The Dark Tower Boxed Set: Vols I-IV: v. 1-1v Paperback – 10 Nov 2003
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A magnificent presentation box set of the first 4 volumes in the bestselling DARK TOWER series, published alongside the new book WOLVES OF THE CALLA
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Stephen King is the bestselling author of more than thirty books of which the most recent are DREAMCATCHER, EVERYTHING'S EVENTUAL and FROM A BUICK 8. He lives with his wife, the novelist Tabitha King, in Bangor, Maine.
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For those who have never heard of Stephen King's opus, the tale is of a Gunslinger, Roland, who must journey through a world that is not quite our own, to reach the Dark Tower, a building which stands at the nexus of all worlds. Along the way, he draws three people from our world to aid his quest, and has encounters with several enemies who would rather he never completes his quest.
The Dark Tower is a mixture of Arthurian Legend, Spaghetti-Westerns, Post-Apocalyptic horror, Time-travel science fiction, and other-worldly fantasy. Magic, vampires, demons, gunbattles, insanity and the wheel of destiny (also known as ka) abound in this series of novels. The ardent Stephen King fan will take great pleasure in spotting all the links to his other books (of which there are several).
Characterwise, Stephen King does a brilliant job. Yhe gunslinger is an enigmatic but fascinating character, who seems to have many skeletons in his closet, and many stories to tell. His companions on the journey are equally as fascinating, and their interactions with eachother to overcome adversary is one of the features that makes the books so gripping.
While the first four books in the series throw a lot of questions ("Who is this gunslinger?" "Why is he on this quest?" and even "Will he ever get there?" are just a few that crop to mind), the books have fuelled discussion and intrigued millions.Read more ›
This is an epic story of light against dark, Roland the gunslinger aint no angel, he's a shooter, a killer, but is he bad? He starts off alone to find the Tower, he's never sure where it is but knows it's there, he only has his senses to help him, later discovering that he has no chance of doing this alone, he may be the Last Gunslinger, but he will need more than a six shooter.
It seems he has a destiny that is set, he must find his way back to another world (yet it is the same world in the past (or future time)) eventually stumbling towards some unlikely recruits including a small (already dead) boy, who are probably all that stands in the way of the evil that descends from the Dark Tower and it's ally, the ever elusive Man in Black, evilness personified, but who (or what) is he, the devil himself? Is he helping or leading Roland a merry chase!
After a few pages you get engrossed in the mystery and history, the atmosphere envelopes you and you MUST keep reading, what will happen next? believe me, you will NOT predict what his destiny holds... "Dud-a-chum?" "Dod-a-chock?" Will he succeed?
King himself says that The Dark Tower Series are the best works he's ever done. I believe they are.
Even if you disagree with me on that point, The Dark Tower Series are wonderful books that follow Roland of Gilead and his fellowship on their quest to reach THE DARK TOWER. With wonderfully written characters and a fanatastic storyline, I highly reccomend THE DARK TOWER series for any and everyone.
These books contain the most detailed descriptions, and although at times I have lost my way and had to re-read a few pages so as to make sense of the sudden changes, these are well worth the money. Amazing depth, characters and plot lines,
Unfortunately they were highly damaged when I received them, but within a few days we had spoken about a replacement set and a perfect set was in my bookcase,
Thank you for wonderful customer service.
Recommended to anyone who knows what Stephen king's pieces are like.
Not a horror book at all, and is a departure from what many would consider his 'usual' style. But gripping nonetheless!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
So far iv read The Gunslinger and The Drawing and I'm half way thru Waste Lands.
Wow what a series. 5/5
Was hoping they had a box with the books was just shipped on their own.Published 20 months ago by Michael Dance
This box set was well received and enjoyed Stephen King writes well and was interpreted to DVD was well worth watchingPublished on 27 Jun. 2014 by ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
The books came a little worn out because they were used but in excellent conditions for reading, I recommend it.Published on 19 April 2014 by Guilherme
Another good read from Stephen King's Imagination of a Mix of Star Wars and Lord of the Rings. Plenty of twist and turns to get the reader hooked to find out what happens next. Read morePublished on 18 May 2013 by Mr. James A. Carter