The Dark Tower series by Stephen King
How do I even begin to describe the Dark Tower series? Our fabulous database for readers, Novelist, describes the series thusly, “Gunslinger Roland Deschain fights otherworldly forces on his quest across a bleak and frightening landscape to find the Dark Tower, a legendary building fabled to be the nexus of all universes,” and categorizes it as “fantasy fiction,” “metafiction,” and “weird westerns.” The tone is “atmospheric, bleak, menacing, moody, and violent,” and the writing style is “descriptive and gritty.” Intrigued yet? Well, how about this: Idris Elba plays Roland in the movie, set to be released this summer. I’m not at all sure how they’re squeezing seven books into one movie, but I’ve heard that this is a non-traditional adaptation, possibly a sequel to the book series, and that there may be a follow-up TV series prequel (if that’s even a thing) based on the fourth book in the series, Wizard and Glass. If you just can’t wait until summer for some Stephen King adaptation goodness, check out 11/22/63, the Hulu mini-series based on King’s novel of the same name, which was recently added to the library’s DVD collection.