Just Re-read Drawing Of The Three

Discussion in 'The Dark Tower II: The Drawing of the Three' started by jarvi, Nov 12, 2013.

  1. jarvi

    jarvi Member

    This book is amazing. I've read the entire Dark Tower Series before, but this is my first time going through it again. Drawing of the Three is when the series really comes to life and shows you what it's capable of. The Gunslinger was a great exercise in experimenting with the western form, and it nails Roland right out of the gate, but when it comes to introducing with the series is really about, book two all the way. When Roland starts stepping through the doors and interacting with a world we recognize, it's comes to life. His interpretations of things so common to us are so literal and hilarious. Now having the foreknowledge of who these people are and the significance for everything that comes later makes it even better. I tore right through it this time, I couldn't get enough. It was over before I knew it and I wanted to pick up The Wastelands right away. Was waiting for Doctor Sleep to come out though, so I picked a shorter book in the interim.

    I have a hard time believing that re-visiting the other books can be as satisfying as Drawing of the Three. Especially all of the

    Eddie sequences. From his first interactions with Roland on the airplane to going through security to the insanity of the shoot out. It's just riveting storytelling.

    So good. SOOOO good. Maybe the best.
     
  2. Angelo Bottigliero

    Angelo Bottigliero Well-Known Member

    It is. I have revisited them many times now, each time you find new things you missed before.
     
  3. Patricia A

    Patricia A ReMember

    Drawing of the Three was one of my favorites in the series. I have been toying with the idea of starting the DT series again.
     
  4. skimom2

    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    It almost seems like sacrilege, but I'm not a huge fan of THE GUNSLINGER. I'm with you--TDoTT was when the story came to life for me, and it's the book that I've re-read most often. I think it benefits in the whole from being the most 'free' of all the books: TG was a world-building book, and each subsequent book after TDoTT had more and more expectations piled upon them--at this point, I don't think anyone was anticipating the juggernaut it became, so we weren't looking for everything to be fraught with meaning. It was a clean action book, no apologies, no overt symbolism... wow. Now I want to go back and read it again. I did miss my biannual reading of the series this fall...
     
  5. ghost19

    ghost19 ..."I aim with my eye."...

    Keep reading the books, every time I read thru them I find details I missed on the previous 10 or 15 readings.....
     
  6. kingricefan

    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    I have taken the journey about 6 times now and each time is more fullfilling than the last. I always find something new! I will never forget the first time I read the Gunslinger and closed the book. All I could think of was 'Wow!!' So totally different from what King was known for. TDotT really blew up what I thought King was going to write about, totally changed direction but it is the one that opens the doors (pardon the pun) for what follows!
     
  7. MadamMack

    MadamMack M e m b e r

    It is my favorite of the set. Really loved it and the title is perfect!
     
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  8. 91rewoT

    91rewoT Backwards Sister Member

    I love, love, love, love, love, the Dark Tower story (consider all books one story, 'cause ya know, it really is)....and The Drawing of the Three is one of my favorites. Without having to attempt to wrap a spoiler, I'll just agree with all that has been already said. :love_heart:
     
  9. The Nameless

    The Nameless M-O-O-N - That spells Nameless

    It will be a long long time before I re-read the series but I too loved DOT3 most. I also loved roland's struggle with the difference in worlds. His amazement at how good a "tooter fish popkin" tasted. The word popkin made me laugh throughout the whole series.
     
  10. MadamMack

    MadamMack M e m b e r

    And you just made me laugh at popkin . . .let's not forget his discovery of anacin!
     
  11. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT Idiot in Situ and Unholy Devourer of Cookies

    ...everytime I re-read, I keep hoping for a special surprise "mystery fourth" to appear...so far, bupkis...
     
  12. not_nadine

    not_nadine Comfortably Roont

    Tooter Fish! Paper!
     
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  13. skimom2

    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    Everyone in my house uses 'tooter fish' because of DoTT :)
     
  14. not_nadine

    not_nadine Comfortably Roont

    say, sorry - but what did Roland think to call the airport security checks? I must re-read, I found that most funny.
     
  15. Walter Oobleck

    Walter Oobleck keeps coming back...or going, and going, and going

    passing through the customs? like the young girl did, as well...via Rhea
     
  16. Dark Tower

    Dark Tower Active Member

    As much as I did enjoy TDotT I have to say that I think waste Lands was more action packed. The story really did blossom in TDotT but I think the actual drawing sequences got cut to short. Susannah's/Odetta/Detta I think could have been longer. Still a great story though.
     
  17. not_nadine

    not_nadine Comfortably Roont

    yes, customs, but Roland called it something else..
     
  18. MadamMack

    MadamMack M e m b e r

    It was very short . . .I zipped through it in no time at all!
     
  19. Spideyman

    Spideyman Uber Member

    November is the time for taking the journey once again. I've lost track of how many times, but each is a renewed adventure with family (the Ka-Tet).
     
  20. Phantomking

    Phantomking Active Member

    If you love this book, I HIGHLY recommend listening to the audiobook version read by Frank Muller. He is an absolute incredible narrator and his voice IS Roland. I guarantee you'll love it.
     

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