09 April 2013

Review: The Drawing Of The Three (Dark Tower Book Two) by Stephen King

The Drawing Of The Three (Dark Tower Book Two) by Stephen King book cover
Book Two of The Dark Tower series
The Drawing Of The Three is Book Two of the Dark Tower series by bestselling author Stephen King, and picks up where The Gunslinger left off.

Essentially the 'three' of the title are three people that the Gunslinger acquires or draws to him throughout the novel.  The door on the front cover is the means by which the Gunslinger travels but I won't say any more than that.

Compared to The Gunslinger, I found Book Two of the series to be more enjoyable and straightforward.  The reader is still aware of the overarching narrative - a journey to the Dark Tower - however it's clear that this novel is about survival and acquiring three people to join the Gunslinger on that journey.

I think it's fair to say I've never read anything before with such a colossal scope, however I'm keen to keep reading and see where this master writer takes me.

Now that the Gunslinger has his 'three', I'm looking forward to the next part of the journey: The Waste Lands.

My rating = ***

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