it if we could spark up a conversation for each of the books in the series and discuss how we all interpreted the book and also how we felt the book was.
This can also be a great way for you all to pick up a book that is featured, give it a read and then come in and leave a comment in the conversation 🙂
If there is a book series as well that you think we could discover and explore together on here then leave a comment below
So the first series that I want to introduce is the Dark Tower Series by Stephen King.
Each month I will pop up a review of the next book in the series and give some overall commentary on how I felt about it
Without further ado lets dive into book one of the Dark Tower Series – The Gunslinger
The Gunslinger sees its main character of Roland Deschain introduced to the audience as he travels across the post apocalyptic landscape in search of the synonymous Dark Tower. The tower is under threat and in need of saving from the only surviving gunslinger left in the world.
As the book follows Roland on his journey you are introduced to a number of intriguing and interesting characters that add to Roland’s story. Be it Alice, Jake or even the Man in Black, each adds a different dynamic to the overall story-line, each with their own purpose.
This book introduces the idea of space and time and the blurred lines between them, a single point that governs all and joined by a number of different connections know as the beams. The beams are weakening and this is causing problems for time itself. Part of this story is Roland’s quest to catch the Man in Black and save the tower.
I found this book a little slow to get into at first. I had been recommended this by a few people and all of them said that it took them a little while to get into, so I was willing to give it the benefit of the doubt. I took this book on holiday as something to read, with a cold beer or glass of wine while looking out at the bay of Naples, not expecting to get much reading done.
After the first couple of chapters, I was hooked, I couldn’t put this book down. As you start to proceed along Roland’s journey and get to know these additional characters, the story started to become more full and riveting.
To me this book is the perfect introduction to the characters of the Dark Tower novel series and really grabbed my attention and got me wanting more.
I would love to hear what you think of the Gunslinger, leave you comments below 🙂