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The Drawing of the Three (The Dark Tower, Book 2) (edition 2003)

by Stephen King

Series: The Dark Tower (2)

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Roland of Gilead has stepped through a doorway in time to 1980s America. A savage struggle has begun in which underworld evil and otherworldly enemies conspire to bring an end to Roland's search for the Dark Tower.
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Title:The Drawing of the Three (The Dark Tower, Book 2)
Authors:Stephen King
Info:Signet (2003), Edition: Revised, Mass Market Paperback, 480 pages
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La presentacion de los personajes nuevos es impecable, cargadisimos de un sin fin de matices interesantes que no dejan indiferente. Cada uno de ellos con una historia interesante, cruel, enlazada en el espanto en un caso particular. Me encanto como juega con ellos como van construyendo su relacion con Roland. Para mi el punto mas fuerte del libro. ( )
  Enzokolis | Jan 17, 2022 |
Reintroduction of Jake from the 1970s who, like the gunslinger is confused by the knowledge that he has previously died.
Jake's world was one of a boy attending school, getting good grades until he becomes more and more obsessed with another reality that he pursues by running away from home. I was impressed with his English essay that he submitted at school and the teacher's reactions to it just before he left.
I appreciated the nod to Richard Adams' Shardik novel with the cyborg bear at the start of this book. Also references to Thomas Wolfe, L. Frank Baum, William Golding, Robert Browning, and T S Eliot; and many more mentioned at the bookstore "The Manhattan Restaurant of the Mind".
This volume begins the start of the riddles, and introduces Blaine the Mono. Eddie develops a new whittling hobby, and Jake makes friends with Oy the billy-bumbler. And the Tick-Tock man is introduced. ( )
  AChild | Jan 12, 2022 |
Lobstrosities!
Introduction of the Gunslinger to Eddie in the 1980s, a drug addict-smuggler who escapes detection by concealing the drugs in Mid-World whilst Roland shares his mind.
Introduction of Odetta in the 1960s, a civil rights activist who has no legs and shares her own mind with an angry Detta who is filled with hate.
Eddie's world was very violent and unpleasant - lots of killing and disregard for human life. Odetta's world was more of a psychological exploration of a split personality. Interesting concept that a third personality could be drawn out of her (Susannah) to make the two acknowledge each other, and bridge the gap and control the evil Detta. King's use of language and accents was excellent in distinguishing these personalities. ( )
  AChild | Jan 12, 2022 |
Phew. Sweaty brow. Crazy story. Crazy characters. Hooked. Bring on #3! ( )
  sebdup | Dec 11, 2021 |
Listed to the Audiobook on my commute.

Very good book, not as good as some of the others (especially slow in the middle) but the beginning and end are great.

Very intersting with Roland waking up on the beach - the lobstrocies are great as it adds another level to the series that the reader had not expected.

The third door is the most interesting in my opinion and really picks up after that. ( )
  jhavens12 | Sep 1, 2021 |
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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.

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Three. This is the number of your fate.
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What we like to think of ourselves and what we really are rarely have much in common….
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