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Books we're reading at the station and recommend to you.When we're not on-the-air or at our desks, we like to pick up good books. Most of us here at the station are, in fact, avid readers. In the style of NPR's "What We're Reading" (an excellent weekly guide) we, too, decided to share what we've been reading. Here's a list of books recently read by WKMS staff members, student workers and volunteers.Interested in a book on our list? Follow the Amazon link beneath the picture. A small percentage of your purchase of anything on Amazon through this link goes right to WKMS at no additional cost to you!

Good Read: The Gunslinger (Dark Tower Book 1) by Stephen King

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The Gunslinger is a novel by American author Stephen King, and is the first volume in the Dark Tower series, which King considers to be his magnum opus. It was first published in 1982. The story centers upon Roland Deschain, the last gunslinger who has been chasing after his adversary, “the man in black”, for many years. The novel follows Roland’s trek through a vast desert and beyond in search of the man in black. Roland meets several people along his journey, including a boy named Jake Chambers who travels with him part of the way.

David Weatherly says:

“I’m starting Stephen King’s “Dark Tower” series. Just finished the first book, The Gunslinger. I am upset with myself, being a reader of King, for not picking this series up sooner. It’s quite different from his other work. The pace is slower and it is riddled with philosophic and religious undertones. King set out to write his great epic in the tradition of The Lord of The Rings but gave his story a western feeling and set it in the post-apocalyptic future. Looks like I’ve found my summer reading!”

David Weatherly works at WKMS part-time while holding down a full-time job as a School Based Speech Language Pathologist. He has been with WKMS for over 20 years off and on and has a lifelong interest in music of all kinds which he pours into all of his shows. He was the host of the jazz fusion, chillout and groove show Jazz Horizons on Friday nights and now hosts a similar show Friday nights called House Blend. He also hosts the summer seasonal show, Sounds of the Silver Screen.
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