Don’t overlook King’s Dark Tower series

Stephen King is probably best known for “The Shining,” “The Stand” and “It,” but there are quite a few books hidden in the author’s repertoire. The Dark Tower series, while his longest series, has still fallen by the wayside in terms of acknowledgement. However, I feel that the series was done very well, in my opinion.

The first book is set in a desolate world, inhabited by people scavenging for food and creatures who come out whenever they like. The reader is introduced to the main character, Roland Deschain of Gilead, who is in pursuit of the “man in black.” On the trail of the man, Roland encounters an alluring woman named Alice, and meets Jake from New York, a boy who can’t seem to remember how he got to this wretched place.

The reader soon finds out that the world that Roland inhabits is quite similar, yet also vastly different than our own world, with towns corrupted by twisted ideals and morals, forests containing invisible mind-altering creatures, and caves that are home to unspeakable horrors.

Does it already sound good? Well, this is only the first book. I won’t spoil it for you, but if this seems interesting, then you should definitely check this series out.

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