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Dark Towers Boxed Set 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 h

  • Title: Dark Towers Boxed Set
  • Author: Stephen King
  • ISBN: 9780451211248
  • Page: 387
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 eveSet 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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    1. Michelle Lowe on said:

      Warning: There are some mild spoilers in this review. These are the first Stephen King novels I’ve read. I wanted to read the first four set in this series before posting a review. Each book now has creases over their spines. I’ve enjoyed these novels very much. Let’s start with, of course, The Gunslinger. . .The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed. The story plunges us dead into the already long and gritty quest of Roland Deschain of Gilead to reach the Dark T [...]

    2. Deodand on said:

      I didn't read this boxed-set edition but I wanted to review these as a lump.Let's face it - I loved the whole thing. There isn't another story out there quite like this one. I am not a fan of the fantasy genre - I like my science-fiction on the hardcore side. This series softened my attitude toward fantasy fiction because King applies his softest touch ever here. You can tell that he didn't just knock out another tome for the sake of his publisher, which is a feeling I get about a lot of his lat [...]

    3. LPG on said:

      There’ll never be an equal to Lord of the Rings. That we can all agree on.Everything that tries to copy the high fantasy splendour is just a cheap imitation, a flimsy plastic copy of something pure and gold.That’s what I love about The Dark Tower. It doesn’t try to imitate.If LotR is precious metal, gems and leaves, then Stephen King’s magnum opus is gunpowder, sand and soft red petals. It doesn’t try to copy Tolkien, but you feel his influence in the best and dearest way.There’s lot [...]

    4. Heather on said:

      OK, I'm not much for horror, but this series is amazing. It's not really horror, more of fantasy/adventure/sci-fi/western. Sarah got me hooked on them. I was trying to put down the whole series (I think there are 7) but couldn't find it all together. These are really good. There is some gore, but the characters are really well-drawn and the story sucks you right in. I think Wizard and Glass was my favorite, as you get the back story of the Gunslinger. The 6th one, Susanna's Song, was the least i [...]

    5. Bondama on said:

      And now for the best and most complex of them all. I deliberately postponed reading this to catch up with the group. I really don't have anything to add to this. The bleak, seemingly unending journey is described so heartrendingly that yes, one does feel some pity for Mordred.I am so very glad I decided to re-read the entire series - it was like plunging into another world. I found myself unable to concentrate on any other books while I was reading "The Dark Tower."And I agree with King, this is [...]

    6. Nicholas Ladieu on said:

      A classic telling. Anyone who knows about the history of this series knows king took a break during the telling. Well it shows, the first bunch of books are far superior to the last bunchThe last bunch show a lack of a good editors hand, which I suspect is because it is King and can get away with more.Also I almost dropped the book when King wrote himself in as a character seriously that was just lame.Anyway despite some tough to get through middle books the ending was somewhat satisfying and i [...]

    7. Courtney on said:

      I can't help it - I'm a sucker for horror novels. I love 'em, and I unashamedly admit that I am a big fan of Stephen King. I've read nearly all of his novels, and the Dark Tower series is my favorite. Don't get me wrong - I thoroughly enjoyed his horror classics (The Shining, Carrie, 'Salem's Lot, etc); they are fabulously tense, scary, and just gory enough to make one cringe and get the blood racing. However, the Dark Tower has it all - fantasy, mythology, science fiction, epic, allegory, adven [...]

    8. Erik on said:

      My brother gave me the series to borrow. The first book is going very slowly and difficult to get into, which is strange as I've grown up reading Stephen King, and most of his work (good or bad) is usually very accessible. I'm still holding out for something to click with me.10-14-10 Twenty pages into the second book, which looks more promising. The first had its moments, but it felt like he was writing in a style that didn't quite suit him. Work and getting ready for winter has been keeping me [...]

    9. Jennifer on said:

      I love Stephen King, but this series is the best I've read of his. The first four books I read twice while I waited for the next three to come out!

    10. Alexandra on said:

      Just finished the fourth book today! Can't wait to read the next 3 books. I loved the first book and was obsessed with the second, I was less impressed with the third but the fourth book made up for it and then some!

    11. R.L. Manson on said:

      A very strange mix of fantasy, science fiction, old west, and horror - something that only Stephen King could create. This epic story stirs the emotions and evokes fascination every step of the way. Brilliant!

    12. Miranda on said:

      I read this series about 10 years ago and loved it, except for the first book. Now I was ready for a reread. Not only did I love the first book as well, but I found so many hidden things in all of the books I didn't notice the first time. So glad I read them again!

    13. Edward Davies on said:

      THE GUNSLINGERThis is a pretty slow start to what becomes an incredibly engrossing series of novels from the Master of Horror. With the focus only being on one of the Dark Tower characters, the tale drags a little, but what it leads into is so wonderful that I think we can forgive Mr KingE DRAWING OF THE THREEThis is where the series really finds its feet and gets going, with the introduction of additional characters that help us sympathise a bit more with the plight of the book. Where Roland fe [...]

    14. Alan Dempsey on said:

      Hey you: yes, you.If you're perusing the fantasy genre and for some reason you haven't dipped a toe in this series, I'm your guy. Let me explain to you what's going to happen.You're going to pick up that first book and it's going to be intriguing to you, not unlike the Sergio Leone Westerns. The Gunslinger is sparse, but it gives you just enough to want to know more: "The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed."How can you not keep reading after that line? You'll experi [...]

