This is my second read of this series and I'm surprised how much I had forgotten from this book. Roland is introduced to his ka-tet and we get a back story for Eddie Dean and the character who becomes Susannah Dean. Personally, I love the parts with Odetta/Detta. The contrast of the personalities really bring Susannah's character to life.
I'm excited to dive into the next book.
And he‘s done it again 👏 this is a much more complete volume than the first. We learn more of Roland, and the ‘drawing‘ of the three.
This is vivid characterisation at its best - King writes of addiction and mental illness with devastating accurateness.
The back and forth between Roland‘s world and ours added an extra dimension to this book, meaning it wasn‘t quite as fantasy led as the first.
Long days and pleasant nights, stranger 👋
I‘m participating in a Dark Tower reading challenge on Facebook. It‘s difficult to stay at the slow pace they‘re using. This is my second time on The Dark Tower journey, but it‘s still difficult to read at a slow pace. It‘s a great series! #DarkTowerChallenge #2022 #StephenKing
I'm thoroughly enjoying my re-read of the series, like i said it's been years since I've re-read it and it feels like I'm rediscovering it.
It's so detailed, like every time i read it I'm always noticing something else - that i missed on my last read.
The Drawing of the Three is top rated.
Check out my Goodreads for the full review. 🙋♂️
September wrap up … 9 favorites!
The entire Dark Tower series by Stephen King! 🖤
Five ARCs that I loved!! #NetGalley 🤗
New Agent Pendergast!! 🖤
A Doctor Who novel and Bath Haus 😳
All 5⭐️ reads! 😁
🎧 I It starts with a recap of The Gunslinger & ends with a short summary of the books to come.
Maybe my favorite DT book.
We meet Eddie, a junkie mule & Odetta, an amnesiac heiress. CHARACTER GROWTH!
We also hear about bad guys Jack Mort, Henry, Detta, Walter, Balazar, Flagg. Lost count of the call backs & even a comparison made to The Terminator.
Roland collects 2 more gunslingers on his way to the dark tower. Eddie & Susannah.
Halfway through this one. I‘m really enjoying it. I definitely think it‘s better than The Gunslinger but it has a totally different vibe to it. It‘s been a lot of fun reading and a lot of fun talking to my boss about it, since he got me started on this series. Also, here‘s my face, since the last couple weeks have been excruciating and this was the first day in awhile that I felt completely like myself.
5🌟 I am so happy to be on this journey again. I read through these all long ago, and I have forgotten so much. Not to mention, there is new perspective considering I know where the journey leads. If anything, this is even better as a reread.
After dragging myself through the Gunslinger I was hedging all my bets on this book blowing me away because as a SK fan I want to love this series ..... and im happy to say my horse came home. I frigging love this book.
From the first few chapters I was pulled in, engrossed and my goodness this book is a world away from the Gunslinger.
Really really enjoyed this one and looking forward to continuing the .
I'm so glad the #ProgressItNovember #readathon has motivated me to get back to the Dark Tower series. I liked but didn't love the first book; however, this one has gotten me totally hooked. It was scary, disturbing and funny at the same time, and the characters (including the wonderful lobstrocities) were great!
And there‘s #doublespin done!
This wasn‘t my favorite. I‘m having a hard time with the dark tower series. It took almost 200 pages for me to start to get into this and it was easy to put down. I know people love this series so I‘m hoping I can get invested eventually.
+6 for #teamslaughter
Nope nope nope. No. No. Nay Nay good sir, Nay Nay!!!
I hated this entire book. My best friend is lucky I love her. There was so much unnecessary filler and hated everyone of the characters and it was boring, so boring. We are taking a breaking from the series since I am not enjoying it. I will say book 1 was way more enjoyable than book 2.
I‘m about 45% through this book and I hate everything so far. It‘s so much stuff for so little pay off. And I hate Eddie and everything about his story arc and Roland hasn‘t done much to make me change my mind about him still.
1.) The Drawing of the Three reminds me of the ocean because of the lobstrosities. 🦀
2.) We discovered some very good charity shops for books this week and also got 50% off at Wagamama's 😂
3.) First one that comes to mind is, Cortez the Killer by Neil Young. 💛
In celebration of Stephen King's newest release, If It Bleeds, i'm ranking/reviewing all ten books of his that I've read.
