Book Reviews of The Drawing of the Three (The Dark Tower, Bk 2)

The Drawing of the Three (The Dark Tower, Bk 2)
The Drawing of the Three - The Dark Tower, Bk 2
Author: Stephen King
ISBN-13: 9780451163523
ISBN-10: 0451163524
Publication Date: 1/3/1990
Pages: 463
Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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4.1 stars, based on 272 ratings
Publisher: Signet Book
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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One of the best of the Dark Tower series. The one I wanted to go back and reread after everything!
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I read this book in one night. I was so engrossed
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The second volume in a series. "The last gunslinger is drawn through a door that brings him to contemporary america." Classic King.
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I am a huge lover of Mr. King and this book did not let me down.
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This is book #2 in the series of the Dark Tower by Steven King.
Great Character study, intense, really keeps you wanting to read more.
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Excellent 2nd part of the Dark Tower series, fast, exciting read. It flies off the pages, a real page turner.
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Roland runs into the "doorways" where he draws people from our world into his own. Page-turner, awesome.
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this book is another Stephen King masterpiece. The entire series is a must read!
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The third installment in Stephen King's brillant Dark Tower Trilogy follows Roland as he draws his ka-tet from different doors and different times, and one of them is a killer. King showcases his mastery of the genre in this excellent read.
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King's epic goes in directions you could never predict. At times compelling and always keeps you on your toes, but you still have to trust he knows where he is going as the dispirit worlds have yet to gel into a coherent whole.
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This is book two in the seven book series and probably the most important in the development of the story line. A great read, every time I read it.
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A fantastic series. Fun and intriguing read.
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Great book, intense, scary.
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Tried to read it but it didn't grab me.
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There is more humanity mixed in with the horror in this book. My nightmares weren't as scary.
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Scary!

From inside cover:
Once again Stephen King masterfully interweaves dark, evocative fantasy and icy realism, as his hero, Roland, The Last Gunslinger, pursues his quest for the Dark Tover. Roaming another world that is a nightmarishly distorted mirror image of our own, he is drawn through a mysterious door that brings him into 1980's America. Here he links forces with the defiant young Eddie Dean and with beautiful, brilliant and brave Odetta Holmes, in a savage struggle against underworld evil and otherworldly enemies. With a storytelling skill that is sheer magic, and with breathtaking boldness of imagination, Stephen King has risen to the peak of his power to create a compelling epic that is at once enigmatic and familiar . . . and always compulsively readable.
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One of the best series ever, this volume is no exception to the rest.
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book 2 of the dark tower series. i really enjoyed this book. it is longer than the first.
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Part two of the quest...
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The action starts really picking up as Roland brings together the other memebers of his party.
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The Dark Tower series is a great read.
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Another one of Stephen King, best books. It makes you want to read more and more!
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I read the first book in the series and was ready to quit. Each book further I read makes me appreciate the series more...
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A great series, a great narrator - loved it!
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This is a wonderful part to the excellant Dark Tower Series and may be my favorite of all the books. The story really helps build on what was started in The Gunslinger and expands the mythology. It also adds two(three?) new characters that add so much to the story and Rolands journy. This series is a MUST READ for any Stephen King fans as this is some of his best work.
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The Man in Black is dead, and Roland is about to be hurled into 20th-century America, occupying the mind of a man running cocaine on the New York/Bermuda shuttle. A brilliant work of dark fantasy inspired by Browning's romantic poem, "Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came".
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Interesting book. Expands beyond "The Gunslinger" and packs a lot more adventure and thrills than the first book in the series.
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With Breathtaking imagination, continues His brilliant Epic. Masterfully interweaving dark evocative fantasy with gritty realism
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I loved the Dark Tower series.
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Gripping. Caught me from the first. You could see the improvement in his writting style from the previous book.
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From Publishers Weekly
Elaborating at great length on Robert Browning's cryptic narrative poem "Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came," the second volume of King's post-Armageddon epic fantasy presents the equally enigmatic quest of Roland, the world's last gunslinger, who moves through an apocalyptic wasteland toward the Dark Tower, "the linchpin that holds all of existence together." Although these minor but revealing books (which King began while still in college) are full of such adolescent portentousness, this is livelier than the first. Roland enters three lives in the alternate world of New York City: junkie and drug runner Eddie Dean, schizophrenic heiress Odetta Holmes and serial murder Jack Mort. If King tells us too little about Roland, he gives us too much about these misfits who are variously healed or punished exactly as expected. Typically, King is much better at the minutiae and sensations of a specific physical world, and several such bravura sequences (from an attack by mutant lobsters to a gun store robbery) are standouts amid the characteristic headlong storytelling.
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I loved this series. My favorite King novel!
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I am a huge Stephen King fan. I only own this one though not Book 1.
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The Dark Tower series by Stephen King is my second favorite fantasy series of all time, second only to Tolkien's Lord Of The Rings.
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The series is a must read for King fans. And King fans know how good most of his works are. The dark Tower series in no exception, great, captivating.... get the books!
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very creepy
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Excellent like the rest of the series. Gripping.
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Continuing saga of the "Gunslinger" series by Stephen King.
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Great series!!
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I enjoyed the whole series, but this book was one of the three story pivots, where the Three are Drawn and Roland's quest really begins. This book has the original art.
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Great series. I've read this several times.
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very good book
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love it can't wait to read the rest of the series
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FROM THE INSIDE COVER:
The Drawing of the Three continues the epic saga of The Dark Tower, hurling The Gunslinger into the twentieth century.
Once again Stephen King masterfully interweaves dark, evocative fantasy and icy realism, as his hero, Roland, The Last Gunslinger, pursues his quest for The Dark Tower. Roaming another world that is a nighmarishly distorted mirror image of our own, he is drawn through a mysterious door that brings him into 1980's America. Here he links forces with the defiant young Eddie Dean and with beautiful, brilliant, and brave Odetta Holmes, in a savage struggle against underworld evil and otherworldly enemies. With a storytelling skill that is sheer magic, and with breathtaking boldness of imagination, Stephen King has risen to the peak of his power to create a compelling epic that is at once enigmatic and familiar...and always compulsively readable.
MY OPINION
I really liked this book. It is the best one out of the first three. I was really drawn into the story and couldn't wait to find out what was going to happen. I am so glad I continued with this series. I had a hard time getting into the first book, The Gunslinger, but I had already ordered the other books so felt obligated to read them. GOOD THING I DID. I loved this book.
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This was soooo much better than The Gunslinger!!
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great series wanna finish them..
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Don't miss reading this epic Stephen King book in the Dark Tower series.

