But doesn't the post-apocalyptic part imply fantasy?
Look there's obviously no doubt that SK took an enormous amount from the Western genre to create Roland of Gilead, Sergio Leone to be exact.
But I wonder if we should be mixing genres. I think overall, even the Gunslinger book was fantasy, drawing on the western genre. But I'd list it as a fantasy book, and compare it to the work of Feist, Erikson, Tolkein, John Marco etc, rather than compare it to Louis L'Armour (I don't know any other authors of westerns) :cry:
But what about the quality? Demonic Harmonic said volume 7 is making her vomit, twice. I don't understand that. I thought it was brilliant.
What aren't I seeing?