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And now for another installment of a favourite segment of yours and mine: THE WORD.

This week we have the opening sentence from the opening book of a great series by a great writer. That’s right I said it. The Gunslinger by Stephen King is the first of seven novels that make up The Dark Tower series. Stephen King’s magnum opus has a cult following and has spawned a prequel comic book series and a possible future film adaptation. King is often accused of being too much of a “popular” writer (Gasp!). But screw that elitist bullshit. He is a damn good story-teller, and the opening of The Gunslinger is poetic in it’s simplicity:


“The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed.”


From the novel The Gunslinger by Stephen King.


Written by Dale Weber

Wednesday, 27 August, 2008 at 6:42 pm

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