The Drawing of the Three (The Dark Tower #2)
Beginning with a short story appearing in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction in 1978, the publication of Stephen King's epic work of fantasy-what he considers to be a single long novel and his magnum opus-has spanned a quarter of a century.
Set in a world of extraordinary circumstances, filled with stunning visual imagery and unforgettable characters, The Dark To
Beginning mere hours after the events of the The Gunslinger, Roland Deschain wakes from his bizarre encounter with the
"Yes." The gunslinger looked serenely at Eddie. "Quite a lot of it, I think."
And so begins the coolest, most intense gun fight I've ever read.
Ever since I put down The Stand 300 pages in, I thought I'd never read another Stephen King novel. You could say I was even proud of the fact. Everyone seems to love King and I'm the only one who doesn't. I'm unique... I also don't like Katy Perry.
Well, then he had to go and write The Dark Tower series. The pre...more
The story is mix of many settings starting in The western seafront with The Gunslinger and dangerous Lobstrosities and then to 1980's a heroin addict and mobsters in P.O.V mode for The first of The Three 'The Prisoner'.
Roland The Gunslinger also pays a visit to the other 2 cand...more
“Step in here, please. What’s your name?”
“And do you have any allergies, Mr. Deschain?”
“And when…..wait a second. Roland Deschain? The last gunslinger? The guy who is on a quest to find the Dark Tower?”
“Wow. This is an honor. I mean, I see a lot of scum and mutants come through here. Especially since the world has moved on and all that, but to get Roland the gunslinger in here as a patient? That’s just crazy! I can’t wa...more
This is when the Dark Tower really started coming together. The first thing that happens really shocked the crap out of me. Damn lobstrosities! I had no idea what Roland was going to go through when I first opened this one.
The new characters are in...more
This book blew me away! There was no slow parts and tons of unexpected things going on! The part where Roland was in the third door and Detta and Eddie were together was amazing! the shoot out in Eddies door was awesome and the whole thing was just awesome! I can't wait to read The Waste Lands!
1.the Drawing of the Three
2. The Gunslinger
Currently my favorite book in the Dark Tower series!
Whew! What a wild ride! The beginning for me, when Roland meets Eddie, was a little boring. But, wow, does it surely pick up! The whole idea Roland could inhabit someone else by opening a door is a really interesting concept. There were some questions I had as I read TDOTT: What determined who Roland would open a door to? Does the person have to be good, bad, a saint, or evil? In the end, those questions were kind of answered, but not withou...more
There was one specific passage I really liked:
No, sugar was not cocaine, but Roland could not understand why anyone would want cocaine or any oth...more
Roland Deschain – Of the line of Eld – all the way back to Arthur Eld
“Merlin and Arthur and the knights of the Round Table,” Jake said dreamily.
The gunslinger felt a nasty jolt go through him. “Yes,” he said. “Arthur Eld, you say true, I say thank ya.
Roland continues his quest for The Dark Tower where he intends to do
...whatever it is I’m supposed to do there, accomplished whatever fundamental act of restoration or redemption for which I was meant,...
We learned from the...more
The Drawing of Three continues with Roland and his adventure towards the Dark Tower. As predicted by the man in black in the last book, Roland must collect t...more
If you've read my review of the first book you know that I'm a bit torn as I can't say I "enjoy" these books. The worlds are too full of a kind of "crudity" (a word I've settled o...more
Okay, so I'm really simplifying the plot here, but I simply cannot do justice to Kings pros...more
I kept putting off the reread. I remembered that I liked the series, up to book 5 especially, but I just couldn't get interested in pulling this one out. That said, once I did start reading it, I was hooked again.
*** I removed the spoiler tag because I don't think there's anything real...more
The Dark Tower series is Stephen King's magnum opus. It ties together a lot of his books. The gunslinger, Roland, is an interesting character and so is the world the series is set in. I've really enjoyed the early books, re-reading them many times. I thought the series ended kind of weakly though. But then again, it would have been difficult to live up to expectations.
For more info, check out:
Official Stephen King page
Stephen King FAQ
Dark Tower site
Dark Tower on wik...more
This second novel deals with introducing Roland's newly found companions, interweaving their stories within different periods of time, with the aid of magical doorways. The novel manages to cover essential ground...more
By Stephen King
Intended audience is for adults.
The main issue and problem is Roland finding and helping whats behind the doors. It takes place with Roland in another world but he can transport into our world.
Main characters Roland: Main character looking for the tower. Eddie Dean: Getting help form Roland is addicted to heroin. Balazar: Drug trade leader.
Story summary: Roland is fighting a lobster monster it ends up chopping three of his fingers of an...more
I'm glad I did. The uninteresting robocop-esque Roland grows far more involved in this book, and the characters introduced are genuinely interesting - this is a fully character driven narrative, in fact, where The Gunslinger was driven more by the fact that people in this weird post-apocalyptic wasteland are singing Hey Jude, which is a bi...more
(view spoiler)[After 10 years of sleep, cause by "the Man in Black," Rolland wakes up on Western Sea's beach. He gets attacked by a poisonous lobstrosity. He makes it out alive. While the lobstrosity is being killed, it gets a few good bites in, and Rolland loses a couple fingers, and part of his big toe. The poison has set in, and he has become delirious. As he fights through it, he come to 3 doors. They all lead t...more
I'll always admire how slowly King turns a seemingly simple idea into one of the most crazy and complex stories ever, and this is a perfect example of that. This book also introduces us to Detta and Odetta as well as Eddie, and what fun that is!
In addition we get to delve deeper into Roland's char...more
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Stephen Edwin King was born in Portland, Maine in 1947, the second son of Donald and Nellie Ruth Pillsbury King. After his parents separated when Stephen was a toddler, he and his older brother, David, were raised by his mother. Parts of his childhood were spent in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where his father's family...more