posted by justincredible
The Gunslinger is a good book, but it's the weakest of the series, IMO. Luckily it is also the shortest, by far. The second book, The Drawing of the Three, is much better.
It's basically a collection of five not-so-short stories that he might have written before he ever got the idea to make it into a series of novels. Or at least the name recognition to make that concept a reality. Which leads to it not having the same cohesiveness of the following books.