Anticipating the Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey Dark Tower movie release this summer, I’ve been reading the Stephen King Dark Tower series. Here are my thoughts on Book 1:
In an oddly perfect marriage, The Gunslinger, the first book in Stephen King’s Dark Tower series, is The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly meets Lord of the Rings. Only King could pull this off. I highly recommend this unique and engaging story, and I will definitely read the second book in the Dark Tower series. My only beef was with the writing, which feels strange to say about a Stephen King work. At times it felt like he was trying too hard to make the story sound like an epic fantasy, instead of just letting it flow. Not a major issue, though. The pros far outweighed the cons in this book. Go grab your copy today!