    15. Matt on said:

      I'm not usually a Stephen King fan.That said, this series is fantastic. As this is a boxed set, I'll review the books individuallyThe Gunslinger: Probably the simplest book, in terms of plot, it does a very good job of introducing Roland and his world, and beginning to reveal what exactly is driving him on his quest.The Drawing of the Three: Roland gathers his ka-tet (at least, most of them). While the portion of the book that centers on Eddie Dean is highly entertaining and has the same sense o [...]

    16. Summer on said:

      If I told you what this series is about, it would ruin everything. In the sketchiest terms, it's about the end of the world, and a person who, more for personal obsession than any sense of goodwill, takes it upon himself to stop it. By Book 3 (The Waste Lands), you may start picking hints up about what's going on. They start pretty obscure, though.By 4 (Wizard and Glass), the premise should be obvious, though I wonder if King himself knew how it would end at this point.I think it's by book 6 (So [...]

    17. Adam on said:

      I've always enjoyed Steven King's works, and I've often been recommended the Dark Tower series. I decided to get the boxed set convinced that I was going to enjoy the series so much I would want to go from book to book with no interruption. After reading the first book, The Gunslinger, I felt like perhaps I had made a mistake. The book was incredibly bleak and depressing, and I debated on whether I even wanted to finish it. Book two, The Drawing of the Three, was considerably more interesting. T [...]

    18. taarak on said:

      Steven King's magnum opus. I've given a short review of all the books below. Based largely on the strengths of books 1, 2 and 4, I rate the whole series of seven books a three.On "THE GUNSLINGER" His first book in a very long series starts out well enough.On "THE DRAWING OF THE THREE" Gotta chuk!? Gotta up-chuk!? Okay, not so bad but not as good as the first.On "THE WASTELANDS" The series improves with fast-paced, difficult to follow forays into alternate realities.On "WIZARD AND GLASS" The best [...]

    19. Marie on said:

      I read this series over the course of about 10 years. Two of the seven books were awesome and I gave them five stars ("Gunslinger" & "Wizard and Glass"). One is probably the worst book I've ever read ("The Song of Susannah") ugh! The last book had some great parts, but was largely tedious (especially the last 3rd) and went out with a ginormous fizzle (except perhaps very end of the ending which somehow seemed appropriate). The other books were immemorial. If I could have a do over, I would [...]

    20. Brandon on said:

      Books 1-4 were amazing, but it all went downhill from there. It is apparent to me that Stephen King tired of writing about Roland and only finished the series to appease his fans. Book 7 was horrible. Any time the author writes a letter to the readers in the front of the book telling them to bite their tongues and be happy the series got its ending, you know the book is going to be less than stellar. There are times I wish I hadn't read the ending and had just imagined one on my own.Still, the f [...]

    21. Rav on said:

      When I mean Romantic Fantasy, I mean more of a certain type of Romanticism where there's a rose representing all that's good in the world and where this is more the realm of a cowboy, which essentially is what Roland is. Mind you, as the series gets going, there are some gaping plot holes that aren't quite addressed in my opinion, but the sheer atmosphere and the Romantic tale swing it far in its favor. The significant emotional impact I had in the end also serves to force me to rate this fairly [...]

    22. Juan on said:

      I really enjoyed the first installment of the series. The constant tension and anxiety that King creates is master. I also love how the desert becomes on of the principal characters of the first novel. Great story to top it off. Now with that said, the series takes a rollercoaster dive soon after. The next two installments are interesting and kept me reading. The characters were strong and the story was fresh and original. But the remaining installments were mediocre at best. When King put himse [...]

    23. Mzungo on said:

      These first four books of the seven part Dark Tower series are great. They develop a good story with interesting characters in a way that melds science fiction, fantasy and westerns. Unfortunately the last three books are atrocious and completely ruin the series. While I did enjoy these four, I can't recommend reading them because if you start reading the series you will most likely feel compelled to finish it, and that is a waste of time.

    24. Brian Hodges on said:

      I love this series. It's far from perfect. King often spent far too much time indulging things that didn't seem important and then when some really cool conflict arose, he would gloss over it too quickly. However when the totally unexpected ending of the final book came, I actually felt sick to my stomach because I had grown so attached to the main character. It was a suckerpunch ending yet the only ending that made sense.

    25. Marcie on said:

      I had a few people recommend the Dark Tower series to me, so I thought I'd give it a go. I am not a big Steven King fan, but I really loved these books. I have to say, the first 4 were much better than the last 3. I had lots of issues with the last few books, but I really fell in love with the characters and their quest. I'm still deciding how I feel about the ending, but I did really enjoy this series.

    26. Ginger Weirich on said:

      I finished, for the second time, the Dark Tower series by Stephen King. While King is not one of my favorite authors, there are a few of his books I dearly love. (The Stand is on my list of all-time favorites.) I didn't recall how many of his other books are referenced there in one way or another, and it makes me wonder if mayhaps I should add some of them to my "to read" list.

    27. Kassiopeia on said:

      Those books are gripping. I couldn't stop reading and Stephen King owes me more than just a few hours of sleep.Oh, except for the first one, I almost stopped reading after the first one. Luckily I didn't, but the first one was weird. And although I finished them about three years ago I still can't get over the ending.

    28. hardcover_bitch_book on said:


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