“A little draggedon (more details than necessary), but very epic”christian quintana wrote this review Wednesday, April 25, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“The biggest issue I had with this book was that he kept saying Odetta/Detta was schizophrenic when that is not what she was at all. I can overlook that, though. ”Shini wrote this review Saturday, April 21, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Roland is joined by his companions Eddie, Susannah, and Jake.”Daniel G. wrote this review Friday, April 20, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Great book Great series
“Stephen King knows how to tell a story. May be my favorite book by him ahead of 11-22-63. He is quickly becoming my favorite author. ”firstname.lastname@example.org wrote this review Wednesday, June 13, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This is even better than the first book! The gunslinger says some funny stuff. He calls tuna fish tooterfish. He calls aspirin, astin! It really made me laugh. A character the Gunslinger (now called by his name Rolland), meets a new character called Eddie. A druggie that is trying to get cocaine through the airport, and to someone by the name of Rico Balthazar. Eddie is a great character. I love how he and Rolland get along well, but it's mostly because of Rolland.
I was really sad and mad at what happened to Rolland! He lost two of his fingers to some kind of weird monstrosity! He got sick too! At times I was restless, because I didn't want anything bad to happen to my favorite characters!”
“Took me two tries, but I am glad that I kept with it. Very good and symbolic. Lots of great themes”Mika Hatter wrote this review Wednesday, March 21, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Not as exciting as the 1st book, but a really good read in the end.”Jenn in Genoa wrote this review Saturday, March 17, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“thrid read and still a favourite”Yens L wrote this review Sunday, March 11, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“One of my favorite episodes in Stephen King’s The Dark Tower series is his second book, The Drawing of the Three.
The novel starts where The Gunslinger ended, after Roland is reeling from his failures, lost in a guilt-ridden and emotional haze on the edge of the Western Sea. Then the unexpected occurs. Roland suffers a sudden attack by a creature from the sea, costing him the first two fingers of his right hand. This injury cripples his ability to fire a gun, which for a gunslinger is a very bad thing. Then infection sets in. Roland is going to die unless he can find away to recover from this terrible event, and that’s where The Drawing of the Three begins.
Roland encounters three doorways along the beach, each of which is a portal from his world to ours. Through those doors he must draw three people who were revealed at the end of The Gunslinger as being critical to his quest to find the Dark Tower. These three figures will also be the key to Roland’s own survival. But first, he must help them settle the score with their own demons.
From here, King introduces us to three of his most memorable characters. The first is Eddie Dean, whose demon is an addiction to heroin, leading to some serious trouble with the mob. The second is Odetta Holmes, whose own demon – a violent and alternate personality named “Detta” – stems from a sudden and seemingly random childhood attack, which left her in a coma and damaged her mind. The third is Jack Mort, a sociopath whose evil deeds have touched more than one of the other characters’ lives. Roland’s journey continues through each of these doorways and his harrowing encounters with each of these characters. And by the end, Roland must fight for something more important than his mere survival – his redemption.
Loss, failure and redemption are often elements of a good journey tale, and in my opinion The Drawing of the Three serves as a perfect example. ”