Just Re-read Drawing Of The Three

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Jul 19, 2011
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#1
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.
 

skimom2

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Oct 9, 2013
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#4
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...
 

kingricefan

All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.
Jul 11, 2006
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#6
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!
 

MadamMack

M e m b e r
Apr 11, 2006
17,846
44,127
UnParked, UnParked U.S.A.
#7
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.
It is my favorite of the set. Really loved it and the title is perfect!
 

MadamMack

M e m b e r
Apr 11, 2006
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#10
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.
And you just made me laugh at popkin . . .let's not forget his discovery of anacin!
 

skimom2

Just moseyin' through...
Oct 9, 2013
15,668
91,910
USA
#13
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.
Everyone in my house uses 'tooter fish' because of DoTT :)
 

MadamMack

M e m b e r
Apr 11, 2006
17,846
44,127
UnParked, UnParked U.S.A.
#18
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.
It was very short . . .I zipped through it in no time at all!
 
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