The Gunslinger by Stephen King

The Gunslinger

The Dark Tower #1

Stephen King

fiction fantasy adventurous dark mysterious medium-paced

300 pages | first published 1982

Description

Beginning with a short story appearing in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction in 1978, the publication of Stephen King's epic work of fantasy -- what he considers to be a single long novel and his magnum opus -- has spanned a quarter of a ...
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Moods

dark 83%
adventurous 82%
mysterious 66%
tense 37%
challenging 21%
emotional 17%
sad 12%
reflective 10%
funny 1%
informative 1%
hopeful 0%
inspiring 0%
relaxing 0%

Pace

medium 52%
slow 38%
fast 9%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 43% | Character: 37% | Plot: 18% | N/A: 1%

Strong character development?

No: 35% | It's complicated: 33% | Yes: 29% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 41% | No: 35% | Yes: 21% | N/A: 2%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 62% | Yes: 21% | It's complicated: 12% | N/A: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 61% | No: 19% | It's complicated: 17% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

3.6