The Dark Tower I Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars
The Dark Tower I is a great book. Our editors rated it with a top 5 stars.
User reviews about the book
Stick it out...
Hard to read/follow, but stick it out, the rest of the books are worth it!!
By Zack kachkouche
I hope this book is good
I can see that I'm not the only one that's frustrated with the sample do you listen to your customers
Don't buy this book if your expecting a page turning action fest. It's far more allegorical than literal, and the narrative is pretty linear and uneventful. Not a whole lot like King's other books.
Beginning of an Epic
By Auggie's Man
This series was one of my best ever all-time reads. Tempted to go through it all again. Begain as a reference from a friend for a plane trip, and ended years later with the final installment. An incredible imagination, and gifted writer, and characters (and a dog) that are amazing. OK, that’s it, I’m re-reading. Nervous about the movie, because the book was so brilliantly etched into my imagination not sure if a movie can match it.
This book was originally published in 1982. King took the "Song of Roland" and turned it into an abysmal claptrap that is difficult to read, a poor representation of the original, and an outright fraud. KIng’s writing shows a critical lack of talent and skill and to even resurrect this book should be an embarassment for both King and the publishers.
iBooks shows a publication date of 2016, that may well be the date it was processed for electronic delivery but the actual publication was 1982.
This Book Is Awesome !! I've read the whole series of the Dark Tower & they get better & better !! This Book Is A Must Read !!
How about a sample?
Wanted to read a sample of the book before buying it but the sample of the actual story is only 3 pages! Cut out the forward!
By Am book reader
Every sentence prose, every paragraph poetry. Perhaps the best book I ever read.
A dark and mysterious beginning to this series
Roland is a gunslinger in this strange land. However, because the book begins in medias res, it is not clear what this means on this world; in fact, by the end of the book, his role and purpose are only partially explicated.
King's writing is superb. The tone is eerie and dark. The plot comes in fits and starts, and often seems inexplicable, though the reader can garner important clues as the book evolves.
A fine, fine book.