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Old March 13th, 2013, 07:57 AM
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The Dark Tower series: 1st Book (The Gunslinger)

I started this book last night and I am 40 pages along. I am having trouble with understanding a few things. First of all, is it just me or the book is written in...in difficult-to-understand-english? I mean, it wasn't easy flowing, unless, after reading a few more pages, I will find it easier to read further (almost like Salman Rushdies books).

Secondly, which world is this taking place? Parallel to earth or happening sometime in future? I am not able to visualize the scenes.
I know the gunslinger is looking for man-in-black...but I guess I should read the book to know why...or should I have known already?
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Re: The Dark Tower series: 1st Book (The Gunslinger)

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I started this book last night and I am 40 pages along. I am having trouble with understanding a few things. First of all, is it just me or the book is written in...in difficult-to-understand-english? I mean, it wasn't easy flowing, unless, after reading a few more pages, I will find it easier to read further (almost like Salman Rushdies books).

Secondly, which world is this taking place? Parallel to earth or happening sometime in future? I am not able to visualize the scenes.
I know the gunslinger is looking for man-in-black...but I guess I should read the book to know why...or should I have known already?
Keep reading ... things will become clearer as you go. This was Stephen King's first ever book, not the first published, but the first he started to write. So you can understand the use of big words

I can explain it to you, but it will ruin the reading. Maybe after you are done with them we can discuss.
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Keep reading ... things will become clearer as you go. This was Stephen King's first ever book, not the first published, but the first he started to write. So you can understand the use of big words

I can explain it to you, but it will ruin the reading. Maybe after you are done with them we can discuss.
Ok then, I will continue reading.
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it wasn't easy flowing, unless, after reading a few more pages, I will find it easier to read further (almost like Salman Rushdies books)
This happend with me when i started reading Rushdies book "Midnight's Children". for first few pages i was like "WTF is written here". story was jumping from one place to another..

I still find very difficult to understand his work
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This happend with me when i started reading Rushdies book "Midnight's Children". for first few pages i was like "WTF is written here". story was jumping from one place to another..

I still find very difficult to understand his work
Have you read Luka and the Fire of Life? Its his first book which I had actually found it less complicated.
Even Enchantress of Florence was so complicated. too many twists and too many ambiguities.
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