I won't say this is King's best work, but I do love the story. In the afterword, he writes about how the story came about--which to me explains why it doesn't measure up quite as well as The Stand or Lisey's Story to me.
But, I do look forward to the other books--I've already ordered them and am anxiously waiting for them.
I hope that there is more of the gunslinger's past explained--I really like that part of his world, before things "passed on."
This book didn't do much for me, but this one hooked me on the series. I realize the necessity for "The Gunslinger" but until you've read this second book in the Dark Tower series, I really don't think you know whether you'll like the series or not. So read this, and hang in there!
I couldn't get into the book, myself. The series has a cult following, though, or so it seems.
In 1989 this book began the Gunslinger series. The King rendition of the battle of good and evil in a warped western setting, went on to become one of Kings most read and waited for journeys...
This is the first one in the Gunslinger series and hooks you from the first word.