Title: The Dark Tower I: The Gunslinger
Author: Stephen King
First Reading: Yes!
Initial Impression: This is a definite change from the other Stephen King books I've read, and I love it!
Final Thoughts: Very excited to read the next book in the series, and to catch the movie this summer.
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the upcoming 2017 film.
By the way, if you haven't read "Lisey's Story" yet and are planning on it, be prepared! I lost sleep trying to untwist my mind after that one!
For today's post, I'm not going to summarize "The Gunslinger", mostly because I don't think I'd be able to do it justice. Besides, as we all know, The Writing Desk is a Land of No Spoilers and it's going to stay that way.
I do want to share a short portion of the introduction written by King for the 2003 version of the novel. The full introduction is titled: On Being Nineteen (and a Few Other Things).
Do not skip over this part of the book, you'll regret it!
About the Author:
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And with two new works already announced for this year, "Gwendy's Button Box" (novella) and "Sleeping Beauties" (novel), it doesn't look like King will be slowing down anytime soon!
This last bit is purely for fun! How many of you out there knew that Mr. King is a fan of corgis? In case you didn't notice the pup in the photo above, take a look under the desk. A couple years ago, King adopted a new corgi who has been aptly named: Molly, aka the Thing of Evil. You can find Molly through King's Twitter page, where he documents her time spent plotting her next attack and bathing in the blood of her enemies!
Just check these two out:
I bow down to the Thing of Evil!
**Disclaimer: The "What Am I Reading Wednesday" posts are my personal opinion and not to be taken as professional literary reviews. I just love sharing books I've enjoyed!**