Tuesday, May 12, 2009
"The Man in Black Fled Across the Desert and the Gunslinger Followed"
"The man in black fled across the desert and the gunslinger followed."
This sentence is a hook to end all hooks. After all, the questions are endless. Who is the man in black? Who is the gunslinger? What is a gunslinger, anyway? Why a desert? Why is the man in black fleeing? What does the gunslinger want from him? Have the two met before? Is this just a game? What the heck genre does this book fit into, anyway?
Having read the line (and the book and the series) probably at least a hundred times, I know the answers to most of those questions (well, I know my answers ... whether or not those are correct ... who am I to judge?).
If you have read the book before, what stood out to you the most about it? What made you decide to keep reading?
If you have never read the book, does it make you want to head to the library or bookstore and pick up a copy?