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 Seaeach 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? Great read!!
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Elaborating at great length on Robert Browning's cryptic narrative poem "Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came," the second volume of King's post-Armageddon epic fantasy presents the equally enigmatic quest of Roland, the world's last gunslinger, who moves through an apocalyptic wasteland toward the Dark Tower, "the linchpin that holds all of existence together." Although these minor but revealing books (which King began while still in college) are full of such adolescent portentousness, this is livelier than the first. Roland enters three lives in the alternate world of New York City: junkie and drug runner Eddie Dean, schizophrenic heiress Odetta Holmes and serial murder Jack Mort. If King tells us too little about Roland, he gives us too much about these misfits who are variously healed or punished exactly as expected. Typically, King is much better at the minutiae and sensations of a specific physical world, and several such bravura sequences (from an attack by mutant lobsters to a gun store robbery) are standouts amid the characteristic headlong storytelling.
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While pursuing his quest for the Dark Tower through a world that is a nightmarishly distorted mirror image of our own, Roland, The Last Gunslinger, is drawn through a mysterious door that brings him into contemporary America.

Here he links forces with the defiant yound Eddie Dean, and with the beautiful, brilliant and brave Odetta Holmes, in a savage struggle aginst underworld evil and otherworldly enemies.

Once again, Stephen King has materfully interwoven dark, evoctive fantasy and icy realism.

(inside cover of book)
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This paperback has a library sticker on it because I bought it at a library sale. This is part two of the Dark Tower. The Last Gunslinger finds a door that leads him to contempary America.
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FROM THE PUBLISHER
Stephen King returns to the Dark Tower in this second mesmerizing volume in his epic series. Roland of Gilead has mysteriously stepped through a doorway in time that takes him to 1980s America, where he joins forces with the defiant Eddie Dean and courageous Odetta Holmes. A savage struggle has begun in which underworld evil and otherworldly enemies conspire to bring an end to Roland's desperate search for the Dark Tower. Masterfully weaving dark fantasy and icy realism, The Drawing of the Three compulsively propels readers toward the next chapter. Set in a world of extraordinary circumstances, filled with stunning visual imagery and unforgettable characters, The Dark Tower series is unlike anything you've ever read. Here is Stephen King's most visionary piece of storytelling, a magical mix of fantasy and horror that may well be his crowning achievement.
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The Dark Tower 11
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excelent novel, but the cover is differnet than shown
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Excellent Read...part of box set.