The Dark Tower II: The Drawing Of The Three: (Volume 2) (Paperback) by Stephen King

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List Price: £9.99

Paperback: 496 Pages.

Published: 16 February 2012 by Hodder Paperbacks

ISBN: 1444723456

EAN: 9781444723458

Review by Anne

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Very much part of a series

Where the first book in this series was mystical this book is very different. The gunslinger is going to draw three people to him from our world. Each of them comes from a different part of twentieth century history and all of them have problems. The gunslinger finds himself in their life and has to bring them over into his world but it is not easy or straightforward and to do it he has to inhabit the mind of two women and a serial killer.

Apart from the fact that a couple of the same characters from the first book also appear in this novel there isn't much connection between the two books. It is also difficult at this stage to see where the overall story arc is going. It seems very much as though this is just one building block in a greater story and that we won't really understand everything until we get to the end - I really hope that it all ties together then ! For that reason the story in this book is a little unsatisfying although the author does resolve the issues which arise here.

The book is enjoyable enough to read but the fact that I am not sure exactly what is going on overall rather muted that enjoyment. If I reread it after reading the whole series I may find it more satisfying.

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