Thursday, February 23, 2012

The Drawing of the Three by Stephen King

The Drawing of the Three by Stephen King
Pages: 450

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?

This book was actually not as good as the first one. I'm not going to say it was terrible because it really wasn't, it was just vvvvvvveeeeeerrrrrrrryyyyyyy sssssllllllooooowwwwww. The main characters are the gunslinger, odetta/detta walker, eddie, and jack mort.
The gunslinger is tall dark and handsome, jk he's missing two fingers because they got bit off by these lobstrosities. (not sure exactly what they are) But he is pretty bada----uhhhh? yeah, anyway, he means well but he's not very good at showing emotion. Eddie, your average heroine addict. Jack Mort, I can't really describe him because there's not much to say, he's pretty much insane, and he maimes people for fun.  Then there's Detta/Odetta walker. The schizophrenic of the book, yet she doesn't know it.  Odetta is your very well-mannered, beautiful on the inside and out black woman, but Detta walker, is your average down-dirty, ghetto, blakc woman. (I only say black to give people a look at her personality, NO RACISM!)

The plot of this story is still the same as the first book, the gunslinger is trying to get to his precious tower, using anybody that he needs to to get there. With I think 9 books, it seems like he's never going to get there. -_-

It took me forever to read this book, I'm not even going to attempt to count how many days because I'd read 20 pages, then put it down, then wait a couple days and do it all over again. It was insanity, and I was ready for the book to be over.

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