7. Drawing of Three
A contraversial choice, putting book 2 so low, but in my opinion, King's meandering passages don't mesh with a breathless, edge of your seat pacing such as this. Still a good book, though.
Finished up the last of this audiobook on our walk today, hence the dog tongue hanging out. Lol. Have read this in print and listened, and think I actually like the audio version better. And for anyone who has read the Gunslinger but is not sure if they want to continue, this is definitely better than book 1
Listening to audiobooks while cleaning the old house for the last time...and simultaneously worrying about how long it might sit on the market given what is happening right now.
Anyone looking for a place with a huge yard, overlooking a creek, to self-isolate in? Nice small town in Southwestern Ontario.
Welcome to the #LosersClub open discussion for #TheDrawingoftheThree!
Please be mindful of spoilers. We have new readers to King who haven‘t read all of his books. When referencing his other work, please keep this in mind for our new-to-King friends. Don‘t forget to tag each other in the comments so your friends can see your reply. Have fun!
Oh #losersclub, I am sorry. I completely forgot about this! Discussion for the tagged book starts NOW! there was an #epickatet read last year, so even if you didn‘t read it this month, please feel free to join in. Open discussion is in the FOLLOWING POST marked as a SPOILER. Find the post for #TDOTT & tap "show me" on the spoiler tag to join in the discussion. The post will always be up so just tag any of us & we‘ll jump in to discuss with you.
That moment when you finish one audiobook, and then discover that the next one in the series isn't available for WEEKS! 😭😭😭
This month‘s book is the second of King‘s The Dark Tower series: #DrawingoftheThree! Grab your copy and check back around February 18th for open discussion! #LosersClub #StephenKing #StephenKingInOrder #KingFromTheBeginning #ConstantReader #ReadAlong #BuddyRead #BookDiscussion #ghosthostpost
Happy Saturday Littens! Nothing like a cup of pour over and a book to start the day. A little peace and me time before all the stuff that has to get done today. Thanks to a migraine, I totally missed my 1 year Litsy-versary yesterday! This still is my favorite corner of the internet. Here‘s to many more years 💜
Just a reminder that January‘s #losersclub read is #DrawingoftheThree! Put your library holds in now, search your shelves, or buy a new copy, and check back on or about January 18th when we begin reading this one. Discussion will be in February. #TDOTT #StephenKing #StephenKingInOrder #KingFromTheBeginning #ConstantReader #ReadAlong #BuddyRead #BookDiscussion #DarkTower #BookTwo
I'll post the 2020 schedule soon. I need to do the graphic still! 😱
So much better than the first book in the Dark Tower series!
After reading the Gunslinger, I was hesitant to continue on if I‘m being honest - I was bored at times, confused, and not clear where this book was headed.
But with his second book, Stephen King grabbed my interest all over again!
Roland enters three doorways, encountering three very different people at very vital times. I loved all the character details in this book! What a journey!
Only about 25% after my run this afternoon and I‘m already more engaged than I was with the Gunslinger. I think this is going to be a better one for sure!
After a horrendous week, now my flight is delayed. I don't usually drink before flying, because I hate using the bathroom in a plane, but I need it tonight. It took me a while to get into this book, but now I'm actually liking it better than Dark Tower I. Hopefully JetBlue is able to get me to Minnesota eventually...
Finished the tagged book this morning while playing a ton of #WizardsUnite at a nearby park. SO MANY inns and greenhouses! It‘s a little hard to multitask, though. I started another book this morning and really need to pay attention instead of cast spells...
#BFC #TeamFitLit #chroniogicalkingread
So many bunnies out early this morning at the park! They usually run at the sight of walkers, but these two were drawing breakfast out of the ground 😉
Day 2 of #BFCr2 and I‘m well on my way to my weekly step goal! How goes it, #TeamFitLit?
Book 2 of my Dark Tower re-read is complete. This book picks up just a few hours after the end of The Gunslinger, with the "lobstrosities" pictured above (image from Google, I love it!). The opening scene is pretty terrifying and the book takes off from there. I love watching Roland build his ka-tet and those first scenes with Eddie are just too good! 5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Four unread sequels to some of my favourite books and I've been putting them off for so long, possibly to savour them, maybe because I'm scared to finish them as I might lack the exciting of having them ready.
Hands up - who else does this??