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 84%
adventurous 82%
mysterious 57%
tense 34%
challenging 21%
emotional 14%
sad 8%
reflective 6%
funny 2%
hopeful 0%
inspiring 0%

Pace

medium 48%
slow 41%
fast 9%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 52% | Character: 36% | Plot: 11%

Strong character development?

No: 38% | Yes: 31% | It's complicated: 27% | N/A: 2%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 43% | No: 35% | Yes: 18% | N/A: 2%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 65% | Yes: 22% | It's complicated: 10% | N/A: 2%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 66% | It's complicated: 16% | No: 14% | N/A: 2%

Average rating

3.58