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The Dark Tower Boxed Set, Books 1-4
     

The Dark Tower Boxed Set, Books 1-4

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by Stephen King
 

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Set in a world of ominous landscape and macabre menace, The Dark Tower features one of Stephen King’s most powerful creations—The Gunslinger, a haunting figure who embodies the qualities of the lone hero through the ages, from ancient myth to frontier Western legend. As Roland crosses a desert of damnation in a macabre world that is a twisted

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Set in a world of ominous landscape and macabre menace, The Dark Tower features one of Stephen King’s most powerful creations—The Gunslinger, a haunting figure who embodies the qualities of the lone hero through the ages, from ancient myth to frontier Western legend. As Roland crosses a desert of damnation in a macabre world that is a twisted image of our own, he moves ever closer to the Dark Tower of his dreams—and nightmares.

Editorial Reviews

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“Gripping...compelling...King mesmerizes the reader.” —Chicago Sun-Times“An impressive work of mythic magnitude. May turn out to be Stephen King’s greatest literary achievement.” —Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780451211248
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/23/2003
Series:
Dark Tower Series
Edition description:
Books 1 - 4 BOXED
Pages:
1
Product dimensions:
4.30(w) x 7.13(h) x 5.40(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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“Gripping...compelling...King mesmerizes the reader.” —Chicago Sun-Times

“An impressive work of mythic magnitude. May turn out to be Stephen King’s greatest literary achievement.” —Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Meet the Author

Stephen King, the world's bestselling novelist, was educated at the University of Maine at Orono. He lives with his wife, the novelist Tabitha King, and their children in Bangor, Maine.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Bangor, Maine
Date of Birth:
September 21, 1947
Place of Birth:
Portland, Maine
Education:
B.S., University of Maine at Orono, 1970
Website:
http://www.stephenking.com

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The Dark Tower Boxed Set, Books 1-4 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 106 reviews.
Rima47 More than 1 year ago
My older brother got me into this series and I have NEVER been more entertained. In my list of favorites, this series ranks as number one, far above anything else I've read. King creates a stunning world that I simply got lost in and want to revisit again and again and again. Some nights I was a little bit scared to go to bed after reading it and some nights I couldn't even put it down. The characters were completely stunning and orginal and the twisting, warped worlds in which Roland and Co. traveled were freaky and, at the same time, completely addicting. Its most certantly a good read and I would recommend this series to anyone who has a taste for the fantastic, creepy, brilliant, and weird.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have been an avid reader of Mr Kings books since I first read Pet Semetary at the age of 12, and when I saw the first book of this series, I picked it up and started reading, but found that I couldnt put it down. After what seemed like an eternity, the second book followed, and again the remainder...but it always seemed like forever until the next book came. Once I finished the Seventh book, I was floored! I had to start them all over again and read the series again. I own every book, and many books with his short stories, that Stephen King has written, and I will always be on the lookout for the next great story from this master storyteller.
Enchantress0fTales More than 1 year ago
Stephen King can do no wrong! I have only read "'Salem's Lot" before this, but boy I never expected such a small idea to have such a big plot and big affect on me. I love how Stephen King can make such a ridiculously obvious fake world seem so real! Every time I open the book I immediately leap back in. Slow moments of the book? what slow moment. The entire book of every insallment in the series is a thriller that keeps your mind involved. I could read this book all day without ever stopping. If my parents would only stop calling me to dinner.
arashi_rules19 More than 1 year ago
This series is fantastic!! I loved it from the beginning to the end. Stephen King does it again with his amazing use of language. Over the years, writing has gotten worse, but King brings it all the way back up! This series is thrilling and you won't be able to put it down!
magyMP More than 1 year ago
I started reading The Dark Tower when i was in 9th grade and ever since then I started a small library of my own with Stephen King's books. I love him! I love the way he opens up another world in your imagination, I used to spend nights reading chapter after chapter, I acctually found my self dreaming about the story one night. He is a master!! The series is more than worth the wait.
Jilliann More than 1 year ago
this is one of my fave stephen king books of all time & i have ALL of his books from the beginning, even an old copy of eye of the dragon in paperback that i found at a flea market. the dark tower is so good that one of king's faithful readers emailed him & told him if he didn't hurry up & write another book in the series he was going to kill him! LOL (the guy was joking of course, just being macabre like king...but i think king got it! LOL it was a long, long time between books it seemed but they were always well worth the wait. as always for me, the parallel-world-thing is awesome & the ever-present war between good & evil is completely enthralling. i never wanted this series to end & i was a tad disappointed in the ending but overall, it's just great reading especially if one likes to bury him/herself in a book & escape for awhile! READ THIS--YOU WON'T REGRET IT! my all-time fave of king's is the talisman written w/peter straub...i really loved that book! read it, too, if you want to go on a fantastic journey.
-mensrea- More than 1 year ago
I have never gotten wrapped up so totally into a collection of books before the Dark Tower series. Its twists and turns kept me literally from being able to put it down. After reading the first installment (The Gunslinger) i went and purchased the rest of the series right away. Each books takes you deeper and deeper into the thrilling world saga the way only Stephen King can. The Characters are harrowing, and the mysteries are unparalleled. I can honestly say i was sad when it ended, and have compared every book i have read since to it!
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I absolutely love having an entire series to follow from my favorite author! Completely engrossing.
DarthTyranus More than 1 year ago
awesome from the very begining to the very end!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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