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The Dark Tower Boxed Set (Books 1-4) Mass Market Paperback – Box set, October 7, 2003
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"The Gunslinger" introduces us to Roland Deschain of Gilead, the last gunslinger of a long-dead land. The hardened cowboy/knight wanders through a wasted world, tracking a "man in black" who can help him find (cue ominous music) the Dark Tower. Along the way he finds Jake, a young boy who was killed in a car accident in our world. But in the name of his quest, Roland may be called on to sacrifice what he loves...
"The Drawing of the Three" kicks off mere hours after "Gunslinger" ends. Roland is sick, and being pursued by carnivorous "lobstrosities." But then he ends up transporting his mind into our world -- specifically, into the minds of junkie smuggler Eddie Dean, and legless civil rights activist Odetta Holmes (and her evil alter ego, Detta). Roland "draws" these two into his own world, but Eddie's withdrawal and Detta's malevolence might kill his quest before it even starts.
"The Waste Lands" begins with Roland tutoring Susannah (formerly Odetta/Detta) and Eddie in how to be gunslingers. But while the newlyweds are rapidly getting the hang of it, Roland is not doing well. Because of a paradox he created when he saved the boy Jake, his mind is starting to deteriorate. In Manhattan, Jake is suffering from the same thing. To save them both from madness, the gang draws Jake away from our world.Read more ›
This series was mostly inspired by the epic poem "Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came" by Robert Browning, the full text of which was included in an appendix to the final volume. In the preface to the revised 2003 edition of The Gunslinger, King also identifies The Lord of the Rings, the Arthurian Legend, and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly as inspirations. He identifies Clint Eastwood's "Man with No Name" character as one of the major inspirations for Roland. King's style of location names in the series, such as Mid-World, and his development of a unique language abstract to our own, are also influenced by J. R. R. Tolkien's work.
The Dark Tower is often described in the novels as a real structure, and also as a metaphor.Read more ›
The Dark Tower series is King's ultimate opus. It's a saga that entertains and constantly evolves with each book. In my opinion the series is a must read.
The set itself is a great introduction to the Dark Tower world. The first book is newly revised and exapanded. All these revisions make sense in the larger context of the series. All four of these books contain new introductions by Stephen King himself. Here he does a great job on introducing us to this wonderfully imaginative saga.
At a very affordable price, this box set is a must have. Each book has its own unique voice, and these four set up a strong foundation for the seven part saga. The overall presentation of the books is done well. A great pruchase for those looking to delve into the Dark Tower universe.
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Great series, would recommend reading this soon, they're making awful movies about it!Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Did you know is the adaptation of an upcoming Sony movie? It will never live up to the movie. I wish Stephen King could start writing some original work. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
The first 4 books of this series are excellent storytelling and well worth your time if you like reading futuristic/apocalyptic/sci-fi. Read morePublished 3 months ago by R. K.
I have become in love with the Dark Tower series and I was already a fan of Stephen King. The interesting thing about the series is that it is difficult to put it in just one... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Alex
If you want a good long summer read you might want to take this to the beach the plane or on vacation. King Calls this is magnum opus where he ties all his other works together. Read morePublished 4 months ago by thirdtwin