4.5 This is what the Dark Tower series is all about! Meoconcarne | 08/03/2010 | See all Meoconcarne's reviews (2) If you thought about quitting the Dark Tower series after reading the slow 1st volume 'The gunslinger' just read the first 15 pages of this amazing 2nd book and you'll change your mind immediately.I have never read a book that frustrated me as much as this one did, but in a good way. Our hero is almost immediately seriously injured and everything seems to be an uphill struggle in a way that made me want to throw the book away. How was I supposed to connect to a Clint Eastwoodish gunslinger, who only has one 'firing hand'? Well, it actually made me like him even more. The disability of Roland makes his gunslinging abilitys stand out even more.It is a tale of a weak man, who has to assemble a posse of unlikely heroes.The book has an amazing time travel and multiple universe feel to it that will leave LOST viewers drooling for a J.J. Abrams Dark Tower movie.