Is anyone else excited for the film release of the first Dark Tower movie? Because I know that I sure am! While I have never read the books, I always found that something drew me to them whenever I saw them at a book store. I would always stop and look the books over, especially once they were being sold in a box set. One of my local book stores had a really good sale on the box set of all of the Dark Tower books, and now I really regret not going for it! Anyone else have moments like that? I’ve been meaning to read Stephen King for years! But because in my head I knew him as an author of some of the most frightening horror stories on earth, I kind of avoided all of his books in stead. This series might change that for me though!
I’m the kind of person that enjoys the jump scares, and adrenaline rush of horror films, but then regrets watching them later, when sleep is impossible due to dark corners, and strange sounds in the night. Therefore, I was more than a little scared to dive into one of King’s books. This series though, sounds to me like more of a dark fantasy, with hints of sci-fi, a dash of horror, and a bit of a Western, and this sounds like a good (and not-nightmare inducing) mix to me. I will likely read through this series, and then read every other Stephen King book on the planet, because that’s just how I am. Like a shark that scents blood in the water, except I scent horror, and it doesn’t mean food for me but wide-eyed, covers-up-to-the-chin, fear.
But enough of my rambles, and on to the good stuff! Here is the trailer for the film adaptation based upon the first book in the Dark Tower series:
And here is the Goodreads synopsis for the book that started it all:
‘The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed.’ The iconic opening line of Stephen King’s groundbreaking series, The Dark Tower, introduces one of his most enigmatic and powerful heroes: Roland of Gilead, the Last Gunslinger. Roland is a haunting figure, a loner, on a spellbinding journey towards the mysterious Dark Tower, in a desolate world which frighteningly echoes our own. On his quest, Roland begins a friendship with a kid from New York named Jake, encounters an alluring woman and faces an agonising choice between damnation and salvation as he pursues the Man in Black.
The books sound great, and I think that Idris Elba will be amazing in this film (not that he ever isn’t amazing!) The film also looks as if it will be quite visually stunning as well. So, are any of you as excited for the books (whether you’ve read them or not), and the film release as I am? Well, Simon & Schuster Canada and I have a treat for you! One lucky winner from Canada will received a paperback copy of Dark Tower I: The Gunslinger: Film Tie-In by Stephen King! I was sent a copy for review purposes, and let me tell you, the cover looks fantastic, and the length of the novel is considerably shorter, and less daunting than I’d expected! I really hope to be able to read this book soon and share my review with you guys.
For those of you ready to enter, please click the image below to be redirected to the Rafflecopter pages for the giveaway!
Again, this is for Canadian residents only! Best of luck!
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For those of you not living in Canada, or who cannot wait to hear if they have won the giveaway or not, here are some purchase links for the book!
THANKS SO MUCH FOR READING! HAVE YOU READ THIS BOOK? THE WHOLE SERIES? WHAT DID YOU THINK? AND IF YOU HAVEN’T READ IT YET, DO YOU WANT TO, OR NOT? HOW COME? LET ME KNOW YOUR THOUGHTS IN THE COMMENTS BELOW! AND GOOD LUCK TO THOSE OF YOU ENTERING THE GIVEAWAY!