Review: The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger Born by Stephen King, Peter David, et al.
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Peter David and company retell the story found in Book Four of The Dark Tower Series, Wizard and Glass.
I didn't realize this was basically a re-telling of Wizard and Glass, I just assumed it was some sort of "Further Adventures of the Gunslinger" kind of thing set when Roland was young. I had a hard time reading Wizard and Glass because I had picked up on the ending somewhere. I was a little more resigned to it here, but still, this isn't my favorite of Roland's adventures.
I did like the artwork a lot. I thought it captured the moods of the characters very well, and I enjoyed scoping out each frame.
I felt like this would have been hard to follow if I hadn't read the book first. It's been so long since I read it that I still had a little bit of a hard time following along. It felt like it stopped very abruptly too. Maybe the next will pick up and explain the ending a little better.
That's really all I have to say. It was well worth the time I spent reading it, and I'm sure I'll get around to the rest of the series at some point.
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