The Gunslinger - Stephen King A Gunslinger, a Man in Black, a Child Out of Time & Space, the Beginning of a Cryptic Saga...

A Second Read. the first time: unimpressed, bored, agitated, gave up. the second time: so much better, a lot to consider, an enjoyable experience...

A Strangely Sparse Narrative, perhaps too much mystery, perhaps too much of a tease and not enough action, perhaps too much to think about, a frustrating lack of detail...

A Tarot Card: THE HANGED MAN...
Sacrifice... Renunciation... Contemplation... Waiting...

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A Brilliant Passage detailing the life and death of a boy from 1970s NYC...

A Pretty Good Passage detailing the strange beginnings of a gunslinger from Gilead, a knight from Inner-Earth...

An Enjoyably Creepy Passage detailing the death of a town...

A Tarot Card: DEATH...
The Ending of a Cycle... Transitioning Into a New State... Regeneration... Goodbyes...

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A Poorly Characterized Villain, too many arch comments and rote phrases, villainy by numbers...

A Kind of First Novel, recently upgraded, impressive in conception, less impressive in execution, and yet...

A Good Start: despite the flaws, despite the thinness: a beautifully written and an intriguingly mythic start to a series, one that i will continue reading, i need to see the end of it all...

A Tarot Card: THE TOWER...
Chaos, Sudden Change... Crisis, Revelation... Disillusion, Crash... Ruin, Explosive Transformation...

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