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The Gunslinger by Stephen King

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The Gunslinger LOST Book Club - LBC

SPOILER NOTICE - YOU MAY WANT TO AVOID THIS BLOG UNTIL YOU HAVE FINISHED READING THIS BOOK

"The Gunslinger" is the first book in "The Dark Tower" series by Stephen King

The story centers upon "the gunslinger," who has been chasing after his adversary, "the man in black," for many years.

LOST Reference

"The Gunslinger", a 1978 novel by Stephen King can be seen next to Ben's bed in "The Man from Tallahassee". S3/E13

The Author

Stephen King (born September 21, 1947) is an American author of contemporary horror, suspense, science fiction and fantasy fiction.

Quote

"The Man in Black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed."

And so "The Gunslinger" begins...

The Characters

Go to The Dark Tower series by Stephen King for a complete list of characters

Discussion Points

  • What is unique about the setting of the story?
Does this setting enhance or take away from the story?
  • What specific themes are discovered throughout the story?
Do you see any themes also relating to the story of LOST?
What is the message conveyed by the story themes?
  • Do the characters seem real and believable?
Which characters remind you of similar characters in LOST?
Are their predicaments similar to any in LOST?
  • How do characters change or evolve in the story?
What triggers those changes?
What are the similarities and differences with LOST characters?
  • What are the philosophical views portrayed in the story?
How is it the same/different from LOST's philosophical view?

Discussion Guidelines

  • Be specific and provide examples to back up your point of view.
  • To make the discussion more interesting, feel free to ask your own questions.
  • Please be considerate of all points of view.
  • Encourage participation.


Happy Reading and Thanks!

--Just Sayin' JSTalk LBC LBCTalk eMail 14:56, July 30, 2010 (UTC)

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