I would start by saying I like returning to a book I read (and reread and reread) so long ago and finding it almost literally a new story with expanded information and entertainment. How often does that happen? I don't mean like a Hollywood reboot of a beloved classic. I mean that the original author goes back and adds a few clarifications and "finishing touches) 30 years after the fact. That is worth the price of admission. But. Always a but. The original may have lacked continuity with the later books. It may have been written by a younger man. And maybe this revision is "better" in the sense that a man with more experience went back to refine it. Ok. Personally, literature and music have always been interlocked. I never wished one of my favorite bands to go back and re-record an early album. I loved the album for the reasons they would want to "fix" it. But the world isn't a perfect place. Art isn't either. And in my humble opinion, it shouldn't be. That said, I still love the...
This new edition of The Gunslinger is wonderful preparation for the film to come in February, 2017. I read the series years ago, but Roland seems somehow more vulnerable, more brooding, and altogether a more sympathetic protagonist this second time around. The book is hard to put down, with suspense deftly woven through the pages, encouraging the reader to keep on trying to grasp and suss out just Where and When this strangely familiar, yet dark world and culture are, and what rules they follow--and why. This is master writer Stephen King at his very best.
The Dark Tower is quite possibly my favorite book series of all-time. Something about Roleand Deschain, the last gunslinger, and his journey for the dark tower has struck a chord within me. This is the first book of the series, and while it's not my favorite (maybe The Drawing of the Three or Wizard and Glass would earn that distinction), it's the beginning of Roland's journey and is how I first fell in love with the story.
As soon as I finish book seven of the series, I immediately want to pick this one back up again, the series is that good.
Also, I love the new paperback edition. I can't stand the cheap, mass produced paperbacks that were the previous Dark Tower editions. This is a much nicer, "softcover" edition, with a smoother, higher quality surface and sleeker feel and has a lovely redesigned cover. I look forward to getting all of the dark tower novels in the new editions! I will include a side by side with an earlier edition of Wizard and Glass...
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