THE GUNSLINGER by Stephen King

Very good. The rest of the novels:

The Dark Tower series by Stephen King

Very nice. Fresh, but still instantly recognizable as Dark Tower novels. And then there’s the cover for the forthcoming Dark Tower novel, The Wind Through the Keyhole, which will slot in somewhere between Wizard and Glass and The Wolves of Calla. Also very nice.

The Wind Through the Keyhole by Stephen King

Which of the covers is your favourite? What do you think about the cover for Wind Through the Keyhole?

  • Harper Jayne January 26, 2012 at 12:46 pm

    I’m going to have to go with The Wastelands as being the best. The Gunslinger being central draws you in, and the determination in the stride translates well.

    The cover for The Wind Through The Keyhole isn’t bad, though I’m not sure if the flames couldn’t have been a bit more subtle and still had a good effect. Also, if the keyhole had been shorter the “a Dark ToweR (why?) novel” would have come across cleaner.

    This just reminds me I need to reread them from the beginning since I stopped after 3 or 4 novels.

  • Jess January 26, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    I think I like ‘Wizard and Glass’ best, and then ‘The Drawing of the Three’. To be honest, I’m not too keen on having the Roland figure on the covers… I like the ethereal glow they’ve got going on though.

  • Dan Goodman January 26, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    Huh. I like it, even though I’ve actually never bothered to read this series. I’m more familiar with King’s more mainstream horror works; would you recommend them?

  • aidan January 26, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    With every ounce of my enthusiasm, Dan.

  • Werthead January 26, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    I swear that publishers somewhere have a method of tracking my book-buying habits. The second I start buying the books in a series, they’ll wait until I’ve got two or three of them and then switch the covers to something much better, leaving me with a mixed set :-)

  • aidan January 26, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    The change that’s angered me more than any other, mostly because it was such a small, silly change, was when the third volume of Salvatore’s The Hunter’s Blade trilogy was released with a glossy cover. The first two were matte. Same artist, same style, same typography and layout, same everything, except that they changed the paper. Infuriating.

  • Joel January 26, 2012 at 6:38 pm

    You think that’s bad, in the U.S. half the Dark Tower books are from one publisher, half from anther. There will never be a matching set.

  • Ryan January 26, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    I like The Wolves of the Calla cover, but I don’t think the artist (who did Roland hoisting 2 guns) is too familiar with plot developments up to that point. I also like the Wizard and Glass cover as well.

    The Wind Through the Keyhole cover is pretty great too. I can’t wait to read it.

  • Stefan (Civilian-Reader) January 27, 2012 at 6:48 am

    Never read the series, but I’ve been wondering if I should give it a try.
    I like “The Wastelands” and “Wolves of Calla” covers, and do really like the new one, too.

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  • Janet April 10, 2015 at 10:29 am

    My grandson and I were watching “the Mist” on TV the other day, and in the opening scenes the hero, David Drayton, seemed to be engaged in painting/designing a cover for a gunslinger book. All the elements were there. I enjoyed this little twist.