The Gunslinger by Stephen King

The Gunslinger

The Dark Tower #1

Stephen King

327 pages first pub 1982 (editions)

fiction fantasy horror science fiction adventurous dark mysterious medium-paced

Description

“The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed.”In a desolate reality, on that mirrors our own in frightening ways, a lone and haunting figure known only as Roland makes his way across the endless sands in pursuit of a sinis...

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Moods

dark 82%
adventurous 81%
mysterious 69%
tense 36%
challenging 20%
emotional 11%
reflective 11%
sad 10%
funny 1%
hopeful 1%
inspiring 1%

Pace

medium 49%
slow 38%
fast 12%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 44% | Character: 32% | Plot: 21% | N/A: 1%

Strong character development?

No: 39% | It's complicated: 30% | Yes: 29%

Loveable characters?

No: 40% | It's complicated: 36% | Yes: 20% | N/A: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 67% | Yes: 17% | It's complicated: 11% | N/A: 4%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 53% | It's complicated: 26% | No: 17% | N/A: 2%

Average rating

3.56

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