The Gunslinger by Stephen King was the 99th official Sword and Laser Book Club selection.

Reading period: Aug 1, 2017 - Aug 31, 2017

How/Why was this book chosen: It was chosen by Veronica because:

"a) I read it once when I was a small child, and I want to see it if holds up,
b) The movie looks AWESOME and 
c) We've never read any SK, and I feel like it's time!" 

Sword & Laser Goodreads Group Discussion of the Gunslinger

The Gunslinger by Stephen King Edit

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 century.

Set in a world of extraordinary circumstances, filled with stunning visual imagery and unforgettable characters, The Dark Tower series is King's most visionary feat of storytelling, a magical mix of science fiction, fantasy, and horror that may well be his crowning achievement.

Book I In The Gunslinger (originally published in 1982), King introduces his most enigmatic hero, Roland Deschain of Gilead, the Last Gunslinger. He is a haunting, solitary figure at first, on a mysterious quest through a desolate world that eerily mirrors our own. Pursuing the man in black, an evil being who can bring the dead back to life, Roland is a good man who seems to leave nothing but death in his wake.