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The Drawing of the Three by Stephen King

The Drawing of the Three (1987)

by Stephen King

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Series: The Dark Tower (2)

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The Drawing of the Three starts a few hours after the ending of The Gunslinger. Roland is still on his quest for the dark Tower.

In the course of this story, Roland gets two companions. He visits their world on three different occasions and times using three doors he finds standing on their own miles from each other. That would be the sum of it, but this being a Stephen King's work, you know you can expect a lot more.
While I hated Detta with a passion and found Eddie's naiveté annoying at times, I really liked the story itself. And Roland, of course.
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  Irena. | Nov 3, 2015 |
This is just soooo good :)

[RE-READ 27/9/15] Still fantastically amazing. For some reason I focused on Odetta/Detta/Susannah more than I remember doing the first time round. She really is an amazing character. ( )
  ebethiepaige | Oct 20, 2015 |
This is just soooo good :)

[RE-READ 27/9/15] Still fantastically amazing. For some reason I focused on Odetta/Detta/Susannah more than I remember doing the first time round. She really is an amazing character. ( )
  ebethiepaige | Oct 20, 2015 |
The book is incredibly weird. The characters are unique, the fantasy elements are unusual, the plot is not really there. The story is basically about The Gunslinger finding three people, but he can't take his body with him as they are not in his original world. It makes very amusing scenarios and each character is great. Outside of learning about the characters, there isn't much of a story. This book seems like a set up for the rest of the Dark Tower series, which is okay as it is written really well and really draws you in into each characters origin story. The audiobook is narrated by Frank Muller, who does an amazing job bringing the characters to life. ( )
  renbedell | Oct 19, 2015 |
This was leaps and bounds more enjoyable than the opening book of the Dark Tower series was for me. Roland became more interesting through his interactions with Eddie and, eventually Odetta/Susannah as well. This story sucked me in from the start, with Roland's lobstrocity struggles on the beach.

I loved the jumping between time periods, and found Eddie and Odetta to be interesting and fun additions to the story, even though at times they frustrated me. They were SUPPOSED to be frustrating sometimes. The characters felt very real, and conflicted--both within themselves and with each other--throughout.

This chapter of Roland's saga made me excited for the next chapter, especially now that he seems to have cemented his ties with Eddie and Susannah. ( )
  klack128 | Oct 11, 2015 |
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The gunslinger came awake from a confused dream which seemed to consist of a single image: that of the Sailor in the Tarot deck from which the man in black had dealt (or purported to deal) the gunslinger's own moaning future.

Three. This is the number of your fate.
The horror was a crawling thing which must have been cast up by a previous wave. It dragged a wet, gleaming body laboriously along the sand. It was about four feet long and about four yards to the right.
Flip-flop hippety hop, offa your rocker and over the top, life's a fiction and the world's a lie, so put on some Creedence and lets get high.
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After his confrontation with the man in black at the end of The Gunslinger, Roland awakes to find three doors on the beach of Mid-World's Western Sea—each leading to New York City but at three different moments in time. Through these doors, Roland must "draw" three figures crucial to his quest for the Dark Tower. In 1987, he finds Eddie Dean, The Prisoner, a heroin addict. In 1964, he meets Odetta Holmes, the Lady of Shadows, a young African-American heiress who lost her lower legs in a subway accident and gained a second personality that rages within her. And in 1977, he encounters Jack mort, Death, a pusher responsible for cruelties beyond imagining. Has Roland found new companions to form the ka-tet of his quest? Or has he unleashed something else entirely?

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Roland is drawn through a gateway of time and space into the drug-and-crime-ridden world of the twentieth-century to battle a dark power determined to prevent his search for the Dark Tower.

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