Saturday, May 21, 2016

Book Review: 'The Drawing of the Three - The Dark Tower #2' by Stephen King

Oh boy, how glad I am that I didn't give up on The Dark Tower series after the not-so-great first book (review here), because the second book, 'The Drawing of the Three', is an intense, fast-paced & a totally riveting piece of storytelling!

The many question marks and the constant surrealism of the first book is replaced by a set of wonderfully crafted new characters, an action packed prose & a sinister vibe overall that paints the mystical Dark Tower into something epic.

The story picks up immediately where the first book left off & Roland, completely exhausted and sleepy, is forced to confront the new horrors of his world that 'has moved on'. He is faced with three literal physical doors - each of them leading into 'our' world - one into 1980s New York City, the others into 1960s New York City. This intriguing idea flourishes into an action-packed drama & makes you think about what the word salvation would mean to you.

All in all, 5/5. Just go for it.

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