The Drawing of the Three
Authors: Stephen King
Series: The Dark Tower (#2)
Categories: Fiction » Horror
So very different than the first entry in the series, but in no way is that a bad thing. I’ll admit, the writing is indeed much improved (though I still loved the revised edition of The Gunslinger) and most of the story takes place in our world, in New York. Generally, this plot direction would be completely and totally unappealing to me but with Stephen King at the helm, it’s uniquely compelling. I feel like such an idiot for not having giving Stephen King the rightful reading time that he clearly deserves but better late than never. Now, I feel an obligation to read his classics: The Stand, It, Salem’s Lot, The Shining, and so many more it boggles the mind. Great read, very excited for The Wasteland
Incredibly involving, very-well written, still confusing as hell but a much more rounded and, overall, better story than ‘The Gunslinger’. I adore the atmosphere of these novels and the setting and characters are all so weird it seems to give the story an almost Samuel Beckett Absurdist feel. This is certainly one of the most unique and imaginative stories I’ve come across. I will be writing a full review for Fantasy Faction that will be published here afterwards.