"The man in black fled across the desert, and the Gunslinger followed." This has to be one of the best opening sentences of any novel out there. Certainly of any that I've read. Don't let the tepid reviews of The Dark Tower movie scare you away from this incredible book and amazing series. The Dark Tower series is my favorite of all-time! King blends elements of Spaghetti Western, fantasy, and horror into something that is all its own. You\'ll never hear "Hey Jude" in quite the same way.