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The Drawing of the Three: The Dark Tower II | [Stephen King]

The Drawing of the Three: The Dark Tower II

Stephen King returns to The Dark Towerin this second, mesmerizing volume in his epic 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 Sea, each 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.
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Stephen King returns to The Dark Towerin this second, mesmerizing volume in his epic 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 Sea, each 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? 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.

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 heard. Here is Stephen King's most visionary piece of storytelling, a magical mix of fantasy and horror that may well be his crowning achievement. Don't miss the other volumes of Stephen King's The Dark Tower.

©1987 Stephen King; (P)1998 and 2003 Penguin Audiobooks

What the Critics Say

"Prime King...very suspenseful. An epic in the making." (Kirkus Reviews)
"With The Drawing of the Three...King says, 'I found my voice'...Did he ever." (The Denver Post)

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    Steven Phoenix, AZ, USA 03-28-08
    Steven Phoenix, AZ, USA 03-28-08 Member Since 2008
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    "Timeless"

    The post-script in this novel was written in 1986! Boy do I feel old!! I grow more eager for the next installment with every volume. A tuly epic saga!

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Akron, OH, United States 02-15-12
    Amazon Customer Akron, OH, United States 02-15-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Garbage,boring."

    I'm so glad I read the rest of the books reviews that are in this series. They saved me time and money. Not good,skip this.

    1 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Lisa 10-10-04
    Lisa 10-10-04
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    "awful, awful, awful"

    I am amazed that so many people love this series. The characters are like plastic cartoon versions of people, and seem based on bad television sitcoms. The fact that King calls multiple personalities "schizophrenia" is unforgivable, and I hope I never hear the term "lobstrosities" again. Why so many good reviews???

    3 of 22 people found this review helpful
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    Joseph Austin, TX, United States 10-28-09
    Joseph Austin, TX, United States 10-28-09 Member Since 2007
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    "Good, but dated and annoying."

    The first book didn't excite me much, but this one was a little better. King's writing is typical King--wordy, descriptive, clever, and suspenseful. He drags the suspense of a scene out longer than any other writer I know without, and he uses that suspense to define his characters. At times it is brilliant, and at times annoying.

    As part of a series, this book mostly serves to set up later books, so the climax isn't earth-shaking, but the story is still entertaining. The action and plot drag you through, but in the end you're not sure you've gone anywhere, and you just have to trust that the rest of the series will be worth the effort.

    Where this novel touches on race and mental illness, it is extremely dated and stereotypical, and King's constant use of the N word--while never gratuitous--could be offensive. It offends me.

    Overall, entertaining but nothing special, but supposedly the series gets better.

    Got to talk about the narrator. The late Frank Muller is as annoying as heck when he reads King. He is melodramatic, breathy, obnoxious, and lots of other bad adjectives, and I can barely get through his narration. Oddly, I've heard him read Dickens and he does none of the melodrama he does for King. I don't know why he chose to read King's novels that way, but it is a definite negative of this book. After several books, I've gotten used to him, but I still can't stand him in these books.

    1 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    11-15-04
    11-15-04
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    "The Drawing of the Three: The Dark Tower II"

    The first book was good, this one I stopped listen to because the narrator drove me batty. His constant dragging of words for emphasis made me want to ask for my money back. Love ya Mr. King. Drop Muller. I?m sure I am not alone with this assessment.

    0 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Robin Lakeland, FL, USA 03-04-07
    Robin Lakeland, FL, USA 03-04-07
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    "yawn..."

    His writting in this book is way too descriptive and drags the book down. fight after fight...I could not get through book one....

    0 of 9 people found this review helpful
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