Drawing of the Three Library Binding – 1 Aug 2003
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Join the quest before it's too late (Independent on Sunday on THE SONG OF SUSANNAH)
Pulse-poundingly engaging (Sunday Express on THE SONG OF SUSANNAH)
Classic King, fine characters, compellingly written in a gripping, well-honed plot (Daily Express on WOLVES OF THE CALLA)
Superbly energetic, it's King at his best (Mail on Sunday on WIZARD AND GLASS)
King's magnificent uberstory is finally complete... King's achievement is startling; his characters fresh... his plot sharply drawn... It is magic. (Daily Express on The Dark Tower) --This text refers to an alternate Library Binding edition.
The second novel in Stephen King's magnificent epic tale about the quest to reach the Dark Tower. --This text refers to an alternate Library Binding edition.See all Product Description
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The story is basically a continuation of Roland of Gilead’s journey, almost entirely set on a beach with wandering lobstrocities (Dad a Chack?) and doors set into nothing! King continues developing the wonderful character that is Roland, whilst he draws the 3 the title demands. The drawing of the three ensures Roland’s band of pilgrims is as wonderfully diverse as possible with the drawing of a motor mouth heroine addict and a schizophrenic black girl from different times of ‘our’ New York. A wonderful twist at the end leaves you yearning for the third instalment.
I cannot rate this book high enough, if you enjoy extremely well written fantasy adventure stories, you must continue with the journey towards the Dark Tower. It will make you laugh, make you think but most of all it will sap several hours of joyous time and transport you into Roland’s world.
I honestly can't tell you what it is, but something keeps the pages turning. Even with King's usual habit of rambling on about unimportant details (and believe me, he doesn't hold back here) I found myself intrigued about the smallest of things. For example, an extended history on why a certain character moved from England to the US could easily have been summed up in one paragraph, but King felt it best to drag it out for a large number of pages. Relevant? Yes. Necessary? No.
But who am I to argue?
The first book ('The Gunslinger') grabbed me by the short and curlies. Mostly because it was short, snappy, and something we've not seen from the author before. This story takes what has been established and builds on it with so much depth that I felt utterly drawn into Roland's world.
When it comes to imagination, Stephen King is the go-to guy. So where better for him to steer than the Fantasy genre?
I'm really, REALLY looking forward to seeing what else he can do with this world, the characters, and that elusive Dark Tower.
I could not put this book down!
Join Roland the legendary Gunslinger as he starts a new chapter in his search for the dark tower, and maybe a few other things too.
As a science fiction fantasy mash-up it is amazing. The characters are wonderful, the world colourful and the story in depth.
If you have not read all 7 books of the Dark Tower Series, then you are in for a treat when you do so.
"Long days and pleasent nights "
Why is this?
Well, when "The Gunslinger" first came out many years ago I started to read it but quickly lost interest as I found it heavy going and difficult to read...like wading through treacle (or pushing a wheelchair along a beach!) Then my local supermarket was selling the first two books for less than the price of one and when I looked I saw that they had been revised and re-writtten so I thought I would give them another go.
What a revelation they turned out to be! I have been absolutely hooked ever since and have rushed out to buy parts 3 and 4 (at full price!) so I don't have any sort of gap between the books.
I read constantly...at least a book a fortnight, time permitting, but it has been a long, long time since I have read anything where I cannot wait until the next free time I have where I can pick it up again. Going to work has been a constant irritation in the pursuit of reading these books!
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Something about King' s writing is masterful. It leaves you with a clearer understanding of character and purpose that can be usually expressed by most writers. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Mahfuz A.
This for me is the best of the books so far (I've only read 3). The first one was hard work to get through but this was an absolute joy to read!Published 14 days ago by Mr. Idris C. Wilson
The narrative was slow and meandering throughout, but pulled it together for a gripping finale. Will definitely check out the next one.Published 18 days ago