So after finishing WoT12, I'm still waiting for Dust of Dreams (the next Malazan) to show up from the dude I got it from on eBay who apparently shipped it via carrier pigeon.
Anyway, I grabbed The Gunslinger for Drew last week and forgot to bring it to lunch, and last night I reread the end of WoT12 until about 2AM and couldn't sleep, so I figure "hey, I'll just skim the beginning of TG" since it was sitting right on my nightstand.
Yeah, got to sleep around 4:30 and read almost half of it. Not sure I can stop now without a full re-read either.
TDT = Fucking awesome.
The thing I hate about "The Gunslinger": it is fairly short, so you look at it when you're bored and say, "I could knock that out pretty quick", and the next thing you know, it's 4am and you're 100 pages into "Wastelands", on your way to re-reading the whole damn series.