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Drawing of the Three Library Binding – 1 Aug 2003

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  • Library Binding
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 141762468X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1417624683
  • Product Dimensions: 16.8 x 10.9 x 3.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (169 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,147,162 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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.

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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.

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The second book in the greatest series of books ever written in my opinion. The first book did just enough to hold my attention and make me wonder what might happen, but this, this book catapulted me into full fledged Dark Tower addiction. Whilst in this particular instalment (if one was being perfectly honest) not a much happens, it is one of those books you cannot put down. By the end of it your most likely response will be “woo, that was great, but what happened?”
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.
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Although I can't deny that the jumping in and out of worlds hurt my head a little, there's no question that this book is a masterpiece.
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.
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It's the 1980's, Stephen King is at the peak of his career, we've already had The Stand, Salems Lot, Carrie and of course The Gunslinger. Now King turns his attention once more to the Dark Tower, and this time he's doing it in style. DOTT comes packed full of intense and hardcore action. From the beginning Roland comes under attack by beasts he calls 'lobstrosities'. But this book also introduces two new characters, who will in event join Roland on his epic quest. These are neurotic, class clown, heroin junkie Eddie Dean, and Schizophrenic, wheel-chair bound Oddeta Homes/ Detta Walker. Undoubtedly the greatest additon is that of Eddie, he is a perfectly well rounded character who offers laugh-out-loud comedy as well as heart wrenching drama. Yet Detta Walker, Oddetas dark-half will having you cursing in frustration as you watch the others struggle through there journey. Finally the conclusion to this book will have you feeling light-hearted and full of relief that is until you read the next, and arguably superior installment of the DT series, the Wastelands...
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The incredibly second instalment to Stephen Kings Dark Tower series.

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.
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I am not the greatest fan of Stephen King, however I was told that this series was well worth a read.
As a science fiction fantasy mash-up it is amazing. The characters are wonderful, the world colourful and the story in depth.
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If you are looking at this then I'd say it's safe to assume you've read the preceding books, and you don't need convincing to buy it. More excellent story telling, if you've read the others you need to read this, simple as. These one's look great as a set as well.
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The Dark Tower series is probably one of the best modern-day fantasy sci-fi stories around. You need to read the Gunslinger first which is a little raw but then SK was only 19 when he wrote it. It is hard to get into it but you need to read that to get the best out of this one. This one is a good story and they get better. The Wolves of Callah (book 4) is really exceptional.

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 "
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I have been a Stephen King fan for over 20 years now and have read all his books apart from the Dark Tower series.
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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