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Info:PLAZA & JANES EDITORES (2008), Hardcover, 544 pages
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The Drawing Of The Three by Stephen King

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A very different book from the first volume. It feels different and so does the character of the Gunslinger. There's some slight of hand going on here. The mysteries of the metaphyics of the world are sidestepped and the paucity of the main trust of the novel – the journey along the beach – is hidden behind the long excursion into Eddie's life in the real world: details which are irrelevant to the plot but which King makes enjoyable because he's a good writer.

There's also an interesting phallic subtext. One character screams about rape, another penetrates himself with a needle. The Gunslinger's injuries mean he can no longer fire his own gun, and when he does he fires blanks. And of course the quest is for the biggest penis in the universe. A black one so important that the universe revolves about it. ( )
  Lukerik | Jun 21, 2017 |
Wow. That was awesome! Many have said tonnes about this book and probably better than I ever could so off the top of my head are some random thoughts from me.

**I really like that little poke at society at the drugstore. Here take my Rolex! Keflex! I was also particularly enamoured with Eddie's "character progression" (especially after reading someone fan-casted Aaron Paul - who fits Eddie to a T for me!) - plus his relationship with Roland is special. Ka-tet is what I've heard it called. Karass is also something that came to mind.

Will read the next volume soon!

Source: Borrowed from the library
Date finished: 12feb2017 ( )
  kephradyx | Jun 20, 2017 |
What seems to flounder in the Gunslinger is made up for in the Drawing of the Three. Thrilling, creepy, and adventurous. ( )
  JaredOrlando | Jun 19, 2017 |
A wonderful sequel to The Gunslinger that draws us deeper into both Roland's character and world as well as introducing two interesting new characters. While The Gunsslinger can be seen as a brief introduction that promises much in terms of story, The Drawing of the Three delivers on those promises with some fascinating glimpses into what Roland's quest for the Dark Tower actually means. Highly recommended. ( )
  MerkabaZA | Jun 12, 2017 |
Three doors on a beach, three persona. Well done. I'll continue this series. ( )
  br77rino | May 27, 2017 |
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Hale, PhilIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Palencar, John JudeCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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To Don Grant, who's taken a chance on these novels, one by one.
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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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