This book was highly recommend by those I asked. They enjoyed and even categorized it as their favorite but I didn't. Frankly, I was disappointed after I read it. The story keeps on giving bits of information with nothing to relate in the later part of the book. In fact, when I reached halfway I didn't understand anything. I know it's a mystery book but the problem is he presented it with too much ambiguity and it appears to be dull and boring The story world was confusing. I don't know the status of the title Gunslinger or even grasp the importance on why should Roland go to the Tower. What was the danger? I don't know. What are the consequences? I don't know. The climax of meeting the man in the black was rubbish. Why can't he just appear to him then when in the end he's going to help him? I can't find any unreasonable reasons. I know that many people have claimed that the Dark Tower Series was great but certainly it was bad book to start the series. Or did I just miss something? Let me know your thoughts.