The Man in Black is dead, and Roland is about to be hurled into 20th-century America, occupying the mind of a man running cocaine on the New York/Bermuda shuttle. A brilliant work of dark fantasy inspired by Browning's romantic poem, "Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came".It took about ten years for me to pick up another Dark Tower book after not enjoying The Dark Tower I: The Gunslinger. I'm really glad I gave the series another try. (See my Gunslinger post for more details.)
The Drawing of the Three is Roland's journey to (and through) three different doorways to another time and place. I learned in book 1 that you never can guess what's going to happen with this series. This remains true throughout Drawing of the Three - from Roland's injuries on the beach to the experiences that lie behind each doorway.
In this quest, we meet the unforgettable characters that will accompany Roland on his quest for the Dark Tower. The ka-tet.
So far this is my favorite of The Dark Tower books.
Reading: Wizard and Glass (The Dark Tower #4) by Stephen King
Book Review: The Gunslinger (The Dark Tower #1) by Stephen King