The Gunslinger by Stephen King
While I have to say this isn’t my favorite horror book, I can see why people are drawn to the Dark Tower series now. This book is the first in a series of seven, at at only about 300 pages, is remarkably short for this writer. Maybe that makes is a good place to start for a reader new to this author. This is the story of a Great Quest, that of Roland of Gilead for the Dark Tower. In the first installment of the series, he is chasing the Man in Black across the desert, sure that he knows how the gunslinger can find the Tower. This blend of fantasy and horror might just be the perfect book to start your summer reading!
This book and the entire series are currently on order for the library.